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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.

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1.) Dress to impress

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

     
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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

     
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1.) Research

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

     
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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

     
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There’s a pretty good chance if you’re a student living in a shared household, you’ve come across a few interesting characters along the way…

Are you the clean and tidy one? Do you steal your housemates’ food out the fridge? Maybe you’re a bit of a party animal…or yo

     
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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

     
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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

     
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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:

1. Don’t read too much too soon

     
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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

     
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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

     
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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.

1) Lisbon<

     
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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

     
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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

     
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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’

     
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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

     
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An online forum on The Student Room has sparked debate this month over which of the UK’s unis are the most underrated. The thread starter wondered which universities “don’t receiv[e] enough credit or

     
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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.

     
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Pre-drinks round Tory Halls, anyone? No? Well it could soon be a possibility, because student-style accommodation is an option currently being put forward for MPs who live outside London.

Second homes in London for Members of Parliament can get very pricey. Until n

     
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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.

Hannah Scott is 18 years old

     
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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.

     
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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.

Sneaky Pete<

     
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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

     
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Several universities across the country lost internet connections following a cyber attack in December.

Network JANET, used by many universities across the UK, faced a persistent Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) last Tuesday 8 December, leaving multiple in

     
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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

     
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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

     
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What will you be using your laptop for?

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

     
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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

     
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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.

     
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For new students the dream of living away from home seems exciting and fun at first, but it’s not long until reality kicks in and you have to start managing bills and making your own dinner. This can be quite a daunting experience, but don’t be put off! There are simple soluti

     
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It’s finally September. The seemingly endless weeks of summer have finally come to an end, and it’s time to head back to uni, get settled in and (eventually) crack on with some work, right? Well, you can try and get some studying done, but with all these great games com

     
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If you think you had a rough time during your A levels, think again! Homeless man Jacob Lewis achieved straight A’s and manage to get his spot in Law at Cambridge University.

Mr. Lewis had a rough year. He became homeless from an unresolved family dispute. He was the

     
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Working to fund your student lifestyle? You are not alone. 77% of students in the UK now work part-time according to a study by Endsleigh Insurance and the National Union of Students. Only 59% of students worked part-time last year, showing a dramatic rise in numbers since.

     
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Diversity in higher education is continually changing, within this past year we have seem major numbers increase and decrease in university, some positive and some negative.

The positive increase in ethnic diversity is still on the rise. This year 45,000 Asian studen

     
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As exam results come flooding in, and university places get snapped up by a fresh batch of young undergrads, a clear sense of optimism hangs in the air, and rightly so. For new students the prospect of living away from home and finding new friends is a scary but exciting an

     
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If you’re struggling with finding the best university to go to and those league tables have left you confused, then do not worry. Beneath is a list of the top 10 universities in the UK, based on a multitude of ratings based on entry standards, student satisfaction, research qu

     
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Whether you’re beginning Uni for the first time or back for another year, joining societies can have a big impact on your college experience. There are societies in Unis all over the UK to suit even the wildest of interests. Here are some of the most bizarre ones we’ve come ac

     
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If you didn’t get the results you wanted today you may feel like a desperate ex trying to get somebody to take you back after a breakup with all the desperate phone calls you have to make.

But this isn’t a one way street – more than ever unis are desperate to attract

     
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Results are finally here and it’s nerve-wracking if you don’t have the results you hoped for. This is no time for despair, however - clearing is here to give you another chance at living the uni life.

Clearing is available on UCAS and allows you to apply for any

     
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Believe it or not, some of the most successful people in the world did not attend university. So here are some industries which have proven that you don’t always need a degree to succeed.

In Film

Many famous actors such as Al Pacino, Tom H
     
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A student loan may be able to help with rent but when it comes to fashion, it doesn’t go very far! Here are 8 tips and tricks for shopping and styling to ensure you look great for those 9 am lectures and those fun nights.

1. Get Thrifty

     
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In July, home secretary Theresa May introduced a bill that significantly changed the rules for international students studying in the UK on a Tier 4 visa. If you're starting university this year, here are some of the rules you should be aware of:

1. In November, the

     
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In case you haven’t heard, #FielWorkFails is all the rage on Twitter right now. For any science students who are worried they might not have what it takes for a career in science, or for anybody anxiously awaitin

     
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After plenty of research (and perpetually full phone storage) AFS has developed its 2015 recommendations for the best free apps on the market that simplify student life. Read on below for our top 8.

1. Any.Do

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Freshly graduated from university, the world is your oyster but the excitement quickly turn into fear when applying for jobs, going to interviews or even planning your travels. Whether you are struggling with job hunting, suck at interviews or are poorly organised for your tra

     
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By Amy Moore Legendary nightclub ‘The Willow’ on Coney Street has decided to close its doors this Sunday. In business for 79 years, the York nightclub was always a ‘go to’ place for students. It provided a unique atmosphere and cheap prices. Owner Mr. Fong has turned 70 an
     
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Photo Credit: University of Michigan By Isabel Whiteley So now you’ve graduated and your university life is at an end. What now? New research says it only takes on average three and a half months to find a graduate job after graduation. But you can speed up your grad job s
     
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Photo Credit: Juhan Sonin By Isabel Whiteley Summer time usually means breaks from uni and living it up but summer jobs can also be a good way to spend your days. Here are our top tips on finding a summer job. 1. Decide what you need Do you have enough time
     
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Photo Credit: HM Treasury By Isabel Whiteley The new budget has been out for a week now and we’re going to start feeling the repercussions soon. What does this new budget mean for students? The most damning item on there is that maintenance grants are a thing of the past
     
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By Amy Moore Think you have it tough living in your student accommodation? At least it’s not a tent. Evan Eames spent an entire year camping in a back garden to save on living costs! The Masters student, already paying £20,000 in international tuition fees, decided to camp
     
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