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How to have fun as a student in isolation at university

How to have fun as a student in isolation at university

If you have started university this year, or are a returning student, it will be a significantly different experience to what you may have originally expected. When you first de...

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How to survive your final year of university

How to survive your final year of university

If you’re about to go into your final year of university, it is entirely normal to feel stressed and apprehensive about what is to come. Although this year is bound to be more...

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What to buy for your student kitchen

What to buy for your student kitchen

Whether you’re moving into a house share for the first time, or moving into student accommodation, it is important to have all the student kitchen essentials when you move! Pa...

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Easy ways to make friends with your new housemates

Easy ways to make friends with your new housemates

It’s that time of year and, if you’ve just moved into a new student house share or a professional house share in Leeds with a bunch of people you don’t yet know, it’s time ...

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How to get through lockdown as a student

How to get through lockdown as a student

Students across the UK have now been in a COVID-19 lockdown for some time, both in student accommodation and at home. While some may be thriving, others are struggling. Whether ...

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Coronavirus: what students need to know

Coronavirus: what students need to know

IMPORTANT UPDATE (24/03/2020): The UK is now in lockdown. Please stay home and only leave for exercise once per day, while maintaining social distancing. Aside from that, you may o...

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Student sexual health in Leeds

Student sexual health in Leeds

Looking after your health and wellbeing is super important, and your sexual health is included within that. The only difference between general health and sexual health is that ...

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A guide to ‘coming out’ at university

A guide to ‘coming out’ at university

In an ideal world, nobody would have to 'come out,' as heterosexuality and gender wouldn't be assumed. However, we are still a little while off that as a society. So, many people f...

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What to do if you fall pregnant while studying in Leeds

What to do if you fall pregnant while studying in Leeds

As a student who hasn’t planned for it, it can be scary to miss a period or display other symptoms of early pregnancy. It is a situation that can cause all manner of worries to f...

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How to deal with a housemate’s partner

How to deal with a housemate’s partner

Everyone who’s been to uni or lived in a house share at any point will recognise this problem: a housemate’s partner staying over at your house more often than they stay at the...

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How to recognise a toxic relationship at university

How to recognise a toxic relationship at university

Toxic relationships are unfortunately prevalent in society and university is no exception. It’s therefore important that we are all fully aware of the warning signs and what to d...

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How to have fun as a student in Leeds this Christmas

How to have fun as a student in Leeds this Christmas

While it is well known that many students head home each year for the Christmas break, many students also stay at university, too. So, if you are one of those students staying at u...

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An introvert’s survival guide to university

An introvert’s survival guide to university

You’ve landed a place at your university of choice — well done. Now comes the harder bit — all that socialising! Going to university is all about meeting new people and ma...

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A guide to mitigating circumstances at university in Leeds

A guide to mitigating circumstances at university in Leeds

All universities understand that occasionally students will go through difficult times in their lives, and this will impact upon their academic performance. After all, universit...

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8 smart ways for students to save money

8 smart ways for students to save money

I think we can all agree that being a student in the UK is expensive these days. The tuition fees alone are astronomical, and then there are living costs on top of that such as ...

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How to do Halloween on a student budget

How to do Halloween on a student budget

The end of October brings a welcome opportunity for students to chill out, get dressed up, decorate their digs, and have some fun. However, fancy dress costumes and house decora...

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The benefits of bills exclusive student living

The benefits of bills exclusive student living

When you rent a student house with Pickard Properties, you can choose to rent 'bills exclusive' or 'bills inclusive'. Both options have their pros and cons, as you might expect, so...

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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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