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Lorde’s Royals is the perfect way to herd cows farmer proves

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Massive Attack visit Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: 'All of them have a right to a life of dignity and beauty'

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An underdog's tale: The rise and rise of university dodgeball teams

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Puppies and bubble wrap are a great help, but is academic life causing students too much stress?

Students at the University of Leicester have popped their way through 100m of bubble wrap; at the University of Southampton they were treated to a petting zoo; while Nottingham Trent University provided its students with a puppy room. And all in the name of quelling feelings of stress amongst students as they sit their final exams and submit their last pieces of coursework of the academic year.

Eight ways for students to seize summer - without breaking the bank

Finished exams, long summer ahead and so much you’d like to squeeze in? There’s one problem, money. Students are renowned for being skint, but luckily there are so many ways of travelling and making the most of your summer without breaking the bank!

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Exam season: How to make your library stay as pleasant as possible

It's a dirty job, but we've all got to do it

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Nothing says you’ve arrived at university more than a free packet of condoms stuffed into your freshers’ week welcome pack...

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Get new textbooks, or rely on the library? You could always approach former students to see if they’re offloading their copies…

Your parents' rose-tinted university advice will be useful, but hopelessly outdated. Here's what you really need to know…

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Lights4Fun have simple strings of warm white lights for £2.99 and festive flashing ones in all the colours of the rainbow.

Pricier options can be found at The Fairy Light Company- their natural leaf lights will add rustic chic to your decor but cost £18 for twenty. One for the Christmas list?

It's possible to make your own: boil up leaves in a pan with half a cup of laundry detergent, leave them to simmer for about two hours, transfer them to a tub of cold water, then gently rub the outer layer off with a paintbrush. Leave the skeletons to dry for an hour or so before wrapping them around some plain LED lights using double sided tape and ribbon.

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Our guide to changing four bare walls into a true home away from home - on a budget

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