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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Moving-Out-Tips

Moving Out Tips

The academic year is drawing to a close and once exams and deadlines are over most of you will be thinking about moving home for the summer holidays. Here are our moving out tips for making a smooth move.

Posted in: Student Advice | Student Life

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Revision Tips

With the end of the academic year in sight it means one thing… the end of year exams. This can be a stressful time of year, but can be managed with these simple revision tips.

Posted in: Education | Facts | Student Advice | Study