Setting up a student kitchen is always a mixed bag. Flatmates come in with whatever they managed to scrounge from home, or with lovingly gifted appliances parents think will be put to use, and end up being traded in for a 24 pack of beer. Of course, resourceful students can make do with only a handful of utensils, but this list will help create a basic kitchen set that should last until you’re ready to upgrade.
Part time jobs are the perfect way for students to earn some extra cash and gain a variety of experience. However, it can be tough deciding whether juggling a job and uni work is the right option for you. Read on to discover all you need to know about maintaining a part time job while at university.
First off, before even applying for a job, you need to make sure that you have a National Insurance Number. This is provided by the government and is mandatory if you wish to work in the United Kingdom. It is simple and free to apply for with NI Apply. With a NI Number, you will not end up having to pay a higher rate of National Insurance contributions or Tax than necessary. National Insurance contributions are paid if you are earning more than £153 per week. Kickstart your journey to a new job today!
You’re about to head off to uni and find the independence you’ve been craving, but first you have a lot of preparing to do. Student life can be a big adjustment from living at home; you will be meeting new people, familiarising yourself with new locations, getting used to studying independently and budgeting your finances. Fortunately, settling in to your new home is one adjustment that has been made straightforward thanks to Prestige Student Living (PSL).
With Victorian semis neatly lined along leafy roads, an impressively over-the-top town hall and acres of verdant parks, Ealing in West London sounds like a film location, which is close to the truth.
Ealing is the third largest borough in London by population with around 340,000 residents, but with 330 hectares designated as part of the Metropolitan Green Belt in the borough there is an abundance of green space. The borough has a long history – the Church of St. Mary’s in Ealing dates from the early 12th Century, and the Victorian architecture characterises much of the area. However, it’s the film industry’s links with Ealing dating back to 1902 which define the borough.
For many students across the globe, a postgraduate course will be firmly on the cards after graduation.
A postgrad course is a fantastic way to deepen your understanding of a field you are passionate about. And in some industries, it can significantly increase your career prospects.
However, it is indeed no easy ride, and there are many things to consider before diving head first into your applications.
You can’t escape politics. It’s everywhere and influences everything you do, so take the opportunity and have a say in who exercises political power by voting on June 8.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to hold a general election three years earlier than required by statute came a surprise to the whole country. It has triggered an intense month of campaigning from the main political parties, whose candidates have engaged in the usual photo opportunities, bad tempered exchanges with political adversaries, and pledges to make us all more prosperous and therefore happier in our lives.
May is National Walking Month which is a national campaign urging people to hang up the car keys, put down the bus pass, lock-up the bike and experience the many benefits that walking can bring.
Walking is a gentle, low impact form of exercise that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine without the need for a gym membership or special clothing.
The average student moves three times while at University, so Homes for Students have compiled our six easy P’s to save your pennies when moving property.
It might sound obvious but it’s surprising how often people lug items with them to their new abode, only to wish they hadn’t! You’ll save time, hassle and money by ensuring you’re only taking what you really want!
Moving to a new city or country can be a daunting process, so location is crucial. Birmingham is a big city, boasting a range of cultures and experiences. Living in a convenient location is essential, as walking to the coach station, train station and shopping centre makes life much more straightforward. Being close to student night clubs and hotspots is also a big plus.
So, you have set your sights on a career in fashion after leaving university. Exciting times are ahead!
As with anything in university life, you get out of it what you put in, and if you put in the hard work you will be rewarded by a number of interesting options from which to choose when your education ends and your career begins.