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Get that look: Student fancy dress essentials

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UEA's student union building

UEA's union under threat from significant funding shortfall

Even though it has just been voted Britain's best university for student experience, UEA's student union is facing large funding cuts. Davina Kesby investigates

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This ruled paper notebook has a retro feel with a kooky typewriter illustration. Also featuring the Spanish for notebook on the front, this is definitely one for any self-respecting arts student.

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1. Typewriter notebook

£5, paperchase

This ruled paper notebook has a retro feel with a kooky typewriter illustration. Also featuring the Spanish for notebook on the front, this is definitely one for any self-respecting arts student.

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Top ten essential stationery for students

Whether you're a pen and paper person or a digital demon, we've compiled 10 of the best stationery essentials and accessories to make sure that you can be the envy of the library and study in style

High tuition fees boost school leaver schemes and apprenticeships

In the wake of rising university fees, school leaver schemes and apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular with both students and recruiters. Universities have seen a downturn in applications and it seems that students are starting to look at options outside of the university route.

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