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Preparing to boldly go where many have gone before?
19 February 2015 02:30 PM
Female students facing financial difficulties at university may have an increased risk of developing eating disorders, according to new research.
13 February 2015 12:55 PM
7am. We fumble for our phones to turn off the alarm. As we squint to focus on the time, no sooner have we realised we had to be up five minutes ago have we opened Twitter to digest our early morning feed.
12 February 2015 01:01 PM
Volunteer work can be a great way to travel. And by this I do not mean the kind of neo-colonial “I as one man will save the entire developing world” type of trip. I mean the kind of program where you trade real labour for free food and accommodation. This kind of voluntary work can range from working on an organic farm, or as a nanny to building walls for a castle.
09 February 2015 01:33 PM
For many students, February marks the end of exam season and beginning of a house-hunting stint. But with the cost of rent maxing out some students' annual loans, it is not the time to be complacent - and panic is not a good substitute.
29 January 2015 04:02 PM
The city's unique opportunities can be a boon to your learning
28 January 2015 12:53 PM
Students spend a lot of their time on the Internet, whether it’s productively researching an essay or endlessly Facebook stalking that girl from Year 10 French. It’s inevitable – most students spend more time glued to their laptop screens than embracing the big wild outdoors.
16 January 2015 11:05 AM
The last thing international students want to face is a government policy making us feel unwelcome, says Nishad Sanzagiri
06 January 2015 03:42 PM
After months of anticipation, a few too many mince pies, and the countless times you were asked "so, how is university?", it is time to exchange home comforts for independence, and bustling festive weeks for cold, January exams. Yet as days turn to weeks, and weeks turn to months, and it is no longer a case of the January blues. Perhaps you're jaded and smiling faces in the prospectus cover aren’t quite so relatable; in fact, nothing seems to be any more. What's happened?
06 January 2015 02:20 PM
The F015 was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday
05 January 2015 02:59 PM
"Calorie counting was a punishing and all-consuming obsession"
22 December 2014 03:59 PM
No matter how much students struggle in their first and second years of university, final-year students always say the worst is yet to come. “Ugh, second year a struggle? Wait until final year – double the essays, double the word count, and if someone messes up? They surrender their place on that grad scheme, start out on a downward spiral and wind up living with mum and dad until they’re 40.”
18 December 2014 05:12 PM
It is hoped the GhostSwimmer can eventually be used in US Navy intelligence and reconnaissance missions
18 December 2014 02:31 PM
Christmas is approaching, which means late-night shopping, seasonal sales and stretched student overdrafts. Ticking off the presents list is always difficult when your pockets are less than lined and you’re buying for the friends and family who have everything imaginable. So instead of reaching for the house swear jar or skipping the in between classes Tesco meal deal, crafted gifts are the answer.
15 December 2014 01:06 PM
With student debt on the rise, more and more people are turning to payday loans. But should they
11 December 2014 04:10 PM
It’s Saturday night in Bath – the queues are forming outside the clubs on one of its main streets. As the club rep hands out a leaflet to a young group of lads in rugby colours, one of them gropes her. She neither flinches nor squeals, simply rolls her eyes and hands out the next pamphlet.
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