Student jobs: The pro’s and con’s

University is great in that the flexible contact hours mean that you may be able to balance a part-time job with your studies. An extra source of income is always appreciated but, as with every job, they all have their pros and cons. Bar/restaurant work Pros: Relatively easy to find as no doubt all universities have... Continue Reading →


The 6 things you won’t miss about sixth form

Sixth form was a vital time for us all: the first real chance for us to find out about ourselves and what we really do (and really don’t) enjoy. You were at the top of the ladder before uni and you felt like a grown-up with adult responsibilities. It was great, but here are some of... Continue Reading →

5 Simple ways to get more protein in your diet

For those who are health conscious, you will be aware that protein is the well-known power block for muscle building and energy. In fact, protein makes up a substantial amount of our bodies – bones, hormones, muscle, hair and nails. Getting enough protein is vital to maintaining a healthy and fully functioning body (around 46-56g... Continue Reading →


What’s the deal with students and steroids?

Steroids are the only drug in the UK that has seen a four-fold increase in the past year, fuelled by the rise of muscle-conscious young men, official data has revealed. Use of anabolic steroids saw the most significant increase among 16-24 year-olds, from 0.1 percent of the population to 0.4 percent, meaning that an extra... Continue Reading →


Cheap meat – is it a good idea?

As a student, there is always a pressure to budget and stretch out your loan as much as possible. There may even be a slight feeling of guilt when you buy expensive things. But are the savings from spending less on food worth it when you consider the quality? With meat products being particularly pricey,... Continue Reading →


How to notice suicidal thoughts in others

When you’re younger, you hear the word suicide thrown around, but you can’t ever imagine being in a situation where it affects you. It seems like something too horrible and surreal. My personal experience with suicide doesn’t involve my own actions but those of an ex. Luckily, he is still with us today, but I... Continue Reading →


The truth about joining your uni gym

Joining a gym can be challenging for anyone, but joining a gym where chances are you will make awkward eye contact with one of your lecturers or coursemates makes the whole experience more daunting. The Perks? Rush what? Unlike other gyms, there will not be a rush hour (or there will at least be less... Continue Reading →


4 food hacks for keeping your 2018 resolutions

Although it’s never a bad time to decide to take a more mindful approach to food, typically the New Year springs a large proportion of students looking to "eat more veg" or "make more food from scratch". If sticking to these resolutions makes your stomach grumble, fear not; here are a few tips that make... Continue Reading →


Why is GCSE and A-Level cheating on the rise?

The number of students caught cheating in their exams has risen exponentially over the recent years, and there’s no surprise why. The shake-up to GCSE exams and gradings means that the pressure is on more than ever to perform and the ever-growing access to online resources and technology mean that help is never far away.... Continue Reading →


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