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Mental Health Among Students in the UK

Starting university can be a daunting experience as new students leave many familiar faces behind to settle into a strange new city, and the reality of the workload starts to sink in. All of these pressures combined can have a big impact on the mental and emotional health of UK students today. The number of…
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Surviving the First Year of Uni: Advice from a Student Like You

From the moment you receive the news that you’ve been accepted into university, you automatically envision what’s to come, and start mentally preparing for the adulting adventures that every parent’s told you about. You also believe that the next 3-4 years at university will be some long amazing chapters of your life. You and I…
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Graduate Job Trends

New graduates are under strain – research has shown that 81% of students admit to feeling pressured to find a job within just six months of graduating, with 82% saying they want to earn money or have a disposable income. After a long, hard slog through lectures and exams to the “promised land” of graduation,…
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5 Ways to Break the Ice with New Flatmates

Looking forward to starting university but worried about how you'll break the ice with your new flatmates? Here are our five tried and tested ways to start conversations and make friends with your new flatmates. Use a doorstop for the first few weeks (at least) Doorstops can be very helpful when you're moving your belongings…
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Mental Health Among Students In The UK

Millennials are considered an anxious generation, which is often attributed to an obsession with technology, overbearing parents and the stress that comes with trying to fit into a social media-driven world. But, according to experts, the anxiety and often depression experienced by young adults lies in uncertainty.  Anxiety is not a new concept, but according…
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Making The Grade – Are Exams Still Relevant?

For many students exams are a necessary evil. Stressful and time-consuming but also inevitable. But are exams really evil? And, more importantly, are they really necessary? In 2011, Macquarie University in Australia debated whether to get rid of exams completely. They argued that exams fail to develop questioning, self-sufficient learners and promote a superficial and…
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How to Create an Effective Revision Timetable

It’s nearly the Easter break and it’s your time to enjoy yourself after a busy term but there are also exams on the horizon, so it’s a good idea to start thinking about revising over the holidays. The best way to enjoy your time off and still be productive is by creating a revision timetable.…
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How to break your bad spending habits

Every year, the National Association of Student Money Advisers run a week-long campaign focused on helping students manage their money. This year's theme is all about breaking bad money habits; basically making you more aware of what you're unnecessarily spending and the effect that this can have. It's worth noting that small changes can have a…
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How to prepare for your job search

If you’re currently studying at university, the prospect of applying for jobs now will probably seem a long way away. But while it’s not necessary to have secured a job before you graduate, career planning at university can be the difference between finding the job of your dreams and leaving without any idea of what…
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New Year’s resolutions you can actually stick to…

Your 2018 might have been good, but are you ready for a challenge this new year? via GIPHY We all know that New Year's resolutions aren't the easiest things to stick to but, with a bit of help and guidance, you can achieve everything you want and more. Here are some realistic resolutions for you:…
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Britain’s weirdest Christmas traditions explained

If you're not from the UK, spending Christmas here for the first time is likely to be a whole new experience. To avoid any confusion or misunderstanding, here is an explanation of the weird (and wonderful) things that happen during Christmas time in Britain and with less than three weeks until the big day, we…
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Dealing with the stresses of university life

Congratulations on (nearly) completing your first term... You're nearly at the finish line, don't give up just yet! Before starting university, you may have read or been told that it will be the best experience of your life and sometimes that's true BUT there are times when it can be overwhelming and stressful. If you've felt…
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5 things no one tells you about student banking

If you're just bumbling along with any old bank account – stop. This 5-minute read is all you need to save more, earn more, and beat the banks at their own game. 1. Lazy doesn't pay When it comes to banking, the only aim of the game is being better off. If there's a bank…
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Student Blogger: University Survival Guide

Dear Fresher, I don't know about you, but before I went to university I found myself reading countless blog posts and watching endless YouTube videos in order to feel somewhat prepared. Despite this, when I got to university there was definitely a few things I was not prepared for and really wish I knew before…
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Most Employable Degrees

As if choosing the perfect degree wasn't already enough of a challenge, the ultra-competitive UK job market means you also need to seriously consider whether your chosen qualification has enough of a demand to lead to actual job opportunities. With that in mind, we did some research on the 10 most employable degrees and the…
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Self-Love and Learning from Our Low Points

During Mental Health Awareness Week, our intern, Sonali Nundoochan shares with us the great advice she was given about self-love and learning from low points. Some days it is easy to spend more time worrying about how to balance life’s priorities, than investing time in them. It can be overwhelming to have a lot of…
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Students and Sexual Health

It’s a little scary to think that 25% of university first years will catch an STI, but you don’t have to be a statistic. With the right attitude and education, you can easily side-step the grim reality of STIs while at university and beyond. According to a recent survey, 15% of under 25s have admitted…
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Coping at university with social anxiety

Most students will meet someone during their life who experiences some sort of social anxiety when it comes to talking to others... People are familiar with that feeling in the pit of their stomach when they are pushed out of their comfort zone but, when you have social anxiety, these feelings are an everyday occurrence.…
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Win doughnuts and gift vouchers!

Would you like to win a MyPad goodie bag or gift vouchers? Or even some Krispy Kreme doughnut?! To be in with the chance of winning, complete the National Student Housing Survey! Once completed, show your confirmation email to MyPad Paisley reception. The National Student Housing Survey are also offering for you to win up…
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Book today to secure your student accommodation for 2018/19

Have you just been accepted into a Glasgow or Paisley University? Or are you currently living with us and you want to keep your room for next year? Our rooms are filling up for 2018/19 quickly, please make sure you book soon and secure your place so you don’t miss out! If you need any…
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