Author: theatreticketsandtea

Hello everyone, I'm Jess - a third year Drama student at the University of Worcester. I love to read, perform, blog and bake. I hope you enjoy my posts on all things lifestyle, culture and university. Happy reading!
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Student days out near Worcester

As much as we love our University and all it has to offer, sometimes it’s nice to get out for the day sometimes! The great thing about Worcester is it’s location – it’s not all that far from a lot of great places which are easily accessible by car, bus or train! Here are a few of my favourite student days out near Worcester.

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5 ways to cope with dissertation stress

So, it’s finally that time. Your final year of university. You’re on the home stretch and the end is in sight. Only, you have your dissertation to think about first. Loads of research, thousands of words and many late nights in Pierson or the Hive are on the horizon. But it doesn’t have to be a negative, stressful experience. Here are a few tips on how to cope with dissertation stress and the workload as the deadline approaches!

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A guide to finding student housing

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.

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5 ways to help others this festive season

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.

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5 Cheap and Easy Secret Santa Ideas

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.

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How to Get into the Christmas Spirit at University

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.

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Christmas Dinner Shopping on a Student Budget

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.