Things to consider when house hunting

Naomi Soanes

Moving from first year halls to a student house is an exciting time, but there are lots of decisions to be made around where you should live, and who you should live with. Here are a few things to consider before signing a tenancy agreement.

Halloween costume hacks

Naomi Soanes

Halloween is one of the most important dates on the student calendar. But a great Halloween costume doesn’t have to be expensive. To give you a few ideas, we’ve put together some Halloween costume hacks.

Your accommodation

Student Source

Each accommodation option has its pros and cons. Student Source talk you through the different student accommodation options available for first years.

How to balance your social life, societies and studies

Jack Webster

Jack Webster, a third year law student at the University of Leeds, has put together some tips and advice on how to balance your social life, societies and studies whilst at university.

The alternative guide to freshers’ week

Naomi Soanes

Over the past few years, ‘clean living’ has increasingly become a part of our everyday culture. So if you want to try something new, we’ve put together the top five ‘alternative’ activities you can take part in this freshers’ week.

Unnecessary costs to cut

Adam Smith - www.vouchercodespro.co.uk

Being a student can get costly at times. Here are 5 ways you can make your student loan go further

Tips for a happy student house

Pia Neave

Moving into a student home can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking time. To help you feel prepared, we have compiled a list of useful hints and tips to get you settled and make your student house feel like home.

Private housing covered

Endsleigh

To help you get on your way, we’ve created a list of some of the key things you’ll need to know about moving into a house.

What is an inventory?

Endsleigh

An inventory is a document which records the condition and contents of a property.

What will I be paying for?

Endsleigh

When looking for student houses, make sure you ask the letting agent or landlord plenty of questions before deciding on a potential new property.

Am I covered under my parents’ home insurance?

Naomi Soanes

When you’re preparing to move to university for the first time, insurance probably isn’t at the top of your priority list. However, it’s important to make sure your belongings are protected

Introducing… The new iPhone X

Naomi Soanes

Apple have just officially announced the new iPhone X. Here’s a summary of the main features.

Four fire safety tips for uni

Fire Protection Online

Fire Protection Online have pulled together four tips on how to stay safe whilst at uni, from how to prevent a fire starting, through to how to stay safe should the unexpected happen.

The true cost of missing stuff

Endsleigh Insurance

We’re all culprits of being preoccupied with our gadgets – but what if they were to break? Watch this video to find out more about the true cost of missing stuff.

How to be a savvy shopper

MandM Direct

With rent and bills eating up a chunk of university loans, some students are finding that basics, such as food and books, have to be sacrificed to make ends meet. Here are a few simple ways of shopping wisely on a student budget.

What are your parents looking forward to?

Naomi Soanes

We asked your parents on Mumsnet what they were most looking forward to about you going to uni – and whilst a lot of parents were mostly looking forward to your weekend visits home, a few had other ideas…

Surviving life in a shared house

Rachel Weaver

Moving into a shared house with a group of your closest friends is a refreshing change after your first year in halls. Rachel Weaver, a student at the University of Leeds, has provided some tips on surviving life in a shared house.

How to organise your money at uni

Naomi Soanes

Here are some tips on how to organise your money at university, so you can enjoy a night out, guilt free.

University bucket list

Naomi Soanes

Whilst the main reason to go to university is to end up with a degree, you’re also there to enjoy yourself and experience new things. Here are our top ten activities to add to your university bucket list.

Stay safe during freshers’ week

Naomi Soanes

Whilst freshers’ week is a rite of passage when going to uni for the first time, it’s also one of the riskiest times as you get used to a new city or campus. With this in mind, we’ve put together our top tips for staying safe during freshers’ week.

Student top tips

Pia Neave

Starting university can be both exciting and nerve-racking. To get ready for the big day, we’ve put together a few useful tips to help things go smoothly.

Driving home for Christmas

Jessie Morris

You’ve submitted your final assignment, packed up your room and are heading home for a few weeks over the festive period. Before you set off, have you thought about your journey, here's five tips to keep you safe when driving this Christmas.

Living in halls

Olivia Hinkley

Before moving into university halls, you probably have an idea of what life in student accommodation will be like. Here are 5 things you might not expect about living in halls.

Best housemate pranks

Pia Neave

When asked to share some of your best housemate pranks, not only were they hilarious, but the amount of imagination and commitment was very impressive!

Love and protect your gadgets

Jessie Morris

It’s difficult to imagine life without a smartphone, laptop or tablet; how would we keep in contact with friends and family or update our social media? We’ve put together our top tips to make sure your gadgets are protected at all times.

Decorating your student home

Pia Neave

After a year in halls, moving into a student house can be really exciting. Here are five ways to decorate the space you’ll be calling home for the next year, without getting out that paint roller (you don’t want to upset your new landlord now, do you?)

Completing your shop for less

John Rowe

Here’s our top tips to reduce your supermarket spend.