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Students Struggling to Pay Rent

7 months ago / 0 comments

More than 17,000 students living in university accommodation fell behind on their housing payments last year, according to recent figures. A small but growing number of students are facing eviction. Last year, 97 students had their tenancies cancelled after being unable to pay their rent, up from 40 the previous … Read More

Learn Your Lesson: Forget Exam Results and Take Away the Positives

7 months ago / 0 comments

Exams are over and the new semester has started. Also, many of us just got their exam results. Hopefully, most of them were better than we thought, maybe others were worse, some were as expected and others probably disappointed us. The impact that a simple, tiny number can make in … Read More

University Poised To Introduce GPA System

7 months ago / 0 comments

Following participation in a successful Higher Education Academy pilot scheme, The University of Leeds is considering the possibility of introducing a grade point average system. The GPA system would run concurrently with the traditional degree classification system, but where the latter does not consider first year grades in its final marks, the GPA system does. Whilst possible timings for … Read More

New Year, Studious Me

8 months ago / 0 comments

With February upon us, most of us have admitted defeat when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Year in, year out, in an attempt to reinvent our future selves, millions of us declare 1st January as the start of a new beginning. But how important is this? Is the nation’s … Read More

Agony aunt: student housing

8 months ago / 0 comments

I haven’t yet signed for a house. Have I missed the chance to get a good one? Not having signed for a house yet in late January can be a bit nerve-racking. Especially when left and right you hear friends talking about their great new homes, some of which were … Read More

Are Dating Apps Killing Romance?

11 months ago / 0 comments

Dating apps are quickly becoming the new and easy way to find Prince or Princess charming. But do they work? Claire Wilsher took on the challenge of trying to find a soulmate through one of the most popular dating apps on the market: Bumble. Here, she gives a comprehensive list … Read More

Businesses you can (dis)count on as a fresher

12 months ago / 0 comments

…because the more you save the more you can rave 😉 You spent £30 too much on VK’s last night, never mind what you spent on taxis and entry. You’d really like a huge pizza to sort out the hangover, or even just some toast, but your flat hasn’t managed … Read More

High Street Dupes: Student Style Save

1 year ago / 0 comments

It’s the beginning of term, the beginning of a new chapter and, for most of us, the beginning of the slippery slope into your overdraft! With all of this new found freedom, it can be hard to manage your pennies…especially when a night out in the city centre, followed by … Read More

Lost At Sea: my adventures down under

1 year ago / 0 comments

A combination of reasons led to my wanting to take a year out from university. The prospect of graduating was looming like a great dust cloud, billowing on the horizon ready to engulf me when least expecting to then spit me up on an employer’s doorstep, inexperienced and clueless. I’d … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: What Now…? Technology’s plan to take over fashion retail

1 year ago / 0 comments

The first step was online shopping, and although it first seemed little competition for the trusty catalogue, it wasn’t long before the likes of ASOS became our go-to for a new party dress. The likes of Depop then sprang up on the mobile, followed shortly by increasing amounts of wearable … Read More