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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 in the UK. 1. University College London – New Hall Last year UCL shelled out a
     
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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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By Imi Groome 1. Plan a trip with your friends Whether you brought your car to uni or you decide to pile onto a train with everyone, reading week is a chance to explore the area near your university and learn more about where you’re living. Sight-seeing, shopping, hi
     
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By Emily Peddle Halloween is fast approaching, which means that all students can most likely look forward to two things – discounted sweets on the 1st November, and an opportunity to show off your finest costume ideas. However fancy dress isn’t always the cheapest – the prices
     
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By Sarah Rousseau Being a Brit we can sometimes forget about Halloween, sure you might dress up to a club as a skeleton but we forget the essence of Halloween, to be spooked! If you want to get into that Halloween mood, then we’ve got a selection full of freaky-features to pr
     
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Freshers week is very often simultaneously one of the best, and worst, weeks of your life. Much alcohol is consumed, lifelong friendships are formed, and you’re liable to have done at least five embarrassing things before the end of the first evening. Whether the first week of in
     
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By Rachel Shapiro The housemate relationship is a complicated one. When you first start uni, you must to live with people who you’ve never met before and know nothing about. These are people who could potentially be your best friends, or they could be people who you just pas
     
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By Isabel Whiteley Moving away from home for the first time can be pretty daunting, especially if you’re going to be living with people who are essentially strangers. Living on your own means there’s no more mum and dad to fall back on when you need to cook or do laundry and
     
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By Emily Peddle University is no cheap deal, and when you say ‘I’m on a student budget’, you may as well be saying ‘I’m dirt poor, please feed me’. However this doesn't have to be the case! You can find a part-time job in any city if you look hard enough, and chances are you
     
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by Eryk Jan Grzeszkowiak Unfortunately, schools do very little to teach students how to learn effectively. Fear not – memorising facts can be easy, quick and fun. These memory tricks will save you time and help you get better grades with less effort. 1. Eat (and drink)
     
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By Amy Moore Student discounts are one of the best perks of student life. For students scraping by on a tight budget, it really is worth keeping an eye on all the savings you can make. Be it on the essentials or the occasional treat, student discount websites are here to pro
     
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Yes, we know. Joining a society in your first week at Uni is an important part of the ‘experience’. It’s just that some societies seem to attract idiots who seem to be intent on ruining the ‘experience’ for everyone else. Here are our five, well four, worst; 1. The Wyverns
     
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By Ryan Maguire. Often universities may attempt to group flatmates in halls together in relation to course studied, gender or age but ultimately which flatmates you are grouped with is randomised. Many students may have whimsical images of what delights halls may inspire but afte
     
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By Sarah Rousseau So you’re a fresher and the only meal you know how to cook is beans on toast? That’s okay! I am here to share a few tips and tricks on surviving fresher’s famine whilst keeping the cost at a low. Sharing is Caring We've all heard the saying but never ha
     
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By Ellie McCaldin Having a good CV, or resume, is important- it is a brief window to employment or rejection so you need to make that this first impression counts. Here are my tips to get the best CV for the job that you want. 1) Your name - Putting it in large capital lett
     
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By Eryk Jan Grzeszkowiak If I did not decide to go to university, I would never have thought that some societies as weird as those mentioned below could even exist. I am still not sure whether they speak of extreme creativity or extreme excess of free time – you be the judge!
     
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By Aimee Dewar Fresher’s Week can pass by in the blink of an eye, leaving you with hazy memories and a massive headache. To make your drowsy state in that Monday morning lecture seem worth it, however, here are 7 ways to make sure you get the most out of Fresher’s Week. 1.
     
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Written by Kanika Kaur 1. Go out five nights in a row without being wasted and turn up to every lecture that week 2. Have a completely sober night out 3. Visit a friend in every different Uni in a different city and experience the clubbing life of that specific ci
     
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Written by Zoe Richardson Whilst not all landlord/ladies are out to make a fortune from abusing the naivety of students and their knowledge of tenant rights, there are still, sadly, a number who are. When you move into a new house, it is easy to see how you just want to
     
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Written by Isabel Whiteley When most of us are stuck paying £9K tuition fees, student finance is more important than ever. Unfortunately some people like to spread rumours that put young people off higher education for good – but we’re here to clear those silly myths up
     
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Written by Lewis MacLean So you’re soon to leave the home of mum and dad to a new city for the start of University... living in halls, making a whole new set of friends, becoming independent and attending wild parties – exciting right? But before you throw yourself into
     
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Written by Zoe Richardson For many of you starting university in Autumn, you are no doubt nervous and excited about the people you are going to meet in halls. A few will end up as close friends, many will be friendly enough to meet up and have a chat in campus or town; a
     
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Written by Dagmara Reczka So you want to look on trend this Autumn/Winter but can’t be bothered or don’t have time to scrutinise everything that’s been going down the runway? Don’t worry – our Autumn/Winter trend guide is just for you! We tracked some of this season’s
     
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Written by Ashana Beria So you’re about to enter second or third year and you’ve got to start thinking about your accommodation. Which seems like the best option: living in halls or a house share? This is a question that the majority of University will ask themselves, es
     
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Written by Lewis MacLean Apparently the most expensive areas for a pint in Britain today are Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Kent, Sussex and Bedfordshire... with the latest addition to the list being Scotland!? We all like a pint, but we aren’t all millionaires, so for most of u
     
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Written by Isabel Whiteley We hear all the time about how technology makes our lives easier, and sure, it’s pretty great to be able to access lecture slides on your mobile on those days when you’re too lazy to make it out of bed… but what about when you wake up in the mid
     
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Written by Ashana Beria India is huge country with a vibrant culture where people in different parts have different traditions and lifestyles. Selecting ten places in India is a very difficult task considering each place has something unique to offer; although I’ve compi
     
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Written by Gaia Croston Another one of our list of amazing facts that you really should know – perfect for wiling away the hours when you’re bored and unsure of what to do! Mice are essentially shape-shifters With a soft skull and unmatched gnawing skills,
     
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Written by Greg Henley It’s not exactly a secret that a typical students’ week will involve watching quite a lot of TV, or a whole box set back to back. It’s also common knowledge that friendships can be formed at Uni... how many times have you: “have you ever seen [ins
     
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Written by Gaia Croston It’s not news to most university students that contact hours with lecturers and academics remain minimal for students while tuition fees – whether you are a UK student or coming from abroad – continue to rise. As Arthur Gould, a former lecturer
     
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Written by Gaia Croston It can be quite depressing moving into an empty, cold room with no personality – and it certainly doesn’t help if you’re missing home! Whilst you can’t go painting your walls bright pink, you can brighten up your room and make it yours, without r
     
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Written by Dagmara Reczka University is a difficult time, not only because of lots of exams and essays to write, but also because it’s often the first time you’ve lived away from your home, without your family and friends around you. Experiencing that, you sometimes ju
     
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The run up to exam results is the biggest time of year for students, with many looking back and wondering if they could have worked harder. Stylish student accommodation provider Vita Student has surveyed more than 800 students across the UK to find out how easily they are distra
     
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Written by Elle Pollicott The day that I am writing this article (Saturday 9th August), I found out that today is actually National Rice Pudding Day, where we are all encouraged to “indulge in more adventurous rice pudding recipes". A quick check of my birthday on Jun
     
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Written by Elle Pollicott University is not just a time for studying, but for making great friends who are going through the same experiences as you (and we’re not just talking nights out). There are a lot of weird traditions at many Universities that make for a real
     
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Written by Isabel Whiteley As a student your life is ridiculously busy, whether it’s Netflix-ing a whole season in one sitting, sleeping the lecture away or staring at the blank word document that’s meant to be a 3000 word essay. There always seems to be way too much
     
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Written by Ashana Beria China... one of the world’s largest country, a force to be reckoned with, and a destination many of us hope to visit in our lifetime. As mysterious as it is, here’s ten facts that you didn’t know about China! 10. Fortune Cookies with Chinese
     
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Written by Zoë Richardson The most essential object for all students is a laptop. However, there are so many different kinds of different weights, storage size, power and price, so which ones are the best and are going to see you through your degree? Whilst standard co
     
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Written by Greg Henley Debt comes attached to student living, but there are things you can do to reduce the costs while studying. While there are many perks of University – such as discovering a new city with your new-found friends – ultimately, it can mean a lot of money
     
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Written by Isabel Whiteley Summer is finally here and with it comes the festivals! Picture this: you’re at the festival of your dreams and your favourite band is open to come on when the skies open. Rain pours down on you and you realise you forgot to bring your rain
     
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Written by Isabel Whiteley Following on from our round-up of the ten happiest countries in the world, we thought we’d bring your attention to the ten saddest. Things like coursework, sorting out student finance and having to get up early for lectures can seem the end
     
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Written by Lewis MacLean While some of us in this world are naturally organised and know what they want in terms of a career from day one, and as such, have a thoroughly researched life plan, others don’t. Instead, we simply fall into our degrees in the same way we
     
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New research has revealed that the number of tenants who are 'severely' behind on their rent – that’s being in arrears of at least two months - has dropped by 5% in the past year. The Tenants Arrears Tracker – which is published by LSL Property Services – shows that 98.5% of pri
     
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Written by Jess Macdonald Now that it’s summer and you don’t have anything to do, why not learn some interesting facts to amuse your friends… or save this list for the next exam period when you’re desperately trying to procrastinate? Either way, here are 30 amazing f
     
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You would think that tenants would take all of their possessions with them when a tenancy comes to an end, but that's not always the case. Lettings agents Benham & Reeves says they continue to be surprised at what tenants do leave behind – including, in one case, a Range Rover
     
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Written by Dagmara Reczka Yes, nobody wants to think about flat hunting over the summer, but in most cases, you’ll be living away from home during your time at University. No matter if you’re just about ready to start your first year; or are returning for second and
     
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Written by Elle Pollicott The World Happiness report was released in March 2014 this year, ranking all countries in the world depending on how ‘happy’ their population was. Whilst happy can be a difficult word to define due to its subjectiveness, the list was determi
     
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Written by Gaia Croston Birthdays really are a time for celebrating, and no one seems to know how better to throw an extravagant bash than these celebrities… friends, I hope you take notes for how to really celebrate birthdays once we all become rich and world-famous.
     
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