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 […]

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 […]

St Andrews named Scotland’s top university 2016

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]