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All the latest news, reviews and events.

2017

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End of year clean up

As exams are finishing and you’re getting ready to move out it’s important to leave the flat as you first found it, and that means cleaning! Here are our tips for the end of year clean up

Posted in: Facts | Student Advice | Student Life

Project Cirrus - World Record Attempts

Project Cirrus – World Record Attempts

Charity starts at home, and U-student are believers in supporting a good cause. Here is one Fundraiser that stood out to us and in support we are going to tell you all about Project Cirrus - World record attempts.

Posted in: Events | News

Film Night

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

Saint Valentine’s Day

Saint Valentine’s Day

Saint Valentine’s Day is an annual holiday celebrated on the 14th of February. It is the day people show their love and affection for others. While in the UK we often send cards and gifts there are many different traditions around the globe to celebrate the day of love. Here are some of our favourites.

Posted in: Events | Facts

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is always a fun filled celebration and comes this year on Saturday 28th January. Did you know that the Chinese zodiac is based off a cycle of 12 animals? This year is the year of the rooster and here are some fun facts to share.

Posted in: Uncategorised

2016

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Christmas post dates

It’s that time of year where the Christmas holidays are not that far off and some of you will want to be sending the cards and presents to your friends and family in the UK through the post. Here are the major Christmas post dates you need to know in order for the cards and presents arrive in time.

Posted in: Facts | Student Advice

christmas-shopping

Christmas Shopping

With Christmas only being less than five weeks away, a lot of people are starting their Christmas shopping preparations. Here are some pointers on getting your Christmas shopping organised and when to get those best deals.

Posted in: Holidays | Shopping | Student Advice | 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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What’s on for Halloween

The nights are getting darker, there’s a chill in the air, the month of October see’s in one of our favourite celebrations of the year – Halloween! There are many activities on and fun and frolics to be had; here is our rundown of what’s on for Halloween.

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

meningitis-awareness

Meningitis Awareness

Students are one of the most at risk groups from meningitis because of the mixture of new people from all over the country meeting and may unknowingly be bringing a mixed bag of new viruses with them. The following advice is from the NHS Choices website but if you or your flatmates do start to feel unwell please be aware of the symptoms and get medical advice as soon as possible. Please share and make everyone have meningitis awareness

Posted in: Facts | Health | News | Student Advice