August 13, 2019

  • Arrange to have a meningitis jab if you haven’t already

  • Get into a good study routine – same time, same place if that works for you or find a pattern that does. It’s hard but close down social media while you work

  • Take plenty of breaks and exercise

  • E...

August 13, 2019

  • Look after your door keys – they will cost you a lot of money, time and inconvenience to be replaced

  • Invest in earplugs if you want to work/chill/sleep when no one else does

  • Look after your room and communal areas if you want your deposit returned – it’s...

August 13, 2019

Just 7 to get you ready to be the master of your kitchen!

  • Wash hands before prepping food, use kitchen roll not a tea towel to dry hands

  • Always wipe down the cooker after cooking or it will be gross for the next person

  • Wash pans as you go when cooking to s...

August 13, 2019

  • Get insurance for your mobile phone to start the minute you leave home – you will lose or smash your phone at least once. Contents insurance for your belongings while living in halls and in private accommodation later is also a good idea, but make sure your l...

August 13, 2019

Working on the premise that you WILL be going to university.......

  • Apply for accommodation if you haven’t already OR check what you’ve got is what you really want. Do you need an ensuite? Shared bathrooms mean you have to leave your room even if it’s just to join th...

August 13, 2019

While you're waiting for results try your hand at cooking. It's  great relaxer we promise and with around six weeks to go before leaving home, it's the perfect time to try out a couple of tasty nutrious meal on your family or friends. Or book on to one of our workshops...

August 5, 2019

As results day draws near, The Sunday Times reports that A-Level results for 40 per cent of students will be irrelevant as they have been given unconditional offers regardless of the grades they actually achieve. Given in an attempt for universities to secure students...

August 5, 2019

We headed to Birmingham just before the end of term to take part in Aston University’s outreach programme’s Transition Day. We delivered workshops throughout the day where around 80 local sixth formers tried out their cooking skills and learnt how to save money by maki...

August 5, 2019

Our moment of fame (we hope one of many!) came when BBC Radio asked us to be interviewed live on radio about unicookandclean. Over the course of two hours, founder Fiona Brandhorst, featured on 12 regional radio shows up and down the country from Cumbria to Cornwall fi...

June 15, 2019

We are so delighted to be in The Times today [15 June 2019] in a news story written by the paper’s Education Correspondent Nicola Woolcock, highlighting what we do, showing students the soft and more practical skills that are good to have under your belt before going t...

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