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You can do miles better with that car…

Filling up the tank can be expensive, but im going to leak some information that could help you go a long way…

 

 

Branded vs supermarket (fuels)

“In the UK, all pumps are governed by various international bodies to conform to minimum world-agreed quality and performance standards. When it comes down to performance of branded vs supermarket fuels the research is unclear and hence a conclusive result has never been made.”

This means that they all work in the same way and you should be able to mix the same fuel without any problem.

 

 

Cheapest stations

 

Jet Princes ave

  • 118.9p/L petrol*
  • 121.9p/L diesel*
  • £1 tire pressure

If you are a firm believer of branded fuels then this is the cheapest option within the area. Garage has 24hr shop, hand car wash service, and large rest space.

 

Tesco st Stephens

  • 116.9p/L petrol*
  • 119.9p/L diesel*
  • 50p tire pressure

This is the cheapest place in the area to fill the tank or tires! It is the furthest away from university out of the 3 but is adjacent to the biggest supermarket in the city; perfect for students stopping off on the way back from a busy shop.

 

Jet Beverley road

  • 120.9p/L petrol*
  • 122.9p/L diesel*
  • £1 tire pressure

If you want to fill up quickly this is easily the most convenient location. Located in center of Beverley road this station offers a 24hr shop and is the closest to the university as well as the large majority of student houses.

*Please note fuel prices fluctuate with time

Workout your gym needs in Hull!

“A person who is fit is capable of living life to its fullest extent.”

Exercise plays a vital role in mental health while also making you less prone to medical conditions. There are now over 9.7 million gym members in the UK, an all-time high of 14.9%; when will you find the gym that’s right you?

 

University gym

  • £19.95 per month
  • 120+ classes
  • Free access to lawns gym

This package is the most convenient choice for students; with facilities available on campus and at the lawns there will always be a uni gym guaranteed next to any university owned accommodation. This is perfect for busy/lazy individuals who don’t want to waste too much time commuting.

 

Xercise4less

  • From £9.99 a month (12 month contract)/ £19.99 per month
  • 200+ classes
  • Free access to 50+ branches nationwide

This package is the best for those looking to get value for money long term. This is the cheapest membership available in the city and with other sites nationwide it is perfect for those looking to gym away from uni too! Be prepared to commit to membership as customer service is minimal.

 

Fit 24

  • £249 per year/ £5 per day
  • Sauna and steam room
  • 24/7 access

This gym is popular amongst fitness enthusiasts who enjoy regularly going or those wanting a high end gym. It offers less free classes compared to the others but this reflects the number of members. It is a quiet gym perfect for those who desire privacy or dislike sharing equipment. If you have the money this is gym can cater for all tastes.

 

How to stay safe when out in Hull

When Hull was announced as the UK’s City of Culture for 2017; it attracted flocks of attention from students and tourists intrigued to see what hull truly had to offer. The harsh reality however is that Hull still retains a crime rate higher than the majority of areas consisting of similar size; and walking alone at night time in certain areas can be anything but a walk in the park.

Have a buddy system – Walking back home from a nightclub alone might seem like a good idea when you’ve lost your friends and are short on money but you never know who is lurking on the side streets. Always pair up with a friend if you have to walk back from a night out, but if this isn’t possible simply letting someone know when you are going somewhere different can ensure more safety.

Always carry student card – Many students don’t know this but if you ever run out of money and need a lift home the majority of taxi drivers in Hull will be happy to accept your student card as leverage until you can afford to pay them.

Dress and behave appropriately – It might seem attractive to dress flashy or talk arrogant; but you don’t just attract partners, you attract trouble. Please don’t jeopardise your health in exchange for some attention; not everyone has experienced privilege and if they don’t respect how you got it they will have no guilt taking it away.

Stay safe!

 

References

https://www.police.uk/humberside/69/performance/compare-your-area/