Author: Zahra Jussab

How to beat the Freshers Flu!

Many people think the freshers flu is just a myth, but fact is… it’s real and believe you me you will wish you had taken this blog a little more seriously. What causes the freshers flu? Lack of sleep Junk Food Alcohol (let’s be honest, with all this freedom, I’m sure you’re downing more shots than you would at home) Mingling – Germ Alert Stress Home Sickness The freshers flu is likely to have you clinging to your duvet, tissue box, paracetamol and the worst of it… antibiotics! So, how can you beat it? Easy, just follow these tips...

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Notes to my first year self

Don’t be nervous, it’s going to be the best year of your life … Travelling an hour to Birmingham, leaving behind (kind of, maybe a little exaggerated) what I’ve called home for the past 18 years, to settle in a city I barely knew for the next four years, I was beyond excited and slightly nervous. I was fortunate enough to be moving in with my friend, while having the rest of my friends joining the same uni and pretty much living in the same block! But like any time of your life, you sometimes look back and think...

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5 Cooking Hacks For the Lazy Student …

Moving to university can be a difficult time. It can be even more difficult when you have no idea what your next meal is going to be or where it’s even going to come from! Don’t fall into the ‘take away’ trap. Do yourself a favour, save your money (and your health!) with these cooking hacks… 1. I’m feeling toastie … Buy yourself a toastie/sandwich maker and fill it up with all kinds of goodness. Invite friends over to enjoy a toastie treat from tomato and basil to Cajun chicken and jalapeno, whatever your heart desires! You can pick up a bargain at...

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Make your room the place to be!

Want to make your room the place to be?! Then why not invest in these 4 nifty things! 1. Wireless speakers It’s likely that while at uni, you’ll be travelling to different city’s with your friends for that infamous night out, so why not invest in some wireless speakers instead so you can ‘turn up’ wherever you are. Here are some great but affordable speakers by JVC from Currys for £29.99! 2. A Projector Well, that’s if you have the perfect wall space for it! A projector will make your room the envy of them all. No need to...

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Halt the packing … or you’ll regret it!

Halt the packing! Read this before you do anymore – you don’t want to forget the essentials when packing. Make sure you don’t forget your essentials when packing, here is a quick checklist you can use to check off if you have some of the most important things you’ll need! 1. Important Documents Before you move in, check you have all the documents your accommodation and university needs. It’s better to prep the documents a few days in advance and to pop a folder of all the documents near the door the night before you are due to leave...

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