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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
     
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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
     
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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
     
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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
     
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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
     
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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
     
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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…

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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
     
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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
     
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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
     
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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
     
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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
     
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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
     
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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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We all want a good high-paying job, but which industries offer the highest salaries to grads? Here are the 6 sectors with the highest graduate salaries this year. Some may seem a bit dry but you have got to work hard for the biggest payoffs. 6. Armed Forces The A
     
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As January comes to an end the old saying that forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest is becoming painfully true. If sticking to your New Year’s resolutions has become more of a burden than the exciting challenge it was still only a few weeks ago, then it is time to rethink your str
     
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If you constantly post selfies, you may want to re-evaluate your life. Psychologists from Ohio University have found that frequent selfie takers score higher on the psychopathic checklist. Whether you are selfie-obsessed or just worried for a friend, these are the signs to watch
     
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It’s deadline season, and maybe you’re currently holed up in bed binging on Netflix. Deadlines are tough. You look back to the relaxation of Freshers. Maybe it is all just getting a little too much for you. But it’s important to remember that it’s perfectly normal to get a little
     
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Kickstarter is home to its fair share of truly weird money-making schemes as well as legitimate ones. There are wacky and state-of-the-art inventions that really hit it off, shying ever so slightly from their targets. And then there’s eve
     
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With the ever popular Made in Chelsea recently joined on our screens by BBC’s Posh People: Inside Tatler and Life is Toff, it seems that many of us are currently a little bit obsessed with all things posh. But are those of us not born into well-to-do families doomed to watch the
     
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By Rachel Shapiro After a long stressful day of classes, most students want to grab a few friends and have a pint in the student union. At most campuses, a pint in the SU will be much cheaper than anything found in local pubs. Some SUs take this idea to the extreme, offering
     
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10 Degrees with the lowest employment rates Statistics released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency show the top degrees that have the lowest employment rates 6 months after graduation. A fifth of graduates are unemployed on job seekers allowance six months after gradu
     
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By Eryk Jan Grzeszkowiak Do you sometimes feel unsure about your future? Not able to choose the right career path while the clock is constantly ticking? Maybe you sometimes feel different from the rest of the group or find it difficult to understand why your friends behave th
     
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By Rose Malleson Most students think that their own degree is the hardest – whether they a STEM course spending all day in the lab or a humanities degree that requires them to write 15,000 word dissertations, there is always something to complain about. Of course, any degre
     
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By Isabel Whiteley Looking for that dream home can be a handful, especially as most students have never had to look for a house before. Before you impulsively get a house you’ll regret check out our top tips for getting your perfect student home! View the property twice<
     
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By Stephen Walsh It’s that time of year where every coffee shop gets out the Christmas album and you have to sit through the torture of Cliff Richard’s ‘Mistletoe and Wine’. If you’re lucky your SU will run a few Christmas events to give you a chance to let off some steam bef
     
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By Amy Moore Regardless of what degree you intend to graduate with, everybody is capable of earning a high wage if they work hard enough. However, if you are curious as to whether your degree will help you reap big financial rewards in the future, here are the 10 highest payin
     
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By Sam Dumitriu It’s time to settle the debate. Science students are smarter that Arts students. At least, that’s according to date released by ETS. They tested 26,000 students across every degree subject known to mankind. They found that physics students were the brig
     
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University is more than just a step towards your desired career; it is an opportunity for freedom, expression and creativity. Being a part of a society can be a great way to express your freedom and creativity however founding a society will go on your university transcript and
     
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By Isabel Whiteley Moving away from home to go to university can be very hard, especially if you haven’t spent much time away from home before. It’s very likely you’ll find yourself homesick and lonely, but these tips will get you out of that rut in no time. 1. It’s a Comm
     
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By Tom Cole Living in campus halls is a fundamental part of student life. While those first days in student halls can often herald some of our happiest memories, there comes a time to move out and find your own place to live so a new flock of first-years can nestle into your d
     
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5 Ways to do Good as a Student These days there are a multitude of ways to support good causes. Online campaigns and petitions, epic sponsored runs, and even apps like iCukoo that allow you to donate money every time you hit the snooze button on your alarm. But you want to d
     
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By Ryan Maguire. Faced with what seems like an insurmountable word count to conquer, the thought of having to devote several consecutive months to a single essay and the duty to regularly consult your dissertation supervisor in order to dwell upon the obvious brilliance of you
     
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Although perhaps not the top of everyone's list when choosing a university, many students find it a source of pride when their university plays an active part in protecting the planet. In most universities, you'll find a society committed to raising awareness about environmental
     
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1. London Of course the capital of England has to be on the list of best student cities as it is a fantastic place to study and live. The city is home to over 45 universities including University College London and King’s College London. London has a diverse and vibrant
     
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By Hatti Sudell The mythical Freshers’ Fifteen you were warned. You were sure it would never happen to you, but just a few months into first year the impossible has become reality. You seem to be carrying more pounds then you’re spending! The classic combination of late nights
     
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By Ryan Maguire. Many could be forgiven for thinking that the students’ union functions predominantly as a venue for cheap beer and as a social hub but unions offer more, including democratically representing your interests as a student. Not shying away from controversy as dur
     
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1. Medicine When people first think of medics, they will often think of their amazing ability to drink copious amounts and still go to lectures the next day. Of course, if you're a medic, you're probably very clever, as getting into university to do it is hard enough; and
     
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By Thomas Cole 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 research done throug
     
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By Emily Peddle Sticking to a budget as a student certainly doesn't mean sticking to the same old beans on toast or Spaghetti Bolognese. If you’re cooking to impress, here are our top five easy but impressive dishes to get your mouth watering – they will all comfortably feed a
     
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By Ellie McCaldin Want to make sure that the companies you buy from match your beliefs? Not sure who you can trust? Fret no more- here are five brands which you can rely on to champion forward thinking policies and initiatives, aimed at creating a more sustainable, equal world
     
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By Amy Moore Your first day of a new module usually starts off great, you sit down excited to discover what it will entail, and then suddenly the lecturer drops a bombshell using two simple words. Core Book. You run to the campus bookstore to discover that this ‘essential item
     
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by Megan Grewcock 1. Understand what career you would like your internship in If you know what it is you want to do, this will allow searching for internship opportunities much easier. This will enable to you to use specific websites to help with your work experience
     
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By Aimee Dewar: Bonfire night can be a tricky one to get right if you’re new to a city – as we often are as students. But, if you’re lucky enough to be studying in or around these locations, you are well catered for. So, here is my pick of the 8 best bonfire nights and what you
     
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By Rose Malleson. Whilst many of you will have already heard of the concept of Jailbreak, to those who haven't, the premise is simple: get as far away from your start point as you possibly can, by blagging lifts, train journeys and even flights, all in the name of charity. It can
     
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By Sam Dumitriu Yes. At least that’s according Harvard psychologist Sanjay Srivastava who looked at the correlation between hotness scores on RateMyProfessors by subject and the average IQ scores of PhD students by subject. He found that on average hot professors had lower IQ
     
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By Sarah Rousseau So you think that your halls aren't great or you've experienced the worst buildings and prices? Think again, here are some of the worst student halls out there. 1. University College London – New Hall Last year UCL shelled out a
     
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By Rachel Shapiro Every student experiences stress on a regular basis. With exams to study for, a part-time job to work at, and friends to spend time with, it can feel like there is just too much to do and not enough hours in the day. You can easily get to the point where you’
     
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By Eryk Jan Grzeszkowiak When you get your first bill you may be a bit confused. How do I split the bill? Do I really have to pay that much? Can I switch to a different supplier? Should I choose online or paper billing? Here are some tips that will help you make good decisions
     
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With The Appreciate back on UK screens, no doubt many students will be day-dreaming about discovering that one fast-track-to-a-fortune idea. For those of you who need further inspiration however, we rounded up five of the most notable individual or team entrepreneurs who came up
     
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