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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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Written by Isabel Whiteley We’ve all seen those student-inspired TV shows where no-one ever seems to do any work, and all problems between flatmates are solved to humourous effect. Unfortunately, that one time I accidentally set a tea towel on fire did not end with a
     
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Written by Christine Braganza Summer’s here, exams are over and it’s time to celebrate! Rather than splashing the cash at a swanky bar, why not have a go at making some cocktails yourself? Lounge in the garden with your best friends and a couple of cocktails and you
     
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Written by Elle Pollicott Predominantly made up of Norway, Sweden and Denmark (with Finland and Iceland also considered Scandinavia); Scandinavia is located in Northern Europe and is my favourite place in the whole world! It’s relatively undiscovered and as such, a m
     
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Written by Jess Macdonald Need something to dream about and file in the ‘if-only’ section of your brain? Check out our list of the top 10 beaches in the world and get ready to have major rich-person envy! 10. Baia do Sancho; Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
     
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Written by Gaia Croston Fancy taking a break with a bit of a difference this year? You should probably take a look at these seven weird and wonderful hotels that can be found around the world!  
   
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Written by Lewis MacLean For students, cheap pints are everything these days; and with 12 pubs shutting down a week across the country, supermarkets are cashing, making it even harder to find a nice, quiet pub for a pint. All in the name of research, I’ve scoured pub
     
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Written by Jess Macdonald Imagine how devastated you would be if someone broke into your student house and stole your laptop a week before your final deadline – well unfortunately for students up and down the country this isn’t a hypothetical situation, it’s a very re
     
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Written by Ashana Beria Going to a new country, we often wish we could speak the language, not only for the Brits to get rid of the appearance of being complacent with conversing only in English; but just to make it easier to communicate with others. Unless you’re st
     
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Ibiza: Ibiza The well-known classic still retains its clubbing reputation, hailed as one of the best destinations for those looking for a hard night with days spent on the soft sand. Ibiza has nightlife second to none as well as some fantastic beaches and of course the warm Medi
     
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Written by Elle Pollicott Have a bit more spare cash than you expected and want to do something different to the typical students interrailing across Europe experience? Or maybe you’re graduating this year and are planning an amazing holiday after you’ve entered the wo
     
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Written by Veronica Stratford-Tuke If there’s one thing I wish someone had told my 16-year old self, it’s that small-scale boutique festivals are where the magic’s at. As I trudged to my first festival at Reading - inadequately prepared as most first-timers are – I was blis
     
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Written by Jess Macdonald They say it’s the people you’re with and not the venue is what makes the night (and maybe a lot of alcohol too!). But here are eight clubs in the UK that you really SHOULD avoid: 8. Every club that has featured ‘stars’ from TOWIE, Made In Chel
     
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Written by Isabel Whiteley Summer is the perfect time for a short break from your studies – with the sun blaring down, it’s a period of relaxation and fun activities. Unfortunately, a lot of those activities cost money and with your student loan being stretched on important
     
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Our second installment of events this bank holiday weekend sees us heading down to the South - with the variety on offer, you'll find it very difficult deciding how to spend your weekend! BRIGHTON 3rd May-1st June: Brighton Fringe There are plenty of Fringe festi
     
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Fancy a fun-filled bank holiday weekend, but not quite sure what's on? Take a look at our guide for the low down on what's happening in the North - there's guaranteed to be something for everyone! BIRMINGHAM 24th May - RAM Birmingham Warehouse Party @ Pop Up Wareh
     
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The world of technology is evolving so fast that it may only need a night for an entire product category to become redundant. Amidst the growing abundance of devices being launched every year, upgrading your technology can make your life easier, bring about better entertainment,
     
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Festivals are the best way to spend the summer with your mates, and with our 2014 music festival guide you won’t miss out on the hottest gigs around. It’s time to dig out your wellies and prepare to see some of the greatest artists of this year! Budget: under £100
     
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Remember way back last year when you were signing your contract and had to hand over a huge lump sum as a security against your accommodation? Well pretty soon, you should be getting it back... depending on the condition of your property anyway! The basics of deposits
     
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Living in student accommodation generally means no pets which can be really difficult if you’re used to having a household pet at home. Of course, if you do have a pet it’s likely to be a dog or a cat, but those aren’t the only options for pets. Some animal lovers have really ext
     
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Student housing is notoriously a trying experience from start to finish, and the obstacles to enjoying a decent housing experience never seem to end. Released last month, the National Union of Student’s ‘Homes Fit for Study’ research showed that of almost 3,000 student respon
     
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You may live in the country, but it certainly doesn’t mean you know everything about it! Here are 20 weird and wonderful facts about Great Britain that you don’t really need to know, but probably want to...! Modern Facts 1. Tea has always been the nation’s favouri
     
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The secret to backpacking across Europe, believe it or not, is being prepared. Europe has so much to offer in terms of arts and culture diversity, and it’s right on our doorstep! You’ll be surprised at what you can find, and gutted at what you might miss. Here is my top 10 of
     
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Ever thought the town you live in is quite pricey? Considering moving somewhere else after you graduate? When choosing a place to live, some areas are indeed much more expensive than the others, with differences so big that you may think you can be much better off living in t
     
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So you’re about to uproot from the home you’ve grown up in for the past eighteen years, complete with Mum’s home cooking and your comfy bed - you are about to share a flat with boys who don’t wash up and girls who steal your food. So how about a guarantee that you’ll have hap
     
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One stress-filled day of first year studying, me and a group of my closest friends in halls met up in my room to watch a superhero film. Popcorn and other snacks were supplied and we’d found that the film we watched was full of plot holes and general silliness. This led to us
     
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Most of you are going to laugh at me when you read this, but I really don’t care, and I stand by what I say: Eurovision is like Christmas – it only comes once a year. And I’m not going to lie, I’m basically as excited by the Eurovision Song Contest as I am at Christmas, and I a
     
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We’ve only just had a bank holiday weekend, and it’s almost time for the next one! Here’s a list of fun events going on during this weekend across the country to get you out of the house and stop worrying about coursework and exams! LONDON The Glamour of Italian Fashion
     
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Let’s face it: we are all humans and an average student’s life can get busy. Like, really, REALLY busy at times. Not only are you faced with the obvious such as going to classes, revising for exams and writing essays, but sometimes you have to work a part-time job and try to sq
     
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1. Cafe Piccante - Edinburgh, Scotland Also known as the ‘disco chippy’ of the ‘burgh, Cafe Piccante has everything that clubgoers need to keep the party going whilst on their way to the next club. The place has a tasty selection of fish and chips, burgers, kebabs, sweets and
     
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Summer is the perfect time for a short break from your studies – with the sun blaring down, it’s a period of relaxation and fun activities. Unfortunately, a lot of those activities cost money and with your student loan being stretched on important things like deposits and food; a
     
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Following on from the highest drop-out rates post, which may (or may not) have contained some surprises, we decided to investigate which UK Universities are doing the exact opposite and retaining their students. Following a recent study, it was found that the UK actually has the
     
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So you’ve decided to go to University but now you need to choose where to go! Starting the comparison process can be overwhelming, especially since there’s a lot of information out there for you to consider when choosing a University - beyond which cities have the best student ni
     
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So I'm sure you got lots of Easter eggs over the Easter weekend. But did you know all this about chocolate? • The best temperature to store your choccy treats is around 15 to 17°C. When chocolate is kept in the fridge it can get white marks, caused by sugar or fat cry
     
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With the increase in university tuition fees, a lot of students are on the hunt for a degree course that will get them a well-paid job so they can pay of their student loan quickly and lead a comfortable life. Here are the top 10 degrees for getting you a high salary as of 201
     
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With tuition fees having increased to £9000 for home students and £12,000 pounds for international students, more of us are having to look for university cities that provide a cheaper alternative to London, Oxford and Cambridge, where the cost of living is unaffordable for mos
     
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Easter can be a funny period, with some students heading home and others staying put at uni for the holidays. To help you have a great break even if your housemates aren't about, here are our tips on how not to get lonely: 1. Gather a list of all people who haven’t left
     
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With graduate unemployment rates constantly rising, it’s no surprise that students wonder why they came to university from time to time. But some industries require specific skillsets, which only graduates hold. Plus, some of these industries pay handsomely. From investmen
     
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We all know that one friend who went to University for a term, dropped out and never came back... perhaps even you’re that person? Well, you’re not alone: despite the total number of dropouts falling, 27,000 students drop out after a year, which is the equivalent to 1 in 14 – no
     
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If you’ve ever been a student living on a budget, you know this feeling – the dreaded moment of seeing a massive chunk of your money leaving your account every month just to pay the rent. No matter how much of your monthly spendings you have to devote for preventing yourself fro
     
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If you’ve read through our previous blog posts already, I’m sure you’ll know by now that I love a good holiday! But if you’re looking for less of a city break and more of a beach escape, then look no further! Having scoured the Thomas Cook website, I have found the five cheapest
     
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As many of us know, Easter marks the celebration of spring and of the resurrection of Jesus Christ for Christians all over the world. No matter what you believe, though, there are a number of fun and ridiculous ways people enjoy the festival in the UK and abroad. Here’s a list of
     
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