Tag: Advice



Getting sick abroad is last on my packing list but always a great possibility when staying in hostels and bustling through markets in high heat, surrounded by germs. However, becoming ill is avoidable, and manageable if we do catch something nasty. My advice is fourfold. Vaccinations These must be done in advance. Apart from the…


A Guide to Interrailing

Every summer waves of young people travel abroad using interrail, ready for an adventure. This quick guide contains helpful tips on how to interrail and useful nuggets of information to set you on your way Travel on the cheap So, I may have spent around £1000 interrailing (and scrimped throughout my third year), but I…


Jess Barrett investigates housing: what’s the fuss?

One of the main concerns that students face while at university is accommodation. At first it’s about which halls you get allocated and then, like a brick in the face, you start worrying about where you’ll live once first year is over. A considerable amount of students secure their second year accommodation outside of Home…


Coming to America

The queue for customs in Chicago takes two hours and my connecting flight has already left. I am crying. I leave my phone at the desk when checking my bags in for the next flight and don’t realise until I’m leaving the terminal. I cry more. A wonderful steward finds it for me and gives…


Travelling to “Dangerous Destinations”

I was scrolling through the segment of the British government website that offers British citizens advice on which countries are currently too dangerous to visit. It cities killings, political instability and theft as some of the reasons why one should not go to a country. Many of the ‘dangerous’ countries that were listed were far…

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Winter beauty

1. Hydrate This maybe the single most obvious step there is, but winter dries us out like those dates your grandparents insist on serving. Invest in some thick moisturiser, never skip your skin routine and make sure you drink plenty of water to keep your skin looking young and healthy. 2. Health Coughs and sniffles…


Renting for the first time

After their first year, many students move off campus which can seem daunting, especially if it’s your first time doing so. However, there are a few things to keep in mind to make the process smooth and steady. It may seem a bit early to consider housing for the next academic year, but trust me,…


Fashion Horoscopes

Aries It’s getting colder and winter boots are back in. Try pairing them with colourful or patterned tights for a more daring look. Taurus Hat, scarf, and glove season are upon us. You’d be surprised at how a great matching hat and scarf combo can transform your look. Time to take a trip to accessorise….


Dungaree Dresses are here to stay

Layer up It doesn’t take much to update your dungaree dress for Autumn, just pop a long sleeved t-shirt underneath and you are good to go! Whether it’s a plain top with a high neckline or a classic striped tee, you can’t go wrong with a bit of layering. Try a sheer blouse If you…

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