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20% discount hair and beauty treatments for NUS Cardholders at Hedshed

Autumn 2017 – and the start of a new way of life for lots of university students in the Birmingham area.  Hedshed are pleased to offer a generous discount structure for all NUS Cardholders, 20% off all Hair & Beauty treatments.  If you’re new to Hedshed you’ll be eligible for the ‘first time visit’ offer where a discount of 30% for hair and beauty will apply.  Offer valid from Mon-Friday, see website or call on 0121 444 8883.

Students will often be leaving home for the first time, so we’ve put together a simple guide with some useful tips to help you survive the early days.

Freshers’ Week

Freshers’ Week can be a daunting time for students as with the freedom and independence of university comes a great deal of responsibility.  The week should be memorable for the right reasons, so enjoying a few drinks is fine, still being the talk of the halls three years on is definitely not!

  • Introduce yourself to strangers at parties, it’s one of the best way to strike up a friendship
  • Listen to what other people tell you, and ask questions. Conversation is likely to be about A-level results, school, courses and gap years.
  • Don’t feel obliged to sign up to every club going, build on your existing interests
  • Be social. Operate an open-door policy when you move into your halls.
  • Watch your budget. Don’t blow the entire term’s allowance on overindulging in week one.

Eating on a Budget

Starting at uni may be the first time you’ve had to really budget for and cook meals for yourself, day in day out.  We’ve put together a few tips to help you stay healthy and eat well on what for most will be a fairly limited budget.

Before you go shopping write a list – and stick to it!  Avoid going shopping when you’re hungry, as you’re more likely to stash expensive treats into your trolley.  It’s a big help if you can sit down and work out a weekly meal planner, so that you only buy what you need for the week.  Sounds a bit geeky, but you’ll save a fortune and keep food wastage to a minimum.

Get entertaining – it doesn’t have to be a dinner party, if you’re sharing a student house why not set one night a week where you share a communal meal (and take turns to prepare it/wash up!).  With a combined budget you could splash out on a lovely roast.



Above all uni life should be fun, so good luck and have fun as a new student!

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