Common student health problems (and how to beat them)

Let’s be honest – there’s nothing worse than being sick, and at this time of year, illness is rife. While sometimes we’d all we’re all welcome a sick day with open arms – usually when there’s a double maths lesson involved – but overall? It sucks. One of the worst things about being a student […]

Fresher’s: getting off on the right foot

Lectures, socialising, moving out, studying… You’re about to start college or uni, and there’s so much to think about! So how do you make sure you get the right balance of studying and socialising and make the best first impression in the next stage in your life? Student Laura Brown has prepared a guide to […]

The Evolution of Flatmates

You’ve read countless internet forums on what to take to university and you’re ready to become the social butterfly that you were always meant to be. Read on to prepare for the next stage and help your flat-sharing resemble more Happy Families than Jeremy Kyle… September: Fresher Fever Fresher’s week is a beautiful time. A […]

A letter to my fresher self…

The countdown is on – in just a matter of weeks, thousands of Scots will be leaving their memories of sixth year behind them as they stride onwards and upwards university and life as a fresher. So what do you need to know before you head onto the next stage in your life? Recent graduate Kirsty […]

5 ways to…prepare for university over the holidays

With your school days now fading into a lovely distant memory, why not be productive over the mammoth summer break and consider how you can prepare for the next chapter? From avoiding packing too many pairs of jeans to getting the lowdown on your future roomies, read on to get yourself in the fresher frame […]

Top 5 strange uni societies

Off to uni in September? One of the first things you’ll want to do at Freshers’ Week is to check out all the different societies on offer. You’ll be expecting sports teams, theatre troupes and cadet units… but you might find something a bit more bizarre. Source went on a hunt for the most unusual […]

Life After Freshers’ Week: Getting Started on Your Course

We trust freshers’ week lived up to your expectations and you’ve made some new friends to spend your uni days with but, with the festivities subsiding it’s time to get started on your chosen course. Uni operates a little differently from school and you’ll be expected to work more independently than you have in the […]

A Fresher’s Guide to Flat Politics

Your first flatmates at uni often become the first friends you make on your new adventure – but if things go wrong, you may end up with an unwanted arch-enemy. To stop World War III breaking out, here are some simple solutions to the most frequent flat frictions.   Problem: Household supplies Undoubtedly one or […]