Girl on the third floor

Nicole Correia takes a tongue-in-cheek view on her own life, whilst living between her home in London and her university life in Reading. Aside from working part-time at Starbucks to fund a social life in London that her student loan won't stretch to, and sitting in lectures, Nicole can often be found attached to her laptop, on the treadmill, cooking in her kitchen with friends, or in bed texting 'til she falls asleep.

Nek and nominate

Nek and nominate

No doubt you have all seen the nek and nominate drinking videos that incessantly flood our Facebook feeds. University students seem renowned for this kind of behaviour, and I’m pretty sure soon enough…

my first birthday at uni

My first birthday at uni

My first birthday at university was memorable; it was the day before our second term of spring term began. I woke up in my family home in London to lots of cards and a birthday breakfast/dessert (Pann…

dunking biscuits in tea

Snacking while studying: the importance of dunking

When it comes to revising and studying I always need a bribe. I’m not ashamed; it’s the unfortunate truth. Every time I log onto Facebook I see that one more of my student-friends have ‘Liked’ Graze b…

Christmas at home

Friends, family and being at home over Xmas

This weekend I’ll be returning back to uni life, having had a month off for the Christmas period. I’ve mixed feelings about it, as I’m sure many other university students do. I don’t really fancy walk…

tips to beat stress

Tips to beat stress at university

Bubble baths, Death by Chocolate, calling home.... what's your stress-buster at university?

Things to avoid doing at uni

Things to avoid doing at uni

What's your new year's resolution? Try to make your year at uni a better one...

Family time at holidays

Enjoy family time at Christmas before you head off back to uni

The holidays are soon approaching; the Christmas adverts have begun, the student union has a few hints of tinsel, and the barman and barmaids sometimes stick on a Santa’s hat as they serve drinks to t…

Training for half marathon as a student

Have you figured out the study-life balance? Try training for the half marathon at uni

Get the balance right between work and play. It's not as easy as it sounds!

looking back on first year university

Looking back on my first year at university – a learning experience

Many of my peers are looking at the Freshers who are wandering about on campus/doing walks of shame/looking confused and wishing they could rewind the clocks. I’m not so sure. Whilst my first year was…

university accommodation

Our house in the middle of the street

It’s been great fun living in a student home. However, we have had a few hiccups along the way which is all part of the learning curve of university life. When we first moved into the house, the prope…

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