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2019

7 things to distract you in the run up to A Level results day

7 things to distract you in the run up to A Level results day

The anxiety many students suffer from doesn’t end once exams are over. The stress can stay with you right up until results day. It’s perfectly normal to worry about the overcome of the exams you worked so hard preparing for, but keeping calm is important. Stress levels aren’t helped by the amount of time you have to wait to get your results, but instead of using this time to stress out, why not distract yourself with the following…

Posted in: Health | Student Advice | Student Life

6 city breaks that will have you loving summer in the UK

6 city breaks that will have you loving summer in the UK

The great British weather can only be described as one thing – unpredictable. Yet with the summer months fast approaching, more and more people are planning to take a staycation by holidaying in the UK rather than travelling overseas. Last year, 57% of holidaymakers chose to take their summer holiday on home soil, and it’s not just families that are turning the UK into the ultimate ‘staycation nation’. Students on tight budgets or not wanting to stray too far from home to ensure their studies don’t get left behind completely are choosing to holiday in the UK.

Posted in: Holidays | Out and about | Student Advice | Student Life | Travel

The Festival Guide 2019

The Festival Guide 2019

Summer is almost here, which means one thing, it’s almost festival season! The UK festival scene is the most vibrant and eclectic in the world, with fans of all musical genres spoilt for choice. Wherever you live and whatever your budget, you’re certain to find a festival that’s the right fit for you. 2019 offers another year of exciting festivals and fantastic line-ups, with events up and down the country wetting our musical whistles. Here we reveal what festivals you should be looking forward to this year, how much they cost and what you can expect in our festival guide for 2019.

Posted in: Entertainment | Events | Out and about | Student Life

Which student accommodation is right for you?

Which student accommodation is right for you?

Moving away to study at your chosen university on a course you’re passionate about is an exciting time. Your university years are often considered the best years of your life. Your experience however will be shaped by more than just where and what you study. Where you live and the people you meet along the way are defining parts of your uni experience. But with so many different types of student accommodation to choose from, how can you pick the perfect home away from home?

Posted in: Education | Facts | Student Advice | Student Life

Free things to do this weekend in Carlisle

Free things to do this weekend in Carlisle

With Fresher’s Week, Christmas and the New Year out the way, student budgets can get a little tight come the spring. This doesn’t mean you have to spend the next five months in hibernation however. Carlisle is one student city that has tons of stuff to do and to see, and most attractions don’t charge you a penny. Explore the city you’re studying in by checking out these fun and free attractions in the area.

Posted in: Carlisle | Out and about | Student Advice | Student Life

Summer-in-Sunderland-a-students-guide

Summer in Sunderland – a student’s guide

Summer is fast approaching, which means many people’s thoughts are turning to how they’ll spend those sunshine filled, carefree months. If you are a student studying in Sunderland, don’t make plans to spend summer at home just yet. Sunderland comes to life during summer, with a number of events and festivals to enjoy. Discover the events in Sunderland and the surrounding area that should take pride of place in your calendar this year.

Posted in: Entertainment | Events | North East | Out and about | Student Life | Sunderland

Aberdeen-the-ultimate-student-city

Aberdeen – the ultimate student city?

Scotland is no doubt a great place to study, thanks to its stunning landscapes, vibrant cities and excellent universities. With a number of exciting cities and towns to choose from though, finding the right place to study in one of the most welcoming places on the planet isn’t easy. The city of Aberdeen is certainly up there, not just because it’s home to the number one university in the whole of Scotland. As a student in Aberdeen, you’ll receive more than just a top quality education. Here we give you the lowdown on all things student in Aberdeen…

Posted in: Education | Facts | Reviews | Student Advice | Student Life

Alex Laffey Kickstarts his 2019 British Rally Championship - 5 things you didnt know about the BRC

Alex Laffey Kickstarts his 2019 British Rally Championship – 5 things you didnt know about the BRC

With the British Rally Championship (BRC) kicking off this weekend, we thought we’d shine the spotlight on all things BRC in this blog post. The British Rally Championship after all holds a very special place in our hearts here at U-Student as we are proudly one of the sponsors for Alex Laffey and his team. We are now going into our 7th year of sponsorship, alongside title sponsor Nuevo Club and with M Sport running the car for its 3rd consecutive year the new rally season should be a good one! The BRC is however first and foremost a fantastic event that celebrates the most spectacular motorsport in the UK. Here we pay homage to the British Rally Championship ahead of its first round this Saturday with five facts you may not have known about the event.

Posted in: Entertainment | News | Out and about | Sport

5 places you need to visit in Carlisle

One of the happiest cities in the country, Carlisle is known for its unquestionable beauty and the nearby Lake District. Sprinkled with historic landmarks, award-winning attractions and open parks, the Great Border City combines the city environment with a close community.

Posted in: Carlisle

14 places you need to visit in Sunderland

The hub of North East heritage, Sunderland’s mix of city, coast and countryside means there’s always something to see and do. With a wealth of year-round attractions, the city boasts wide sandy beaches and a vibrant music scene.

Posted in: Sunderland