There are some parts of a university experience that are pretty much inevitable. One of those things is having to find and rent a house for second and third year. After spending a first year in halls of residence, meeting new people and forming friendships, there soon comes a time to start house hunting. Here are my tips on finding student housing to make the process feel less daunting.
It’s the season of goodwill and Christmas is fast approaching. We spend a lot of time thinking about what we would like for Christmas and the beautiful roast dinner on the 25th December. It’s also important to spend some time thinking about others this Christmas, especially those less fortunate. Here are my favourite 5 ways to help others this festive season.
Secret Santa – the best way to give Christmas presents to your friends without breaking the bank! Sometimes it is so tricky working out what to get people for Secret Santa. Maybe you’re on a low-budget or you don’t know them all that well! Whatever the reason, there are loads of different options for Secret Santa gifts. Here are a few ideas for low-cost, hassle-free Secret Santa ideas.
The festive period is my absolute favourite time of year. Pretty lights, great food, upbeat songs – I love it all! But I’m well aware the build-up to Christmas can be difficult. When you’re in new surroundings, without your loved ones and usual traditions. Celebrating Christmas on campus with your friends is a great way to make the most of the season, but how can you start feeling festive? Here are a few of my favourite ways to get into the Christmas spirit at university.
Ah, the annual Christmas Dinner! Long gone are the days of having it cooked for you whilst you sit on the sofa all cosy watching a Christmas movie. Well, not really. You just get to have an extra dinner with your housemates before you go home for the holidays! December can be an expensive month, so here are my tips on shopping for Christmas food on a student budget.
We all know that sinking feeling when you start to get a tickly cough or a sniffly nose at uni. Oh no. I’m getting ill. And I, for one, know that when I’m poorly I would rather be tucked up in my own bed back at home rather than in my student house. Here are a few of my tips for combatting those nasty colds at university and making sure you’re taking good care of yourself.
Starting university is a huge milestone for all new students. At sixth form, you had the luxury of home cooked meals, your parents doing your laundry and not spending money on rent. When you move to uni, you’ll quickly learn how to be independent and fend for yourself. Adjusting to university life can be challenging in the first few weeks, but you’ll gain confidence and life skills that will last throughout your degree. Here are the 4 things I’m glad I did before starting university.
As a student, finding a job that fits around your schedule is important. Here are a few entrepreneurial ways earn money, without the regular commitment of a restaurant or shop job!