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Sheffield on a Budget – Let the cheap times roll

Welcome to student life So, you have dragged yourself through the painful UCAS application process, you have whittled down your selections, you have jumped through every hoop that the omnipotent Student Loans Company have thrown at you, and you are now finally ready to pack your bags, wave goodbye to your home comforts and embark

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How To Battle The Stress Of A Heavy Workload

Essays. Deadlines. Presentations. Essays. Deadlines. Essays. Essays. Essays. Life at university is tough. It’s supposed to be, of course – if degrees were worthless then they’d give them away (and at £27,000 they certainly don’t do that, do they?). I know when I was at uni, I did that silly thing that I know a

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Your Degree: Should You Work During It?

Before we start answering this question, I just want to make one thing absolutely clear – studying for a degree is a full-time, 35-40 hour a week occupation, and anyone who tells you that you can get away with doing anything less than that is either lying to try and look big, clever or cool,

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Going out tonight? Here’s some budgeting tips.

What’s the great predicament that many students face on a day to day basis at uni? Is it, the subject for their dissertation? Or perhaps when they should get started on their next essay? Nope, and frankly most people who have either been to uni or are attending now will tell you what the greatest

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Student Guide to Sheffield City Centre

About Sheffield If you want to be within five minutes of everything that you’ll need and enjoy the hustle and bustle of cities then city centre living is for you. Sheffield city centre has the advantage of being relatively compact which means that everything you need is within a ten or fifteen minute walk. From

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5 Tips to Help Stave Off Homesickness At University

The experience we enjoy at university can vary widely for each of us. From the friendship groups we make, to the time we spend in lectures, it’s fair to say that we all have a unique experience. No more is this a fact than when discussing the subject of homesickness. While some of us thrive

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The Culinary Delights of Students

If you were to ask any student what they missed the most about home when they moved into student digs, the answer would be unanimous, the home cooking! When you enter the big bad world of student-dom no one quite anticipates just how much effort it is to cook for yourself, especially when it involves

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Housemates From Hell

Finding the perfect housemate can sometimes feel like finding a needle in a haystack, most sharers have had at least one housemate from hell experience. It is inevitable that you will find niggles with your housemates at some point. Things as simple as leaving wet towels on the floor or drinking the last of the

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Sing a Song of Sheffield

There are certain songs that you have heard so many times that the lyrics are practically imprinted in your brain. You sing along to them without really thinking about the words, and not giving a thought to what they actually mean. Now that you are living on Sheffield turf, have another listen to some of

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The Coolest Derelict Buildings in Sheffield

Sheffield’s former status as an industrial hub means there are plenty of amazing derelict buildings hidden around the city which very few of us know about and as abandoned buildings tend to, they photograph pretty amazingly. We’ve scoured the web to find some of the best images of the derelict parts of Sheffield to share

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6 Halloween Events You Can’t Afford to Miss

Halloween is fast approaching and lucky for students, Sheffield knows how to celebrate the holiday in style. Whether you want to be scared out of your wits or just want another excuse to party we’ve put together a list of the very best Halloween entertainment going on in the steel city. Celluloid Screams When: 25th

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A Guide To Sheffield’s Independent Publications

Some people say print is dead but the thriving community of independent publications in Sheffield shows much the opposite. There really is something to cater to everyone’s taste here whether you want to know what’s happening at the arena, read interviews with A-list celebrities, or find out about the bands playing in the backroom of

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Developing Good Study Habits

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You will no doubt have been shouted at to keep your things – your room, your clothes, your dishes, your washing – clean and tidy your whole life. Right from the moment we are born,...

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The 5 Most Annoying Types Of Housemate

Living with people ain’t easy. That’s just a fact. You will remember how many arguments you’ve had with your siblings over the years. They’re your own flesh and blood, and yet there have been countless...

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Dissertation: 3 Tips To Make Your Dissy A Doddle

There are certain milestones in your life that pave the way to adulthood (and then right on through to the grave, but let’s not worry about those yet). Each one is surrounded by its own...

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