The ideal office desk should always be in tip-top condition, with a fresh and clear-desk approach to the working life. No clutter, little equipment, and ideally a paperless environment. Reality is often a little different though, even if this is just applicable to the working day before everything…

Perhaps you might be familiar with using phrases like ‘do you speak English?’ to clear a language deadlock with someone whose native language is different from yours. With an estimated 1.5 billion total speakers around the world, the number of non-native English speakers surpasses its native speakers by…

As a student, you probably fall into one of two categories: you love to smoke, or you hate it. Whatever your opinion, the chances are that you have a smoker in your life; it could be a friend, a family member, or even a lecturer that’s helping you…

As a student you will be tasked with writing numerous essays over the course of your degree. The first few that you write can be very daunting. There is so much to bear in mind. You must have the right academic tone and style, also grammar, spelling and…

It doesn’t matter whether you’re three weeks into Freshers’ or you’re gearing up for your final term and dissertation: the chances are, you could do with a few extra pounds in your back pocket. Let’s face it: being a student can be bloody expensive, and without the healthy…

Whether you’re in your first year of college or you’re about to graduate, it can be easy to get carried away when it comes to drinking and eating out and put on weight without realising. It makes sense – living away from home can be tough, and if…

Whether you’re in your first year of college or you’re close to graduating, the idea of leaving the comfort and familiarity of a university to going it on your own can be tough. Therefore, having a clear plan in place will allow you to leave your course with…

Second only to studying, college or university is all about putting yourself out there and meeting new people. Not only will you want to make some new friends, but you’ll also want to go on dates and impress your potential partner so that you can make memories together…

Sous vide is a cooking technique that has become very popular in recent years and is often associated with other modernist cooking techniques such as foams and gels and other fancy cooking techniques. But although investing in a sous vide machine may sound like a bit of a…

Whether you’re in your last year of school or you’re mid-way through uni and need a change, a gap year could be the option for you. Not only do they offer a whole host of benefits, but they help you to see the world through different perspectives and…

Heading off to university is an incredibly exciting experience, and whether you’re a fresher or you’re returning after a long summer for another year, you’re sure to have a fantastic time. However, if you’re heading to a student house for the first time, it can present its own…

Whether you’re getting off to university for the first time this year or you’re heading back for another term, the chances are that you’ll have lots of things to buy – and your bank balance may even be looking a little worse for wear. In today’s article, we’ve…

THE recent increase of online dating sites and rise in people using them poses the question: Is online dating taking over from traditional dating? Dating sites and apps such as match.com, Tinder, grindr and many more seem to be taking over traditions that many of us are used to. Online dating and…

The United Kingdom is fast experiencing a surge in the number of marriages and relationships across ethnic divides – according to latest official figures. Mixed race is an ethnic category that has been used by the United Kingdom’s office for National statistics since 1991 census which colloquially refers…

The Early Learning Centre has been criticised recently in a sexism row over an advertising campaign showing girls dressed as princesses and boys as doctors. The Early Learning Centre was accused of unfair ‘gender stereotyping’ when showcasing the store’s fancy dress range. As well as this there is another sexist…