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August 2014

The End of Uni Isn’t The End Of The World

So Uni’s over – gone are the guilt-free bed days, the endless Netflix hours and the dominos discount – it’s time to grow up and step into the real world! (Sad face) After university, every graduate around September time experiences the cold, hard realisation that life will never be quite as good again, and the…

Posted in: Student Advice

Alex Laffey on what was a tricky rally

Going into the Mewla rally, team-racing driver Alex Laffey was “excited as ever” “The Mewla rally is a tough one, there are lots of guys who have done this rally and a lot know the place really well. My focus was strongly on getting my pace notes as accurate as possible and then driving to…

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The Student’s Guide to Surviving Fresher’s Week – Part Two

If you’ve been following our blog you’ll already be well informed about making friends with flatmates, drinking too much and how to find your way around university during your Fresher’s Week. But this my friends is just the tip of the iceberg, we’ve got plenty more sagely advice that’ll help you survive that notoriously overwhelming…

Posted in: Student Advice | Student Life

ALS Ice bucket challenge (U Student style)

ALS Ice Bucket has quickly went viral throughout social media. The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and then nominate several people to take part in the challenge. The stipulation is that the nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by donating…

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Students and Money.

The current funding system for undergraduate students in England is study now and pay later If you can live on what the state lends you, university won’t cost you a penny for now. When your earnings reach £21,000 you begin paying back the student loan. What are your borrowing limits? You can borrow money for…

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The Student’s Guide to Surviving Fresher’s Week – Part One

August is drawing to a close, the A-level results are out and that most daunting time is looming for thousands of young people all over the country. Your first year of university is upon you already! September is just around the corner, but don’t panic. Fresher’s week is one the most hyped parts of university…

Posted in: Student Advice | Student Life

Get your thinking head on!

As a record number of students prepare for university life this year after 400,000 make it onto the degrees and courses of their choices, trades such as building, engineering and manufacturing are being neglected. Ucas have also announced that for the first time the total number of people going to university could top the half…

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How To Cope With Your Exam Results!

So, it’s the day that you’ve been secretly dreading all summer long, and it’s come around a lot sooner than you could ever have imagined! Results day. This one day can strike so much fear into your entire class as well, and let’s face it we do secretly (deep down) want to impress mum and…

Posted in: Newcastle

A-Level results day!

It is finally here, A-Level results day! Where 300,000 teenagers receive their A-levels results and can see if they are good enough for them to apply for their chosen university. All across England students will be waking up slightly anxious and nervous with the prospect of their whole future in one envelope. If your results…

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Facebook and Twitter do’s and don’ts on results day

Don’t brag about it. No one likes a show off and results day can be full of them.  A-Level results day can fill you full of relief and joy. But resist the temptation to broadcast your grades, spare a thought for some of your friends and people you know who have not got what grades…

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