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2017

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

a level results day

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

end of year clean up

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

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