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The new Students’ Union app has landed!

Freshers will be able to connect with each other and their Union on the go

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Things I wish I knew in first year

First year is the perfect time to enjoy all aspects of University life, and it is a shame to waste it by doing nothing

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The drugs don’t work – the true cost of drug-taking

Rebecca Carr investigates the long-term effects of drugs on your mind and body, with the Priory Group’s new campaign to educate students

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Hello healthy, hello cheap, HelloFresh

Getting bored of eating pasta night after night? Deputy Lifestyle Editor, Araddhna Patel, explains that now you don’t have to; spice up your mealtimes with a HelloFresh food box subscription

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Advice to first-year house hunters

Panicking about housing for next year? Don’t worry! Shannon Winterbone is here to share her own experiences, and give some useful advice about house hunting

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Can you go the distance?

As a new term gets underway, we look at how long distance relationships can affect your university life and the best ways to avoid heartbreak…

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Freshers’ Guide: Societies 101

Want to get stuck in to student life, but not sure where to start? Check out our guide to the societies that have something to offer everyone

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How to combat ‘freshers’ face’

Is your skin suffering from partying too hard in Freshers’ Week? We give some helpful tips on how to combat freshers’ face, including the best type of alcohol to drink to reduce the effects of a wild night out

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Top 5: Heartbreak Songs

Feeling blue after realizing you are not going to stay with your school sweetheart forever? Fear not: these post-heartbreak songs will send you towards a speedy (and emotional) recovery

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Students leave sexual assault talk after man urges boycott

A third-year student posing as a staff member encouraged first-years to leave a sexual assault talk, calling the event “patronising”

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Brexit rush causes university to have shortage of accommodation

The University of Warwick has a shortage of accommodation for postgraduates and freshers, as they experience a rush of EU students pre-Brexit

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Ways to Eat – the Freshers’ guide to nutrition

Struggling with eating healthy and getting enough nutrition in your diet? Lacey Munroe discusses the pros and cons of various diets in her new eBook, Ways to Eat