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April 2014

Taking a walk might fuel creativity levels

Taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking then sitting in staring at all four walls. Researchers have found that taking a walk helps your creative ideas. They found out that those who walked instead of sitting give better creative responses on tests that are used to measure creative thinking. In one experiment 48…

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An increased number of British students are travelling abroad for their higher education.

A British council survey found 37% of undergraduates and postgraduates were considering overseas studies. A 17% rise from last year’s poll. The rise in tuition fees in England to £9,000 (which came into force 2 years ago) is believed to be the driving force behind students seeking education elsewhere. The US was the most popular…

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Sunderland Summer Plans

So, if you are lucky enough to find yourself living in your fabulous student accommodation in Sunderland in the early weeks of a (hopefully) sunny summer, what better way to spend your weekend than to do what all students do best, and I don’t mean revision. Back for its 5th year at a brand new…

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How expensive is university?

Student life is more expensive now than it has ever been however it is not all bad news. Although it will cost you money to get a degree, 9 times out of 10 you will earn that money back in your lifetime (eventually). Yes there are many costs being a student, but the two main…

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Learning styles: Make sure you are revising the right way

So it is imminent, what every student fears the most (and it’s not the visit from the parents to your student accommodation in Carlisle). EXAMS. It is the time of your student life to calm down on the parties and start planning to revise. But are you revising in the right way? We are all…

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Easter weekend, why do we eat chocolate eggs?

As Easter weekend looms upon us, many students who stay with us at u student Sunderland and u student Carlisle take a break from student life and head home. Some people do not know why we celebrate Easter, Christians believe that Jesus came back to life, three days after his death on the cross. As…

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Living with Flat Mates

Whether you have already booked your student accommodation in Newcastle or are contemplating going to Newcastle University, you should be prepared for a change in your lifestyle. Perhaps one of the most important things you should consider is getting on with your flatmates. Moving to a new city and living with people you haven’t met…

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Is your sleeping pattern ruining your degree?

As a student, finding the time to sleep can be an everyday battle. The stereotype is generally that students sleep all-day and drink all-night, but in reality this isn’t true for everybody. Many students will stay up late procrastinating, doing work or going out, but then have to be up early for lectures.  Throw in…

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Getting to grips with u student rally driver Alex Laffey

We got to know the u-student Laffey motorsport rally team racing driver Alex Laffey (right hand side, standing left is co-driver Jack Morton ) as he is prepares for the Manx National Rally which is the 2nd race in the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally championship. We asked Alex some questions: What made you want to…

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New internet bug, users encouraged to change passwords

This week has seen the rise in a new internet bug that has been exposing user’s personal information and passwords to hackers for the past two years. It is not yet known how widely the bug has been exploited at this time, but what is clear is that it is one of the biggest security…

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