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 […]

A letter to my first-year self…

Dear Saskia, First of all, congrats on getting into university. I know this is something you’ve wanted for a long time, so you must be very proud of yourself. I am writing to you because going to university can be tough, and unfortunately, I know it will be tough for you, so I hope this […]

Scottish university open days: when and where

It’s always scary to think about the future; however it does help to be prepared. Whether you’re set on going to university, considering it, or even sure you don’t want to go, it is always useful to go to the open days, to help make up your mind. Here’s a handy list of all the […]

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 […]

The UK’s most affordable student cities revealed

Being a student is EXPENSIVE. Between books and rent and nights out and hangover cures (green juice is NOT CHEAP, guys), it all adds up. Savethestudent’s 2015 Student Money Survey showed that your average student is spending £745 a month. Ouch. So it’s handy (especially if you’re thinking UCAS applications after the summer) that Marbles.com have done […]

St Andrews named Scotland’s top university

The University of St Andrews has been named Scotland’s top university by the Complete University Guide. The University of St Andrews has been ranked best in the UK for teaching in the @guardiannews University Guide 2015 #standrews #teaching #research #education #university #ranking A photo posted by University of St Andrews (@uniofstandrews) on Jun 3, 2014 at […]

The UK’s best universities – as voted for by students

Harper Adams University in Shropshire has been voted the UK’s top university, based on student reviews shared at WhatUni.com. Harper Adams came out on top in two categories in the ranking of the country’s best universities – job prospects and student support, as well as ranking highly in categories including facilities, accommodation and student union. […]

How to… prepare for an interview

Whether you’ve got an interview for a place on the college course of your dreams, that apprenticeship you’ve had your eye on or a weekend job, the whole process can be bloomin’ stressful – and people area always banging on about making sure you prepare for it. But how exactly do you plan for a […]