So, it’s that time of year again - stressful whether you are in your first year or final year, whether you feel prepared or unprepared. Now we're nearing the end of exam season, the summer break is calling and concentraction levels may be waivering. Follow the 5 points below to help you make it through those last few weeks...
It is old news that toasties – particularly cheese toasties – are the typical student’s favourite snack, especially in times of need. But, when you think about it, there is nothing separating the humble toastie from the pretentious panini – it’s just a sandwich, after all...
Everyone knows that person. That person who, in some magical way, achieves exactly what they want to achieve, when they want to achieve it. Maybe it’s a friend, family member, someone you love or someone you hate. It could even be you.
University. It’s all about socialising, having fun and gaining life experience, right? Or perhaps for you it’s all about learning, exploring your interests and improving yourself. For whatever reason you are or want to be a student, you will undoubtedly find something about it appealing.
Don’t get me wrong – I have some good memories from Valentine’s Days past. But now that everything red, pink and fluffy is appearing as soon as Christmas is over, Valentine’s Day seems to be getting a bit old. Unlike other holidays there is no guarantee of presents, no reason to get drunk that doesn’t involve self-pity, and no greater meaning to be taken away at the end of it all. Even if you like endless teddy bear cards, there has to be something better to do on the 14th of February than watch some non-funny rom com while waiting for an acceptable moment for a PDA.
If you haven’t already been bombarded with leaflets, free lollipops and invitations to join absurd promotional events, you are obviously lucky enough to live in a University with non-aggressive letting agencies nearby. For those of us who do, the mad rush to find a student house to live in for the next academic year could hardly have gone unnoticed. Hunting for housemates, signing contracts, paying deposits… the whole thing is all a bit bewildering.
It can be so tempting, can’t it? Walking down the aisles of your food store of choice, browsing the gorgeous goodies on offer, particularly with Christmas coming up... And all those offers and brightly-coloured badges, they mean you’re saving money in the process too. It’s a win-win situation, right?
£90,000 in lunches. That seems like a crazy amount of money, and it is. But, as shown by a study published earlier this year, that is the very amount you could end up spending on food throughout your working life.
Maybe you have just moved into student accommodation, or know someone who has. Either way, you might want to pay attention to some pretty startling news about fire hazards in Halls of Residence.
So, you’ve started University. You’ve done Freshers’ Week, met some new people and (hopefully) had a good time. But when the real stuff kicks in (i.e. work) you may find yourself coming back down to earth with a bump. You might realise that something is missing.
As many of us are now back at university, a new semester is as good a time as any to try and better yourself in areas that, perhaps in your first semester, were lacking slightly. For example, want to try and improve your attendance or grades? Maybe try and lose some of those pesky pounds you put on over the last few months? Or even being more frugal with your loan?
DON’T PANIC. I’m not about to tell you that your student loan is actually about to triple (although, at this rate, who knows?). However, what I am about to tell you may make you one of the rarest kinds of student – the kind that aren’t overdrawn by Christmas.
Making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday was traditionally a way to use up any stocks of milk, butter and milk which were forbidden during Lent… but why do so many of us restrict ourselves to them once a year? They are delicious, cheap, incredibly versatile and easy – and so perfect for students.
It’s got to that time of year where students are leaving uni, either full time or just for the summer and are heading off on holiday. If you are I am very jealous! It’s important you have everything you need packed and ready in your suitcase, here’s a checklist of things you might need and […]
Get ready for the craziest, messiest and biggest week of your life…
Homemade Gummies: Delicious gummies to eat when your craving candy. https://t.co/GrBywVahGK