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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

Those first year university myths busted

Those first year university myths busted

Those first year university myths busted
When it comes to your first year at university, as excitement builds and moving dates get closer, many students get themselves worked up with all kinds of misconceptions. As a leading provider of student accommodation in Sunderland, Carlisle and Aberdeen, we’ve heard it all.

Posted in: Carlisle | Entertainment | Facts | Funny | Nightlife | North East | Out and about | Student Advice | Student Life | Sunderland

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Superhero movies are always out at this time of year and Thor - Ragnarok is this summer’s blockbuster offering. But did you know we are now into phase three of the marvel film franchise. Here are some fun superhero film facts from the marvel cinematic universe.

Posted in: Cinema | Entertainment | Facts | Uncategorised

Film Night

The biggest night in the film industry, the Oscars, may be over but there are some exciting new releases due for March. So treat yourself to a film night by grabbing some popcorn, and if you can’t decide what to see here are some suggestions.

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

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Whats On Bonfire Night North East

Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder treason and plot. The popular poem has gone hand in hand with bonfire night for ages and is a great autumn night out. Here is our pick of whats on bonfire night north east.

Posted in: Entertainment | Nightlife | North East | Out and about | Student Life | Sunderland | Things to do Newcastle

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Sunderland International Air show

The weekend Friday 22nd July – Sunday 24th July 2016 welcomes back the region’s largest free family event to Rocker beach and Seaburn, The Sunderland International Air Show.

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

Alternative Sports in Sunderland

Football is a major passion of the north east, and with Euro 2016 it will seem the world’s gone football crazy. If football is not your thing here are some alternative sports in Sunderland to try.

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

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All the fun of the fair

Enjoy all the fun of the fair as The Hopping’s fun fair returns to Newcastle’s town moor 17th – 25th of June 2016. One of Europe’s largest travelling fairs and not one to miss.

Posted in: Entertainment | Newcastle | North East

The opening round of the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship takes place in Newtown. Using stages that form an integral part of Wales Rally GB, the World Rally Championship round this will prove to be a real test to the start of everyone’s campaign. Starting on Saturday night with two stages in the dark, this is no gentle bed into the new rallying season. Osian Pryce gives an insight to the stages; “the stages are familiar because of Rally GB but the likes of Pikes Peak, up by the wind farms is quite something. It is a couple of things, it is so steep you don’t think you are going that fast and then the road is SO wide that you feel you can showboat or play around. All of that costs you time, you have to very much stick to the line.” “As the trees and markers are so far away from the road, you don’t get a sensation of speed. That is until you arrive at a slow section and you need two feet on the brake pedal to slow you down!” “All of the stages here are special. Hafren is an all time classic; really tight in places, really fast in others but it can have a greasy surface that you have to watch. Mid-Wales is going to really start BRC for 2016.”

British Rally Championship 2016 Gets Underway

The weekend seen the Mid Wales stages get underway with Driver Alex Laffey and co-driver Andrew Roughead commencing their championship in the u-student sponsored Ford Fiesta R5 backed by CA1 Sport.

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Easter Fun and Frolics

Very soon it’ll be time for the Easter holidays. Take some time away from studying to indulge in some Easter fun and frolics.

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