As well as the late nights, later mornings and the free pass to do (almost) everything, university has plenty of potential pitfalls for freshers.
Most people of university age haven't worked for a long enough time to have significant savings they can live on while they study. It's especially important now to figure out which bank you want to open a student bank account with, as you will likely stay with them for a long time.
You're a student, so you're poor: The two go hand-in-hand. We are worried about you. So we've put together the 10 best money-saving tips for students.
Freshers' week is, no doubt, already an event in your diary that you don't want to miss. It's a time of fun, frivolity, frolics; however, it is also a time of organisation, observation and order. Here are 17 things to remember to make your freshers' week fun and productive...
Whilst the government, banks, companies and most consumers are cutting back on borrowing, over half a million students are heading off to university this year with the prospect of taking on an average debt of £53,000.
Chances are the biggest problem you will encounter when you start university will be a bout of Fresher’s flu and an inability to find your lecture theatre. But if something more serious does happen, these websites exist to help you.
The cold welcome of a bare room in halls is sure to put even the most confident undergrad on edge. But with a little inspiration, it won’t be long before your future home no longer resembles a cell-block, honest!
Universities ignoring binge drinking culture and failing to protect students' wellbeing, say teachers
06 March 2013 05:46 PM
Survey of school leaders finds universal concern over pastoral support offered at higher education institutions
06 March 2013 12:57 PM
Demand for student rooms is picking up again after the huge uncertainty triggered by the Coalition’s introduction of £9,000-a-year tuition fees, according to the boss of the UK’s biggest accommodation provider.
05 March 2013 12:18 PM
Time's ticking on your applications, and if you've not written them yet, it's time to get weaving. Let student finance expert David Ellis show you how.
01 March 2013 02:52 PM
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27 February 2013 10:21 AM
Not every degree leaves you languishing in lectures for three years. Third-year zoologist Tamara Williams' studies have taken her to Ecuador so she can get up close and personal with rain forest life.
26 February 2013 02:45 PM
Beat the kebab cravings and the nights spent spooning spaghetti hoops from the tin with these six incredibly simple-to-make recipes
26 February 2013 10:31 AM
University life always has its ups and downs. Getting away from home, meeting new people, and being free to do whatever you want is juxtaposed against exams, masses of reading, and a near-constant stream of coursework deadlines. However, these advantages and disadvantages are at no point more polarised than during the elections period, where students campaign to become the people to lead the Students’ Union for the next academic year.
21 February 2013 03:15 PM
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is celebrating its 200-year anniversary this year, and is still regarded as one of the country's favourite novels, coming second place in the BBC’s Big Read mission to find the nation’s best-loved book.
21 February 2013 11:36 AM
They say that university years are the best of your life, but which year was the best of your university life?
20 February 2013 10:07 AM
When I moved away from home, to a new city, with new people I thought I was about to start one of the most exciting periods of my life. What I didn’t expect was that after four months I would be experiencing not only the high life of university but also the anxiety of OCD.
20 February 2013 09:35 AM
University: it is depicted in the media as one long, unending party and the chance complete the ‘essential life experience’ of activities before graduation. Everyone expects young people to be euphoric on the university experience and for many, this is not far wrong.
15 February 2013 01:03 PM
News that Exeter’s Safer Sex Ball will be cancelled seems to have left campus disappointed and dissatisfied with the Guild’s decision. The SSB has been one of the biggest events in the student calendar for the past twenty-one years, a staple of Exeter students' bucket lists, and seen as a must-do student experience.
15 February 2013 12:42 PM
On the top floor of some some pub, my new friend pushes me for an answer. “Well?” he asks, “What’ll you be giving up for Lent, then?” I consider it for a moment, giving in; “Drinking in moderation.” ‘And’, I add to myself, ‘talking to strangers.’
15 February 2013 10:00 AM
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
14 February 2013 03:06 PM
In this season of fluffy teddies holding giants hearts, Helen and Katherine Burch argue the pros and cons of being a plus-one or single figure
Top ten easiest meals for students (or anyone else for that matter) to cook
The 20 best things to do this summer 2012
Ingenious ways of making money, without even having to get up off your backside
Young, dumb and disenfranchised: Why we should look to the next generation to build a better Britain
Dropping out of university: It's not the disaster you think it is
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