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Student life is all about studying. At least that’s the sensible version. In reality, being a student means hard study, but also a darned good party.

That can be pretty expensive though, and if you’re a social animal then having fun with your mates isn’t


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

For students who have made the unfortunate mistake of not packing a lunch from home before heading out the door to lectures, it can be tricky to find affordable yet still delicious food on the go.


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

‘we must find the means to recruit the talent that exists within the breadth of the student body’

According to a study by the Independent, state school students, women, first generation graduat


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

It’s that time of the year again, and everyone is at it: house hunting. We’re here to help you along the way.

You’ve organised a million and one viewin


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Although the idea of organising a student house when you’ve only just moved into student halls may seem a little alarming, for some students, the sooner the house is sorted, the better.


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

When it comes to student halls, most people think of little shoe box sized, damp, cell like rooms where students can touch each wall by spreading their arms.


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

If you’ve already blown that fresher’s loan, don’t panic! We have plenty of free stuff and offers to keep you happy throughout the rest of September!


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham.

Climate change is a hot topic at the moment, no pun intended- and whilst our scorching summer was perfect for sitting outside with a few icy Strongbow dark fruits, there was a much more sinister feel to the whole affair.


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

If you’ve aced your CV, got through the interview process and have been accepted into a new graduate role, you’re probably waiting with baited breath for your first day at work to roll around to your doorstep.


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham In a new report by the Guardian, it has been revealed that thousands of student nurses drop out of their degree courses before they have graduated, the vast majority occurring in the first year of study.

With the NHS already struggling as it


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

According to the Independent, over 1 in 5 students are completely teetotal, with the demand for alcohol-free university events growing in popularity amongst freshers this September.

Whilst the general stereotype of students tends to be b


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Juggling a job alongside your studies can be a tricky business, especially when more and more students are resorting to time consuming jobs in order to cover expenses, with student maintenance loans now being revealed as


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

According to a new report from PETA, students are now six times less likely to eat meat than their parents.

Vegetarianism, veganism and even just havin


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Homesickness can be hard, and can often leave you feeling distressed, isolated, lonely and upset. However, it is completely natural and should be something that is expected from your first year at university, when the fre


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

by day three you will want to incinerate 90% of your previous wardrobe

Fresher’s Week is one of the best, most exciting periods of your life. You’re in a new city surrounded by new people and are (finally!)


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

bag a job through social media

Create Profiles

Whether you are new to social media or not, it is important to make sure that you have profiles in all the right places. Create profiles on job specific we


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Technology, homeware, food and travel

-Head over to Apple both in store and online to bag 10 per cent discount on all your purchases as a new student. Although it might not sound like a lot, it does make a difference and is well worth


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

a round up of the best

First year is renowned for being a time to make mistakes, and boy did you guys prove this to be true. We spoke to Fresher’s across the country to find your most hilarious/cringe wo


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

because going out takes a lot of effort

The time has come, you’re moving into your second year of university, and you’re pretty sure that you’re ready for the year ahead. However, whilst you may think yo


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

accept your Fresher’s Flu fate

Happy Fresher’s Week! Here are some tips and tricks to surviving the madness.

-Firstly, be yourself. Although the pull to make new friends and share new experiences is strong, make sure th


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

The mattress topper, our saviour

It’s officially the start of fresher’s week and chances are you’ve either moved into your student accommodation, or you’re set to head off in the next few days. Whilst it’s p


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Is prevention the best solution?

According to the Independent, the numbers of students arriving at university with an existing mental health condition is five times what it was ten years ago! Alongside this, there has also been a trebl


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

not harissa paste

With students around the country heading off to university for the first time, there are plenty of companies out there trying to cash in on the big event- from duvet sales at Sainsbury’s through to a back-to-unive


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

UCAS will now have a mental health option

In the wake of 95 student suicides last year alone, universities are stepping up the pace when it comes to mental health care within an educational and academic setting.

Under n


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

12 members of staff?

If you thought Prince Harry’s room was a little bit extra, then you’ve seen nothing yet.

A fresher at the University of St Andrews is hiring twelve servants to assist her throughout everyday student


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

no more pasta and ketchup

Here are some top tips on how to cook affordable meals, minimise on washing up and also make your food more exciting- whilst still sticking to that ‘Student Budget’. Although during Fresher’s Week, cooking


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

just loads of water

If, like most freshers, you’ve started at university and are therefore partying non-stop-you’re probably experiencing the mother of all hangovers right this minute.

After t


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

look at us health freaks

being healthy has never been cooler


     
 

It’s still legal

By Elizabeth Whittingham

Concerns are being raised over the numbers of university students who are buying pre-written essays online- with the government being forced to consider outlawing essay writing service sites in order to stop the pr


     
 

Free food for all

By Elizabeth Whittingham

There is a viral sensation sweeping the web; YouTubers and celebrities are attempting to use just one pound a day for their food.


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Let’s spill the tea…

The worst on class equality

The University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Edinburgh

There are plenty of universities who have com


     
 

Viking society anyone?

By Elizabeth Whittingham

So, you’ve got your university place! Freshers is nearly upon us all and to celebrate, here at Student Life Guide we have decided to explore some of the strangest societies on offe


     
 

Soft drinks soft drinks soft drinks

By Elizabeth Whittingham

Although alcohol may seem like the ‘be all and end all’ when it comes to having the courage to chat to new people during Fresher’s Week, for some people, drinking alco


     
 

Toy towns and chocolate box villages


By Elizabeth Whittingham

Ever wondered where the best place to holiday in the UK is?

Don’t worry, Vogue have compiled a list detailing all the best places to travel to, meaning that you don’t have to


     
 

Stay up to date with these handy apps


By Elizabeth Whittingham

If you’re starting university and are unsure about how you are going to find the whole experience then a great idea is to down


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

It’s a given that during your time as a student, you’re probably going to be pretty poor.

However, there are plenty of things that you can cut back on


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

With Fresher’s Week fast approaching- we thought we would run through everything you are definitely going to experience for your first seven days of university life- from the hangovers through to setting off of the fire a


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

According to a new study, it seems apparent that the UK is missing out massively on international student applications due to strict UK VISA regulations.

University leaders are calling for the VISA system to be changed in order to allow


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

In the wake of A Level result’s day, grime artist Stormzy has unveiled his plans to pay for two Black students to head to Cambridge University for the start of the academic year.

Stormzy will pay for everything, including all tuition and


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

It’s time to settle the debate.

Science students are smarter that Arts students. At least, that’s according to data recently released by ETS. They tested 26,000 students across every degree subject known to mank


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

If you’re concerned about your student loan falling by the road side and heading down the drain in the first few months of your university experience, then chances are that you’ll probably be looking for a job pretty soon into the academic term.


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham
Freshers can be a bit of a whirlwind, emotionally and physically. From being horrifically ill with Fresher’s flu and still finding yourself in a club, to having random outbursts of fear and homesickness, it’s an emotional roller coaster. It can be

     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

I know it’s hard to believe, but the summer is nearly over and Fresher’s Week is fast approaching!

Before you let that fear creep in, have a look at our ultimate guide to Fresher’s Week below to


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Packing for university, whilst exciting, can be a tricky experience! We’ve already gone through everything that you do not need for university, next, we’re going to let you know all the items that simply do not cross your mind when ma


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Starting university soon? A little worried about living with brand new people?

Try not to worry! Everyone is in the same boat at university and there is plenty to do in order to make the whole e


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Starting university September? A little overwhelmed by the endless tips, advice and checklists floating around the internet?

Don’t worry, here’s a no-nonsense guide to preparing for university, from sorting


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

University is never going to be a completely affordable experience, despite this, there are some choices that you can take to make sure that you can save your pennies whilst still having a brilliant time in a student destination of you


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

In the wake of gender neutral toilets and campus fancy dress bans, universities across the country are set to introduce gender pronoun badges during welcome week, in order to ensure that transgender and non-binary students feel comfortable and relax


     
 

Although the idea of getting a job during your final year of university might not seem like the best idea, especially with the added stress of third year academic work, an internship can be a vital asset to your student experience and can be a deal breaker when it comes to n


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

With the Love Island bunch swanning their way around various night clubs up and down the country right now, sometimes making hundreds of thousands of pounds for a few appearances- it appears that the rise of the tacky, overpriced and unavoidable clu



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