Category: Top Tips

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Go Green Week: Plastic-free planet

After the Go Green Week events happening in the SU this week, there’s no better time to start thinking about going plastic-free. Feeling inspired to live a more eco-friendly life? With our busy student schedules, it can be easy to go for convenient options that aren’t always the best for the environment. Here are my top tips on living an environmentally-friendly student life and doing your bit for the planet.

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How to find 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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New Year’s Resolutions for Students

Happy New Year everyone! After all the Christmas festivities and NY celebrations, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead. When the clocks strike midnight, let’s celebrate two things: a farewell to 2018 and a warm welcome to the exciting year that’s just beginning. Here are my 3 favourite New Year’s resolutions for students, to give you some inspiration.

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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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How to write a personal statement

Applying to university soon? Writing a personal statement is a necessary but also daunting part of the process. Describing your hobbies, skills, qualities, reasons for wanting to apply to the course, academic achievements and much more in 4000 characters (47 lines) is very hard! To make it as easy and stress-free as possible, here are my tips on writing a personal statement.

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How to Find a Balance at University

The amount of opportunities available to you at University can be totally overwhelming. Whether it’s working part time alongside your studies, being part of a society or volunteering in your spare time – it can be difficult to juggle all the elements of a busy student lifestyle. Personally, I manage to juggle my degree, four part-time jobs and society commitments whilst at University. So if I can do it, anyone can! Here are my top 5 tips on balancing your life at University.

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Getting Back into that University Mindset

I can’t quite believe that after a lovely, long summer at home, I am moving into my second year house and am weeks away from starting the next year at University! However, as great as it was having such a lengthy summer I have to admit thinking about getting back into an academic frame of mind is daunting. Here are my tips on settling back into uni and getting back into that university mindset.

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How to take better photos: a student guide

It’s World Photography Day on Sunday 19th August! To celebrate the big day, I’ll be sharing my photography tips for taking better photos and enhancing your photos with editing apps. I often get asked how I edit my pictures, how the photos were taken or what magical “invention” helped me to capture that particular moment. All you need is a smartphone to get started!