Student Life Advice

Whether you are transitioning from school or college to university life or are a second- or third-year student looking to make the most out of your final years at university, the Student Cribs blog is for you. Written by current and graduated university students, we provide guidance and advice on all areas of student life, from study tips you might have never thought of, organisation hacks, tips for mastering university milestones and many more. Explore the Student Cribs: Student Life Advice blog below. If there is anything you would like to see covered, or perhaps you have your own tried-and-tested advice that you think we should share, just let us know!

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The Ultimate Guide To Surviving Exam Season

Ah, exam season – the time of year that sends shivers down the spines of students everywhere. But fear not! ...
7 Exam Season Hacks You Need To Know!

7 Exam Season Hacks You Need To Know!

Exam season is a daunting time for us all; filled with stress, hunger tiredness and so on. The team here ...
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THE BEST STUDENT DISCOUNTS 2023

Being a university student is hard. Many of us will be living away from home for the first time and ...
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THE BEST STUDENT INFLUENCERS 2023

Our highly trend-led, Gen-Z student cohort of today are social-media savvy, and inevitably attracted to like-minded individuals experiencing a similar ...
WFH Tips

WORK FROM HOME SET UP TIPS FOR STUDENTS

Working from home has become the new normal for many of us, including us students. When campus and libraries were ...
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ESSAY WRITING TIPS FOR ENGLISH STUDENTS

If you're an English student one of the most demanding parts of studying English at University is the essay writing! ...
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CHEAP VEGETARIAN RECIPES FOR STUDENTS

Ready meals and takeaways come with the territory of being a student at university. You turn up to univeristy with ...
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THE BEST STUDENT FRIENDLY JOBS

Are you a fresher adapting to life as a student at university? Are you paying bills for the first time ...
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TOP TIPS FOR ONLINE LEARNING AT UNIVERSITY

Online lectures and seminars is something all university students have become very familiar with over the past few years. Online ...
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THE MOST USEFUL TEXTBOOKS FOR CHEMISTRY STUDENTS

The one thing you can guarantee with any subject at university is that it will require LOTS of reading. Contrary ...
TOP TIPS FOR A CHEMISTRY STUDENT

TOP TIPS FOR A CHEMISTRY STUDENT

Like any STEM subject, studying Chemistry at University can be incredibly demanding and challenging at times. Being a Chemistry student ...
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10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD INTERN/STUDY ABROAD

There comes a time in your university career where some of you will be making the decision to up and ...
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The Best Student-Friendly Jobs in Exeter

Are you a student in Exeter? If so, then we can probably assume that some extra cash might come in ...
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What To Read To Get Ahead As A Student

Reading is one of the simple pleasures in life. But it isn’t only something to enjoy – as a student, ...
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The 10 best Apps for studying

If you’re a student and you own a phone, this blog might interest you… Instead of being a source of ...
How to survive your final year of uni

How to Survive Your Final Year of Uni

It’s all fun and games until you’re in the final leg of your university race and you have more assignments ...
6 Ways to get a Great Night's Sleep

6 Ways to get a Great Night’s Sleep

Struggling to get some shut-eye? These tips will send you to sleep! The more you work at developing good sleep ...
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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Single

Just when you thought the pain of Dry January was over, the vibrant red and pink love hearts pop up ...
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10 Top Tips for Students To Stay Organised

We all remember that one girl who got far too excited over new stationery and coloured sticky notes back in ...
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Tips for Students Moving into Halls of Residence

Congratulations! You have secured your place at uni and have moved onto the next step. Finding student accommodation. With many ...
How to Survive Dry January at University

How to Survive Dry January at University

University is defined by no parents, no bedtimes and the capacity to have as much fun as possible (which normally ...
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8 Top Tips When Leaving University

You’ve done it (or nearly done it)! You’ve come to the end of your degree, whether that be 3, 4 ...
How to make the most out of your Uni Experience!

How to make the most out of your Uni Experience!

The first thing to be made clear is: there is no right or wrong way to live your life at ...
The 8 Rules Every Fresher Should Follow

The 8 Rules Every Fresher Should Follow

Freshers week is regarded as one of the most important weeks of your uni life when it comes to settling ...
How to Manage your Workload at University

How to Manage your Workload at University

As we approach the dreaded exam and deadline season, finding the time to knuckle down and get through tonnes of ...
10 Things Every Student Should do in the Snow!

10 Things Every Student Should do in the Snow!

So a couple of weeks ago, snow covered the whole of the United Kingdom the whole country was in uproar, ...
The Ultimate Guide to Student House Plants

The Ultimate Guide to Student House Plants

Want to make your student home feel more like a home? Well, plants are definitely the answer! In this guide, ...
How to Make the Most of Your Student Experience

How to Make the Most of Your Student Experience

You’re a student. Yay, congratulations to you, you are experiencing the best years of your life. Being a student is ...
Top 10 Student Bloggers

Top 10 Student Bloggers

Blogging is super popular right now! There are loads of different types - from lifestyle to food, beauty to photography! ...
Christmas Gift Ideas for Students on a Budget

Christmas Gift Ideas for Students on a Budget

Struggling for gift ideas this Christmas and has the student lifestyle left you with a very tight spending budget - ...
How to Survive Being a Fresher

How to Survive Being a Fresher

The time has come, you're about to embark on the next stage of your life, but you're feeling stupidly nervous ...
How to Prepare for University

How to Prepare for University

Congratulations! You got into university! You should be proud of yourself. However, once the excitement wears off, the realities sink ...
How to be Productive in the Library

How to be Productive in the Library

You have a super important deadline coming up or a very difficult exam, and studying has proven to be quite ...
3 Easy Recipes for a Busy Student

3 Easy Recipes for a Busy Student

As a student, it is so easy to fall into the trap of buying cheap ready meals, snacks on campus ...
8 Things Every Student Experiences Over Summer

8 Things Every Student Experiences Over Summer

You've just got into the swing of things and your year at University is already over, time flies when you're ...
How to Live with Friends (and remain friends)

How to Live with Friends (and remain friends)

So, you have the opportunity to live with your friends, it’s probably something you’ve been dreaming about since you were ...
20 Struggles that Only Students Will Understand

20 Struggles that Only Students Will Understand

The daily struggles of a student are so real… Trying to juggle a mad social life, a few hours of ...
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10 University Societies You Won’t Believe Exist

When people say that at University there’s a society for everything, they’re really not joking. Some of the societies that ...
A Student’s Guide to Staying Healthy

A Student’s Guide to Staying Healthy

Caught between the stress of University work, lack of sleep from endless night’s out and that greasy feeling that only ...
10 Things I Wish I Knew at University

10 Things I Wish I Knew at University

Always believe a graduate when they say that their time at uni flew by, because it really does. You may ...
Top 10 Apps for Studying

Top 10 Apps for Studying

During your student career you may find yourself falling into low performance periods, however, these ten apps can help improve ...
5 Christmas Gift Ideas For Students On a Budget

5 Christmas Gift Ideas For Students On a Budget

Christmas is fast approaching and due to the unfortunate timing of the student loan, some of us don't have enormous ...
10 Ways For Students To Earn Money

10 Ways For Students To Earn Money

Want a bit of extra cash without too much commitment? There are so many ways students can do it not ...
10 Secret Student Discounts You Need To Know

10 Secret Student Discounts You Need To Know

If you're a Student living off a budget, then we have some secret discounts MUST know. From food to clothing ...
Cheap Cocktail Recipes Students NEED To Know

Cheap Cocktail Recipes Students NEED To Know

After reading this blog post there will be no need to pre-drink on that cheap wine again, you'll be able ...
10 Recipes Students Need To Master

10 Recipes Students Need To Master

We've prepared a collection of some of our favourite recipes that are super simple to cook. With little prep time ...
10 Cribs Tips for Better Student Living

10 Cribs Tips for Better Student Living

We have prepared a list of our best Crib Tips for you to use - from sleeping patterns to sneaky ...
7 Tips How to Survive First Term at Uni

7 Tips How to Survive First Term at Uni

Immersing yourself into a student life isn't easy, especially after a summer chill and when your campus is so huge ...
Tips for Comfortable Student Living

Tips for Comfortable Student Living

When you first move into a student house, everything feels a bit strange. There’s no such thing that could remind ...
The Ultimate Student’s Guide: Societies You Should Join at University

The Ultimate Student’s Guide: Societies You Should Join at University

Whether you’re joining University as a fresher or you’ve just decided it’s time to try a new thing, societies are ...
8 Mug Recipes Students Should Master

8 Mug Recipes Students Should Master

The last thing any student wants to do is to spend more than 10 minutes on cooking (because boiling water ...
8 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying

8 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying

If you're looking for effective ways to beat procrastination and finish your tasks timely, these 8 tips are for you ...
7 Types of Lecturers You'll Meet

7 Types of Lecturers You’ll Meet

It doesn't matter where or what you study - you've probably encountered (or will, soon or later) certain types of ...
Top 12 TV Shows Students You Should Binge Watch

Top 12 TV Shows Students You Should Binge Watch

There's one thing that everyone needs when they start University and that is... a good TV show. There's nothing better ...
25 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Freshers

25 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Freshers

Everyone has something they wish they'd known before starting University, or something they wish they could tell the future freshers ...
What your University course says about you

What your University course says about you

Whatever course you take at University, whether it be your first choice, last choice, a science or a humanity, it ...
8 Things You’re Bound to Hear in Freshers Week

8 Things You’re Bound to Hear in Freshers Week

It’s the start of freshers week, you’ve arrived at your halls, unpacked your car and said goodbye to your crying ...
22 Websites Every Student Must Know

22 Websites Every Student Must Know

On entering University, you’re thrown in the deep end pretty quickly trying to get to grips with student life, independent ...
The 8 different people you can spot in a lecture

The 8 different people you can spot in a lecture

Have you ever been in a lecture and zoned out so much that you catch yourself twenty minutes in staring ...
10 Things You’ll Miss Most When You Leave Halls

10 Things You’ll Miss Most When You Leave Halls

Although there’s actually nothing better than living in a student house with all your best friends, looking back on freshers, ...
How to Pick Housemates at Uni: The Good, The Bad and The Awkward.

How to Pick Housemates at Uni: The Good, The Bad and The Awkward.

First term has flown by and although it feels like freshers week was only yesterday, it’s already time to start ...
10 People You will Live With at Uni

10 People You will Live With at Uni

Whether you’re just about to start your first year in Halls and are nervously wondering what the people will be ...
Student Exposure photography competition winners!

Student Exposure photography competition winners!

The first edition of our Student Exposure photography competition has come to an end. When we started the competition in ...
New Internships! Letting & Marketing

New Internships! Letting & Marketing

We're on the lookout for talented individuals to undertake our coveted internship program. An internship at Cribs is unlike any ...
The Student Cribs Instagram has landed!

The Student Cribs Instagram has landed!

It's official - Student Cribs have made the jump to Instagram. Head over to our profile below and follow us ...