Staying safe on a night out

While studying at university, it goes without saying that your days are rarely 9 am to 10 pm. You may discover that your evenings can be just as busy as your afternoons, if not more so. Student nights across the city have meant going out midweek can be great, as enjoyable as early morning adventures…

Student cooking – the guilt-free takeaway

By my 18th birthday, I could comfortably travel alone, unblock a kitchen sink and detect whether milk had expired before I drank it. One thing I wasn’t very good at was cooking. As I watched my mum prepare our roast dinner, I never understood how she could peel a potato so quickly without catching her…

Student accommodation – Home away from home

I’ll admit, I was initially concerned that the convenience of on-campus accommodation would mean less effort being invested in the rooms available to first-years. However, whilst apprehensive, I wanted to give Courts a go and now I dread having to leave this summer. Living with five new people was in some ways more daunting than beginning…

7 ways to transform student accommodation into your cosy quarters

Student accommodation is designed to be simple yet versatile. Each room begins as a blank canvas and making your room your own is one of the best ways of settling into university. Here are 7 ways to decorate your new flat to transform it into your cosy home from home: Add a touch of colour: If…

10 things I’ve learned from living in student accommodation.

It’s not too long until you’ll be moving into your new flat or house, some of you for the first time, so here are a few things I picked up from my first year living in student accommodation. 1 – YOU WILL MEET A WHOLE LOT OF NEW PEOPLE, NOT ONLY YOUR FLATMATES Get used to walking…