Being Eco-Friendly on a Student Budget

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How to Be Eco-Friendly on a Student Budget

Thankfully, it seems like everybody has clocked on to the fact that we need to start treating Planet Earth a lot better than we have been doing. We can all do our bit, and it’s not just bold and expensive moves (like getting solar panels) that make a difference – anyone and everyone can get involved, including students like you.

Here are some simple and reasonable ways that you can do your bit.

Avoid single-use plastic wherever possible

We all know that single-use plastic is harmful to the environment, but it is quite hard to avoid when we’re food-shopping. Milk bottles, fruit boxes, meat trays, drinks bottles, carrier bags, and so on – it all adds up. And despite increased efforts to recycle across the world, the fact remains that millions of tonnes of this single-use plastic ends up in our oceans each year.

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World Sleep Day 2018

World Sleep Day Infographic

If World Sleep Day isn’t something to celebrate, then we don’t know what is. Here at The Student Housing Company, we know that your sleep is super important.

In a recent survey, two out of three students reported that they get under 7-9 hours per night, with a quarter regularly getting fewer than five hours.

Furthermore, two of the greatest contributors to poor sleep in students were reported to be digital distractions and stress, with half admitting that their long-term sleeping patterns were worse around exam times.

Students are under so much pressure to eat well, exercise, attend lectures, get the grades, make lifelong friends and have fun, that sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get the recommended 7-9 hours sleep to function as the optimal human beings we all want to be.

World Sleep Day forces us all to reconsider our sleeping habits and not shy away from those extra Zzzs.

And unless you’ve all been asleep for the last week (lucky you), you will probably know that 16th March was World Sleep Day. All of our sites got their heads down for World Sleep Day and came up with some fantastic ways to each do their own bit…

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What Are the Most Popular Undergrad Degrees in the UK?

Despite some of the more weird and wonderful course options available to students these days, the usual suspects are still top of the leaderboard. Thanks to earning-potential and the range of career options provided by each, it’s unlikely that these degrees will be going out fashion anytime soon. If you haven’t made a final decision about which course to apply for, this article will give you a good overview of what everyone else is choosing – we’ll bet that you know at least one person studying one of these subjects.


Why it’s popular: Medicine has always been a popular choice when it comes to undergraduate degrees. Whether it’s a personal calling or a calculated choice based on the graduate salary, the course always has a spot near the top of degree rankings. Despite the length of time it takes to gain the degree, it remains a sought-after choice, with the option to specialise later down the line.

Where to study: Cambridge, Oxford, Queen Mary

Tips for applying: Medicine is a highly competitive field, and you’ll need excellent grades in the sciences and maths as a bare minimum.

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