Freshers’ food: mastering the basics of the kitchen

Moving away from home for college or uni means you’ll be learning a lot of more than introduction to psychologic and molecular biology. There’s a lot of ‘life skills’ you’ll have to master too. Sorting your washing, contemplating ironing (then realising it’s easier to just hang things up carefully), making your own doctors appointments, remembering to lock […]

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 […]

A Guide to Renting Private Accommodation for New Students

Luxury student accommodation providers Collegiate offer some tips on finding the right place to stay at university Once you have decided where you are going to attend university, the next biggest decision will be choosing where to live. There are two main categories of accommodation to choose from – halls of residence and private. In this […]

NTK: Meningitis

If you’re heading off to uni this September, chances are you’re preoccupied thinking about your course, your flat, your flatmates – will you get on with them? – and your new surroundings. You’re not thinking about meningitis. Why would you be? Well, first year university students, especially those who move into halls of residence, are […]

The best-value university towns in the UK

Want to head to uni but terrified it’ll leave you bankrupt? Fear not. The clever folk at Marbles.com have gone and figured out where it’s cheapest to study in the UK – and you’d be surprised by the results. Comparing vital student factors like the cost of rent on a weekly basis, the price for […]

Confessions of a ‘Mature’ Fresher

Self described ‘fresher skeptic’, Caitlin Fyffe,  shares with Source the fear and disappointment that comes with being a grown-up fresher.  I’ve just become a fresher at the ripe old age of 21. You may be thinking that’s not very old but apparently it’s old enough to be dubbed a “mature student” by a lecturer. According to Sainsbury’s, […]

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. […]

Does your mum want you to party?

#tbt to Hot Dub Time machine in Freshers' Week! Looking forward to rerunning the fun with Beatamaxx in the Debates Chamber tonight #refreshers #wehavemorefun A photo posted by Glasgow University Union (@guunion) on Jan 15, 2015 at 9:45am PST You’ve got the grades, accepted your uni and you’re ready to make your mum proud. But […]