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7 things I wish I’d known before university
So I’m well into my second year at university and it’s safe to say that I’ve learnt a few things whilst being here. So I’m well into my second year at university and it’s safe to say that I’ve learnt a few things whilst being here. Looking back, I wish there had been a list...
Home comforts you’ll miss while at university
The thought of moving to university and becoming a student is a very exciting one. The thought of moving to university and becoming a student is a very exciting one. However, when the shiny new lifestyle begins to wear off after countless late nights and too much Tesco value vodka, you begin to miss home...
11 really annoying things people do on Facebook
Social media and social networking sites have taken over the 21st century: it’s unusual nowadays for someone not to have an account on at least one of these websites. Social media and social networking sites have taken over the 21st century: it’s unusual nowadays for someone not to have an account on at least one...
Five rice dishes that you absolutely must make
Long, short, brown or white, rice is an essential staple for a healthy diet. Usually we eat rice as an accompaniment to a curry, stir fry or meat dish. Long, short, brown or white, rice is an essential staple for a healthy diet. Usually we eat rice as an accompaniment to a curry, stir fry...
How to do a Christmas dinner on a student budget
With the end of term around the corner, deadlines a few days away and the festive season in full swing, sometimes as a student it’s hard to find the wintery cheer. With the end of term around the corner, deadlines a few days away and the festive season in full swing, sometimes as a student...
Seven things to do inside on a cold, rainy day harbor_0.jpg
With the cold spell on our doorstep and the winter season just around the corner, it’s time to start spending time inside rather than in the cold and wet wrapped in hundreds of layers and sti With the cold spell on our doorstep and the winter season just around the corner, it’s time to start...
Easily offended? Words which should be reclassified. offensive.jpg
In modern day society, words are dropped with no thought whatsoever as to what they really mean or the effect they will have. In modern day society, words are dropped with no thought whatsoever as to what they really mean or the effect they will have. Regularly me and my friends will call each other...
Britain: A nation of secret chocolate lovers?
Whether it’s dark, milk, white, flavoured, chewy, melted, buttons or bars, there is no denying that chocolate is great. With last week being the offic Whether it’s dark, milk, white, flavoured, chewy, melted, buttons or bars, there is no denying that chocolate is great. With last week being the official chocolate week (yes we have a whole...
A beginner’s guide: seven tips on using Twitter Garrett Heath Twitter.jpg
In recent years, the world has become obsessed with Twitter, using it as news sources, to follow celebrities and to keep in touch with friends and family. In recent years, the world has become obsessed with Twitter, using it as news sources, to follow celebrities and to keep in touch with friends and family. However...
Discover what’s on in Nottingham this weekend
As winter sets in and it’s no longer acceptable to sit in a pub garden all weekend drinking cider and cocktails, we’re all looking for something else to do. As winter sets in and it’s no longer acceptable to sit in a pub garden all weekend drinking cider and cocktails, we’re all looking for something...
Seven ways to annoy your friends on the Snapchat app
Whether you own it or not, you must have heard about Snapchat: you will have talked about whose 'best friend' is whose, and may have even heard a rumour that so-and-so Whether you own it or not, you must have heard about Snapchat: you will have talked about whose 'best friend' is whose, and may...
How to make your room at uni feel like home unilife.jpg
So this time last year, there I was about to embark on a trip that filled me with fear, anticipation and excitement. So this time last year, there I was about to embark on a trip that filled me with fear, anticipation and excitement. The thought of halls brought eagerness to my step but in...
Who are the ten hottest presenters out there?
If you are like me, then instead of doing something productive with your summer, you will have sat (or should I say slobbed) on the sofa, watching TV with endless snacks and drinks (which you unfor If you are like me, then instead of doing something productive with your summer, you will have sat (or...
Reading Festival: Was the experience worth it?
So I’m currently sitting on my sofa, wrapped up in fleecy blankets, wearing a dressing gown whilst eating comfort food and drinking tea. So I’m currently sitting on my sofa, wrapped up in fleecy blankets, wearing a dressing gown whilst eating comfort food and drinking tea. But no, I am not ill or recovering from...
Five things you didn’t know about Portugal
Now you’ve probably heard of Portugal and its capital city, Lisbon. Now you’ve probably heard of Portugal and its capital city, Lisbon. Maybe this is because of Cristiano Ronaldo (the footballer), or maybe because of the beautiful beaches and lovely weather. Situated in Europe and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, it is described as a...
The ultimate itinerary ever for your gap year
Many student take a year out before entering the big bad world which is often referred to as a ‘gap year’. What should you do? Where should you go? And who with? Many student take a year out before entering the big bad world which is often referred to as a ‘gap year’. What should...
Why the Benicassim Festival is worth a visit
When I think of my past week at Benicassim Festival in Spain, a smile drifts across my face but not in a cheesy way. No. When I think of my past week at Benicassim Festival in Spain, a smile drifts across my face but not in a cheesy way. No. In an ‘I had such...
Best cocktails for students to make this summer
Now most students (and I am no different) survive on Tesco Value Vodka, bargain booze wine and good old cider. Now most students (and I am no different) survive on Tesco Value Vodka, bargain booze wine and good old cider. However if you fancy being a little more sophisticated, then why not try and make...
Ways to get some great last minute city breaks
We all know those people that have their annual holiday and then exclaim ‘Well, the summers over now’ when we all know that summer has only just started. We all know those people that have their annual holiday and then exclaim ‘Well, the summers over now’ when we all know that summer has only just...
And the ten worst celebrities of all time are…
The celebrity phenomenon is increasingly becoming stretched due to the new craze of people being famous for being famous. The celebrity phenomenon is increasingly becoming stretched due to the new craze of people being famous for being famous. To me, a great celebrity is someone who has worked for their name, worked their way up...
Top ten stars of rock music who are truly ugly
This summer I will be attending Reading Festival which is typically indie and rock music. This summer I will be attending Reading Festival which is typically indie and rock music. Looking at the line up, I couldn’t help but notice that ‘rock stars’ are notoriously ugly. Long dark hair, ripped clothes and lots of body...
Five Alternative Festivals to See this Summer
With summer around the corner, it’s likely that you’re thinking about what to do and how to make it a good one. I would always suggest going to a festival. With summer around the corner, it’s likely that you’re thinking about what to do and how to make it a good one. I would always...