Why students should definitely consider volunteering at a music festival, in between college and university, over the summer

'One guy (who told us he lived in a tree) shaved his beard in our grotty crew Portaloo – which we thought was a little weird'

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The 10th anniversary of Student Pride took place at the University of Westminster in London last weekend weekend and the LGBT community celebrated in style with masses of pink clothing, live music and tonnes of candyfloss.

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It’s Saturday night in Bath – the queues are forming outside the clubs on one of its main streets. As the club rep hands out a leaflet to a young group of lads in rugby colours, one of them gropes her. She neither flinches nor squeals, simply rolls her eyes and hands out the next pamphlet.

Festival season on a budget: Make the most of the last month of summer

With so many voluntary (and even paid) ways to do a festival now, why would you ever pay to visit one again? Here are some tips to make the most of the end of the festival season on a student budget.

Sun, sex and insobriety: Spring Break on Panama City Beach

Every March, over 1.5 million high school and college students flock to America’s leading Spring Break destinations, for a week of unabated and intoxicated excess. Located along Florida’s pristine coastline, in the state’s northwestern region, Panama City Beach is the archetypal playground for the young and carefree, in which their insatiable thirst for revelry is temporarily fulfilled.

6 sensible things you can do to stay safe at university

University campuses might seem very safe due to the friendly atmosphere of thousands of students, but they are often targets for planned crime. After a recent, hilariously unsuccessful attempt in Norfolk to steal a campus cash machine by driving a car into the main building - not even the worst thing that has happened in recent times - here are some things you can do to ensure you stay safe.

Beat the beans on toast: 7 ways to eat out in style on a student budget

Starters, set menus and special offers - there are loads of ways to feed yourself in a fancy way

Five brilliant bars in London that every student should know

To a few pessimistic nitwits, the London Student bar scene is something of an unattractive character of the capital. With fears of overpriced, watered down drinks in an environment so full of hostility and snobbery there is no room left for fun, some foolish students head North, South, East and West to find refuge in some of the more obvious student cities.

Don't let the rain win: Five ways for students to make the most of the bad weather

It's not unfair to say that the UK weather is somewhat unpredictable. We have all made the mistake of seeing a glimpse of sunlight and immediately ditching the trousers for some shorts and sliding sunglasses on. However optimistic you are, though, there's always that true gut feeling where you knew deep down that it is not hot, the sun is not out to stay and in a matter of minutes it will bucket down with rain. So here are a few different things you can do while avoiding the erratic weather.

The best exhibitions for students this year

Art, history, science, fashion: Some of the best free or cheap exhibitions from around the country

Lost in laughter: the audience at a stand-up gig

Some laughing matter: How to get started in comedy at university

University isn't all drinking, parties, and training for a "highly skilled" future career. For some, the experiences and the opportunities that student life offers can take them in unexpected directions, even forging whole new careers entirely.

Many stars are returning to mark the National Theatre’s half-century

Alternative nights out: 10 things to do instead of clubbing which might just save you a hangover

As a student, a lot of time is spent in the Library. When it gets to Friday (or, face it, Wednesday) night, going out clubbing seems like the perfect way to take a break and enjoy yourself. But clubbing can get boring after a while and, although the night itself might be fun, the hangover isn’t. 

After a successful trial in Norwich, could breathalysers be coming to your favourite student night out?

A pilot scheme to test students' drunkenness at club doors could be about to spread to other parts of the country

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