Student Life

New trail helps children to notice nature at Cotehele

A new outdoor trail at Cotehele, the National Trust property near Saltash in Cornwall, encourages children to notice nature by looking and listening for the different birds found on the estate.

The trail, Bird Bingo, identifies nine birds commonly sighted at Cotehele for children to...




Foreign Students Visa Extension - 3 Things You Need to Know

Authored by Mike Page

Whilst it’s inarguable that Brexit has exacerbated social divides in the UK and reinforced the animosity felt by immigrants, the government's decision to revise Theresa May’s restrictive guidelines facing students who want to stay and work in the UK after graduating have been extremely well-received.

Universities have welcomed this announcement, with new plans drawn out to offer...

Drake Circus student night returns

Authored by Mary

With a new university term upon us, the Plymouth’s leading shopping destination, Drake Circus, Plymouth is holding the ultimate student shopping event.

The Drake Circus Student Night runs from 6:30pm until 9pm on Tuesday 24th September and promises exclusive discounts of up to 25% on all your favourite brands, plus live music from local musicians Tom Baker, Louis Thorne and Joanna...

Catch your outstanding essay topic vibe

Authored by Mike Page

It is true to say that every person faces the task to write an essay both during the educational process and in everyday life. On the one hand, writing an assay according to any topic that you want to choose seems to be the easiest task. On the other hand, there is a challenge to choose the most appropriate topic to meet the requirements of the assignment. Thus, you are forced to pay for a...

10-year-old Plymouth boy named finalist in BIC KIDS Young Artist Award

Authored by News Desk

Ten-year-old Daniel Keeler, from Plymouth, has been crowned as the finalist for the South West region in the 2019 BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award.

After receiving nearly 1500 entries from 5-11 years across the UK and Republic of Ireland for this year’s campaign, Daniel impressed the judges with his funky monster design. Daniel’s entry will now be published on a large billboard and...

University of Plymouth Snags Spot on 'Vegan-Friendly Universities' List

Authored by News Desk

As more students than ever before are going vegan, PETA has released a list of 20 Vegan-Friendly Universities in the UK to celebrate the institutions that best support students looking for compassionate, eco-friendly food options.

The animal rights group has selected 20 universities based on the availability of plant-based food options on campus and their initiatives to promote vegan...

First-year Graphic Designers shortlisted for JDO RAW 2019 competition

Authored by News Desk

First-year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students Emma Flintham and Brogan Algar, from Plymouth College of Art, were selected as two of the top five students shortlisted for the JDO RAW 2019 design competition, both winning two-week paid placements at JDO UK.

Launched in 2013, this fourth iteration of JDO RAW asked design students to create the brand and packaging design for a new 0%...

Top 5 Mobile Applications for Students to Control Their Bad and Good Habits

Authored by Mike Page

There is no need to explain how crucial high-quality education is in the modern world. Studying in a college, students obtain basic knowledge in the chosen field, gain valuable skills, and receive a good base for their future careers.

The experience people get while being in college may differ. However, some things are common to everyone. Most college students are asking themselves...

Ilfracombe school children qualify as Junior Park Rangers

Authored by Mary

The latest group of Year 4 school children from Ilfracombe Junior School have made the grade as ‘Junior Park Rangers’.

On Tuesday 2 July, 120 children were presented with their certificates after successfully completing the 4 week junior park rangers course, which covered topics such as orienteering, tree identification, mini beasts and pond dipping.

The course, organised by...

2019’s Top Ten Most Instagrammable Student Accommodation Revealed

Authored by News Desk

The top ten most Instagram-worthy student accommodation across the UK has been revealed by student accommodation search engine - featuring stunning facilities and furnishings that students are rushing to share on social feeds.

Worthy of the most stylish Instagram accounts, the UK’s top 10 photogenic student accommodation include a 70s Scandi-inspired communal area,...

How to Take the Pressure Off Your Child For the 11+ Exam

Authored by Sarah Parker

If you have trying to get your child into a grammar school this term, you will have to put them through the 11+ exams. This can feel very stressful for them, and can put a lot of pressure on them to succeed. In order to help your child feel confident and self-assured, you will need to help alleviate some of this pressure from them. Going into the exam hall full of tension and expectation is...