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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 ...

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...

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

Featured image: sitthiphong / Shutterstock.com The dreadful season of revising is upon us, and after hours upon hours...

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 peopl...

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

We think so. Me this Fall 😍 #howyoudoin #balenciaga #putalogoonit #siduations A post shared by siduations (@siduation...

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 i...

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 frien...

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 drinkin...

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...

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 ...

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

Featured image:  Attila JANDI / Shutterstock.com Here in the UK, we are familiar with the Trafalgar Square St. Patri...

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 bet...

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

Featured image: Vytautas Kielaitis / Shutterstock.com Can’t decide where to do your weekly food shop? Lidl is the an...

End-of-term stress as told by Leonardo DiCaprio

Featured image: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com The end of the term is always a roller coaster of emotions. Thankful...

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

Featured image: UAV 4 / Shutterstock.com  It’s no secret that the Baggies have been out of luck recently. I sa...

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

Featured image: JStone / Shutterstock.com It seems like scrolling through your Instagram feed is a never-ending proces...

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 m...

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 h...

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 ...

Are Gucci trainers worth the price? #GucciGang

Featured image: shezimanezi / Shutterstock.com The past year has been incredible for Gucci. They are arguably the tre...

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...

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

Featured image: Fabio Diena / Shutterstock.com If you’re feeling too lazy for a full-on film, or simply want to ...

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 ...

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...

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 d...

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 wit...

The best moments from the 2018 Brit Awards

Featured image: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com The Brit Awards never fail to provide memorable moments, ...

Time is ticking for Blues boss after 5-0 thrashing from Brentford

As BCFC thought a corner had been turned in a disappointing season, Brentford leaves another dent in a disastrous campai...

The inspirational women on Instagram that are shaping the future

Featured image: Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com With the Times Up campaign making headlines in Hollywood and the #metoo ...

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

Featured image: natthi phaocharoen / Shutterstock.com Wherever you’ve been this past week, you must have notice...

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 s...

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. Wh...

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. Bei...

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...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 tha...

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 t...

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

Featured image: Henrykc / Shutterstock.com If you’re lucky enough to be from the north like me, then you’ll know ...

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

Featured image: Lorna Roberts / Shutterstock.com Prince Harry proposing to Meghan Markle caused a bit of excitement a...

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 a...

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?

Featured image: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com You will see in 2017’s fashion industry that there are...

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....

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 thin...

The special snowflake of university: the disadvantaged student

Featured image: Yuangeng Zhang / Shutterstock.com In light of a recent controversy at the University of Birmingham, wh...

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 o...

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 ...

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 ...

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 hug...

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

Featured image: Ceri Breeze / Shutterstock.com Ah, Selly Oak: the hellish neighbourhood many Birmingham students will ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

10 Stranger Things gifs that perfectly describe every day at university

Featured image: Anton_Ivanov / Shutterstock.com The hit Netflix series Stranger Things has just released its second se...

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

Featured image: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com One Direction were a big part of my life from 2011 up until early 20...

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...

These Barbie dolls are guaranteed to have better hair than you

Featured image: JuliaGrin / Shutterstock.com Barbie dolls aren’t just for kids. Rafinha Silva— an artist from ...

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...

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 prod...

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....

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...

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 ...

Scotland’s first Chihuahua Cafe opens in Edinburgh

Deadlines are approaching, stress levels are rising and your brain is going into overdrive. We all know that it’s impo...

12 alternative days out in The Midlands

The Midlands has plenty to offer, so you have no reason to be bored. If you’re tired of always going to the cinem...

The best free art galleries for students in London

If you are an art student or just an art lover who loves spending their days walking around art galleries, you’ll defi...

19 GBBO gifs every student will definitely relate to

Who doesn’t love to sit in front of the TV whilst watching people bake the most appetising foods ever? Here are so...

Cheeky discount tips: how to do Brum on a budget

As students, with dwindling student loans, rocketing rent prices and no spare time for a job on the side, it’s safe to...

13 moments everyone in a relationship has experienced

Most couples have had their fair share of weird moments they’ve experienced together. Here’s a list of 13 of...

The student guide to skin care on a budget

University can be a stressful time for some of us and, amongst all of the assignment submissions and portfolio research,...

Let music live forever: best independent music venues in Manchester

Mancunians, the proud creators of the worker bee, have birthed just a couple musical geniuses in their time. You know, O...

Every time being an English student is the worst

Ah, the good old English degree. The one course, with increasingly little contact hours, that makes every student from e...

Top vegan friendly spots in Birmingham

Vegan-friendly restaurants are becoming more common as we grow more aware of our choices. While not everyone might want ...

Eight things you need to stop worrying about when you’re at university

University is a massive step from college/sixth form. Not only does the workload increase, but you need to take more res...

Tasty and affordable places for students in Plymouth

As students, we can’t always afford to go out for a cooked meal. We normally have to accept that it’s either going t...

Why commuting to uni is amazing and the worst at the same time

Choosing to go to university close to home is a smart idea if you want to save yourself some money by living with your p...

What Southerners discover when at university in The Midlands

So you’ve decided to leave the countryside and head up north to start university. Even if you’re only going to a uni...

Advice for my first-year Fresher self

Starting university is an exciting but crazy time in your life and while you’re experiencing a new course, living in a...

Top 10 student budget friendly beauty products

Keeping your makeup bag topped up is an expensive game for fashion conscious students. Plus with plenty of assignments a...

12 things people who have tried online dating will relate to

Online dating has become the norm for today’s young adults, and people often don’t bat an eyelid at it. It a...

Top five novels more haunting than Halloween

Halloween is creeping up on us, so us students might be gearing up for a night of tricks and terror. Swap your universit...

Boozers to tick off your bucket list: battle of the Spoons

If there’s one thing us students like: it’s a cheap drink. And if there’s one chain that caters for ou...

Not feeling that night out? Here’s how to combat FOMO at uni

Unleash a social bunny at university and you’ll get effects similar to letting a child on an adventure playground:...

Every time students try (and fail) at adulting

Upping sticks and moving to uni can be truly terrifying, to say the least. The mention of the word ‘adulting’ is eno...