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Every so often that old joke does the rounds of the internet again. Good grades, active social life, enough sleep: choose two of three. While this obviously doesn’t embody all of university life, it is accurate in showing how we live at the expense of our sleep, under the illu


The National Union for Students (NUS) has been criticized by Ethical Consumer Magazine for supporting five companies which were given poor ratings, according to factors such as animal rights, human rights and environmental impact.

Since 1989,


The countdown is on and with less than a day to go before big day we have a round-up of what we think are some of the best things about Christmas.

1) Shloer


On the first day of Christmas my parents gave to me….


A big load of dirty laundry

Yes, I know I’m an adult now. Getting the ho


Getting into the festive spirit can be difficult when you’ve got essays and exams looming in the near distance. There’s no reason, however, why you can’t work hard and play hard during the Christmas period. It might take a bit more organisation than you’re used to, but it will


Brexiteers assured us that the threats to the economy which we were warned about before 23 June were all part of ‘Project Fear’, but unfortunately they have been proven wrong. Some beloved things many of us adore have been impacted by the leave vote, here are the main ones:


Across the UK, thousands of people give up a few hours every Christmas to help those less fortunate than themselves.

Regardless of whether you’re a regular volunteer, or if you’re a total newbie, there’s volunteering opportunities for everyone.



As first semester draws to a close and the pressures of the final few weeks are beginning to build up, it can be hard to stay in a positive mindset.

This is especially true for first years, who have come to the realisation that the first few weeks of p


New Year’s Eve: the night everyone either loves or loathes. To many people, it’s a disappointing and underwhelming send off to the year because plans are too complicated and expensive. London is a hectic and pricey city, and so it’s no surprise that sorting out New Year’s plan


Imagine a reality TV show where contestants have to survive nine months in the depths of Sibera, and where rape and murder are allowed.

But it’s exactly what Russian millionaire, Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, is preparing.


Christmas. It’s the time to drink many alcoholic beverages, eat until you add on at least a stone, and catch up with friends and family.

However, there will inevitably be times when Mum tells you not to move from your room because she needs to clean the house, or you ne


You may think this article is a poorly timed post-election satire, but sadly it’s not. There really is such a thing as ‘Trump University.’

Or, at least, there was. Back before he became supreme overlord of the USA, Mr Trump owned 93% of a for-profit


A student from the University of Newcastle has died after what police reported was due to “excess alcohol”.

The 20 year old was rushed into hospital early on Tuesday morning in life threatening condition.

A university spokesperson has said that “It is with deep s


Do you spend your weekday evenings sat in front of the TV, waiting for 6pm to roll around and Channel 4 to play that familiar theme tune to start an episode you have probably watched about 100 times already but still find yourself laughing at every time? If the answer is yes,


1) Your parents either greet you like their long lost relative who they thought was dead

2. Or literally couldn’t care less. Good t


No doubt, you’ll be buzzing to go home for the Christmas holidays. You will have just finished a monstrosity of a work load and will be getting ready for the season of mince pies, mulled wine, presents, prosecco and beloved home-cooked foods.

Before you jet off


Whether you’re currently residing in the house or the ones being shown around it, house viewings can be awkward for everyone involved.

The worst aspect of the whole affair is the air of uncertainty as to what to expect behind every closed bedroom door.


If come December you’re still ballin’ and haven’t delved into the depths of your overdraft, you’re doing something wrong at uni.

The pressure of having to source a collection of Christmas presents whilst you’re counting out your last coppers can seem da


1. SO it’s Freshers. You’ve ditched your family, your home friends and moved to a totally new city to live with people you don’t know. Sounds crazy? But, you’re loving it. Going out clubbing every night like:


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As a result of human error, over 100 UK students have been left without their loan payment, leading to gross financial trouble.

The Student Loans Company (SLC) are in the headlines again after many postgraduate students have been left struggling to  fu


It’s no secret that being a student is financially tough and with first semester coming to a close, it’s likely that your bank balance is running into negative figures. But don’t panic— this guide of cheap meal ideas will help you to decrease your spending on food whilst still


1. ‘You’ll never have this much free time again, you should go out all the time!’ I mean there’s probably some truth in this, but it can be really tiring being pressured to constantly go out.


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There is nothing worse than opening your laptop to a blank word document that needs to be filled with 2,000 words by next week. (Ok, there are worse things but it is pretty soul-destroying). It’s hard to stay motivated when writing an essay so we’ve got some t


On 8th November students from The University of Reading announced they were boycotting popular BBC quiz show, University Challenge, over complaints that host, Jeremy Paxman, had made sexist and misogynistic comments.

This outrage stems from a remark Pax


1) Your drinking too much caffeine

 People swear by caffeine to get through a tough and tiring day. What people forget, however, is that c


According to a new survey by The Student Room, almost two thirds of students are influenced by the North-South divide when choosing their university.


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It’s December, motivation is running low and stress levels are running high. With just a few weeks left before lectures finish, you are guaranteed to be feeling something a little like this:

1. You have to snooze the alarm at least 5 times before you can even th


There is nothing worse than opening your laptop to a blank word document that needs to be filled with 2,000 words by next week. (Ok, there are worse things but it is pretty soul-destroying). It’s hard to stay motivated when writing an essay so we’ve


Constantly messy room? No idea where to put your ten pairs of shoes? Our guest writer Holly Barry is here to give you some tips and tricks keeping for your uni room organised. 

Taking the big plunge by starting university raises th


If you’ve spent any time online in the past few weeks, you’ll probably have seen a video of a roomful of people standing still in weird positions. The mannequin challenge craze has taken over the internet just like the cinnamon and ice bucket challenges have in the past, with


Christmas ‘tis the season to be jolly, but it’s tricky when you’re already deep into your overdraft.

Here are some tips to help you keep the Christmas spirit on a budget:

Start early


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