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It isn't half nippy outside - and if you're on a budget, it's not going to be much warmer for you inside, either. Here are a few smart ideas to keep warm without breaking the bank on central heating.

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Diseases such as Sars and Swine Flu caught the media's attention, leading to widespread alarm amongst the public

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A unit at Vita's Tinlings site in Liverpool. Overseas students demand high standards

Students with cash drive demand for luxury digs

Off-campus living has changed, and the right properties can be good investments, says Chiara Cavaglieri

A house that works is one where everyone gets along and brings something different to the group

How to pick prospective housemates... with care

This time of year, students lurch between house viewings so desperately they begin to resemble bad husbands on Christmas Eve - driving petrol station to petrol station looking for a decent bunch of flowers. Before you can decide where to live, there’s the unenviable task of pulling together a team of housemates. To avoid sabotaging your next academic year, make your choices wisely.

Finding great accommodation is key to enjoying your time at university - Newcastle students outside Windsor Terrace

How to find great student accommodation

Bryan Carroll, chair of The Universities UK/Guild HE Student Accommodation Code of Practice Sector Advisory Group, shares his tips on how to find accommodation that is right for you

Home comforts for some can mean flowers...

Freshers' Guide: What to take to university

If you're starting university soon - or going back, but worryingly absent-minded - have a good think and read through this checklist to make sure you pack what you absolutely need

Energy-saving light bulbs can cut costs - and they come in different colours too

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Students at the University of Birmingham are among those who push the city to the top of the buy-to-let league

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Buy-to-let houses can be money-spinners in university cities, report Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight

There's plenty of support and advice available to freshers

For many parents, the day their child goes to university is also the first time they have left home. Under any circumstances, that can be daunting, but when it takes them away from their home town, it can seem overwhelming, particularly at the moment you drop off your son or daughter and wave goodbye.

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