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2013

ITS CHRISTMAAASSS!

ITS CHRISTMAAASSS The countdown has already begun, the time where for just one night a year the big man in a red suit climbs down your chimney and leaves you a little present under that perfectly decorated tree. As the noble Noddie Holder once said “ITS CHRISTMAAASSS”. If you’re reading this and have been oblivious…

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U Student Accommodation Operator Embraces Newcastle Graffiti Talent

U Student Accommodation Operator embraces local artistic talent – U-Student are currently developing 386 student bedrooms on the site of the former Tyne Tees Television Studios, famous for productions such as The Tube, Mike Norris for U-Student said “we asked our contractor Northern Developments to post some notices around the perimeter hoarding asking any local experienced…

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racing ahead finale

Last weekend saw the racing ahead finale of the MSA Asphalt Championship 2013. U-Student would like to congratulate Alex Laffey and Jack Morton who have finished 7th in their first season of the MSA Asphalt Championship 2013. Jack also achieved an impressive 3rd place over all in the co-driver rankings ensuring their will be a trophy…

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work experience improves employability

Graduates who have had internships or work experience during their time as students are three times more likely to land a job, research by High Fliers Research has shown. Managing director of the research firm Martin Birchall said “Work experience is no longer an optional extra for university students; it’s an essential part of preparing…

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racing ahead

This weekend see’s the U-student backed rally team, Alex Laffey and Jack Morton’s season come to end on what is sure to be an exciting final at the cheviot stages 2013. The rally is held on the Otterburn military ranges and is the deciding round of the two championships that the team have entered in…

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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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most overused UCAS opening sentences

With the ink barely dried on the multitude of UCAS university applications submitted, potential students may be intrigued to know how they came across on their personal statement and how it affected their offers. Interestingly, UCAS have produced a list of the most overused UCAS opening sentences used in personal statements. Did you go for…

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Racing ahead in the ALMC 2013 rally

Alex Laffey and co-driver Jack Morton had a great performance at the ALMC stages last weekend in Irelend. Team Laffey Motorsport finished 18th (3rd in their class) and are now 10th overall in the MSA asphalt championship. Leading up to the event Alex said, “I am starting to feel much more confident in how I should be…

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