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University, 4 things they don’t tell you in the brochure.

I’ve been at university a few years now. In fact I had to drop out of my first course due to the lack of support, that isn’t something we’re going to get into; not today anyway. I have to admit, when you come to an open day the university has a way of making everything flow; they look perfect and you just can’t wait to start. However I’ve a few years under my belt and sometimes that just isn’t the case. I mean if I knew everything I know now when I started things would have turned differently. So I wanted to pass a little knowledge and wisdom onto the freshers and hopefully you’ll learn something new along the way. 1, Freshers flu, it doesn’t stop. If you haven’t heard of freshers flu, buckle up! It sucks, if you’re a fresher you need to pay close attention. Current students will…

The pens students NEED from Platignum!

So I’ll just cut to the chase, I hate getting pen all over my hands and arms. It makes me look like a total tramp and it’s not exactly attractive is it? As a student I’m forever writing notes in class to never look at again and am forever looking for a pen in my bag. I have to point out though that although you can grab free pens around campus, most of the time they suck. They last a couple of weeks, they never smudge and the fact that they take forever to dry means my arms look newspapers after a lecture. I recently however came across a pen I fell in love with, if like me you’re a bit of a stationery buff you’re going to love this! Platignum make the best pens ever, so I got in touch and asked if they could send me some for…

The Stud Box, Absolute collagen the skincare treatment guys need.

As I get older I realise that my good looks, well they aren’t as good as they used to be. The amount of products I have in the bathroom has almost doubled since I was 14 and didn’t need to do a thing to look good. That being said I’m rubbish at finding new products that work well and do great things for my skin. I have the hair products down though. After a wonderful time at a blogging convention I got chatting with Absolute Collagen. They sent me a stud box to try out and I couldn’t wait, first of all who doesn’t love the word stud; total confidence boost for us guys. So a little background about the product before I let you know how I got on with it. Its made in the UK, high in protein and dairy, lactose and gluten free. Brilliant as I shouldn’t…

Is Having a Rail Card Worth the Money?

I have a rail card and on numerous accounts I have had people ask me if they are really worth the money. There is no simple answer to this question however and it all depends on a persons circumstance. To start let me give you a little more information on what a rail card actually is and how you get your stunning hands on one. When it comes to picking a rail card you need to make sure you get the right one for you. If you pick the wrong card you might not even be able to use it and you have wasted money, not the best start on a saving money journey.  You will need to start by heading on over to the rail card website and picking the correct package for you. I have a 16-25 rail card that I got with a student bank account although…

NUS Card! Student Card Hack to Save Money!

So as a current university student I know that money can be short. Everyone thinks that student finance equals endless money; wrong! In fact university has taught me how to save money using one simple thing, an NUS card! What is an NUS card? Do I need to be a student? In short an NUS card is a student card, just easier to get. Just £12 a year will secure you one! You would think that you need to be a student in order to get a card right? Wrong again. See anyone can get the card and all you have to do is fill out a few simple questions on their website, pay and then wait for the post! So there is is, an NUS card is a basic student card which opens all the benefits and savings that can be had. If you head on over to the…