Student Advice


Studying Abroad: What Financial Help are you entitled to?

Studying Abroad: What Financial Help are you entitled to?

Despite what people may have told you, studying abroad does not mean you’re entitled to loans and grants from the Student Loans Company here in the UK. If you’re planning on studying abroad you will need to do some research into the financial assistance that’s available to you, because it varies on a case to case basis. Find out what you’re entitled to before you make a decision It’s always a good idea to find out exactly what finance you’re entitled to before ...

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Is it Worth Investing in a Netbook or Tablet PC for Uni?

Is it Worth Investing in a Netbook or Tablet PC for Uni?

When you attend your first lecture at university you are likely to see lots of your fellow students pulling out netbooks, laptops and tablet PCs – you’ll probably wonder whether or not it’s worth investing in one of these gadgets yourself. We’ve drawn up a short list of the pros and cons of buying a netbook or tablet computer: Advantages No more crumpled up notes in the bottom of your bag: They’re almost synonymous with being a student, those crumpled up, ...

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How to Meet New People at University

How to Meet New People at University

If you’re a little stuck for ways to make friends and meet new people, make sure you check out our top tips! Moving hundreds of miles away from home can be pretty upsetting at first, and it can be even worse when you get to university and find it hard to mingle with other people in your position. Tips for Making Friends at University: Attend Freshers week: The best time to socialise at university is definitely during Freshers week. Freshers week is pretty much ...

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Freshers Week: What’s all the Fuss About?

Freshers Week: What’s all the Fuss About?

Freshers week is something that every student should experience. Freshers week usually ends up comprising seven days of total chaos. It’ll cost you a fortune (well, maybe not since most drinks will be dirt cheap!), it’ll take you weeks on end to recover from the hangover, and you’ll vow never to drink again by the end of it – but it’s well worth it! Meeting new people Freshers week is an ideal opportunity to meet new people at university. Some of the people you ...

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Tips for Losing Weight and Getting the Perfect Body for Summer

Tips for Losing Weight and Getting the Perfect Body for Summer

Once you’ve booked your summer holiday you’ll probably have a look in the mirror and think “damn – it’s time to lose some weight”! Those heavy nights of drinking and endless takeaways can wreak havoc with our bodies, so if you’re going to turn heads on the beach for all the right reasons during your holiday this year, you’re going to need to do some work! If you’re happy with your body and how you look then that’s absolutely fine – no one’s saying you need to ...

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A List of Things to Check when Moving into a Student House

A List of Things to Check when Moving into a Student House

It’s an exciting time when moving into a student house with a group of close friends, but you do need to be careful in some respects. Here’s a quick check list for you to run through when you move into your new student accommodation in the private sector: Record and photograph anything that’s broken in the property so that you’re not billed for it once you move out. From broken sinks to smashed windows, make sure you note it all down otherwise you could be ...

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Mobile Phone & Tablet Insurance Policies – Are they Worth it?

Mobile Phone & Tablet Insurance Policies – Are they Worth it?

As smartphones keep on getting more and more expensive, they’re becoming an increasing target for thieves. The same is true of tablet computers such as iPads. It’s important that you consider taking out insurance for these valuable gadgets if you’re planning on taking them to university with you – if the items get stolen or damaged and you don’t have insurance you’ll have to foot a massive bill for repairs, or to replace the device. Some contents insurance ...

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How to Write a Good Cover Letter

How to Write a Good Cover Letter

A good covering letter could be the difference between you getting the job of your dreams, and the difference between you remaining unemployed. Most employers ask to see a copy of your CV – a CV is a pretty rigid document and aside from work experience and exam grades CVs are all pretty much the same (OK, they’re not really, but they’re very similar). A cover letter is your chance to say to that employ “Hey, look at me!” – so make sure you make the most of it. ...

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How to Get Through Exams

How to Get Through Exams

Exams are a tough period in the life of every student, so we’ve decided to put together this quick guide to get you through them! Revise, revise, revise! There’s no use turning up to an exam if you’ve not revised for it – revision is absolutely crucial to your success. Revision is a bit of a bore, but without doing some you simply won’t get the grades that you want. Different kinds of revision work for different people; some like to put posters all over the ...

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How to Deal with Exam Stress

How to Deal with Exam Stress

Exam stress isn’t nice – it feels like the world’s on top of you and you just can’t cope. It’s easy for us to say but hey; chill out and take a load off, read these top ten tips on how to deal with exam stress – you’ll feel a lot better for it! Don’t cram: This is the one golden rule of revision – don’t cram six weeks of revision into six minutes immediately before you’re due to sit the exam. Revision should be done in small doses, often. The best thing that ...

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