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How to feel less lonely at university

How to feel less lonely at university

You’re at university and have been repeatedly told that these will be the best years of your life, but you’re not having much fun. In reality, you’re missing your friends and...

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Leeds Varsity 2019

Leeds Varsity 2019

Pickard Properties was delighted to be sponsoring Leeds Varsity this year and the experience certainly did not disappoint. We enjoyed two days of fantastic sportsmanship and the gr...

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All about university initiations

All about university initiations

It’s Freshers’ Week as we write and you’re probably having too good a time right now to be reading this blog post! You’ll be busy getting to know your new roomies, meeting ...

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Why you need to join a university society

Why you need to join a university society

You’re starting university soon and what an adventure you have ahead of you! You’ll no doubt be intending to work hard while you’re studying, but that’s not all being a stu...

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How to survive Freshers’ Week

How to survive Freshers’ Week

Hello new students and welcome to the vibrant city of Leeds! We hope you have a fantastic time at university here, and we are ready to support you with all your student accommod...

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An indispensable guide to the second year

An indispensable guide to the second year

You got through the first year, had a blast, and you’re excited to get back to university for year two of your degree. We don’t blame you for being eager — uni life can be gr...

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The ultimate university packing list

The ultimate university packing list

September is just around the corner and with it comes the start of the new academic year. For some, this means a return to university for year two or three of their degree. For oth...

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How to manage your FOMO over summer

How to manage your FOMO over summer

The academic year is over, and university students are now filling their time with other things — some have gone home to spend time with their family, some are working, and other...

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5 helpful tips for starting university

5 helpful tips for starting university

If you recently finished your A levels and got accepted into a university, you’ll now be busy enjoying your summer. However, as summer moves on, you’ll find your mind wandering...

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The benefits of bills inclusive student living

The benefits of bills inclusive student living

At Pickard Properties, we offer our student tenants two rental options: bills inclusive or bills exclusive. The latter is the cheaper and probably more attractive option up front; ...

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The best live music venues in Leeds

The best live music venues in Leeds

Leeds provides a cracking night out for students and young professionals alike, and if you’re a keen gig-goer, you won’t be disappointed by the live music venues on offer in th...

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How to save money when attending university open days

How to save money when attending university open days

You’re in your final year of sixth form or college and hoping to get the grades to attend university next year. Great! All you need to do now (aside from pass your exams) is to c...

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5 ways to earn money at university

5 ways to earn money at university

The majority of full-time students have a student loan and a bank account with a generous overdraft to get them through their uni days, alongside a little help from the 'bank of mu...

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How to stay connected with school friends at university

How to stay connected with school friends at university

You may very well have built up a new group of friends at university but the chances are you’re still missing your friends from home — whether they’re still at home or off st...

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How to manage stress at university

How to manage stress at university

For most people, their university days are some of the best of their lives — they are times many will look back on in years to come and reminisce about fondly. However, that isn...

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Guide to the top Halloween events in Leeds 2018

Guide to the top Halloween events in Leeds 2018

Autumn is here and with it comes a whole host of fun festivities, including Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas. This year Leeds is going all out for Halloween and so we wanted ...

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How to cope with homesickness at university

How to cope with homesickness at university

If you started university this year, the chances are homesickness has kicked in by now. This is common and nothing to worry about, however it can feel rather unpleasant if left to ...

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Five part-time jobs you’ll enjoy at university

Five part-time jobs you’ll enjoy at university

During your time at university, you really have two options when it comes to finances, assuming you don’t come from an especially affluent background. On one hand, you can rel...

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How to get prepared for starting university

How to get prepared for starting university

After all that hard work at college or sixth form you have secured a place at university — congratulations! Starting your degree is a very exciting time, but with it can come wor...

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How to work out a food budget as a student

How to work out a food budget as a student

One of the toughest parts of being a student, or indeed, being an independent adult in any capacity is keeping your spending in check. And considering that food shopping is gene...

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