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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…

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…