Our survival guide will help you to stroll through your time at uni. How to cope living with strangers to handling stress, managing your finances to those easy-to-cook (and cheap!) student recipes, and just what is Moodle? And Blackboard?
How to help your child choose a university
Parental support can make the transition from school to university a great deal smoother. For many, however, even knowing where to begin the search for a suitable university can seem daunting – especi…
Chores: do your bit (not everyone else’s!)
When I moved in with my new flatmates last year, it seemed at the time that I had ended up in a dream student flat. Conversations flowed easily, there was constant laughter and best of all, everyone w…
Being the parent of a university student: Mum vs Dad
Secondary schools, universities, and UCAS application forms fire questions that sons and daughters can’t revise for about their university prospects and aims. Yesterday’s children are now tomorrow’s y…
Top ten tips to turn your halls into a home
Moving into halls is an exciting and nerve wracking time. When you arrive at university and are presented with a blank canvas of a room that you’re told will be yours for the year, take the opportunit…
Making yourself known in the department
While the tile might sound like something meant only for the brightest and the most eager students on your course, having a good relationship with the members of staff in your department at university…
Curry: the part it plays in uni life
You'll soon discover how integral a curry is to your time at university
Relationships and university - don't feel broken up!
Broadly speaking, each year's university intake includes two types of people: 'single' and 'taken'. It's not for me to say which status makes the transition to university life easiest, but as somebody…
Living with strangers: university accommodation survival guide
Tips to help you survive living with strangers at university
How important is the student union to a Fresher?
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