Being a student is all about finding your way around via trial and error. To give you a little nudge in the right direction, we headed out into Leeds and asked graduates for their top student tips.


You won’t have too much of this…

Name: Steve
Degree studied: Physiotherapy
Advice: Hit up for the best discounts & offers.

Name: Adam
Degree studied: Physics
Advice : Student loan, have your parents pay it to you in installments – you’ll learn to budget!

Name: Lauren
Degree studied: Geology
Advice:  Keep £20 hidden somewhere on you at all times. You never know when you’ll need it. a late night taxi home when you have lost your debit card for example.


Don’t expect cooking like this!

Name: Chelsea
Degree Studied: Environmental sciences
Advice: Live with someone who can cook!

Name: Harry
Degree studied: Fine Art
Advice: Take loads of photos of any house you move in to!  it  could well prevent any arguments with a landlord when you try to get your deposit back.

Name: Lucy
Degree Studied: Business and Management
Advice:  If you don’t get freshers flu, ace but you’re essentially not human. also be careful at the end of the academic year – this is when Voldemort tries to kill you.

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You know who

Name: John
Degree Studied: History
Advice: Get out there, join a society or seven, meet new people and have the time of your life. Oh, and study hard too!