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Maddy Orr

Finding the perfect student house

Finding a good place to live can be a tough task. There are lots of factors to consider in order to find the perfect flat or house, so we’ve written out this guide to help you make smart choices when it comes to your house hunting this year. […]

Top 10 Award Show Mishaps of All Time

So I’m sure you’ve all seen the footage from Madonna’s little cape incident at the Brit Awards last night. This inspired a post about the top mishaps at award shows (and it was tough to determine what the top 10 were, because there are so many!) 10. When Beyonce’s […]

4 benefits of traveling young

Today I was sat in my living room having a conversation with my flatmates about the benefits of traveling. The topic is a common one in my house, as the girls I live with are all keen travelers who all have holidays planned for this year, and I’m […]

The Results Roller Coaster

We know that results week can be stressful. And we know that the next couple weeks will be filled with highs and lows for students. But there are 6 things that you must remember as you get your grades back. 1) Your marks are not a reflection of […]

7 Q’s to ask potential flatmates

Choosing who you will live with is a hard choice. It’s like getting into a relationships, except you sleep in different rooms. Sometimes, it’s more of an arranged marriage in which you have no choice in the matter (like halls, for example, or living with international student who […]

Welcome back, 6 Nations Rugby

Today, two big things happened. First, first term officially ended with the last of exams taking place. Time to enjoy the weekend and take some time to relax before the second term starts on Monday morning! Second, the 2015 6 Nations Rugby season started today, with England and […]

I’ve got a blank space baby

Assessments and exams are coming to an end. Term 1 is in the books, and we’ve all got a few days to relax before diving into the second term. So what should we do with this blank space in our diary? Sleep. But once you’re done with sleeping, […]

Referencing tools to save your life

Ok maybe the title is a bit of an exaggeration. These tools won’t save your life, but they’ll save you time, effort, and the stress of making a bibliography the old-fashioned way. Citing and sourcing is the hands down the worst part of any school assignment. But it […]

5 tips to survive university

Staying on task can be tough. The assignments add up, the days get shorter and the to-do lists are many pages long. Follow these 5 steps to stay on track and still have time for sleeping, Netflix and friends. 1) Have a bedtime This may seem like something for kids, […]

Keeping up your New Year’s resolutions

The New Year means three things: packed gyms, more healthy food in the fridge, and some new ideas about being a “new you”, whether that means maintaining a better budget, drinking less, finding a job, improving your grades in school, or some other self-improvement goal. The issue with […]