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  1. The Pomodoro method : First thing to address is that no, we are not talking about some delicious tomato pasta (unfortunately).  
   
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If you use accommodationforstudents.com to secure your property this April you can claim a free Amazon voucher, worth £10*. All you have to do is make an enquiry through AFS, then when you confirm the booking let us know – then we will send you a voucher.


     
 
Although many students will think carefully about the degree that they choose to study before they begin university, often it is the case that after three years of study, students will have a completely different opinion about their chosen field. Perhaps your degre

     
 

Easter in many regions of the world is a huge thing. Even though it is the most important day in the Christian calendar it is now celebrated by people sharing non-Christian values as well. Just like Christmas, it is the time during the year when families g


     
 

1.PRELOVED

<3 Apps are a really easy tool to find preloved items that you may need. -For clothes I love Ebay, Depop or Vinted. -For household appliances I love Facebook marketplace. They’re basically giving things away for free!


     
 

We’ve all seen them, the advertisements for Open evenings or various other shindigs and soirées. But have you really considered just how beneficial they might be?

If you’re wrapping up your final year of university and are seriously conside


     
 

The safety measures which have resulted in an extensive amount of time at home has meant that opportunities for professional and personal growth have been sparse. Though many are suffering a lack of inspiration as a consequence of the challenges faced with


     
 

Every university student across the country has been made to pack up their desks and start studying from home, whether it’s on their mums kitchen table or at a tiny bedroom desk. We have been faced with a new way of living and a new way of studying which h


     
 

Over the past year (yes it really has been a whole year since universities had to take teaching online), students have had to adapt extraordinarily to massive amounts of screen time.

Not only are we already a screen-dependent generation, with


     
 

Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1911 in four countries Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Denmark. Since then it became recognized by the United Nations as an international event. 8th March for over a century now is a day to celebrate women’s


     
 

At last the road map has finally been set out for the end of all the restrictions that we’ve been living under this past year. If you’ve not seen it already June 21st has been set as the date when all COVID_19 restrictions will be lifted. Howeve


     
 

As all students know, throughout the semester you can become increasingly preoccupied with meeting all your deadlines, applying for jobs, volunteering, working, and socialising. You can be easily consumed with all your responsibilities and often forget to


     
 

Groceries are the second-largest expense on the student spending list just after the rent. However, there are a few things which you can do to limit your food spending. Cooking on a budget doesn’t mean eating less or more boring. It’s the opposite! It’s al


     
 

Moving to university is never an easy step, but students this year have had it worse than ever with two national lockdowns and many limiting restrictions. You might have found it difficult to meet people, stop feeling home-sick, or actualise your universit


     
 

Staying motivated during the winter lockdown is a challenge for us all. Although lockdown is testing in any season, it’s easy to feel sluggish and like you’d rather sit on the sofa when the nights are drawing in at 5pm. You’ve probably had days when you ju


     
 
The Government has recently announced a support package of £50 million for students who have been affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. This is an addition to the £20 million that was announced in December of 2020.

Students in difficulty <


     
 

For many university students the January assignments have finally been submitted and semester one has come to an end. Whether you’ve already started your second semester, or whether you don’t start back again until next week, it’s always good to take some


     
 

Health and wellbeing have been spotlight topics for the last few years, and rightly so! We are all aware of the importance of being kind to others, checking in our friends, and how it’s OK to ask for help if you need it! Our mental health and well-being ar


     
 

Both in student and professional lives we lead one’s general success or lack thereof is often boiled down to a calculation of little victories and failures. We compare ourselves to our peers, we quantify our performance—be it through per cents on our essay


     
 

If you’re a student on a budget, you probably already know that it’s a challenge to make your student loan stretch until the end of the semester – and that’s before you’ve considered Christmas. Perhaps you’ve saved some of your money during lockdown as you


     
 

How to prepare for online exams

Exams are a daunting part of the university experience for any student. This year the introduction of online learning and assessments has left many students apprehensive for the upcoming examinat


     
 

The long-awaited Christmas break is finally here. With the extra pressures on students this year, to adapt to online learning and to complete their assignments under the additional strain of the pandemic, many students will likely be looking forward to som


     
 
Mental health…it’s a complicated topic. Knowing what it is is important, and how yours might change and what to do is useful for maintaining the happiest version of yourself. So what is mental health, how is it affected, and what can we do?

Mental h


     
 

Carbon Neutral is a term we hear a lot these days. From UK pledges to be it, to companies telling us it’s what we should aim for. It seems such a large concept, achieved by mass effort towards a common goal, but what actually is it, and how can the single


     
 
As the new academic term is underway, many students have moved away from home and relocated to embark on their studies at university. While you may feel that moving away to a new city is a big step outside of your comfort zone, it’s simply just the next chapt

     
 

With most UK universities beginning their Autumn terms somewhere near the end of September, it’s time to start thinking about heading back to class. Over the summer break, it’s easy to get out of your old routines, and with the added factor of the coronavi


     
 

The five best IQ student properties:

IQ student accommodations is a great place to find your next place whilst studying, but with so many flexible choices, it can be hard to work out what’s best for you! So which are the five best properties on


     
 

Let’s face it: freshers’ is probably the moment you look forward to the most when it comes to starting university. After all the chore of packing your life away into boxes and swotting for exams, meeting new people and letting loose in pub crawls or club n


     
 

Living with your family is often hard enough but going away to university is a whole new kettle of fish. You’ve more than likely never met the people you’re going to be living with, and there’s no guarantee that they’re going to be clean and tidy, and even


     
 
As the new academic year draws nearer and nearer, both new and returning students are beginning to prepare for the return to university. Looking towards September, there are many things students can do to make sure that they’re ready to return. Whether you’re comin

     
 

As many recent graduates begin to enter the job market, many individuals may find themselves facing the dauting prospect of an online interview. Due to the COVID_19 restrictions, and the surge of online video technologies, such as Zoom, many companies have


     
 

Our research shows that some students think that finding accommodation is more stressful than finding a University place through clearing. Things are likely to be a little different this year, so here are our top tips for finding accommodation during clear


     
 

This year Accommodation For Students are working with a number of leading student accommodation operators as part of our 2020 clearing campaign. Each partner provides high quality student accommodation and is working closely with our team to respond quickl


     
 

Ugh bills. Do I want to check my bank account…nope I really don’t want to. Saving on bills is a proper issue, but I don’t want to save on my bills at the expense of the environment! So here’s a few ways you can do both!

If you’re


     
 

For many students, the return to the pub has been long awaited. Three months after the initial lockdown began, Boris Johnson gave the go ahead for pubs and restaurants to re-open their doors to the public on 4 th July. This announcement marks the thir


     
 
Bread? Check. Milk? Check. Drinks for club night? Check.

These are some of the typical items on a student weekly shopping list. Other popular features are cheese, pasta (can’t forget the pasta) mince, fruit and veg. Budgeting is something drilled into us


     
 
The development of the coronavirus pandemic was as rapid as it was confusing: everyone thought it was an overreaction to a virus ‘less deadly than the flu’, but it managed to quickly mutate into a serious crisis that threatened our well-established student life. Du

     
 

It is important to take some precautions when you are using Accommodation for Students, particularly if you are trying to book a room in a property without viewing it.

Accommodation for Students has been around since 2000 and during this time


     
 
Over the past few months, the world has changed in ways previously unimaginable. With the job market taking a plunge, and uncertainty becoming all too familiar, many individuals are choosing to use their extra time indoors to enhance their CV and career prosp

     
 

Universities, as independent institutions have complete governance over how they structure their courses and which platforms they use to deliver sessions. However, with the global pandemic changing the way society operates, universities must take decisions


     
 

After the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic this March, many UK Universities underwent rapid contingency measures to swiftly convert teaching from the traditional face-to-face lecture style, to online or virtual platforms. While in March, this online co


     
 

The unprecedented national outbreak of the coronavirus has changed the platforms for viewing accommodation. While, previously students were able to preview their potential accommodation choices at University open days, such large events, for the foreseeabl


     
 

Since the national outbreak of the corona virus, many UK Universities have taken the decision to deliver the summer term online, encouraging students to leave campus and return home. When this was announced in March, many students and lecturers assumed tha


     
 

Over the last few weeks Accommodation for Students has been taking feedback from students and the landlords that advertise properties on our website. It is clear that both students and landlords have been hit by the current crisis and in some cases are str


     
 

AFS students recently shared their thoughts on who makes the best housemates and offered advice on how to get on living with others.

Hundreds of you completed the survey and the results showed that the most popular housemates are usually studying


     
 

By Jordan Darlington

Is staying on trend more important than standing against morally corrupt branding?

Our recent survey found that despite more people valuing ‘design and popularity’ over ‘brand morals’, 75% of the respondents stated that they would


     
 

What does the future hold for the holidaymakers and travellers of post-brexit Britain?

With yet another parliamentary rejection, we are no closer to finding out. All that can be said is that, at this point, it’s anyone’s guess. Will you be able to travel visa-free?


     
 

The mere mention of the word vegan is often enough to make the vast majority of us roll our eyes in judgement (I know, I’ve done it too…) however, it can’t be denied that the term and lifestyle have become increasingly popular over the last few years. On Instagram alone, #vega


     
 

When we hear the word ‘private’, we tend to think of things such as private education and the big price tag that often comes with it. However, fear not! This is a common misconception and far from the actual truth. Private Halls are usually a block (or blocks) of shared flats


     
 

The age-old question that plagues every student and the answer is... There is no answer. Starting the search for accommodation is a personal experience and therefore different for everyone. Some students will find what they are looking for with relative ease and others will fe



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