University

Living the student life? Here are my university blog posts! Studying, surviving, saving money… it’s all here.

Easy Ways To Personalise Your Student/Rented Home!

Living in student accommodation or rented homes can often be a challenge to decorate. You can’t nail up any pictures or screw in any shelves, you can’t choose your appliances, or even your furniture in most cases. Here are some of my tips to decorate your student room or rented home easily, without risking your deposit. Furniture & Furnishings As a student, I’ve only ever lived in furnished properties, because I certainly can’t afford to buy a bed, or transport…

Improving My Mental Health in 2017.

Enough of the ‘new year, new me’ bullshit. Stop blaming 2016 for all of your problems, hoping they’ll all just disappear in 2017. They won’t. You have to make 2017 your year, and no, I don’t mean by suddenly getting rid of all your things claiming to be ‘minimalist’, starting a YouTube channel just because everyone else is, or joining the gym for two weeks before giving up. I’m talking about long-term, achievable goals. My goals for 2017 are quite…

Handy Hacks for Life on a Budget

Happy 2017! I can’t believe I haven’t blogged yet this year… Oh wait, I’ve had a ton of uni work to do. Today’s blog post is all about sticking to a budget, which I think is relevant for a lot of us at this time of year (particularly me, I’m a broke student who spent too much on Christmas presents). I’m definitely planning on budgeting a lot more in 2017, because I’m in my final year of uni, London is expensive,…

Money Saving Tips for Students

As you probably know, it was Black Friday yesterday, and everyone (myself included), spent far too much on things we don’t need, along with some Christmas presents for family/friends to ease our spending guilt… Just me? Okay then. I figured it was perfect timing to share some of my best money saving tips for students (I’m a third year student in London, I have plenty of experience now), and an infographic from train operator Transpennine Express with 9 money saving tips*. By…

Win The Ultimate Student Pack!

We all need a bit of help while at university, and a lot of us in the blogging community are students, so I’m excited to host a student-y giveaway! Allison Handling have provided an ‘ultimate student pack’ of totally useful things for your student home, which includes a 16gb USB stick and more. What’s in the ‘Ultimate Student Pack’? An eight-in-one kitchen tool bottle Storage boxes Stackable wine glasses – useful for those fun nights in with friends! Rainbow stackable mugs…

How To Survive Your First Student Home

I don’t know about you, but I had a few surprises when moving from student halls, where everything is included in one bill, to living in my first student home this year. Electrical Safety First* got in touch, asking if I’d share their infographic on surviving student homes, which is perfectly timed, as I’ve been living in my first student home for just over a month now and need all the tips I can get! Overall, I’m definitely enjoying the…

Self-Care at University

Self-care is important, especially when you start university, where it can be hard to look after yourself, eat the right foods and get enough sleep, combined with sharing a living space with other students. Fresher’s flu is a real thing! I’m a third year, and I’ve had fresher’s flu for the past week – it hasn’t been pleasant, but it’s given me an excuse for plenty of self-care. As I mentioned in my last blog post, I haven’t been well…