Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Eve in Newcastle

2014… the year of the Scottish Referendum, Ice Bucket Challenge, that Oscar selfie and the Brazilian World Cup. So before we welcome in 2015, let’s give this year the send-off it deserves! And with one of the greatest social scenes in the country here in Newcastle, why would you even consider going anywhere else? WINTER
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What’s open on Christmas Day?

It’s true; most places are closed over the festive period, with Christmas Day being particularly notorious for the waste-land high-street. But if you’re not celebrating Christmas that doesn’t mean you need to coop up indoors feeling sorry for yourself; here are just five things to see and do on Christmas day in the toon! ANGEL
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Top 5 Festive decorations in Newcastle

Christmas is so close we can almost hear the jingling of sleigh bells! With the Toon an array of sparkles and light displays, we thought we’d share the Top 5 must see decorations: Nelson Street Christmas Lights Just a short walk from Monument will bring you next to Nelson Street which would be hard  to
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A Southerner’s Guide To The North- 5 Thi...

Choosing universities is hard, narrowing down that massive pile of prospectus’ that have amounted in the corner of the living room is definitely not the best part of the application process. Especially when your choices will mean moving across the infamous North/South divide, it’s pretty much like moving country. So here are a few things
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5 reasons why being a Combined Honours Stu...

I’m going to be honest, I kind of fell into being a part of the Combined Honours department. I left school torn between which subjects I wanted to study and thought studying two or more subjects sounded like a good balance for a poor decision maker like myself.  I now have spent a term here
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Are the holidays all about studying?

Like many schools and colleges, at uni the Christmas holidays are cursed with the exam period that follows, but the holidays aren’t all about studying. As a reward for hard work or just a quick mental refresh, a break from studying is often welcomed. RECHARGE Take the opportunity to recharge your batteries, eat well, see friends
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How students survive the winter

In the world of the student, winter is long and difficult. A struggle begins between a dwindling bank balance after Christmas shopping/ boxing day sales, and the desperate need for a warm radiator. There will be arguments and disagreements between housemates, whether it‘s cold enough for central heating yet. For the first few weeks you seem
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