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Five Netflix sensations that will make you want to change your degree

We’ve all been mesmerised by characters excelling in cracking job roles. And how about those ones who start off as mere minions, only to end up flying high at the top? It can often make you want to change your life to be like them... but for now, a duvet and a passcode is all you need.

How to save yourself from a meltdown when university work gets too

“It looks great on a CV” is a sentence all of us at university have the (mis)fortune to hear nearly every other day. As students we’re currently in that fragile state of mind when we’re not quite sure what exactly will happen with our lives, so our anxiety points us in different directions.

Puppies and bubble wrap are a great help, but is academic life causing

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.

It's not all bad, right? The five best things about revision

Here it comes again. It’s that time of year when students gather all their educational nuts and hide away inside their damp student housing. Stressing out about all things in the future, words such as "cram" and "blag" are thrown around. Depressing Facebook statuses fill newsfeeds with the impending sense of failure, as the prisoners of higher education embark on one of the most challenging times of their university careers. However depressing, here are a few positives.

How to survive exams during the Tube strike

So, as another argument comes to surface between the hapless mayor of London and the providers of one of the best commuting services in the western world breaks out – London students are left without their beloved form of transport.