Freshers’ Week: Useful contacts

Whether you’re transporting yourself to a brand new city or staying put in your home town, freshers’ week is a really exciting time. You’re finding your feet, meeting new people, exploring an exciting new life – there’s nothing quite like it! But you might come up against a few challenges during your first year as […]

How to make the most of Freshers’ week

So you’ve met your conditions, your place in halls is secured and you already feel like you’re swamped with reading lists. But before classes start, you have to navigate the infamous Freshers’ week. To make it a little less daunting, we’ve compiled some helpful advice that we wish we’d known as fresh-faced 17-year-olds stepping foot […]

Staying safe on the road

Congratulations! You’ve passed your driving test and all you’re waiting for is your updated insurance papers and your little pink card. Driving is a wonderful skill to have, but at the risk of sounding exactly like your parents, it comes with a lot of responsibility. August is National Road Victim Awareness Month, so it’s important […]

When boredom strikes… Things to ask Siri

It’s a well-known feeling – you’re four weeks into your summer holiday and rapidly running out of means of amusement. Fear not, for we’ve come up with a guaranteed half hour of (mostly) innocent amusement. So grab your iPhone, and get ready to torment that poor little pocket PA that we call Siri – don’t […]

The sixth year holiday survival guide

It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I embarked upon the rite of passage that is the infamous sixth-year holiday. Thinking about it now, I can’t believe that between us we actually managed to organise a week-long holiday for 11 fresh-faced 17-year-olds, but somehow, despite the palaver caused by half the group […]