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From tips on how to make the most of Freshers’ Week to what’s going on in your local area, you can read all kinds of student guides, Nido news and first-hand accounts penned by your fellow students right here.

Fancy writing about your own student experience, we’re always on the lookout for budding bloggers and writers to collaborate with us. If you’ve got a great idea or just fancy showing off your writing skills, be sure to get in touch if you want to have your say on our blog.

A Brief History of Birmingham: Things to Know About the City of a Thousand Trades

‘The Second City’, ‘The Workshop of the World’, ‘Brummagem’; Birmingham has been called many different names in its time. But for the people who call it home, it’s a city known for its storied history, impressive architecture and friendly, cheerful and welcoming vibe.

The Best Christmas Movies Ever – Ranked

When it comes to the festive season, the TV guide is packed full of seasonal classics, giving you the chance to have a proper Christmas movie marathon. Whether it’s a total cheese-fest, an animated classic, or a cop in a dirty vest taking down terrorists, yuletide cinema truly has something for everyone.

Expert Tips for Achieving a Healthy Work/Life Balance

If you’re a recent graduate who has landed their first job out of university, then there have certainly been better times to have entered the world of work.

Building a Personal Brand: How to Boost Your Online Presence When Job Hunting

You may not know it, but if you have any sort of online presence, you’ve already built a personal brand. Whether you’re on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, your chosen social media channels can say a lot about who you are. And, the information that’s available about you as a result – whether it’s an impressive Read more >

Talking to Grads: Jonathan Whitley, Director at WatchGuard

Our ongoing Q&A series with graduates goes on. This time, we’re chatting to the European Director of cybersecurity business WatchGuard, Jonathan Whitley, about his experiences studying at university.

5 Ways to Upskill Yourself at Home

Student life for the university intake of 2020 might look a little bit different to previous years – with pubs and bars operating with stricter curfews and restrictions on how many people can gather and where. However, the limitless potential of studying for an undergrad degree, postgrad degree or even a doctorate means it’s still Read more >

5 Easy Ways to Make New Friends at University

Being away from home and making friends at university can sometimes be tough.

10 Fun Night-In Ideas for You and Your Housemates

With the new university year about a month old, things are looking a little bit different this time around.