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Modern student accommodation: The contemporary face of 'digs'

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The hidden dangers in student accommodation

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What life is like for a commuter student

Money worries and mum's cooking can mean some students prefer to commute from home

Do you feel safe in your student house?

Too many students fail to take basic precautions against burglary

10 classic student house arguments - and how to avoid them

Messy kitchens, missing food and unpaid bills: the joys of shared living

Arsenal won their game but lost the TV battle to ‘The Great British Bake Off’ on at the same time

From chemistry to cronuts: The rise of the student baker

Is this the end for Pot Noodles and crisp sandwiches?

9 ways you can pay student bills

Ask not for whom the bills toll (it's you, unfortunately)

Student houses of horrors: A cautionary tale of student rental

Holes in the roof, haunted fire alarms and over-friendly cockroaches; Louise Tompkins has lived to tell the tale

Just a small town girl: What's it like to move from the country to study in the city?

Nothing can prepare you for the move from a small village to a big city for the first time. Except, perhaps, this article...

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