When the time came to house hunt my housemates and I thought we knew it all and would be fine doing it by ourselves, but we were so wrong. Here is what went wrong for us and how to avoid making the same mistakes:
I am currently in my third year at Leeds Beckett University. It was not a difficult decision for me to choose to stay with Unipol for my final year. For the first two years of my degree I have stayed in student halls of residence and a flat in Hanover Square, City Centre.
Looking for your student house can be stressful when there’s so much to consider, from location to pricing and décor to local transport links. However, the biggest decision is choosing the people you actually want to live with, so I’ve put together a list of points to help you make your choice.
House hunting is just around the corner but to make sure you get the right home for you, follow our five steps to house hunting success.
Don’t wait until you need them, get registered at your local GP Surgery and Dentist as soon as possible.
One of the best feelings in the world is seeing your bank account after your loan comes in. One of the worst is realising how quickly it’s going to run out. Fear not, though, there are plenty of ways for a finance savvy student to stay on top of their money. Here’s our rundown of some of the budgeting basics that can help keep money woes off your mind during your studies.
So, the big day is just around the corner; freedom, fun and frolics await! But you may be feeling a tad apprehensive. Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone and we’re here to help!
You’ve had your drawn out emotional goodbye with your parents. Your life is packed up in boxes on your bed waiting to find a new home. Armed with a week’s worth of instant pasta and three pizza cutters you’re ready to start your three (or more) years in style. Where to begin?
Ever watched Jamie Oliver, Nigella or Heston and thought, ‘how do they make it look so easy’? The good news is you don’t need to be a TV chef to make simple food that tastes great. If you’re staring down at the bottom of your 8th Pot Noodle in a row and thinking you could do with something a little more satisfying, take a look at these easy meal ideas.
So you decided to come to the good ol’ county of Yorkshire... What you didn't realise was that you were landing yourself in the middle of a swarm of people speaking one of the broadest accents of all- its as thick as our gravy! There's no escaping it - you'll have to master t'lingo to get by and blend in with the locals without arousing suspicion!
We've put together our top tips for making the most of your first few weeks at University when it comes to making friends.
You’ve done the revision, you’ve kept (more or less) your promise to get an early night, now there’s just the exam to sit. But hang on, where is my exam? How do I get there? And what do I need?!
Having a job during uni may seem daunting and horrible, but it's actually very beneficial for both your bank account and your future. Not everyone wants to work and study, but it's something you should consider before your bank account goes into the negatives... Read our top tips on bagging part-time work while at uni.
The holidays will fly by - so make sure you make the most of them!
During exam season, you're always so focused on revision and deadlines but it's important to have a bit of a break too.
At university, there are so many opportunities and one of these is the amount of sport on offer, especially at Leeds Beckett!
Whether you want to accept it or not, exams are always going to be a tough and stressful time.
After what feels like an eternity of a winter followed by weeks of torrential rain (not that we're ones for melodrama), there is finally some good news on the horizon - in the form of sun.
Leeds is full of surprises, if you’re thinking of joining us in September of have even lived in Leeds for years here are some things you probably didn’t this wonderful city.
With only three weeks of semester two remaining, exams and deadlines are fast approaching.
As a university student, one of the best days is when you check your balance after your loan has dropped and you've finally got money again!
Kirkstall Brewery Accommodation has its very own entertainment, food and drink hub – The Vault.
Did you know you don’t have to be a first year student to live in halls? If you’re stuck on what to do next year the answer is simple… stay in halls.
Being on the train back to your hometown is so close you can almost smell your Mum's cooking, but don't forget about your university home before leaving.
It might not be the most exciting part of university but exams and assignment deadlines are fast approaching, and it's time for the studying to begin...
Now you're a student and fending for yourself, every penny counts! So did you know you can get money off in all the food outlets on campus?
Dogs are known for being man's best friend and they are possibly one of the best (and most loved) animals in the world!
International Women's Day has just passed and with Mothers Day around the corner, it's time to appreciate the amazing woman in your life!
You're probably getting to that point in the term where cash is running quite short, but don't panic...
Need attractive, professional printing at great prices? The Print Room has you covered. They offer a wide range of services from large print posters to dissertation bindings and much more in-between.
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week to raise awareness about eating disorders, and show how YOU can be a factor in someone's recovery.
Whether you’re surfing the net for the latest news or researching for an assignment, you’re likely to come across fake news. So don’t take things at surface value. Use this checklist to make sure you know how to spot fake news.
You have probably realised by now that Yorkshire folk are extremely proud of where they come from and there are so many reasons why!
Glastonbury Festival is having a year off in 2018 but don’t panic there’s plenty of amazing alternatives that will keep you occupied next June.
Are you starting to think about booking a summer holiday or a weekend away?
Many believe that the sign of a good book is that it makes you think... It leaves you with a shifted perspective, about the world, society, or yourself.
No doubt you've accumulated a lot already during your time in halls, and most of it, you probably don't want or need.
Love Your Pet Day takes place on 20 February and it’s a great day to show your love for our little furry friends.
These days, losing faith in humanity is all too easy to do. So why not restore your faith on Saturday 17 February with national Random Acts of Kindness Day!
If you've made a bucket list, it probably includes things that require a lot of planning, and a lot more saving - am I right? But while Climbing Mount Everest and meeting your favourite celeb are exciting, it's important to remember that there are fun, and even breathtaking things you can do on your doorstep, without the sky-high costs!
Don't just throwing your clothes away at the first sign of wear and tear...
Found someone on Tinder you quite like? Well before planning your second date, try to get through your first...
You don't have to wear a cape, or a Lycra suit - unless you want to... Don't worry if you can't fly either because being a superhero just got a whole lot easier!
From 19-25 February its Student Volunteering Week, the perfect opportunity for you to lend a hand and give back to your community.
One thing you can't cut corners with when it comes to the Otley Run is an outfit. Everyone gets into it so go all out...
Spring is coming and the days are getting brighter which means it's the perfect time for the Otley Run.
No matter our ambitions, our beliefs or our experiences, there is one universal thing that binds us all - we all want to be happy. But as simple as this sounds, sometimes it's harder to achieve than we think...
As you have probably already discovered, Leeds has pretty much anything you will even need, including all the flavours of the world.
Whilst certain foods can positively impact your mood, ability to focus, and energy levels, other foods can have a more negative effect on your body and mind. To make sure you've got enough energy and in the right frame of mind, we've put together a list of foods to avoid (especially during revision and exam time)!
ATTENTION pizza lovers - on Friday 9 February its National Pizza Day meaning you can indulge in your favourite mouth-watering slices to celebrate.
Obviously there will be others who remember some of the things mentioned in this article, but only those born in the 90s will truly understand the importance they played in our young lives.
As millions of Christians finish celebrating Shrove Tuesday, also known as 'Pancake Day', their attention will turn to Lent - a religious period that lasts 40 days and comes before Easter.
Celebrate the Year of the Dog as the Chinese New Year festivities begin.
Pancake Day will be celebrated across the world next month, which means it’s time to get your frying pans ready and brush up on your pancake-flipping skills.
Leeds is a great base for exploring, so put your walking boots on and make the most of the beautiful countryside around us this February, it is the perfect way to refresh the brain in preparation for semester two exams and assignments.
Undecided about where to live at university? Here are just 10 reasons why most students choose to live halls in their first year.
After a long winter break, it can be difficult to get back into the swing of uni. Here are some helpful tips for getting back on the right foot!
To some it’s a fake holiday invented by card companies, to others it’s a day to show your beloved exactly what they mean to you. Whatever side you fall on, any excuse to celebrate the people you love in your life should be jumped on.
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