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  • Feeling stressed? Sshh, be quiet…. November 2, 2016 NatashaFeeling stressed? Sshh, be quiet….When I first found out it was National Stress Awareness Day this week, I was planning to write about different ways of managing stress. Be mindful of what you eat, prioritise tasks, exercise; that kind of thing. I then watched ‘In Pursuit of Silence’ at the cinema, a docu-movie I’d been waiting to see for ... read more
  • How to be a bad housemate (which we don’t recommend!) October 4, 2016 NatashaHow to be a bad housemate (which we don't recommend!)As you settle into student life, you may be living with friends or you may be living with strangers. Whatever your situation, one thing that’s for sure is that you want to get on with the people you live with. Living in a happy and harmonious home is not only more fun, but it’s less stressful ... read more
  • Preparing for uni life… September 3, 2016 NatashaPreparing for uni life...You’ve just moved to a new town or city, full of new people and ready to begin studying a new course. Your future here is FULL of opportunity, but this can all also be a daunting experience. Within the first few weeks, there are a few simple things you can do to prepare you for ... read more
  • How to make your student digs feel like home August 27, 2016 NatashaHow to make your student digs feel like homeWith the next academic year just around the corner many of you will be getting excited about starting uni and preparing to be fresher! Our next guest blogger, Debbie Nel has written her top tips for brightening up your university room on a budget and without getting in trouble from landlords and their strict rules (so you’re sure ... read more
  • Make friends with the cooker and washing machine! August 24, 2016 NatashaMake friends with the cooker and washing machine!University and the start of a life living independently is just around the corner. Have you thought about how able you are in the kitchen, or whether you can work the washing machine? It will make all the difference if you can get to grips with these simple skills before you leave home, or as soon as after!   ... read more