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Going from halls of residence where the most difficult choice to make was catered or un-catered and the proximity of your halls from university, it can be quite daunting when you have to rent your first place. Of course you will have your priorities, which you should write down s

     
 
By Emily Peddle Humanities courses are a great choice of study. The content is interesting, and you’ll enjoy it. However, there are downsides. Here are our five worst things about being a humanities student. 1. ‘So… do you want to be a teacher?’ Okay, let’s admi

     
 
University schedules are hectic, and often you’ll find that you don’t have time to throw in a job on top of all your uni work. Nothing is free, though, so you’ll still need some form of income. There are a variety of ways that you can make money without getting a job that takes h

     
 
It can be really tough to send your CV out and not hear anything back. It’s possible there’s just a simple error holding you back- see if you’re making one of these seven common mistakes! Irrelevant achievements Nobody cares if you got a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awar

     
 
As summer approaches, it's time to start applying to internships and graduate jobs. You've put in years of hard work, and it’s time to think about what you’d like to do next. You don’t have to know exactly what you want to do with your life, but now is the time to start getting w

     
 
By Amy Moore Constantly using the line ‘can’t go out mate, I'm broke’? Living on beans and toast? Fear not my fellow students, here’s six tips for you to save a few quid without having to miss out on all the fun of student life! 1. Be Food Savvy Eating takes up a

     
 
Emily Whittle, our 2014 Live Rent Free winner, is coming to the end of her stay with us at Mansion Court Leicester. We had a chat with her to find out how she felt about her time with Mansion Student, her win and what she will be doing next…

Now it has had time to s

     
 
Spring may be just around the corner but student houses are usually the last to reflect any change in outdoor temperature. If you’re struggling with the constant cold-snaps, read our list of the best ways to keep warm before you break the bank on gas bills! 1. Time it right

     
 
By Rose Malleson If lemon and sugar is no longer exciting enough for your pancake, try these more unusual ones! 1. The Breakfast Pancake For a strong start to Pancake Day, why not have one as soon as you get up? Crispy bacon and maple syrup is the way to go for t

     
 
By Sarah Rousseau A new year may mark a new you, semester one may not have gone as well as planned but we always have semester two. Here are five simple tips to help you get back on track with your studies and get you work organised for the rest of the year to ensure excellen

     
 
By Amy Moore The time has come where graduates can find better jobs than cleaning toilets and flipping burgers in Mc Donald’s. There are ‘real’ graduate jobs out there, lots of them. So much so that almost half of employers surveyed reported unfilled graduate positions last ye

     
 
By Ellie McCaldin While a handful of students find a house and stick with it for the rest of their time at uni, most move from place to place every year. And as fun as is it is discovering the perks and the quirks of each house it can also be a little disorientating. Adding a

     
 
By Ryan Maguire Students' unions should be social hubs where students make new friends and join exciting societies. Yet some students' unions fail to live up to the hype and leave students dissatisfied. We've decided to name and shame five of the worst. Oxford Universit

     
 
By Rachel Shapiro The University of Buckingham is home to Britain’s first private medical course, which also happens to be the most expensive course in the country. The course costs £36,500 a year, which means that grads who do not get any funding will finish their four year


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