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All the latest news, reviews and events.

2017

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Settling In at The Forge U Student Village Sunderland

Settling In at The Forge U Student Village Sunderland. Welcome to a new year at The Forge! Fresher’s week is at its end and you will all be settling in, meeting your new flatmates and making new friends, waiting for your uni lectures to start.

Posted in: North East | Student Advice | Student Life | Sunderland

Choosing your student accommodation

For students coming through the clearing system the choice of student accommodation will have taken a back seat to decisions about university and course. Where you live (and who you live with) is an important part of university life so once your course place is secured you need to start organising accommodation.

Posted in: Sunderland

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Keep Calm on A-Level Results Day

These final few days before A-Level Results Day can be a particularly stressful time. However well the exams did or didn’t go, it is natural to feel nervous as the big day approaches. While it seems as though literally everything is riding on the results and not getting what you need will be the end of the world A-Level results aren’t the be-all and end-all. Don’t believe us? Here are some inspirational quotes that prove we are right!

Posted in: Career | Carlisle | Study | Sunderland

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Top 10 Sunderland Student Highlights of 2015/16

The academic year has drawn to a close and what a year it’s been! Here are our top 10 Sunderland student highlights of 2015/16

Posted in: Events | Nightlife | North East | Student Life | Sunderland