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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


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

14 per cent of all students over the age of 21 leave their degree before they move into second year, with 9 in 10 of them leaving higher education altogether.

With the start of the unive


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Believe it or not, August is nearly over and with September just around the corner, we thought we would let you in on a few more discounts and freebies to enjoy this summer- while it still lasts!


     
 

There are a lot of weird universities out there, and selecting the right university to benefit your future career can be a tremendously personal choice. But, once you’re in, it’s easy to forget all those other places you considered. All that resea


     
 

With the ever so popular Made in Chelsea returning once again to our screens, (this time there in Croatia!), it seems that many of us are currently a little bit obsessed with all things posh.

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Check out these top holiday destinations for students on a budget and looking for a week in the sun.

Ibiza

The well-known classic still retains its clubbing reputation, hailed as one of the best destinations for those look


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Here at Accommodation for Students, we are committed to providing you with all the relevant information, and when it comes to international students who are coming from far and wide this September to enjoy a year abroad i


     
 

You’ll hear every single noise

Seriously, with the walls in student houses, you are going to hear everything single sneeze, cough, and hushed conversation- especially when it’s about you!

It will eventually get to the point when every


     
 

With 5,000 places still available in clearing, some even in the Red Brick area, universities are now offering free transport and even cash to encourage students to head to their institutions.

Alongside these incentives, guaranteed campus accommodation and huge sc


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Happy A Level Result’s Day 2018!

Although everything can feel a little overwhelming on a day like this, here’s quick run-down of all the A Level Result’s news happening right now, including a few tips on where


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham HAPPY RESULT'S DAY!

It’s easy in the apparent chaos of university clearing to brush accommodation aside, yet as soon as your university place has been sorted, it’s incredibly important to get your living situation sorted


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham HAPPY RESULT'S DAY!

It’s nearly that time of the year again and the tension is undoubtedly extremely high.

Whether you’re going to university this year or in the years to come, these top ti


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham HAPPY RESULT'S DAY!

Over the past week we’ve covered our top tips on how to handle the stresses and pressures of clearing, from tips on how to stay positive through to what to expect on the day.


     
 

According to Credit Angel

,financial education stands as one of the most important factors of a child’s education, working to ensure that they understand the value of money, the logistics behind savings and

     
 

Although the prospect of a healthy dose of student loan being dumped into your account every few months can be an attractive proposition, it can be tempting to simply blow it all at once, especially in the first few weeks of starting student life. <


     
 

#1 Your loan is never really enough

Think about it, after you’ve paid for accommodation, food, university books and a few cheeky nights out here and there, your loan tends to be pretty non-existent.

Most graduates advise on searching


     
 

Have you just graduated? Are you feeling the pinch and the pressure of graduate life?

Although it’s easy to say, try not to worry too much- there are plenty of schemes out there if the job search is not really going to plan.


     
 

In the wake of substantial student backlash, Durham University have made the decision to cancel 8am lectures.

According to Durham University, the decision was made after a meeting between students and lecturers took place, during which the early lecture idea was


     
 

Newcastle University will be introducing gender neutral toilets across their campus this coming September, in a bid to make transgender and non-binary students feel more relaxed and comfortable with using the facilities.

The toilets will display a specially desig


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

It has been revealed this week that the student loan company (SLC) have been spying on vulnerable students, using their social media accounts to discover whether they really are estranged from their families, before using this


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham.

The universities’ minister, Sam Gyimah, released a statement yesterday stating that universities’ main focus should no longer be learning, arguing that emotional and mental support needs to be given to students, taking the priority over academia.


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham.

Fancy jetting off to a European city this August yet strapped for cash because of your student status?

Don’t worry, where there’s a will there’s a way; here’s a quick guide to tackling Berlin on a shoe strin


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham.

The gap year is definitely seen by many as a defining moment for young people, with the one year break before university considered by many as essential time to relax, travel, work and gain new experiences before university begins.


     
 

Graduate life can be an interesting and rather terrifying experience at first.

Although it can be liberating to leave university, it can also be daunting to know that the support ropes have well and truly been released.


     
 

If you’re doing some last minute house shopping before university begins, or if you're looking to move into a student house this summer but you're unsure who to choose to spend your time with, then here are some top tips on what to consider.


     
 

In our latest list of places to visit on a budget this summer, we’re going to focus on the beautiful city of Bruges, the capital of West Flanders and Belgium.

With its medieval buildings and magnificent facades, Bruges i


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

If you’re starting university soon but you’re not too sure which student bank account to team up with, don’t worry, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to talk you through the process.

Here’s a qu


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Despite being renowned as one of Europe’s most expensive and opulent cities; filled to the brim with luxury stores, delicious food and extravagant accommodation, it is entirely possible to enjoy a weekend away in the city of love for


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Happy August! If you’d like to enjoy summer on a budget this August, then take a look at our latest list of freebies to get your hands on!

Cool down with a free serving of Hotel Chocolate ice cream this summer.


     
 
By Elizabeth Whittingham

Although many students finishing their university degree might look in horror at the prospect of further education, for some students, a postgraduate degree stands as the next, natural step progression in their academic studies and fur



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