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Shop around for the best deals on books

Consider which books you really need to buy, as well – other than those your lecturers tell you to buy, you may well be able to get away with reading library copies, available to you for free all the time

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Buying books? Buy them cheaper!

Much precious spending money frequently gets invested in a complete set of textbooks that either turn out to be poor choices or available for free to borrow from the Library.  Most books that are not marked as “recommended for purchase”

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Shopping for one? Go frozen!

The euphoria of being away from your parents may start to pall when you first realise you have to start cooking for yourself, and on a budget.   Remember that fresh fruit and vegetables in a supermarket are among the most expensive – greengrocers

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Eat well, stay well

Fast food is very tempting, and while Dominos deliver pizzas up until 5 am, you cannot bring them into the Library, even during 24/7 opening. It is often helpful to take a meal break – go home, cook something healthy

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Your library guide to surviving and thriving at university

Congratulations to everyone who has made the grade or seized the initiative and made their way in through clearing!  Starting at university can be daunting but there are a few things to bear in mind that will help you get

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Faces of Freshers’ Week selfie competition

The world seems full of selfie’s and everyone would love to see all of yours!  We are running a competition for the the most fun and original selfie shared this week.  The competition runs all week until 9am next Monday

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Advice to Sink in Slowly

Advice to Sink in Slowly is a great project that showcases graduate designed posters for the purpose of passing on advice to first year students. These posters offer some great words of wisdom that all freshers will find useful and

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Fresher’s Week

Now, we know the week is nearly over but we couldn’t let it pass without a mention that all our students have return and we also have many new starters. We welcome everyone back to the Library and here, for

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Starting University this Year?

Thing of the Day would like to congratulate everyone who got their A-Level results last week. You should all be proud of your fantastic achievements! For those of you who are planning to come to University, here are some handy

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Starting University This Year?

Congratulations to all those who have got a place at University. We look forward to meeting this year’s intake. Here’s a link from the BBC Website about Student Finance and how to manage your money: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/life-2-live/student-essentials-09/ One tip we would

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