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Advice from RUSU Welfare Officer, Sophie Davies

 “I feel really homesick and no one else seems to be. What do I do?”

Homesickness is incredibly common in the first few weeks of term and there’s certainly no shame in it! I guarantee that as much as they might hide it, even the rowdiest and most confident of your flatmates will have called home at least once this week! Everyone gets homesick at some point but for some people the feeling of uncertainty and anxiety are much more severe and it might not feel like it’s going to get any better.» >

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High street vs online: how do you shop?

In recent years there has been a massive change in the way in which people shop. Traditionally, the only way someone could update their wardrobe was by fighting against the hustle and bustle of the UK high street in order to bag that limited edition Topshop dress. Usually finding that that dream dress only remains in the wrong size. Nowadays shoppers can bag the dress they want with a simple click of a button, ensuring no disappointment and no wasted trip in to town.» >

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Supermarket guide for hungry freshers

 

Doing the weekly shop and feeding yourself can seem like a daunting task when you first arrive at uni.

Here at Spark* we have put together a little guide of the local supermarkets because in the first week, every little helps.

Where they are, when they are open and whether they will go further so you don’t have to by delivering straight to halls – all of your questions will be answered here.» >

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