Kim Kardashian got robbed – here’s how to protect your stuff

The top story on the DM this morning (c’mon, don’t pretend you don’t check it first thing too) announced that Kim Kardashian West had been robbed at gunpoint while staying in her private residence in Paris. The five robbers – who disguised themselves as police – allegedly made off with millions of pounds worth of jewellery. […]

Uni Open Days: Dos and Don’ts

I’ll be honest. I only went to one open day (incidentally the uni I ended up at) but I didn’t do a very good job. I flocked onto the train with the rest of my year, shuffled around Glasgow uni’s campus in my soaking wet ballet flats, picked up a free bag of goodies and […]

How to prepare for living in halls

Now that your UCAS application is off to the powers that be, your mind might be drifting towards where you’ll be next year. For some, that might mean leaving your family home and heading As if the thought of moving to a new city and starting university or college isn’t scary enough, along with it […]

Tips to battle homesickness

You’re all moved in and the term is in full swing but for some reason your ideal uni life isn’t falling perfectly into place as planned and you’re feeling a bit fed up! Flatmates can become pests, uni workloads can pile up and after one too many smoke alarm encounters you can discover that the […]

Brain food baking

Now that the new term has started, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s time to get your head down and start studying over those lecture notes or for your prelims later this year. Although that’s vital, there is one thing that’s maybe even more important (and definitely more interesting) than all the academics […]

The mistakes every fresher makes… and how to avoid them

The start of university is now upon us, which means new freshers straight out of high school or college ready to start their uni career. And with new intake comes the old mistakes many freshers before them have made. That’s why we thought we would help you out by listing some of the common mistakes made in […]

The 5 types of flatmates you’ll have in halls

Whether you’re in the process of moving your belongings into your university halls or you’re preparing for the big switch, here’s some characters to look out for in your halls of residence in your fresher year… The one you never see Halfway through fresher’s week, they emerge from the room you all assumed was the cleaner’s […]

Fresher’s Week: What I wish I’d known

Two weeks before I moved to Glasgow, my parents went on holiday without me for the first time. I took this as a challenge – a test run before the real thing. I learned how to use the washing machine and even attempted to iron some things, but nothing prepared me for the experience known […]

In defence of staying at home

My name’s Lindsay, and I moved out of my childhood home two months ago. I’m, er, 28. I was one of those students who apparently ‘didn’t get the full experience’, because I opted to stick around in my teenage bedroom over moving into halls when I went to university. But I wasn’t alone. These days, […]