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Gentleman’s Dub Club: Interview

9-piece dub, ska, roots and reggae band, Gentleman’s Dub Club are causing stir with their high-powered live shows and zesty tunes. Even if you don’t know the band well,


     
 

Three years ago in March 2013 Plebs premiered on ITV2 turning the idea of ancient Rome as a place of austere remoteness on its head. The innovative and raunchy comedy follows the lives of three young Roman men navigating through usual young adult issues in ancient Rom


     
 

Charlotte Crosby is one of the UK’s most popular reality T.V personalities, starring in student friendly T.V. shows Geordie Shore and Celebrity Big Brother, which she won this summer.

Charlotte has been the highest profile star of Geordie Shore since 2011, when the show


     
 

We took the opportunity to catch up with Si King, one half of the The Hairy Bikers, on their student days, tips on getting the perfect job, and how to avoid a hangover!

We understand Dave worked as a furnace man while he was a student – how did that come about?<


     
 

The Inbetweeners is a show held in high esteem among the millennials and has rendered shows targeted at a similar demographic, such as Skins, as completely insignificant and inaccurate.  This is largely due to the high quality writing of Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, with the


     
 

Ah, the North-South divide. We hear a lot in the news about the differences in lifestyle in different parts of the country, but how does this affect students? Are students in London as cash poor as we think and do Northern students splash the ca


     
 

You’ll be hard pressed to find a band as versatile as Clean Bandit. Whether convincing Lily Cole to swim around an algae-covered pool (for the music video, UK Shanty), playing with the BBC Philharmonic or chilling out at Craig David’s home in Miami, the band seem, largely,


     
 

When we pay £9,000 a year, it’s a tragic moment when you’re crying on your hands and knees struggling to find a single seat in the library.

It can be as tense as The Hunger Games at times and the sp


     
 

We’re all envious of those people in the library, appearing so on top of every piece of work and every task that comes their way. They have their neat piles of notes sorted perfectly into colour coordinated folders and an aura of “togetherness.” If you’re like me, however, who


     
 

It’s easy to get caught up in the busy university lifestyle of takeaways, heavy drinking and forgetting what fruits tastes like. However, healing yourself from the inside with food looks set to become the new phenomenon, replacing clean eating as the go-to trend on campuses.


     
 

Study drugs are prescription stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin that are used to enhance mental focus and productivity for the purpose of studying. They are also known as “smart drugs,” and are commonly prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Defic


     
 

When you first go to university you get thrown into halls, normally a flat or house with a host of randomers who you’re going to have to learn to live with, whether you like them or not. After the first year, many of us experience the heady joy of choosing whom to live with an


     
 

Writing an essay can be an onerous task at times. I have compiled a list of a few tips on how to write a first class essay. Finding the motivation can be difficult, but once you do, the rest will be easy. Start by getting passionate about your topic, finding the gems in the su


     
 

Going out at night in your city can be a bit dangerous at times. But here’s a collection of top tips for those of you after a few self defence tricks up your sleeve to pull out should someone end up accosting you. It is worth knowing a few options for what you might do if you


     
 

When the Bank of England confirmed that the new fancy five pound notes contain small amounts of tallow, thousands of vegans and vegetarians across the country were dismayed, myself included.


     
 

Investigations are currently underway regarding the deaths of three students at Bristol University. They all occurred within the first week of semester starting and are not being treated as suspicious or linked, however nothing has yet been confirmed.

A


     
 

Inspired by The Guardian, here are nine brilliant non-Western books (books with authors,


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There are certain items that define your university years, here are a few!

1. A MacBook

 

   
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So we all know that university isn’t exactly what we expected it to be like; whether it was the shock at how much bills cost, or how the prices in the uni cafe turned out to be extortionate.

But how different is it really to what we expected? Sure, we


     
 

Maybe 2017 will get off to a better start than the hell that has been 2016 if we all set our expectations low. Like, really low.

Here are some (hopefully) fail-safe, new year’s resolutions that set the bar low and should guarantee


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A Sunday Times investigation has revealed further details of vice chancellors’ expenses at some of the top universities in the UK.

With the best paid vice chancellors in the Russell Group earning  

   
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With 2016 finally out of sight and everyone getting reflective, what better way to catch a snapshot of the year that was than by the words which defined it.

Every year the Oxford English Dictionary  

   
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The pressures that students are under have become increasingly intense over the past few years; trying to balance university assignments with time for extracurricular activities and a social life, whilst still leaving time to relax. Phew, it can often seem somewhat impossible…


     
 

A study has revealed that students at Plymouth university


     
 

Your years at university are likely to be among the most memorable, exciting, and fun years in your life. You will be living with friends, going out lots, and generally enjoying being young and still relatively free.

Despite this, it is easy to struggle at times, wheth


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Not only was 2016 a diabolical year in terms of politics, several of its fashion trends were pretty tragic as well. Here is a run down of 14 of the most embarrassing.

 

1) The curly undercut

 

   
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For many of us students, graduation is right around the corner- and with it comes panic about job hunting. Well, if you go to one of these universities, you can relax- just a bit.

The University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford an


     
 

“Get in shape” – the sudden goal of everyone post January 1st. It’s difficult to conjure up the motivation to shift that excess weight and get toned in the post-Christmas binge eating period. Nevertheless, there are countable easy steps that should help you kick start the New


     
 

     
 

Christmas is over, you’ve spent an absurd amount of money seeing the new year in with your old school mates, and you’ve added on half a stone thanks to Mum’s (delicious, of course) cooking.  But January can only mean one thing: bring back the sesh.

 

1) You miss

     
 

One-third of university students admitted they relied on payday loans and credit cards to fund their life at university in a recent survey by Future Finance.

Of the 1,000 full-time students


     
 

As university tuition and maintenance fees seem set to keep rising, we have to start asking whether universities are really advising and supporting their students as much as they should be.

CA


     
 

Takeaway food. It’s expensive, it’s unhealthy and now thanks to this food rating service, we can see exactly just how dirty it is.

The online government initiative allows you to view the hygiene ratings of all


     
 

It has been revealed that university campuses are struggling to reach the green target of reducing carbon emissions by 43% from 2005 levels by 2020. This finding comes as a result of the publication of the 201



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