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Learning at college or sixth form

If you want to stay on in full-time education after 16, there are lots of courses to choose from. First you’ll need to decide which subjects you want to focus on: you can then find a place to study. There are lots of reso...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Getting Caught With Drugs

If you’re caught with drugs in your pockets or in your bag, you can be charged with possession, even if it’s not yours. If you’re under 17, the police can tell your parent or guardian. The punishment for drug possessi...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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The complete guide to starting University

One of the hardest tasks for freshers is to get to grips with the way university differs from school. It can be a shock when teachers start being really pleased if you answer back, and you don’t have to hand in your homew...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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Creating Your First CV

Employers choose who they want to interview from what is contained on your CV. Therefore, it’s really important that it’s easy to understand and shows off your plus points. Spelling mistakes, poor grammar and missing infor...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
Student Finance

Student Loans and Grants

You may be able to get help with tuition fees and living costs through student loans. However, these Loans need to be paid back. There are two student loans you may be able to get each year of your course: A Tuition Fee Loan &...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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Traveling By Bike

Travelling by bike is cheap - you don’t have to buy a ticket to jump on a bike, and it won’t need to be topped up with petrol. It’s also reliable – no more waiting for buses that don’t show up ...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Revising For Exams

Revision works best when you practise what you’ll be doing in the exam – and that means answering questions. By writing out what you know as exam answers, you’ll be making it easier to remember what you learne...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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The art of making friends at university

Winning friends and influencing people at university is easy since everyone’s there to have soulmates and learning experiences anyway. It’s even easier in Freshers’ Week, when most students‘ critical fa...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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16 – 25 Railcard

If you’re a regular train traveller, or whether you just make the occasional journey, a 16-25 Railcard may save you money. It’s easy to apply for one, and there are a few extra benefits as well. How old do you have ...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Cheap Travel In The UK

Although we are often heard cursing train fares and petrol price increases, making a budget flight to sunny Spain seems far cheaper and more appealing than a cramped, 600-hour coach ride to a flooded Glastonbury. However, ther...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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Student Insurance: A guide to choosing the right policy

If you are a student heading off to university this autumn you may be considering buying home contents insurance to protect your possessions. Whether you’re moving to halls of residence or a house share, it’s likely...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Suffering From Headaches?

Experiencing pain inside the head and/or the back of the neck? There are lots of different types and causes of headaches; here are the most common culprits and how to treat them. Tension headache A feeling of pressure on both s...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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Getting a Current Account

If you’ve grown out of putting money in a piggy bank, it’s likely that you’re ready to open a current account. Current accounts are just another name for a simple bank account, and they allow you to withdraw m...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Money Saving Tips

When your a student theres a good chance that money is going to be tight, and you’ll need to conserve it as much as you can. The key is to know where your money is going and by putting together a budget you will see if there ...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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How to become employable

The best way to make yourself employable after university is to keep yourself busily employed while you are still there. That doesn’t mean you have to have a paid job, although it helps, since employers always feel happie...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is about getting the right amounts of vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrates, as well as the right types of fats and sugars. There’s a huge amount of healthy eating advice and information around and ...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Choosing the best type of accommodation

If you are about to enter the world of Student Accommodation for the first time there are several important decisions to be made; this includes where to live and what type of accommodation to get; fortunately you have a many...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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University Guide: Want a University place? Get some insider knowledge…

If you’re thinking about applying to university, you’re probably confused about what to expect. As part of the first cohort to be hit with tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year, you’re likely to be wondering wh...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Using Drugs While Driving

Drugs that impair your driving need not be illegal ones like ecstasy or cannabis. They can be medicines that are sold over the counter like some cough medicines, so read the instruction carefully or if concerned ask a pharmacis...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Study motivation

Skipping lessons to stay in bed? Here’s how to avoid sleepwalking through your course, and get motivated. If you’re hoping to give yourself a kick up the backside, begin by understanding why you’ve lost moment...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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Will a master’s get you a job?

“It helped me stand out from the crowd and get a job,” says Gitte Pedersen of her master’s degree in international marketing. The fact that she’s talking about the course from her office at advertising g...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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How to make an alternative income as a student

You could make money while you study – and not just in a bar. Here are some other options that you might find are perfect for getting that extra bit of cash… Campus brand manager How do you do it? Big companies – incl...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Finding and applying for your first job

To apply for a job, you need to understand what makes a good CV and how to perform well in an interview. Being prepared to work hard and learn new skills will help you get to your dream career. Help with finding a job No matter...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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Holding the perfect student house party

A great party means different things to different kinds of students. For mature students, it means getting tiddly at their monthly book group. For postgraduates, it is having an especially stimulating pub conversation over supe...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Debt and Budgeting

For many of us, student debt is unavoidable; whether it be through the cost of living away from home, tuition fee loans, bank loans or overdrafts. The most important thing to remember is that debt doesn’t have to be stressful...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Employment rights for young people

Are you thinking of getting a job? Are you already in work? If you are employed and under 18, there are certain restrictions on what work you can actually do, where you can do it and for how long each week. Are you old enough t...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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10 things that every student should know before renting

Your biggest expenditure whilst you are a student is your rent, unless of course you plan on some very heavy drinking, which is not going to get you a first and will only get you in to debt. Know your rights and make sure you a...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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The art of beating exam nerves

Exam nerves are a healthy sign that you take your degree seriously and want all your hard work of the past three years to be recognised. Or that you realise you spent too much of the past three years in bed. The best way to bea...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Taxes For Students

Taxes are a compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers’ income and business profits or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions. Students are generally affected by the...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
Student Rent

The complete guide to Renting Accommodation

If you are about to enter the world of private rented accommodation for the first time there are several important decisions to be made; where to live, who to live with, how much to pay, and so on. Most first time students move...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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The art of giving a perfect presentation

Giving a presentation is all about sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm – unless you don’t know much and don’t care. Then it is all about looking as if you do. So the first thing you need to think about in a ...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Starting the search for your Student Accommodation

The best way to start is with a list of local Landlords and Letting Agents, however there are also many other ways that you can find yourself some accommodation and this article will explain each of them. Letting Agents Letting...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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Networking with others

Networking is easy if you’re beautiful, rich or the prime minister. Fulfil any of those criteria and you can leave the active bit to other people while you sit back and net whoever takes your fancy. If, on the other hand,...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Choosing your housemates

With a bit of luck you will have been living in the University’s halls of residence for a year before you have to make this decision. During that year you will have hopefully developed a network of friends that you can le...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 
 
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Know the Score on Legal Highs

‘Legal Highs’ are substances which produce the same, or similar effects, to drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, but are not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act.  They are however, considered illegal under current medic...
by Kyle Raffo
 

 

 
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Beer Belly

Living it large, chaps? Stomach sagging over your belt, even when you breathe in? Don’t go for the drawstring pants just yet. 40% of British men are thought to be packing some kind of beer gut under their shirts. It’...
by Kyle Raffo