Student banks which you should know

For all those students who are about to go to universities it is worth noting here that there are myriad of challenges apart from the parties and entertainment. And those students who are disciplined and ready to take on those challenges will come out as victorious nothing with certainty can be said about students who are lethargic and undisciplined. In the perspective of student life and university education, every student should have some sort of idea about student banks. The fact of the matter is that an average person regardless of being a student deals with these financial intermediaries on daily basis and one must be aware of all options especially when one is a student and the resources are constrained. The purpose of this article is to discuss student banks and to highlight important aspects of them. To start with, The Co-operative bank is one of the great banks especially for students because of their favorable features for students. For instance, the overdraft limit of this bank is quite great. Over and above that, their ethical values are also worth mentioning. Moreover, student account offers many unique features which others do not even come close to it. However, one Read More …

Tips for a Cheap Night Out

As you can imagine part of being at university is the social aspect. By that I mean the amount of times you manage to get ridiculously drunk. Now another part of student life is the fact that you are pretty much skint 24/7. So how can you have a decent night out without spending an absolute shitload? EASY. Here are a couple of tips to help you enjoy a night out without breaking the piggy bank: Before Leaving It may not seem obvious at first (I am trying to be sarcastic here) but pre-drinking before you head out is one of the MAIN ways you can really cut back on the amount you spend. Try buying cheaper booze and drinking it at home before heading out. This will save you a shitload once you are out. Take it from me, try not to get too hammered before you even get into the taxi or the hangover the next day is horrible. Pace yourself and take it easy. It could be a good idea to try playing a couple of drinking games with your mates. All a good drinking game needs to have is a very easy reason to drink. Another Read More …

How to Avoid an Hangover

When you wake up after a heavy night of drinking, there is nothing worse than stinking like a pissed up donkey with a head that feels like it is about to split into two. Here are some really easy and simple tips to avoid having a hangover. These are just suggestions, and if you have any tips that might help just drop a comment below! Preparation Remember, if you fail to prepare then prepare to fail. Sometimes if you know you have to be up early tomorrow it may be worth while taking a little time before you start drinking to “prepare” yourself. Eating Eating before drinking helps absorb the alcohol. It is a really easy way to pace the amount of alcohol that is absorbed. Eating before you go out drinking also makes you feel a lot fuller, hence making you drink less. Drinking Water It is important to remember that drinking alcohol actually dehydrates the body. If you know that you are going out to get lathered try to drink a big glass of water before you start drinking. It helps dilute anything you may drink afterwards and helps tackle the problem of dehydration, which is what is Read More …

Ways to Fund your Education

Wouldn’t it be nice to go ahead pursuing your psychology, business, or social worker degree. No matter what you are after, when it comes to college or university education, it is no secret that it is quite expensive in almost all parts of the world but there are different options which students could opt for to receive discounts or to reduce the overall cost of university education. Worth noting here is the fact that high cost is not the only issue which a student should be concerned about; there are many other significant problems which needs to be addressed and the rest of the article deals with those. Research is extremely important It is hard to believe that a large number of students all around the world do not opt for fund cutting options simply because they are not aware of them. Phrasing it in a different manner, students miss the chance to earn free money which seems to be quite counterintuitive but nonetheless it is a fact. One does not have to in the low-income or deserving criteria for such fund cuts; there is a plethora of opportunities out there and everyone could benefit from it. Company sponsorship is Read More …

Tips to Find Private Student Housing

Finding Student Housing can be a pain, but it really shouldn’t be. There are plenty of ways to make this job a lot easier for you and the people you are planning on living with. I recently moved out of University Accommodations into a private house and although its not as easy as student accommodation it definitely has its perks! To get the ball rolling you really have to look around for the house/flat you really want. Here is a quick list of things you should bare in mind when looking at a property: Location Number of Bedrooms Size of each Bedroom (ideally you want to make sure all of you have the same size room) Kitchen size Appliances that come with the house Alarms Now you know what to look for in a house, but how do you find the a house/flat? Well there are a ton of different ways to find them. Here are a couple: Estate Agents Estate Agents are keen to find students like yourself since there are absolutely tons of us and as far as they see it, we are not really that fussy. Check which estate agents around you offer student housing. Don’t be Read More …

Decorating a Student Room

Moving to university for the the first time is a scary experience. once you get there you have a room all to yourself. This room is your own personal space. It should express who you are and what you are all about. A standard student room is normally very plain and basic, trying to fit all of the basic amenities into a small space so that the landlord/owner can cram in as many students into the same space. But if you decorate the room, you can easily make your room seem much more appealing and make it seem like a home away from home. Here are a few tips for you to bear in mind. Bedding The first thing you will need is bedding. Be sure to check what size your bed is, you don’t want to buy something that is too big or too small for your bed. Your bed probably going to be the biggest piece of furniture in your room, so its the one that really sets the tone for your entire room. Whatever colour you had in mind for your room is the colour your bedding should be, or at least compliment. I would personally avoid Read More …

Tips on Taking Lecture Notes

One of the main hurdles of university is processing all of the information given to you during lectures. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of any lecture and take good effective notes. Read the Subject Before the Actual Lecture. If you get a chance before any lecture, try to  read the chapter before, or if you can try to read the presentation itself. You will be surprised at how much more you can retain if you simply even skim through the work before you get to class. One of my lecturers describes it as if you were smelling food before you ate it, it simply heightens your senses (he is a bit mad). Quickly Read what you Wrote Last Lecture. If you ever arrive to class early or have a few minutes before class begins, its a great idea to have a quick look at what you were doing before. This can help you see how to course material flows and makes the teaching seem a lot more cohesive, rather than broken into chunks. Also you might be able to answer a few questions asked and give you a chance to get noticed by Read More …

Tips on Reading Your Course Material

Being a University Student can mean that you have an extensive amount of reading to do about different important concepts. Pretty much every course requires reading in one from or the other and in my experience I have never had to read quite as much as I have had to at University. Here are a few tips when reading your course material: Quickly Skim the Chapter Before you Read it. A quick two minute skim read of the will increase your comprehension, increase your interest in the topic and reduce the time it takes to fully read the entire chapter. Just have a quick look at the introduction, any summaries and any graphics displayed. Break Up your Reading. If you have a big chapter to read, or a chapter which requires a lot of concentration then try to break it up into bite-size pieces. This makes it a lot more manageable and easier to process. Give Yourself Time to Read. If you have a reading assignment due in a few days spread out your workload. I know you always think that you can read it all just before the deadline, but the truth is if you do you will hardly Read More …

Tips for Time Management

Being a University student can be stressful, especially when it comes to managing your time at University. It is important to be able to manage your time. being able to do so will make it a lot easier to study and a lot easier to get through a high volume of work. Here are a few tips on how to do so. Keeping a Time Log. This is one of the first steps for good time management. It allows you to see how you spend your time at the moment. To do it simply write something down for every hour for every day for a week. Once you ave done it, go back and see how many hours you actually spent studying, going to class, eating or just watching TV. The results should give you an idea of where you can improve, and how to free more time so you can study.   See how much time you need for studying. To be a good student you want to be working to a 2-1 ratio. What I mean by this is that for every hour you are in class, you want to be doing at least 2 hours of study Read More …

Studying Using the Feynman Technique

Richard Feynman was an accomplished scientist, known for his amazing ability to absorb information at an astounding rate. Feynman would often reach the same conclusion as a student of a subject after a brief explanation of the course material, even though the student had been studying the same material for a much longer time. How did he do it? Well Feynman used a technique that is now dubbed as being the Feynman Technique. Its a great way to absorb information quickly and teach yourself a subject and comprehend the subject in a lot of depth in a short amount of time. This is a great skill to have when studying at university. You can use this technique to help you better understand a topic before a test, to make sure that you can answer any questions thrown at you, its much better than cramming before an exam. The first step is to choose the concept you wish to learn about. Firstly get a plank piece of paper and jot down the subject you are trying to learn right at the top of it. I like to write it using a different coloured pen, but do it whichever way you find Read More …