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Alternative ways to celebrate your birthday

Not keen to celebrate your birthday with another night out at Factory? Read this article for some inspiration for an alternative way to enjoy your day

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The return of the Christmas markets

Hold onto your Santa hats, the Manchester Christmas markets are back and we have got the low-down on the best bits of the festive celebrations

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We really don’t need three months of Christmas

With Christmas seeming to come earlier every year, we ask: is there actually any need for all this holiday hype?

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Your Christmas gift guide: all wrapped up for £10

Worrying about what gift you are going to get for your Secret Santa? Don’t panic, we have a guide to help you to buy for every type of friend

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The festive deadlines fear

A few tips on how to create a balance between work and play as a busy student over the Christmas period

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A merry student Christmas

Christmas on a student budget can certainly be tough, but here are a few ideas to get you going

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Work out your winter workouts

Don’t go into hibernation this winter — fight the cold and keep up your workout routine with these top tips from Lifestyle contributor Cachella Smith

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Ways to relieve anxiety

Taking care of your own mental health is important — here are some ways to manage anxiety whilst waiting for professional help

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A student’s guide to budgeting

If you’re bad at keeping track of your money, take a look at our useful budgeting tips to help make your student loan go further

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Escaping the concrete jungle

Fed up with Manchester looking so grey? Get some green in your life and discover a park near you, with the help of VoucherCloud’s Manchester Student Guide

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Think before you drink

Lifestyle contributor Cachella Smith talks about being sober at university — and why she still enjoys a great night out, without alcohol

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Becoming a vegan, part two: leading a more globally conscious diet

Katie Bell continues her journey of becoming a vegan, and suggests that we can help the world by being aware of what we eat