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All the latest news, reviews and events.

2020

Become better at studying

Yes university is a fantastic experience, and you will make amazing memories, and make lots of new friends, but ultimately you will have to work.    Planning: Get a plan together. This could be for revision, essays, making study notes or even cleaning. Getting a plan together will help you to physically see how to…

Posted in: Education | Study

Money-saving tips

We all know that students can really struggle to live on a small budget, especially when you're in a new city and living on your own. Suddenly you become aware that everything costs money and budgeting is very important. We've got some ways to save money in places you won't even of thought of.

Posted in: Money | Shopping | Student Advice

Coronavirus Update

The latest Coronavirus update from U-Student. Find useful links and information.

Posted in: Health

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

It's totally normal to feel a little stressed in the lead up to A-Level results day, but instead of using this time to stress, why not distract yourself with these suggestions?

Posted in: Health | Student Advice | Student Life

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

6 ‘must do’ City Breaks 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. 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 | 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?

Types of Student Accommodation

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: 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