Tag Archive > tips

15
Sep

Freshers’ 2.0: Our Guide for Returning Students

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With all the focus on Freshers’, it’s important to remember that most of you have already been studying at the uni for at least a year. Whilst your lectures, exams and workload may increase, that’s not to say you can’t have an even better time in your second, third, fourth or even fifth year! Read our tips to have the ultimate returners experience:

  • Work hard, but play hard

As you progress through university, your workload will inevitably increase and get tougher, so you will need to spend those extra hours in the library reading up and preparing for deadlines. To … Read the rest

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09
Sep

10 Things Every Fresher Should Know About Student Life

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As Freshers’ approaches, we’ve come up with the ultimate 10 things that you will need to know about student life in your first few weeks. Have a read through these and you’ll be all set up to have a great first semester!

  1. Halls life is actually quite good! You may have heard lots of horror stories about halls, from past students or friends who have experienced it, but actually, being in a halls of residence is not too bad. With cleaners, comfortable rooms, and very few fire alarms going off at midnight, halls do provide a secure sanctuary for you
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24
Jun

Living at home after university

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Whether you’ve finished for the summer or finished for good, living at home post University isn’t always the easiest experience. Here are our top tips on how to make the transition comfortable for both you and your parents.

Work through it

As tempting as it might be to hide away with a mountain of box sets, there’s nothing better for taking your mind off things than getting a job. Whether it’s a part-time job to put some extra cash in your pocket, work experience to further your career or even a spot of volunteering, it will keep you busy and … Read the rest

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28
Apr

How to Cope with Difficult Housemates

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Housemates are like marmite. Sometimes you’ll love them, other times you may find them tricky to get along with. No matter how close you are to them, it’s not always plain sailing and in the worst case, things can get nasty. Whether it’s the classic problem of bin jenga or loud sing-alongs to the likes of Bieber and One Direction, here are a few pieces of advice on how to deal with some of these issues before things escalate into full-blown fisticuffs.

Issue 1: Messiness

There’s mould growing in old mugs, the bins are full to burst and there’s an … Read the rest

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12
Mar

How to Save Money in Southampton: Transport and Nights Out

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Welcome to the third and final blog in our series about how you can save money in Southampton. We have covered how to save money on shopping/food and energy in your house, but finally this blog focuses on transport and nights out. As essential as it is, it can drain your cash pretty quickly, so check out our tips to help you to keep hold of your pennies. If you’ve got any advice that you think would help other students, then please get in touch via our Twitter page @yoursusu.

Transport

Transport can be a large expense, especially with … Read the rest

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04
Mar

How to Save Money in Southampton: Saving energy around the house

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Welcome to the second installment in our three-part blog series about how you can save money in Southampton. Last week, we looked at how to save money on shopping/food and this time, we are going to impart our wisdom about how to save energy on your house. Both good for the planet and your wallet, these tips are not to be missed! If you’ve got any advice that you think would help other students, then please get in touch via our Twitter page @yoursusu.

Saving Energy Around the House

– Get leaky taps fixed, if your taps are constantly … Read the rest

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24
Feb

How to Save Money in Southampton: Shopping/Food

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Welcome to the first in our series of three blogs about how you can save money in Southampton. We will cover penny pinching tips for shopping/food, saving energy around the house and saving cash on transport and nights out. If you’ve got any tips that you swear by to make that loan last longer, then please get in touch via our Twitter page @yoursusu.

Shopping/Food

There are a huge number of ways you can reduce your shopping bill. First of all go basics. Sainsbury’s covers almost all products and the difference in taste is negligible if any!

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20
Feb

Finding your home from home

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Finding a new place to host those legendary pre-parties can be difficult, time-consuming and stressful. There’s always a huge pressure to get it done as soon as possible out of fear that all the good houses will go! Below are a few tips to make finding your new digs a walk in the park.

Before you start

Before you start viewing houses you need to decide who you are living with and specifically how many of you there will be in the house. 4/5 is the most common number, which on the one hand means there are a lot of … Read the rest

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14
Feb

SURecruit – How interview etiquette is like dating!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

For the job-seekers among you, as well as thinking of your loved ones, you may be thinking about your next interview. But, did you know that interview etiquette is a lot like dating?

Here are some tips on how that all important interview is a lot like dating… and how to survive it!

1. You will be agonising over what to wear

First impressions are important make sure you dress smartly and conservatively and plan your outfit the night before to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. If in doubt, get a second opinion.

2. Arrive on time

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23
Jan

Easy Tips for Saving Money as a Student

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Being a student comes with many opportunities, which can make it difficult to live life on a shoe-string. We’ve compiled some of our top tips to help you save money.

Budget during the first week of term

Making a budget early on will prevent you from blowing your entire savings in just a few weeks. It’s easy to get complacent especially when your student loan comes in so make sure you plan carefully!

If in doubt, download a free app! There are loads of budgeting apps but The Telegraph have helpfully compiled a list of a few good ones.… Read the rest

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