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Coping with change
Change can be overwhelming, even when it is positive. Find out how to handle it and where you can get support if you need it.

8 steps to help you cope with change
We all need a change at some point, whether it’s a change of scenery, a car or job.

How to make new friends
There is nothing wrong with being independent but sometimes everyone needs a good friend, especially if you are moving to a new home or changing jobs....

Zen and the art of shared living
No-one wants hassle at home. Find out how to choose your flatmates and make sure you all get along! Choosing flatmates If you move into a privately rented...

Nine ways to solve your flatmate problems
Have a problem with your flatmates, but don’t know how to deal with it? Check out these tips for resolving conflict.

How to save money on your bills
By following these steps not only can you cut the cost of living, you can also help save the environment. Heating Turning the thermostat down by 1°C...

Cleaning and cooking essentials
Moving away to university means learning a lot of new things – including how to clean and cook for yourself. Read on for our list of essential items that every student house will need.

Independent living: Basic household repairs
Getting your own place is a liberating experience. But it also means you will have more responsibilities, like looking after your new home. Read on to...

Independent living: Basic household repairs (continued)
Unblock a sink or drain If your sink gets smelly and the water takes a long time to drain, chances are you’ve got a blocked drain. Watch the video above...

Independent living: Mending
Mend a ripped seam Ripped your favourite outfit? Doesn’t mean you have to buy a new one. Find out how to do simple repairs to clothing by watching the...

Independent living: Laundry
Washing clothes OK so it looks easy enough - all you need to do is add detergent to the washing machine right? Well, there’s more to the laundry than...

Student shopping on a budget
Like it or not, all students will have to go shopping at some point, whether to buy food, new clothes or equipment and books for their course. And for...

Cheap meals in minutes
If the idea of eating on a budget conjures up images of pot noodles and instant mashed potato, think again.

Top tips for university travel
The cost of transport can make up around 7-10% of a student’s total budget but in some cases it can be free.

Eating out on a budget
As a student, there will be times when there is no other alternative but to eat out. This does not necessarily mean you have to have a three-course meal...

Ideas for a cheap night out
Going out and having fun can be a big part of settling in at university and relaxing after lectures. And with plenty of opportunities at your fingertips...

Safe partying
University can sometimes seem like one long party. There’s nothing wrong with letting your hair down of course, but it’s still better to be safe than...

Top tips for cheap phone calls
Whether you’re begging to borrow some money or simply saying ‘hello’, you’ll probably need to phone home from time to time. Read on for our top...

Online shopping
Cheap, easy, convenient – there are plenty of reasons to shop online. But there are reasons to be careful too. Here are our top tips to make sure that...

Staying safe online: Downloads
Downloading the wrong thing can cause a world of trouble. Ask these questions first to keep yourself safe.

Staying safe online: Social networking
Some of us have a lot to say and the net is a great way to get our views heard. But what happens when things go wrong?

Reporting crime
Find out what to do if you're the victim of crime, or witness crime in your area.

Top tips for cheap broadband
Many university halls of residence provide broadband, but you’ll normally still need to sort it out if you move into private accommodation. However, it’s easy to overspend or end up with a package that doesn’t meet your needs. Read on for our top tips for choosing the right student broadband package.

Dealing with fraud
Fraud can be upsetting, frustrating and expensive. Find out what you can do to avoid it, and what to do if it happens to you.