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In the deep end: how to stay safe in a student area

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Everyone should grow up watching Ghibli, but, if you didn't, it's not too late to start now. Every young girl has watche...

Shane Dawson: adopting controversy and reinventing YouTube

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6 university societies that need to be a thing

Depending on where you go to university, there are probably a couple of weird and wonderful societies that you can't qui...

Timey-wimey wonder woman: why I'm excited for a female Doctor Who

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Gandhi said it best: "God has no religion"

You would think that being religious predisposes me to the opinion that my religion is right and that I worship the ‘t...

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Erin Brockovich: a gripping drama of a woman's quest for truth

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University is a really exciting time, a fresh start, a chance to have freedom and finally be an adult. But chances are ...

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There's no doubt that Freshers' Week is one of the most highly anticipated events in the student calendar. So exams are ...

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - a cheesy rollercoaster of emotions

Was it a celebration of the Swedish sensation that is ABBA? Yes. Was it cheesy? Very. Did Queens Meryl Streep and Cher s...

LinkedIn 101 : How students can utilise this platform at university

LinkedIn is kind of like the younger, more professional brother of Facebook. When it comes to career prospects, gaining ...

8 tips to help you move from halls into a student house

Going from the comfortability of student halls to a student house does seem daunting  – but it’s not as bad as you ...

Is the Berlin Holocaust Memorial too abstract to elicit an emotional response?

The Holocaust Memorial, erected in Berlin, was inaugurated in 2005; sixty years after the end of the Second World War. I...

4 things you'll have experienced if you've lived in halls

Halls vary at each university, however, what doesn't vary is the experience. University Halls can be one of the most dau...

Transgender bullying is on the rise in schools

Transphobic bullying is common throughout Britain’s schools and colleges. The findings of a recent study by LGBT right...

10 Dittomon plush toys that will fill your life with positivity

Recently I've really been noticing a gaping hole in my life. I've been living in Birmingham by myself (without wifi) fo...

5 things you should know before you start university

So you've finished A-Levels, and only two things are on your mind, summer and of course the magical three years of your ...

Transangels: A celebration of diversity in Essex

Transangels, in South East Essex, is a well-known venue for people from the trans community. TransAngels is a newly esta...

7 ways to make cooking easier if you're short for time

Do you want to cook amazing food but simply do not have the time? There are many ways to cook quickly and easily but sad...

Girls kissing girls: is it cheating or not?

If a girl is in a monogamous relationship, does kissing another girl count as cheating? How does the public view a bit o...

My depressing battle with my depressed mind

I don't remember the last time my mind was silent. It took me forever to open up about my depression, even to myself. I ...

Secret Cinema: Blade Runner experience

Secret Cinema is an absolutely insane experience that immerses you in a world from your favourite films. Without soundin...

Virtual reality is everywhere - but is it worth it?

Virtual reality headsets such as Oculus Rift, Gear VR and PlayStation VR are all the rage – but is virtual reality a b...

Don't make these six mistakes during your internship this summer

You’ll want to avoid making any of these mistakes. So, you've landed a fantastic internship this year. Summer is the o...

7 reasons why music festivals are a little overrated

Nothing screams summer more than sun, friends and festivals. Yes, the festival season is well and truly in full swing. W...

5 books you need to read this summer

There's nothing like getting stuck into a really good book. As someone who is a self-confessed bibliophile, I've compile...

My bullies went to London Gay Pride and I'm not okay

Hate is something that isn't tolerated at London Pride. It all started at school. I never got to “come out”. Well, I...

How to handle Obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder—like all mental health disorders—can make you feel isolated and cut off from the rest ...

How to plan the ultimate summer road trip

It's finally summer. Grab some friends, pack up, and go on a road trip! If you've always wanted to travel so that you ca...

Homosexuality in Islam: why is it considered a taboo in the Muslim world?

According to a survey conducted by Channel 4 in 2016, more than 52% of all British Muslims think homosexuality should be...

What's happening to the LGBTQI population?

Despite statistics revealed by numerous studies, the total population of the LGBT community in the UK remains unclear. T...

Students resort to ‘exploitative work’ to pay off debt

With the increase in student fees, reports suggest students are resorting to extreme measures to make ends meet. Finding...

You won't believe the ice cream flavours that this parlour offers

You scream, I scream... for alcoholic ice cream. Have you ever thought about how great alcoholic ice cream would be? It ...

The WayOut Club: a safe haven for London's transgender community

The WayOut Club is London's leading transgender nightclub. Vicky Lee, co-founder and host of The WayOut Club in London i...

21 times Gordon Ramsay was the most savage person on Twitter

"It's not bad... it's terrible." Gordon Ramsay is known and loved for his savage comebacks on the various TV shows he's ...

3 alternative ways to get work experience this summer

Don't have an internship this summer? Don't panic. Here are a few ways to get that all-important work experience without...

26 things you will definitely remember from Primary School

Although Primary School may feel like it happened many moons ago, there are some things that you will never forget. Here...

How to beat post-graduation blues

The gown, the hat, the ceremony — graduation is the epitome of university life — marking the end, and a new beginnin...

Top tips that will make you ace any internship interview

Summer is the ideal time for students to put the theoretical aspects of a profession into practise. Undertaking an inter...

Things you will remember if you had a Nintendo DS

Nintendogs was the best. Losing your stylus:  This happened on a regular basis. The amount of money my parents forked o...

The ultimate festival packing checklist

As summer looms upon us, so does the festival season. When caught up in the excitement of it all, it is easy to forget e...

The Circuit Laundry struggles that all students can relate to

If you've lived in university halls, you'll know about the monstrosity that is Circuit Laundry. With the last of the fir...

How Brits cope in a heatwave (as told through Twitter)

Let's face it, us Brits are always going to complain about the unpredictable British weather. Often it's too cold, wet o...

6 awesome money hacks for students that actually work

Purchasing that iced latte daily on your way to work? Forking out another £20 for a third meal out with your friends? A...

5 side hustle ideas that you can start today

Summer is here, but everyone who's been to university is well aware of how eager a young adult is to have some money on ...

How to save money when booking a holiday

Holidays are often at the forefront of our minds during the summer. However, money is one of the biggest barriers that m...

10 incredible tiny houses you'll want to live in

Tiny house, big appeal. You might have seen the tiny house trend that's become increasingly popular in recent years. Peo...

9 of the freakiest images found on Google Maps

The world is a strange place, but what happens when the strange places are caught on camera? Wait, aliens don’t actual...

A Hello Kitty bullet train is coming to Japan, and it's beyond insane

Japan is known for its bullet trains and cute things. Put them together, and what do you get? A Hello Kitty-inspired bul...

Transform your social footprint – why every student should be on LinkedIn

The only social media platform that should matter to students. Today each and every one of us has a "social footprint". ...

The Love Island dictionary for dummies

Love Island has taken the world by storm, raking in an astonishing 3.4 million viewers. Together, it unites Britain. We ...

The 10 best beer gardens in Birmingham

With the recent influx in sunny weather, it's difficult to resist the thought of sitting in a beer garden with a cold pi...

The 9 best vintage shops in Birmingham

With vintage and retro garments becoming increasingly popular, it’s no surprise that Birmingham offers an array of vin...

"The Now Now" by Gorillaz: songs so far

Set to be released on June 29th, The Now Now is the British virtual band Gorillaz' latest album. Headed up by Blur's Dam...

Be the person you were born to be: tackling religious homophobia

Religious homophobia is something that we all need to be more aware of. There is help out there for people who are suffe...

Dog mayor retires after four-year service

Pup does politics. While writing our previous article on dogs with jobs, we learned about one particularly privileged po...

Five things nobody tells you about growing up

Growth is a constant state of evolution and a series of changes. The phrase growing up hints to a positive aspect of lif...

These Japanese capsule hotels will freak you out

If you're claustrophobic, you might want to avoid these. This unique Japanese invention is sure to give you a shock. Th...

25 dogs with jobs that will melt your heart

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An ancient road has been discovered under Birmingham city centre

An ancient structure has been found underneath Birmingham - and it's not the first time. On June 19, construction worker...

Dalston Superstore A lively venue for the LGBTQI+ community of Dalston

Dalston Superstore on Kingsland High Street in east London isn’t just for people from the LGBTQI+ community. Founded i...

15 of the weirdest things we've sent into space

They're out of this world. You may have seen a recent news story about something unusual being lost in space. No not a s...

Grab a duster and declutter this summer  - my thoughts on Minimalism

We’ve all heard the famous saying - less is more right? When it comes to minimalism, the essence of this movement is e...

Incredible facts about Koko the Gorilla

In light of the tragic loss of Koko the Gorilla (1971 - 2018), here are a few facts about her extraordinary life. 1. She...

Albums by female artists showing their true selves

Need some inspiration? Want to feel some female power? Here are some albums that present a boss lady who wasn't afraid t...

Films directed by women that will appeal to everyone

There are a growing number of female directors in Hollywood who deserve to be recognised as much as their male peers. De...

Hatsune Miku: meet the virtual diva coming to London this year

One of Japan's biggest pop stars is... a hologram? On December 8th, an overwhelmingly popular Japanese idol will sing l...

Living with a messy housemate explained by 'Queer Eye'

Living in a student house reveals your friends' true selves. And sometimes, that is not pretty. Through the wise words o...

Incredibles 2 is being delayed by a month and it's not okay

Don't worry, we're avoiding spoilers too. Incredibles 2 is finally a reality! The first film came out way back in 2004, ...

Why 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' is worth your time

The first Jurassic Park film is an undisputed classic. It pioneered the art of practical effects, as well as supplying a...

Russia 2018: How to avoid the World Cup

It's that time again. Everyone and their uncle are talking about the World Cup, and no matter how hard you try you're ju...

University education - Is it overrated?

This is the question that everyone is asking. Education is not overrated however there are a plethora of learning build...

6 board games that will revamp your next sober social

Board games are underrated. It's game night at yours and after setting out the snacks, you take a glance at all the colo...

PSA: you can still buy 30 VKs for £21 in Asda

Don't say we didn't warn you. In case you've been living under a rock, Asda has been selling three boxes of 10 VKs, aka ...

Why shouldn't men wear pink?

Why is pink associated mostly with women? This question has always intrigued me, and I wonder why is pink considered to...

Why Polycystic Ovary Syndrome needs more awareness

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects roughly 1/5 women in the UK. I was diagnosed with ...

LGBTQuality content on Netflix

LGBT content in the entertainment world is (slowly) rising to the forefront thanks to trailblazing tv shows like Queer a...

9 Star Wars references in Solo that you probably missed

Because there's a LOT. If you're a Star Wars fan, chances are you've already caught the latest standalone film, Solo: A ...

The top 5 Instagrammable places in Geneva

Surrounded by the snow-capped mountains that Switzerland is famous for, Geneva is a popular tourist destination of its o...

These podcasts are perfect for every type of student

Reading and writing about your subject can be too tiring. Sometimes you just have to let your ears do the work while you...

Hunger for love: why Love Island is similar to The Hunger Games

Love Island is a reality television show which has enraptured the UK. We have to admit that this is not a show that part...

Deadpool 2: An all-out bonkers affair!

Marvel flicks fare spectacularly at the Box Office worldwide. They have a huge fan following, but what is so special and...

5 incredible graphic novels to read this summer

Graphic novels can be expensive to invest in. They're quick reads and many are serialized, so you're often left with a b...

Kit Kat flavours in Japan will shock you

Have a break... have a soy sauce Kit Kat. Kit Kats are pretty ordinary, right? You've got your standard Kit Kat, the Kit...

5 films that will inspire any English Literature student

The average literature student has an insane amount of reading to do, which can be overwhelming. Take a break from the r...

Did Beyoncé and Jay-Z really give tickets away in a car park?

It's okay, we still love them. The power couple have been struggling to fill seats during their On the Run II tour, alle...

3 makeup products you need this summer

Summer is the perfect time to ditch the heavy makeup and embrace your natural beauty. Everyone knows that both heavy mak...

4 ways to make the most of your final year at university

Your final year at university is the most important part of your university career. Whilst you're focusing on your educa...

Choosing charity: Why it pays high to pay low

Charity shops are full of surprises. For a lot of students, being given a lump sum of money in the form of a maintenance...

What you need to know about taking a gap year

A gap year is something to really take time to consider, whilst you're studying at university. It can be filled with ama...

4 easy ways to supercharge your creativity

Stuck in a rut? It’s too easy to wallow in isolation when you find that you're not as creative as you could/used to be...

5 places everyone should visit in Morocco

Summer is here, essays have been submitted, exams are over and its finally time to book a holiday. Morocco is a great su...

How do you make a new city YOUR city?

Moving to a new city can be daunting. So the burning question is 'how do you make a new city YOUR city?' By aimlessly se...

Inside the mind of a twenty-year-old compulsive gambler

Gambling can take control of your life. Oliver Peters* shuffles a cluster of black, red and pink plastic chips in on...

A glimpse into the life of a DJ on the autism spectrum

“It’s like when gamblers win. They keep going until they have nothing left. No matter what it costs them. When I sta...

The summer slump: how to be productive during summer

Summer’s here, but what’s next? The plethora of assignments that were due, the countless hours of caffeine consumpti...

What does love mean anyway?

Love has a different meaning for everyone. For Sylvia Townsend Warner 'love is the only patriation, and without one's de...

The top 5 subscriptions every fresher needs

So it's summer yet again, and the last one before many students will be moving to university to become the new fresh mea...

Tips that will help you actually pass your exams

Exams season is in full swing, so it's time to get into exam mode. Every student feels the struggle when it comes to exa...

Tuition fees: Are we being mugged off?

The whole university system is a mess. Lecturers don't get paid enough. Students are overpaying. Where is all this money...

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino: A flight through Alex Turner’s conscious

The direction of this album has split Arctic Monkeys fans more than any album before. View this post on Instagram "T...

Interview with an independent traveller: Lorna's solo adventure

Lorna Milligan, a 20-year-old from Leeds Arts University, is an independent traveller amongst many in the UK, who has ta...

Eco-friendly student hacks: 7 easy ways to cut out plastic

If you've seen the shocking photos of sea creatures choking on plastic, then you'll know how important it is to cut down...

The £3.99 moisturiser that will cure your dry skin forever

Child's Farm, a brand that has been around for eight years, only became famous about a year ago for its miracle moisturi...

Exciting new vegan food you need to try

Vegan food has never been so tasty. 1. Oumph! mock-meats View this post on Instagram Tried Oumph! Thyme and Garlic yet? ...

How your brain works: 8 crazy facts

Brains are fascinating. Here are some exciting facts about the brain that you can use to impress your friends: 1. The b...

Why seminars can sometimes be frustrating

Have you ever sat in a seminar and felt like an alien? I'm sure we have all experienced at least one seminar at some poi...

8 beauty hacks you need to try

Who doesn't love making their lives easier? Try these hacks out to be blown away. 1. Make your eyelashes look ten times ...

10 things you should do before you graduate

You're only at university for around three years of your life. Here's how to make the most of it. 1. Explore the area Vi...

5 must-watch blockbusters that are being released this summer

So it's nearly the end of uni for most of us, so why not spend the summer catching up on some newly released films. Here...

The leading European music festivals you need to go to this summer

Thinking of going to a music festival with your mates this summer? Although the popular British festivals such as Bestiv...

TSB's customers aren't happy with the bank and here's why

Five days into the IT update, customers want answers and TSB aren't providing them. The bank warned its customers of clo...

Small steps to take when you're going through a difficult time

When you're feeling down, every direction you turn can feel like you're hitting a brick wall. It can make you feel like ...

10 easy ways to make your uni room feel like home

It can be daunting moving from home into halls. However, there are many ways to make your uni dorm feel more like home. ...

5 inspirational films to watch whilst you should be revising

At some point in your student life, I'm sure you've let yourself procrastinate and decided to watch Netflix instead of d...

Should eSports be considered a sport?

The worldwide market for eSports is flourishing as thousands of fans fill up arenas to watch their heroes battle it out...

5 Black Mirror episodes worth watching

If you haven't already seen Black Mirror, chances are you've been living under a rock. The series focuses on what the hu...

8 things I wish I'd been told before starting Erasmus

Before beginning Erasmus, I was excited to experience a new culture, meet new people from all over the world, increase m...

The ultimate Netflix guide to revision procrastination

The dreadful season of revising is upon us, and after hours upon hours, and days upon days in the library, we deserve to...

Making friends at university - first hand experience and advice

For most people leaving school can be scary – and for some teenagers, it can be absolutely terrifying. Universities ta...

3 quick and easy recipes every vegan should know

If slaving away in the kitchen isn't your thing these simple vegan meals will make cooking much easier. More people are ...

Was Balenciaga’s AW18 collection secretly inspired by Joey Tribbiani?

We think so. View this post on Instagram Me this Fall 😍 #howyoudoin #balenciaga #putalogoonit #siduations A post shar...

Why Amsterdam should be the destination for your next city break

Amsterdam is a lot of peoples new found favourite city break and for all the right reasons. The capital of the Netherla...

Here's why you're not seeing results from 'working out'

It can be discouraging when it seems as if you've worked so hard for something, but never see any results. Being informe...

Everything you'd ever want to know about boarding school

 We're not all snobs. When I moved to university after leaving boarding school, I found out that none of my friends had...

How to cope with university blues

Everyone says that university is supposed to be the best time of your life. But what if it isn't? Endless drinking and ...

A petition to pay healthcare students for placement hours

"Is it not the quality of the clinical placements rather than the quantity of clinical hours that make a competent nurse...

4 films every fashion student should watch

There's nothing better than a night in with a good film and lots of snacks. Here are my four top film suggestions that e...

4 surprising St. Patrick's Day celebrations around the world

Here in the UK, we are familiar with the Trafalgar Square St. Patrick's Day celebrations, or perhaps you've spent the ho...

How to pick yourself up when you're feeling down

Feeling down is inevitable at times. I've come up with a list of small things you can do to make yourself feel better, e...

4 myths about Russia that are totally wrong

Russia has been in the news a lot recently. After moving from Russia at the age of 14, I was surprised by some of the di...

Here's why your next food shop should be at Lidl

Can’t decide where to do your weekly food shop? Lidl is the answer and here's why: 1. They have an in-store bakery Vie...

End-of-term stress as told by Leonardo DiCaprio

The end of the term is always a roller coaster of emotions. Thankfully our good friend Leo is #relatable in this tumultu...

Why you NEED to attend The Independent Birmingham Festival this month

The Independent Birmingham Festival is back and it’s better than ever. If you haven’t been to their previously sold-...

Crisis at the Albion - 7 questions with an Albion fan

 It's no secret that the Baggies have been out of luck recently. I sat down with a long time Albion fan to find out wha...

Tips to help you learn a new language

First of all, learning a new language requires lots of patience. So make sure you have the time and energy to put into ...

8 of the cutest Instagram accounts you need to follow

It seems like scrolling through your Instagram feed is a never-ending process of celeb stalking and swooning. Instead o...

McDonald's Monopoly is starting soon and people couldn't be more excited

For many, the best part of the year is Christmas or Easter, but for others, McDonald's Monopoly is the pinnacle month o...

How to get fit and healthy is 7 easy steps

Finding the motivation to make a change to your lifestyle can be hard, but knowing that you're working toward a healthi...

The ultimate whisky distillery guide to suit every student budget

After 11 weeks of drinking room-temperature Frosty Jack's and VKs, it's time to treat yourself to something a bit finer....

Are Gucci trainers worth the price? #GucciGang

The past year has been incredible for Gucci. They are arguably the trendiest fashion brand today. They are so popular th...

Bring Baseball to Britain: The 8 hottest baseball players

Here in the UK, we definitely don't struggle in the department of fit male athletes (hello Owen Farrell and Jordan Hende...

Everything you need to know about the royal visit to Edinburgh

In February the royal couple made their first official joint appearance at Edinburgh Castle. Meghan Markle walked in fro...

Take five: 5 of my favourite music documentaries

If you're feeling too lazy for a full-on film, or simply want to learn more about the history of some of rock's greatest...

5 ways you can make sure you get more sleep

As a student, it can be difficult to maintain a good sleeping schedule. Not getting enough rest is a common complaint we...

These Instagram profiles will make you fall in love with Brum

Although it can sometimes be seen as the concrete jungle, Brum is constantly developing and over the last few years has ...

Kendall Jenner's eleven minute workout

If you want to stay fit—but have no time to do so—then this is definitely the workout for you. Test yourself with th...

How to combat loneliness at university

Loneliness can affect anyone. Frankenstein’s monster said, “When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me.”...

Garry Monk replaces Steve Cotterill as Blues look to beat relegation

Birmingham City has secured the services of former Swansea, Leeds, and Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk, as the Midlands cl...

Birmingham helps the homeless survive Storm Emma

Many of us looked out of our window this morning, hoping to see the blanket of snow that has been covering our cities an...

The people of Britain vs. Storm Emma

This week in the UK, Storm Emma collided with the "Beast from the East", bringing severe weather conditions and causing ...

Tips on how to save money whilst still having a fab time

You’ve got your student loan, your suitcases are packed, uni is about to start but then you check your bank account an...

Oscars 2018: What to watch?

As the 90th Academy Awards ceremony approaches, taking place this weekend on March 4th, you now have the chance to watch...

4 affordable face masks to save your skin this winter

Winter is here and we all know that cold weather can take its toll on your skin. We all want to achieve clear and health...

4 things every girl should know before getting lip injections

Lip injections are a huge trend at the moment, from celebs like Kylie Jenner to numerous Instagram models, it seems li...

5 easy ways to improve your mental health

Mental health, especially among students, is a constant struggle and battle due to deadlines, society pressures and an e...

80's classics that shouldn't be forgotten at pre-drinks

Getting all glammed up, turning up the music, and pouring out the drinks are all key ingredients for a great night out. ...

GIFs that perfectly describe our reaction to this never ending winter

As John Snow once professed, winter is indeed here, and with it, freezing temperatures, flu, and questionable fashion ch...

Flawless American foods that will make you want to book the next flight to the US

It's 5:00 pm and you've just returned home from uni. You're starving, but it's your housemate's turn to cook dinner and ...

6 simple ways to save more money

Even though we're almost a quarter of the way through the year it's never too late to start afresh. We all dream of havi...

University courses perfectly described using Vines

After being at university for a while, you start to notice patterns. Where certain people sit at the library, the way ot...

4 restaurants every foodie needs to try in Birmingham

Not sure what to do tonight? If you are a foodie like me that enjoys eating out in unusual places, then read on! Here is...

6 natural products to switch up your skincare regime

If you are looking for ways to incorporate more natural products into your skincare routine, then look no further. Here ...

Inspirational Instagram accounts to inspire any visual designers

In the past couple of years, I have fallen in love with the world of graphics and visual design. I find myself gravitati...

5 budget friendly Easter destinations

This year Easter is on the 1st of April which is less than two months away. After having two long semesters at universit...

How to up your game for your next job interview

All students need money, and we all know that job hunting can be a stressful task. If you haven't been blessed with a ge...

The best moments from the 2018 Brit Awards

The Brit Awards never fail to provide memorable moments, from Madonna falling off the stage due to a cape malfunction to...

The inspirational women on Instagram that are shaping the future

With the Times Up campaign making headlines in Hollywood and the #metoo phenomenon recognising the need to speak out, so...

KFC shortages expose the true extent of the UK's love for chicken

Wherever you've been this past week, you must have noticed the dilemma on everybody’s minds - KFC has run out of chick...

Why group work at uni is a student's absolute nightmare

Surely, the words "this is a group task" have sent shivers down your spine at some point this semester. We say that grou...

Empowering books to help improve your happiness, mental health and general well-being

Albert Einstein once said that there are only two ways to live your life. The first is as though nothing is a miracle. T...

7 small tattoos with huge hidden meanings

The tattoo craze is in full swing, and you've probably thought about getting one yourself at one point in time. While co...

6 things to keep you busy during reading week

With reading week fast approaching, with no scheduled lectures or seminars, it’s important to split your time between ...

Birmingham student house burgled whilst students were on a night out

Last week a student house in Edgbaston, Birmingham has been ruthlessly broken into and robbed. While the tenants, second...

A step by step guide to the perfect date night

Valentine’s day has been and gone, but that doesn't mean you have to stop trying to impress your other half. Being a s...

You could get banned from McDonald's and KFC

A McDonald's and KFC in the Midlands have hired security staff to keep their customers and staff safe after a rise in an...

6 relaxation techniques for stressed students

Every student gets stressed, and sometimes we need to realise that we just need to take a step back. 1. Breathe Inhale ...

False awakenings and how to prevent them

Often lucid dreaming is talked about as a euphoric experience, and as people long to experience such a state, others hav...

Digbeth: An alternative side to Birmingham

Once the industrial centre of Birmingham, Digbeth is now known as the centre for creativity in the city. From just looki...

How to travel on a student budget

Thinking about travelling, but don't know how to afford it? Have no fear. The idea of travelling may seem costly, but wi...

Interview with an international student

It takes great courage and a huge responsibility to the decision of studying in another country. You leave your family, ...

Best deals in Brum for #NationalPizzaDay

Calling all pizza lovers! Today is National Pizza Day and it's exactly what you need on a Friday. If you are an enthus...

Birmingham's best spots this Valentines Day

It's finally February,  which is home to the 'most romantic day of the year', Valentines Day. Whilst it's easy to overl...

Birmingham: Clearing up some misconceptions

As a Brummie, I have come to know the city very well during my 19 years of growing up here.  Whilst studying at univers...

Exciting new vegan foods you NEED to try in February 2018

As Veganuary draws to a close, it is safe to say that 2018 was the most successful year in Veganuary history, with over ...

5 simple ways you can reduce waste, and save money in the process

With the hashtag '#zerowaste' racking up a massive 756k posts over on Instagram, it's clear to see that the zero waste m...

5 tips to help you make the most of your 2nd year at university

As we all come out of our winter slumber and realise that semester two is fast approaching, it is important for us all t...

The 5 benefits of studying a BA degree

There's a lot of speculation about students who choose to study a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. We're told that we are w...

Survival tips for every international student

“I can do this,” I said to myself as I packed my entire life into a suitcase. I was 17 when I came to the UK to stud...

5 of the best student drinking games

No matter what, you are most likely forced to participate in drinking games at pre-drinks to get you ready for the night...

Chillin' in Leeds: a guide to the spots you need to check out

If you’re lucky enough to be from the north like me, then you’ll know that Leeds is one of those cities that you jus...

Every news story that was ignored because Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle

Prince Harry proposing to Meghan Markle caused a bit of excitement across the media, shall we say. So much excitement th...

The best 2 for 1 cocktail bars in Birmingham

We all love a good cocktail. What we don't love about a good cocktail, however, is the flippin' price. And as students, ...

The 16-25 railcard has been extended in a bid to win over millennials

It has been announced that the 16-25 Railcard is being extended and so now people under 32 will be able to get a third o...

Are you ready to spice up your life, again?

As well as being one of the biggest pop bands of the 90’s, The Spice Girls were also one of the biggest trendsetters o...

Why we're so over Black Friday

It's official: Black Friday went and took the 'yay' out of Friyay. Yes, we went there. And we mean it. Sorry to be a buz...

10 tips to help you how to ace every networking event

You've made it to university and now its time to start creating a brand for yourself. This could involve many things lik...

The special snowflake of university: the disadvantaged student

In light of a recent controversy at the University of Birmingham, where an undergraduate student wrote to the Guild of S...

Are we experiencing a university epidemic? And does it need to be brought under control?

This article needs to begin with a statement- it's a statement that we never read, and it's a statement no one ever actu...

A secret Santa for the Twitter folk of New Zealand

The Secret Santa tradition is very popular all over the world, but now it's taken to a whole new level to connect people...

5 must-have gifts for book lovers

Book lovers make easy gift receivers. What better to get a book lover than - not only a great story - but a great story ...

A/W 17's out-there trends & how to make them work for every day

Whenever another Fashion Week month rolls around, we witness an eclectic, genius display of every new trend to grace the...

Every Instagram a University of Edinburgh student should post

You're lying just a little bit if part of the reason you went to Edinburgh Uni wasn't because it's hugely Instagrammable...

Secret Santa like you've never seen before

Winter is here and as Christmas is approaching, everyone is getting excited about the seasonal events, rituals and the C...

Welcome to Selly Oak: every #relatable horror Birmingham students face

Ah, Selly Oak: the hellish neighbourhood many Birmingham students will have forced upon them as 'home, sweet home' for a...

Get your brunch-fix: the most Instagrammable cafes in Oxford

Brunches epitomise us millennials. As a student in Oxford, the prospect of brunching can be the perfect way to dress dow...

Household items or cheap and easy beauty hacks?

Let's face it beauty products can be quite pricey. These cheap and easy beauty hacks won't just soothe your skin, but wi...

Queer Everywhere: The graffiti artists telling you its OK to be yourself

New York, Paris, Brighton, Shoreditch, Birmingham, Manchester. These are just some of the places that the group The Mask...

Makeup tricks to make you look like you've put the effort in

Not all of us have the time or the effort to wake up early to wack on a full face of makeup. Whether it's because you ca...

Apple are now storing your bra pictures in a separate folder

People are outraged at the discovery of the fact that your iPhone recognises your bra photos and stores them in separate...

Christmas Adverts 2017: Who comes out on top?

The Christmas advert has come a long way since its inception with adverts becoming more meaningful, bigger and cinematic...

Stock up your makeup bag these 9 items for under £10

As a student, you need to watch your budget. So whilst it might be tempting to spend your entire student loan on makeup ...

Highways England's unique price tag on student rider safety.

Riding your motorcycle without protective clothing could cost you more than you think. Highways England has launched a n...

Missguided are now showing their models' stretch marks and we love it

Most women have either stretch marks or something they deem as an imperfection on their body, and there’s nothing wron...

17 situations every retail worker has experienced

Working in retail is definitely an experience. But it's not all doom and gloom, it's easier to get a job in this field, ...

Tips to book a holiday on a student budget

Being a student is hard, we have limited amounts of money, everything is 500% more expensive than a few years ago and tr...

How to match your brows with your hair no matter the colour

Eyebrows are everything and Kat Von D is the queen of almost every beauty guru out there. Her super high coverage founda...

5 items bargain loving females will adore

We all love a good bargain. Maybe you've discovered a makeup dupe, or you've just used a hefty discount code on somethin...

How to wear red this season when you're fully terrified of bright colours

The colour red fired up the runways at London Fashion Week in September. Everyone from Gucci to Topshop Unique sent spla...

A guide to the best hidden bars in Birmingham

There are plenty of bars dotted all over Birmingham. If it's your first year living in the city or if you haven’t rea...

Independent London: a micro guide to the best of the capital

London is a cultural melting pot of vivacity: abuzz with life, the UK's capital city is the place to be. If you're lucky...

10 Stranger Things gifs that perfectly describe every day at university

The hit Netflix series Stranger Things has just released its second season, which we're all very excited about. Perfectl...

Top picks from The Midlands Fashion Awards

Keeping up with upcoming trends can be difficult. Events like The Midlands Fashion Awards are a great place to gather in...

How being a fan of One Direction has benefited me

One Direction were a big part of my life from 2011 up until early 2016. I went from being a huge fan of Liam to Zayn, to...

The benefits of living in the West Midlands

If you’ve lived here your whole life or have recently moved up to The West Midlands for university, then you’ll know...

Twitter has increased their character limit and people are going crazy

Twitter has increased their character limit from 140 to 280, and it came into effect for all Twitter users in Britain wi...

Bristol's best vintage shops and how to find them

Wherever you move in the country to head to uni, there's a certain stereotype to fill the shoes of. Maybe we think that ...

These Barbie dolls are guaranteed to have better hair than you

Barbie dolls aren't just for kids. Rafinha Silva— an artist from Brazil—transforms regular Barbie dolls into Instagr...

10 student-friendly bars and restaurants in Liverpool

Liverpool is a perfect place for students who love all things alternative. Starting with breakfast, and ending with afte...

Affordable feel good fashion for AW17

With autumn already here and with winter peeking around the corner, here's a list of winter warmers to get you set up fo...

Become a fashionista with The Midlands Fashion Awards

The Midlands Fashion Awards hosted their 10th year anniversary event at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre...

13 high-end cruelty free makeup products that you need to try

We're all guilty of watching countless reviews of high-end makeup to see what's worth buying. With most products being w...

The most Instagrammable places in Birmingham

Birmingham isn't given enough credit. There are plenty of amazing places that you can find hidden within the city. From ...

6 simple ways students can spice up their wardrobes

As winter approaches and you start to feel the cold, it's easy to choose an old woollen jumper over a more stylish outfi...

Save money with these student friendly loyalty cards

We all like discounts and freebies. Save yourself some money by signing up to the many loyalty cards that are currently ...