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Sometimes it might seem like your entire Freshers’ Week, or even your whole university experience is going to revo...

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If you’ve lived in university halls, you’ll know about the monstrosity that is Circuit Laundry. With the las...

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

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

Featured image: Zoltan Kiraly / Japan is known for its bullet trains and cute things. Put them toget...

The Love Island dictionary for dummies

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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 c...

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

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Dog mayor retires after four-year service

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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 sho...

25 dogs with jobs that will melt your heart

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An ancient road has been discovered under Birmingham city centre

Featured image: Tupungato / An ancient structure has been found underneath Birmingham – and it&...

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 n...

Incredible facts about Koko the Gorilla

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Albums by female artists showing their true selves

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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

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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 w...

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 ba...

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...

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 th...

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 box...

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 standal...

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...

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 l...

Kit Kat flavours in Japan will shock you

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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...

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

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

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Crisis at the Albion – 7 questions with an Albion fan

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8 of the cutest Instagram accounts you need to follow

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

The ultimate whisky distillery guide to suit every student budget

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Are Gucci trainers worth the price? #GucciGang

Featured image: shezimanezi / 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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

The inspirational women on Instagram that are shaping the future

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

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

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

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

Featured image: Lorna Roberts / 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...

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....

The special snowflake of university: the disadvantaged student

Featured image: Yuangeng Zhang / 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/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...

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

Featured image: Ceri Breeze / 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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