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The Fused blog is written for students, providing tips and advice on a range of topics!

The Very Worst Christmas Presents

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – or so we are told… And Christmas is a magical season: time with family and friends, good food, catchy songs, and presents, presents, presents! However, this last item can be a source of either great joy or serious...

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Tips for revising over the Christmas break

The Christmas break is a perfect time to catch up with family, see old school friends, and stuff your face with no guilt attached. It is the first major holiday, if we do not count Reading Week, that you are reunited with your family after the start of university. Of...

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How to cope with being away from home this Christmas

The festive season is usually a period set aside for spending time with close friends and family at home. However, many people – especially students and young professionals – are faced with the prospect of spending their favourite part of the year in new surroundings...

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The Student’s Christmas Gift Guide

It’s December, and you’re panicking. You have what seems like a million deadlines, a host of different Christmas meals to attend and you haven’t booked your ticket home yet… the stress is real! And then it suddenly dawns on you: it’s officially time to think about...

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5 Best Places to visit this winter: Only 2 hours away!

With the start of term looming, it is difficult to look past all the upcoming deadlines and exams to even think about the C word; yes, Christmas. Since there is now less than a week to go, why not take a break from studying and look into a short winter break that...

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The 12 Drinks of Christmas

It’s Christmas Day 2017, and this means another year of pretending to like terrible presents, laugh at terrible jokes and eat terribly dry turkey, right? Wrong! This year you’re going to jazz up your 25th December by taking part in the 12 Drinks of Christmas challenge...

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The do’s and don’ts of Christmas party etiquette

Four days into the festive season and I’ve taken social norms crumpled them into a ball and aimed for the bin. It’s always bad when you get paid on a Friday, but it’s even worse when Friday also happens to be the 1st of December. You've finished working or studying...

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How to Have the Best Student Christmas Dinner

Christmas is the time of year for good food, great company, and fun times. Unless we’re talking about Christmas in a student house, then it’s burnt grub, forced jolliness, and fighting flatmates…right? But we’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be like this! With a...

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Winter is with us! Here’s our top energy saving tips

Did you know that Guillermo Rodriguez holds the Guinness World Record for wearing the most Christmas jumpers at once (17, in case you’re interested)? I suspect he was trying to save money on his energy… it’s a shame for him that he hadn’t read this blog before he went...

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