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All the latest news, reviews and events.

2018

The best apps for university students

The best apps for university students

The best apps for university students. In today’s digital world, most of us rely heavily on apps. From managing our time and checking our social media accounts to catching up on the latest news and even switching our lights and heating on and off, apps really are life savers! Apps are more accessible than ever, and are available on a vast range of devices, such as phones, tablets and smart watches.

Posted in: Facts | Reviews | Student Advice

2017

Received-an-assignment-for-Christmas-Keep-your-focus-with-these-tips

Received an assignment for Christmas? Keep your focus with these tips

Received an assignment for Christmas? Keep your focus with these tips. The Christmas break is a time for festive fun and celebrations with family and friends, but for university students it’s also a period of exam revision and assignment writing ahead of the start of the new term. Keeping on top of coursework is a challenge faced by literally every student at some point or another during their time at university.

Posted in: Holidays | Student Advice

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5 ideas for your pre-Christmas break farewell

5 ideas for your pre-Christmas break farewell. Christmas is almost here, and whilst the break often offers much needed respite from university life, it is important to remember that you’ll be saying a fond farewell to your university pals, people you’ve had the pleasure of sharing the experience with every single day. Having your own Christmas celebration before you all depart is an excellent way to mark the occasion as well as get in the festive spirit for spending Christmas at home. In this blog post, we take a look at just 5 ideas for your pre-Christmas break farewell.

Posted in: Uncategorised

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Should you get a seasonal job this Christmas?

Should you get a seasonal job this Christmas? With Amazon alone hiring an extra 20,000 workers in the run up to Christmas, the number of available seasonal opportunities is on the rise. For university students and young people in particular, seasonal employment provides plenty of perks.

Posted in: Student Advice | Student Life

Part time job or no part time job that is the question

Part time job or no part time job? that is the question!

Contrary to popular belief, a part time job doesn’t have to be bad for your studies. In fact, if managed correctly, part time employment can complement or even enrich your university lifestyle. Particularly during your first year of study, part time employment can unlock a number of benefits, from refining those time management skills that will stand you in good stead for years to come to relieving those money stresses that are so commonly associated with student life.

Posted in: Facts | Student Advice | Student Life

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

Your survival guide to Freshers' Week

Your survival guide to Freshers’ Week

Your survival guide to Freshers' Week
We couldn’t talk preparing for university without mentioning Freshers’ Week, the perfect introduction to university life, whatever your chosen course or university

Posted in: Facts | Funny | Nightlife | Out and about | Student Advice | Student Life

£4 million investment for Sunderland Student Village

£4 million investment for Sunderland Student Village

£4 million investment for Sunderland Student Village
U Student Group have announced a major investment into their Sunderland
property The Forge on Neville Road, U Student have been accommodation
partners to University of Sunderland since 2010

Posted in: News | North East | Sunderland

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What to expect from A-Level results day

What to expect from A-Level results day
The big day is almost upon us! After years of hard work and what seems like an age waiting, A-Level results day is closer than ever. One of the most important, and pivotal, days you’ll face in your academic career so far, we’re certain that you’re of the mind-set that the 17th August 2017 couldn’t come quick enough but with promise also comes that nerve wracking anticipation.

Posted in: Student Advice | Student Life | Uncategorised

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