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Student housing checklist: The six things you must remember

Far too often, students are treated like scum by letting agencies and landlords. A lot of student unions are running campaigns to shame bad agencies, but there’s still a long way to go. This perpetual culture of swindling naïve and inexperienced students isn’t coming to an end anytime soon and the best way to protect yourself is to know your rights. Help yourself out by thinking pretty hard about the landlord, the letting agency, the housemates, the area, and the contract itself.

7 things to do while waiting for your wifi to be connected

The transition period between the freedoms of summer to the beginning of another university year is hard enough. Home comforts, freedom and a diary free from coursework is exchanged for an overpriced flat, an empty fridge and (worst of all) a life without wifi.

How to stay warm in student accommodation

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.