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2013

racing ahead

Last weekend saw the u-student.com team Laffey rally car really make some headway in stage 7 of the REIS Get Connected MSA Rally Championship 2013. The Wexford stages of the rally in South East Ireland was driver Alex Laffey coming in at an excellent 8th place overall after 7 hyper competitive events around Britain. Co-driver…

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A level facts

Following A level results day 2013 last Thursday we have decided to compile some A level facts and figures. 26.3% of entries scored an A or A* grade Biology, Chemistry and Physics accounted for 17.8% of all entries Boys out performed girls on a national level in the top gradings with 8% of boys entries…

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racing ahead

This weekend saw U-Student Team Laffey Motorsport racing ahead in the Wilkinson Maintenance Tyneside Stages Rally 2013. The team followed up their success at the Jim Clarke rally with a strong performance from driver Alex and his co-driver Jack. They came 10th overall and 1st in class. Alex said that he and Jack had, “a…

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racing ahead

Alex Laffey and co-driver Jack Morton go racing ahead into the ALMC 2013 rally on a high after an excellent run in last month’s Jim Clark Rally. Team Laffey Motorsport finished an impressive 9th overall in the MSA asphalt championship at the event. This strong result will boost the crews’ confidence as they head across…

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The Studio’s Right On Programme

The £20 million scheme to redevelop the site of the former Tyne Tees Television studios has started with major ground works to level the site. With a six metre drop across the site, over 5,000 tonnes of earth is being removed as part of the first phase to develop high-end student accommodation to be known…

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racing ahead in the Jim Clark Rally

U-Student were once again racing ahead in the Jim Clark Rally last weekend staged in the beautiful Scottish Borders. The event took place on 31 May & 1st June. U-student continued its sponsorship of the Team Laffey rally team at the event. Driver Alex Laffey said of the teams results, “We were 13th overall,  first in…

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Racing Ahead – An Update from Rally Driver Alex Laffey

The U-Student sponsored rally team competed in the Manx National Rally at the weekend. Driver Alex Laffey for Team Laffey sent us this update: “The weather was not good for the race and the forecast looked terrible for the whole weekend but by Friday lunch time the weather was dry and as we went though…

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A healthy diet on £15 a week

There has been much talk in the media recently of just how little we can live on a week. Iain Duncan Smith waded into the argument on BBC’s Today programme by claiming that, if necessary he could live on £53 per week. This caused an uproar among many who objected to what they saw as an empty…

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Sunderland Music Scene

While many students enjoy Sunderland’s cheap and cheerful club nights there is much more to the city than 50p Jagerbombs and blaring pop tunes once you scratch the surface. S ome students may not know the Sunderland Music scene is thriving The city has long been hailed for its music scene producing global names like…

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U-Student racing ahead

At only 23 years of age Alex Laffey finds himself behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta S2000 A7 Class Rally Car for the 2013 MSA Asphalt Rally Championship with the help of student accommodation provider U-Student. Alex who graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in Motorsport Logistics and Management is…

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