Freshers

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.

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.

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…

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.

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?)

Freshers' week

Pia Neave

Nervous about Freshers’ week? Or perhaps excited, but not really sure what to expect? Here are ten things we’ve learnt, which will hopefully come in useful to help you prepare.

Do I get a job at university?

Olivia Hinkley

Being a student can mean that you may be on a tight budget. A big question you might be facing is whether or not to take up a part-time job during your time at university. 2nd year Liv talks through the questions you should ask yourself.

Driving home this summer

Pia Neave

You’ve packed up your student room and are heading home for a few months over the summer holidays. Before you set off, have you thought about your journey? The RAC have helped us put together five tips to keep you safe when driving home this summer.

What to do on arrival day

Pia Neave

Arrival day is one of the biggest days of your time at university and it helps to be prepared. To get you ready for the big day, we’ve put together a few useful pointers to help things go smoothly.

Seven essentials to take to uni

Pia Neave

You’ve been accepted into uni, you’ve found out which halls you’re in and now it’s time to pack. To help you out we've compiled a list of must-have items in order to get you prepared.

Clearing and adjustment

Pia Neave

So you've got your results, and you've either done better than expected or didn't get the grades you needed. Don't panic! Here's what you need to know about clearing and adjustment.

Moving away from home

Betta Living

You’ve been accepted into your dream university, bulk-bought your essentials and are raring to go. There's a few things you may not have thought about before you make your first big move away from home.

Making halls your home

Pia Neave

Here are five ways to decorate the room you’ll be calling home for the next year, without getting out that paint roller.

Student Checklist

Pia Neave

We’ve put together a few useful tips to help you get ready for uni and to help things go smoothly.

Packing for uni

UniBaggage

There’s nothing fun about sorting through all your belongings and figuring out what you need for an entire year. Here are five items you don’t need to take with you to uni on arrival day.

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