The first week of your new university life can be terrifying but Elsa Vulliamy's tips can help get you through it
Remember, everyone's in the same boat as you
Getting a handle on your finances may not be exciting, but it’s an essential skill
Find out how students can take full advantage of being the bank’s favourite customers, without getting stung
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Preparing to boldly go where many have gone before?
14 August 2014 03:28 PM
If you plan to take time off before university or work, Jessica Moore offers some options that could enhance your CV
11 August 2014 12:16 PM
With so many voluntary (and even paid) ways to do a festival now, why would you ever pay to visit one again? Here are some tips to make the most of the end of the festival season on a student budget.
11 August 2014 11:55 AM
Undergraduate accommodation has come a long way since the dreary rooms of your university years
10 August 2014 03:48 PM
Presumably the singer didn’t foresee the mesmerising affect her music would have on cattle
06 August 2014 03:47 PM
After a rather brilliant and quite terrible trip last summer, Katherine Burch and John Harrison fill you in on where to go, and what to avoid at all possible costs and then avoid some more
03 August 2014 12:54 PM
'Of course sometimes s*** goes down when there's a billion dollars on an elevator,' she sings in a new remix
Massive Attack visit Palestinian refugees in Lebanon: 'All of them have a right to a life of dignity and beauty'
29 July 2014 02:58 PM
The band will stage a fundraising concert in the country this evening to raise money for the ambulance service in Gaza
11 June 2014 12:10 PM
Dodgeball is a word more commonly associated with Ben Stiller, quirky characters and easily quotable material, rather than the competitive sport, growing in popularity, that it actually is.
04 June 2014 11:24 AM
For culture - Riga, Latvia
28 May 2014 12:46 PM
What’s the big draw?
27 May 2014 12:49 PM
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.
21 May 2014 11:55 AM
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!
19 May 2014 12:04 PM
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13 May 2014 01:34 PM
It's a dirty job, but we've all got to do it
Nothing says you’ve arrived at university more than a free packet of condoms stuffed into your freshers’ week welcome pack...
Your parents' rose-tinted university advice will be useful, but hopelessly outdated. Here's what you really need to know…
Freshers' Week can really help to ease you into living away from home – if you do it properly
Hints and tips for your first term of freshers from a fully fledged graduate
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.Another idea is to find cheap lampshades and customise them with bows, buttons and your own print designs." onclick="location.href='http://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/10-top-tips-to-turn-student-halls-into-home-8776848.html';"/>
Our guide to changing four bare walls into a true home away from home - on a budget
It's not the end of the world if you didn't get a room in halls - in fact, you're going to have as much fun wherever you live
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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