Your bank account’s on -£2K, all the pot noodles are empty, and the crippling pointlessness of your own existence is starting to settle in. Summer is here! Hurray! You’re back in with your parents now, after leaving the safety of the nest so you can pretend to be an adult for
A vice-chancellor has warned that UK university bosses are accepting ‘counter-productive’ anti-terror legislation out of fear that they will be labelled extremist sympathisers by the media if they do not.
The head of Kingston University in London, Julius Weinberg, re
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve noticed that more and more young people are running their own blogs these days. According to some recent statistics, around 70% of bloggers are under 35, and over 20% are under 20. This is no surprise to me; within a day
Parents: we love them really. They’ve helped us with our educations, fed us, clothed us, seen us through our awkward teenage years with astonishing patience and given us a place to live both before uni and during university holidays. And now, for those moving home for summer,
For a lot of students, a Research Masters, or MRes, is the first step to a PhD programme, and perhaps a career in academic research. For others it is an opportunity to continue studying a subject at a higher level than can be achieved during an undergraduate programme. Whateve
So, exam season is finally over. The weather has its fleeting moments of looking gorgeous and you can’t wait for summer to get into full swing. One of the things that got you through exams was the thought of a holiday away somewhere sunny with your uni housemates, but is this
Summer can be a time when the average student just lazily kicks around their hometown, waking up at midday and lazing about the house before collapsing back into bed again at 3AM. If you’ve got the willpower, though, it can also be a fantastic time to finally start taking exer
With up to three months off over summer, it’s likely that you’ll have the time to earn some money and gain professional skills through a summer job. Many jobs can be fairly enjoyable and flexible, leaving you with plenty of time to still enjoy the sun. It It is important to st
Your graduation is fast approaching and talks of wild celebrations are already underway. Yet you know it will end up in the same old club with all your friends getting completely twisted (as usual). To mark the occasion you're thinking of doing something different: celebrating
If you’re feeling the pinch at the moment and planning your summer, the humble ‘staycation’ might just be your ideal solution. If you’re willing to risk the British weather, rather than jetting off on a low-budget, sunny trip to Spain, there are so many beautiful and exciting
When you’re in the depths of your uni career, it's hard to even think about the fact that you’re piling up an enormous and seemingly endless amount of debt. I mean, I remember at every meeting I had in college about the prospect of higher education, they sort of just skimmed o
Like most students, you probably find that your student loan just never seems to stretch far enough. You keep telling yourself that you’re going to save money over summer to fund your extravagant lifestyle next year. Yet will you really be motivated when the time comes around?
Student life can get pretty expensive, and it’s the everyday things that suck your current account dry. Don’t let lack of funds get in the way of a good time - by following these tips, shopping savvy, and making the most of student discounts, you can live well for less and avo
Most of us will have grown up with the internet and social networks; from the days of Myspace to the arrival of Facebook, Twitter and professional networks such as LinkedIn. Nowadays, students and young professionals are using social networks as much for fun
Whether you’re in your first or final year, as a student the question of what you will do after uni is always lingering in the back of your mind. There are plenty of resources out there to find advice, yet it is often hard and time consuming to find out options specifically re
At university, a vast amount of reading is required – textbooks, theses, articles, novels – and it’s easy to forget that reading can actually be an enjoyable and relaxing pastime. With this in mind, here are eight fantastic books to get you reading for pleasure again this summ
With “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" returning to Netflix on April 15, you are bound to be drawn away from those textbooks and back into the world of your favourite cult survivor, evil president or female prison inmate/toilet hooch-maker. However, no matter how hard you try to ju
The student generation is commonly described as ‘addicted’ to their mobile phones. Whilst it is true that hours on social media could often be hours better spent, apps that are beneficial for University life and your studies certainly exist.
Although this tip is commonly known, it is also regularly overlooked. The importance of dressing professionally for an interview cannot be stressed enough: what you’re wearing sets an impression even before you have said a single word to t
There are two types of people in the world: those who cannot eat their Easter eggs quickly enough, and find themselves tearing through the plastic and foil before breakfast, and are having a sugar crash by 9:30 am, and those who keep their Easter eggs in cupboards for later, e
Nothing can be stressed more than in-depth research when it comes to landing a summer internship. It is important to research beyond the common job websites and utilise all the available networks such as careers centres. It is also helpful to cont
I remember my very first Uni assignment when I got bombarded with the word ‘referencing’. Being the naive first year I was, I spent hours trying to compile a list of all the sources I had used, putting them alphabetically into Harvard style. This took longer than the time it
With deadlines and final exams looming large on the horizon it can be good to unwind for a bit and plan your summer holiday. That’s why we’ve brought you a list of the top five holiday destinations in the UK - for trips that will let you get away from it all and relax without
It's only February, but students everywhere are dreaming about the freedom they’ll have during the summer. After months of lectures and coming straight out of exams, we would love nothing more than to go wild and explore the world. But, unless you’re filthy rich, this isn’t an
Final essay deadlines are approaching and this is the moment a lot of students start to panic. These tips should help you understand what tutors are looking for from an essay, and how to write the best essay with minimum stress:
Cooking is one of the challenges students dread the most when coming to University. Images of baked beans and toasties trouble any parents concerned for their children’s health. There are so many great meals, however, that are a lot easier and quicker to cook than students pre
For most undergraduate degrees, the dissertation is the final boss, standing menacingly between you and completion - a final roadblock before you can move on to the next game/questionable life decision. Much like the final boss of any video game, while a dissertation may look
With over three months off for the summer holidays, there’s no wonder why students spend so much of their time on city breaks. Here are some top student cities, a mixture of the usual suspect and some slightly more ‘off the student track’ locations.
2015 was an amazing year for films, with massive blockbusters like The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Martian storming the box office and winning no shortage of critical praise. But with so many great movies, it was easy for smaller releases to slip under the radar
Prime Minister David Cameron has recently announced a referendum on whether Britain should remain a member of the European Union, set to take place on Thursday 23rd June 2016. All British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens over 18 are able to strike a vote on the issue. In gener
London - some may call it the greatest city in the world but there is no doubt that it is also one of the most expensive. Its infamous shoebox rooms at absurd prices make it difficult for anyone looking for the perfect flat, or even just a flat of a decent size. If you’
The Conservatives have announced recently their plans to scrap the maintenance grant system, which will affect more than 500,000 of England's poorest students. In contrast, Plaid Cymru has proposed that Welsh students or students who chose to stay in Wales after graduation sho
2015 was a great year for TV, but with so many great shows coming out in such a short space of time it was easy to lose track. So if you’ve run out of things to watch and are itching to crack open a new boxset, here are 7 great TV shows from 2015 you probably missed.
We’ve all been there: being so in awe of a politician that you just can’t help but get a massive picture of their face tattooed on your body for all to see. Alright, so maybe we haven’t all been there, but someone certainly has.
The British university system has witnessed new highs in plagiarism and cheating based on an investigation of 129 universities by The Times. New figures claim that in the past three years, almost 50,000 students have been caught cheating at British universities.
A new year brings us a slew of new things to watch, and 2016 is looking like a promising year for new TV shows. These shows range from high budget US series to your typical British comedy that gets you through your week, and all are looking great.
Imagine you are paying some of the highest rates of rent for student accommodation in the country, and you can barely spend any of your time there as the construction works outside are too disruptive to work through. By the time you get home and the construction works have sto
When it comes to cutting government expenditure, Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) has long been a speculated target. Cuts and shifting responsibilities were first proposed in 2014 by David Willets, the then universities Minister, but were sidelined due to protests by the Na
Students from University of Michigan have come up with a solution to a very universal problem. They have created an app which allows friends and family to act as your virtual ‘companion’ when walking home alone.
Like most people, students can often feel weary when walk
Before shopping for a laptop, ask yourself what your usage will be like and what you will be using your laptop for. If you are a low-user, you will only be using your laptop for personal use, using Word to write essays a
I’m sorry to break this news to you, but since 2005 half of the nation’s nightclubs have shut down. 1,411 nightclubs, to be exact. Whilst nightclubs, restaurants, bars and cafes are constantly going in and out of business, the ones that didn’t succeed are usually replaced with
No matter what University you go to, you are guaranteed to find these particular types of people on campus. Some may become your friends, while others you will definitely want to avoid entirely. Read on for our rundown of the five types of people you’ll meet at uni.