Category: Social Life

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12 ways to be kind on campus

Today marks Random Acts of Kindness Day which has got me thinking about ways we can all help spread positivity and complete kind acts around campus. Whether it be handing in some lost property or smiling at a stranger, we all have the capacity to be the reason someone smiles. With this in mind, I thought I would a few ways you could be kind today and make someone smile!

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An introduction to relationships at university

Happy Valentine’s Day! With the busy schedules and geographical distance, student relationships can be tricky. Fitting in time to see your partner can be a challenge when you’re juggling studying, societies and socialising. However, there is hope and it’s possible to make it work! Here’s the story of my overseas relationship and how two cultures can make it work, despite the distance.

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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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How do we celebrate Christmas in Czech Republic?

Only one more sleep until Christmas! Have you ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated in different countries? Every country and culture celebrates Christmas differently. Some celebrate the festive period in a specific way, while others don’t celebrate this holiday at all! Here are my experiences of celebrating Christmas back home in the Czech Republic.

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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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4 DIY Christmas Gifts on a Student Budget

Christmas is not just about presents, but it can become a big burden when it comes to money. On a student budget, it can be hard to buy gifts for everyone in your life. The ultimate solution to budget gifts is the £2 challenge. Set yourself a budget of £2 per person and get making, baking and sticky-taping! Here are my 4 favourite DIY Christmas gifts, which can all be made on a £2 budget.

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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.