Social media – Dos and Don’ts

As a millennial, it goes without saying that we share most of our lives on social media – both the exciting and the boring days. However, as a student, especially if you’re hoping to get a job at the end of it, you always need to be sure that you’re happy for what you’re posting…

Cooking tips for the not-so-culinary-inclined

Let me be honest, I’m never going to be the next Jamie Oliver. I dread to think what Gordon Ramsey would say about my food. I don’t have a leg to stand on when I make fun of Great British Bake-Off mistakes. I sent innumerable texts to my Mum in the first term, spamming her…

Nights out for non-drinkers

Who says you need alcohol to have a great time? Well, those often nursing mean hangovers after a night out. Although there’s nothing wrong with drinking, you can still have all the fun minus the inevitable headaches. Lincoln does have a great nightlife, but it isn’t for everyone, so why not try something a little…

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…

Beating the blues

Moving away from home for university can be tough. Even if you are always out and about meeting new people and enjoying student’s life to the fullest, there’ll be bad days. Days you wish you could close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, then open your eyes and magically find yourself back at home,…

Battling Fresher’s Flu

The start of a new term will bring inevitable warnings about keeping good health and trying to persevere through a classic case of ‘Freshers Flu’. Cautions about alcohol consumption and stocking up on vitamin C will come thick and fast for new students especially, so here are a few tips to prevent and cope with…

Budgeting

There are lots of scary and exciting parts of coming to university, and the feelings of freedom and independence incorporate both emotions. A significant part this independence includes taking care of your own finances, and speaking from experience, most eighteen-year-olds haven’t had to budget much – especially in order to pay for rent and food…

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…

Long distance relationships at university

If you’re reading this, you’re either in a long-distance relationship, in a relationship and about to move away or just curious about the trials of young love, either way, I am here to tell you there is hope, and long-distance doesn’t have to suck so much. Just to add context, I have been with my…

Transitioning from first year to second year

So you’ve got a house to live in next year and you’re moving out of student halls – your emotions may be mixed about this but it is going to be good, trust me. No more fire alarms at 2am and (hopefully) no more loud parties down the corridor when you’re trying to sleep. Living…

Preparing for your move into Junxion

Junxion is by far the best of all the student accommodations (there is a chance I’m biased). It is closer to uni than many of the halls, right opposite the library and in perfect view of the student union bar and nightclub – this is useful for spotting any spare seats outside when it’s hot, and keeping…

First Year: Things to Remember

They say time goes fast when you’re having fun. Well, whoever “they” are, couldn’t have been more right. This first year of university has now finished, I completed my last exam and have said goodbye to my first university accommodated room – which in itself, was sad enough. You wouldn’t think saying goodbye to my…