Category Archives: Living In Hull

5 Money Saving Tips Every Student NEEDS to Know!


Know Your Discounts!

Students have access to thousands of discounted products and brands through apps such as Unidays, Students Beans and NUS. You can also get discount on your council tax and freebies through websites such as savethestudent.org and studenthut.com


Pre-Drinks!

Alcohol is expensive, and although there are student nights and deals on drinks, drinking beforehand takes away the urge to spend more when your out!


Don’t Take Your Bank Card on a Night-Out

Take a set amount of cash with you on a night out, an amount you are able to spend happily without skinting yourself for the rest of the month. If you don’t take your bank card you cant spend more than what you budget for, and wont wake up feeling even worse in the morning knowing you cant afford a maccies breakfast!


Don’t Shop When Hungry and Buy Own-Brand

Shopping when hungry leads mainly to impulse buying of junk food, or it does for me! Eating beforehand, or even just having a quick snack on the way to the supermarket could kill the urge to buy unnecessary sweet treats.


Buy Second Hand Textbooks or Borrow from the Library

Textbooks are expensive, some can be as pricey as £100 and when you need to buy 3 each semester it can add up quite quickly! Second hand books are everywhere as students often sell old textbooks to afford new ones, and they are often more than half the original price!


Let me know your money saving tips in the comments section!

Things To Do in Hull: A Student Guide

Dope Burger

Rated #4 out of 61 Quick Bites in Hull, Dope Burger really is as tasty as all the reviews say! There is also student discount at their Beverley Road store, there’s only one thing better than Dope Burgers, and that’s discounted Dope Burgers. They also have Vegan and Gluten free items to cater for everyone.

Hull Ice Arena

For the avid Ice Skater or the nervous beginner, Hull Ice Arena caters to all, from skating lessons, personal sessions, discos and Ice Hockey Games there is something for everyone, no matter your passion you are bound to enjoy something! (And if not there’s always a cafe!)

Humber Bridge Viewpoint and Park

Whether you’re a Hull Resident or a student that’s moved to Hull for Uni studies, visiting the Humber bridge is a must! The Humber Bridge is a single-span road suspension bridge connecting the North and South sides of the River Humber, you can even walk across! The Viewpoint and park is a great way to witness some of Hull’s famous History, with the ability to walk from the top of the park to the bottom near the river.

The Deep

The Deep is one of the UKs biggest and best aquariums situated on the edge of the River Humber. Home to over 3000 creatures, a glass lift and restaurants surrounded by aquarium tanks, The Deep is a must see whilst in Hull. PLUS, Students get cheaper tickets when showing an ID card and tickets are valid for a whole 12 months!

Whats your favourite thing to do in Hull?

Top 6 places to visit in Hull as a student

Have you ever woken up and thought “What Can I do Today?” Here are the Top 6 places to visit in Hull as a student.

1) The Humber Bridge

With the bridge spanning over 2,220 meters with some incredible views. The perfect location to get away from those studies.

This View is Amazing! 🌉

2) The Deep

How could I miss The Deep of the list when you have the chance to see those cute penguins. Situated along the river Humber and is only a 20 minute walk from the City Center and provides a discount for students. 🐧

3) Stack It High

Want to buy brands at fraction the cost then this is the place to be. With 1 store in the city centre and the other on Holderness road.

4) Vue Cinema

Situated in the city center, and with cheap tickets, couldn’t ask for a cheaper day out with your friends. 🍿🌭

5) Eskimoo

Do you need more E numbers to get you through those assignments? This is the place to be! With a large menu for you to select from, this is 1 milkshake you don’t want to miss.

6) Lush

Hard day at University? Lush is the answer with their beautiful smelling bathbombs and shower products to distress you and unwind.

What was your thoughts on these places, let me know in the comments below.

Fact Time!
Did you know The Humber Bridge has a larger span than the Golden Gate Bridge in the United States.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

It’s present day and night.
Determines sorrow and delight.
If you ignore it, it will grow.
To control it, you must know…

What we’re up against.

Mental ill health

Mental health issues are a big problem for students. One in four of us suffer from a mental health problem each year. There are so many complex variations, and so little knowledge about them made publicly accessible, that they are not often discussed.

I want to share with you some observations about mental health that may challenge your perceptions.

Emotions are intermittent

You can feel happy one minute, and sad the next. The truth is, we all operate within a spectrum of positive to negative mental health.

Source: www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk

Perhaps, during recent years, you’ve hovered between coping and struggling for a while. Or, perhaps this has happened to a friend of yours. What’s important, is to know that we can help each other make practical changes to our lives to directly impact this. Eat healthy, socialise, ask for help.

If you’ve never encountered a sufferer, then you probably aren’t looking hard enough- perhaps because the real problem with mental ill health is stigma.

Fear of the unknown

Knowing that someone is labelled ‘depressed’ or ‘anxious’ may drastically affect the way you treat them. It may seem easier to avoid them, but making this a habit only feeds the stigma. I ask you, instead, to help me combat the stigma.

Talk to your friends about mental health, let’s normalise the topic and break down the barriers that prevent sufferers from feeling confident enough to ask for help. Let people know that you and I care.

Contact me: @thetomwalsh