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Five Things to do this Summer

Five Things to do this Summer

Exams are in the air, floating delicately in the spring breeze (well, drizzle). Like a dandelion they deposit spores of stress on any unwitting student in their wake, causing allergic reactions, late nights and frantic scrambling through doodles that sit where lecture notes should be. May is exam season, in fact I’m in one right now, you just can’t get away from them.



Five Tips for Keeping the Deposit on your Student House

Five Tips for Keeping the Deposit on your Student House

Student landlords are a mixed bunch. You do get some angels who genuinely want to make your renting experience as pleasant as they can. There are also some cartoon villains out there, who seem to delight in letting black mould spread and being impossible to reach. One thing that they all have in common is that landlords are business people, trying to make a profit on their investment.



Five Ways to Celebrate the End of Term

Five Ways to Celebrate the End of Term

Perhaps I’m being a little optimistic here – this term has only just begun and for most the post-Easter period signals exams, essay deadlines, presentations, lab assessments, showcases, portfolios, performances and whatever else your department deems a suitable way to judge your abilities on a sliding scale. I’ve always preferred to look forward though, like the Mystic Meg of content writing, so here are 5 ways to celebrate the end of term.



How To: A Student’s Guide to Cooking on the Cheap

How To: A Student’s Guide to Cooking on the Cheap

The biggest culture shock I got when first leaving home as a bright eyed, optimistic fresher wasn’t having to do my own washing, nor the sudden emancipation from my parents, no. It was the price of ham. Luxuries like these don’t come cheap, and it’s no wonder so many students turn to things that can be put on toast – eating is an expensive habit.



Five Things to do Before Winter Ends

Five Things to do Before Winter Ends

It’s February, and a hefty chill still clings in the air, lingering like a fart at Christmas. A cold February, much like a Crimbo fart, is an annual inevitability – unwanted, unasked for, and something that won’t seem to go away. Eventually the air will clear (in both circumstances), and before we know it spring will have sprung, bringing with it longer daylight hours, daffodils, and Lidl’s own brand Easter eggs.