Lincoln bucket list: Christmas Market

There’s a little less than two weeks to go before Lincoln’s annual Christmas market returns to the city. Every year, for four magical days, the entire uphill area of Lincoln is turned into a winter wonderland and no degree at the University of Lincoln is complete without at least one visit during your time here….

How to do Christmas as a student

Finally, the John Lewis and Coke-Cola adverts have hit the tellies and the mad rush for an even more festive Christmas than before has arrived, but now you’re a student and you cant rely on mum and dad to buy gifts on your behalf or to cook up a delicious turkey, so what do you…

Buying Christmas presents without going bankrupt

Everyone knows that Christmas is an expensive time of year. More so when your student loan is dwindling, and you’re waiting desperately for that next Student Finance text so that you can afford the fancy pasta again. Christmas parties, Christmas food and decorations can all increase the financial burden at this time of year. And…

What to ask in a house viewing

Chances are, you’ve probably never had to go on a house viewing, ask all the important questions, get all the details and then make the decision to live there. House hunting season comes around quickly at university, and as a fresher, it’s just a mere few months before you must decide who you’re living with…

Learning to drive while at university

Initially I wanted to pass my driving test before I came to university so it was done with and I didn’t need to worry about it while I was here, the cost and the stress of it; unfortunately things didn’t work out that way and when I came to Lincoln for first year my green…

What it’s like living in a studio flat

Deciding to live alone is a big step and there are lots of things to consider. What will it be like? Will you get lonely? Will you ever meet new people? Here are some of my experiences and things to consider about living in a studio flat. No mess…kind of It’s great not having to…

Managing time when there’s none to spare

We all know one of the most difficult things about getting used to University is learning to manage your time well. Getting the right mixture of work and fun, and then there’s the added difficulty if you have a part-time job. It can be a tricky feat getting them all balanced in the right way,…

Break-up blues and how to fix them

If you’ve ever been through a break-up, you know it is a difficult time. Regardless of how long you were together, who broke up with who, how much you loved them, if it was long or short distance, it still is going to hurt.. a lot.  Of course, the added stresses of life, university and…

Student discount round-up

The first thing every student should look to do would be getting student discounts. They help out massively with keeping costs down and mean that you don’t have to compromise on things that you enjoy. So here is my round-up of the best ways to get a discount and what some of their best offers…

Wearing exercise clothes should count as exercise…

Exercise isn’t really my thing. I’d rather sit on the sofa, eat biscuits and watch ‘Friends’, than go on a run. But exercise doesn’t just mean getting the perfect #gymselfie, you can still stay fit even if the thought joining an organised sports team leaves you cold! Walk everywhere! At university, you don’t have much…

Should I get a part-time job

Many students question whether they should look for a part-time job while they’re studying. While the possibility of having extra money seems like a no-brainer, there are other things to consider when choosing to work while at university or not. Here are a few things to get you thinking whether working is for you! Flexibility…

If only Gordon Ramsey was around to help with the cooking

by Samuel J Steers – first-year journalism student Leaving school is a bit strange. Suddenly, after two years of extremely hard work and lots of exams have finished, you’ve become an adult, and it’s time to enjoy the summer by lazing around in a dressing gown all day, not getting out of bed until tea…