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I am sure that if I asked you what the main benefit international students bring to the UK, you’d mention cash. International students bring in major £££ for our universities but what do you, as a fellow student get from it? Well, a brand new survey asked prospective students wha
     
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By Rachel Shapiro So you procrastinated for too long and now you have an essay due tomorrow that you haven’t started yet. You know what that means: it’s time for an all-nighter. Here’s how to get through your all-nighter in one piece. Pace Your Coffee Intake The c
     
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By Amy Moore What’s the real reason that you get out of bed and go to college? Education yeah? Let’s face it, there is only one reason you torture yourself going to that quantitative methods module. You go to spy on that particular specimen who has taken your fancy. Did you kn
     
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By Rose Malleson Festivals are a highlight of the British summer for many students. And with such a range of different types, there is certainly one to suit every taste — even if Glasto is a bit too muddy for you! Here are some absolutely can’t-miss ones happening this summer
     
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By Sarah Rousseau 1. Being Messy We’ve all lived with that housemate that doesn’t do their dishes. Having to clean dishes and wipe the sides all before cooking is not fun. But the worst part has to be the denial… “I always do the dishes", “Those crisps packets aren’t
     
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With the Rugby World Cup fast approaching, Mansion Student warmed up with a special Six Nations competition offering students the chance to win £100 Amazon vouchers if they guessed then correct winning team. The bulk of our entrants were routing for England to win, but one lucky
     
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By Rose Malleson Students who study humanities can often get a lot of stick for being lazy, doing an easy degree or facing a future of unemployment. But being a humanities student is amazing — and here are five reasons why. 1. I got 99 Problems but a 9am start ain’t one<
     
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By Amy Moore The job market is getting more and more competitive each year. Employers are looking to hire people with Masters Degrees and PhDs. However, the cost of doing any of these is unaffordable for the majority of students. Yet, don’t give up on the idea as the Governme
     
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The 2015 Times World Reputation Rankings were recently released, and while many of the top ranked universities aren’t surprising, there are a few unexpected entries on the list. The UK is well represented this year, with twelve universities scoring in the top 100. If you’re curio
     
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This is now possible with SPiKL, the first language exchange platform for students in the UK. The platform, started by students from the University of York, has just been made available online. SPiKL.xyz is still in the beta version but in a near future it can completely change t
     
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By Amy Moore Our secondary school years are often a time of experimentation, discovering what our ‘true’ style is. Yet often we go too far and look back a couple of years later wanting to burn every picture we have from our youth. Here are some fabulous looks that went just a
     
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By Isabel Whiteley Not everything is allowed on campus and many things have been banned over the years. Here are some of the weirdest things banned on campus, from both here and across the pond! Strawpedoing Edinburgh University recently banned Strawpedoing- the a
     
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Photo Credit: Flickr User SocialIsBetter By Hatti Sudell With the news of Kanye West’s visit to the University of Oxford last week (yes, really, more of that later), we thought we’d dig the dirt on some of the best celebrity appearances at UK institutions. You may have thou
     
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By Sarah Rousseau 1. The Office (US) Whether you were a fan of the original UK version of the Office or whether you love American comedy and Steve Carrel, this is the show for you. The Office is a mockumentary with an assortment of totally relatable characters that
     
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By Rachel Shapiro University halls are notorious for being the site of pranks. These are often clever, mostly harmless tricks that give everyone a good laugh. If you’re living in a hall and looking for something to do this April Fool’s Day, use these five pranks as ins
     
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Mother’s Day is this Sunday! It’s the perfect day to remind your mother how special she is. You don’t need to spend loads of money to show love – experiences and memories are the best. Pampering and relaxation are the best roads to go down. Here are our ideas for gifts that don’t
     
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Despite the promise of election campaigns, student tuition remains the biggest expenditure of university life. A recent survey has shown that a massive 81% of students think they’re overpaying their tuition fees. We’ve broken this down to show you exactly where things just don’t
     
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Whether you’re searching for the perfect university town, or you want to see how yours compares, we’ve already done the legwork to measure the thing that matter the most: social life, culture (museums, architecture, things to do), academics (university rankings and student satisf
     
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Image Credit: Middlesex SU By Hatti Sudell Internships are a great way to gain experience in your chosen field but 31% of graduate internships are unpaid. It’s important not to be exploited- have a look at our top tips and see if this is the right route for you. Can yo
     
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When it comes to exam time, everyone can go a bit crazy. If you are one of those people who haven’t been to a lecture all year and start cramming the night before, you could end up doing something a little desperate like these students. 1. Referencing The Lion King
     
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By Emily Peddle The numbers are in, and now we can see which universities give out the best grades. Judging by the percentage of first class marks, Imperial, Oxford and UCL seem to have the highest success rates. Does your university choice affect your exam results? Top 10
     
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By Sarah Rousseau 1. Social Media Have you ever wondered how many hours a day a student spends on social media? I couldn't tell you the average time spent but I also wouldn't want to know. Social media is the home of the student, ensuring they stay in touch with frie
     
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By Rachel Shapiro Most university students enjoy a drink or two when they’re hanging out with friends at the pub. But according to a recent Studentbeans.com survey, these ten universities are home to students take it to the next level—they’re drinking like it’s a competitive s
     
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By Amy Moore Student Union election time is upon us and with it brings lots of ‘original’ pitches from longer library opening hours to more integrated communities. While most students don’t care who gets the position, there are some candidates that are pulling all the stops to
     
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Last year just after the summer madness of furnishing the homes of what seemed like half of the student population in the North West, we gave a thought to the less fortunate half who weren't so lucky to have lovely new furniture from ourselves so we decided to run a competition.
     
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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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