Student Life

How to save money as a student

Starting your student life at college or university is an exciting milestone in life and definitely one that you won’t forget.

Just like any part of growing up and becoming an independent adult, it’s not without its challenges.

You’re now responsible for taking care of...

Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker


Drake Circus launches two weeks of discounts for students

Authored by Citypress1

Drake Circus has launched a fortnight of student discounts, running from the 21st September to the 4th October, helping students to shop and dine while saving up to 30% off their favourite brands.

This year’s student shopping event is back with a twist, as Drake Circus has adapted its usual one-night annual event to run over two weeks, helping students make the most of some great deals...

Three Devon schools to make more space for social distancing during school run

Authored by Mary

Three schools across Devon County Council will be making more space outside their gates at pick up and drop off time as pupils return this term.

The School Streets schemes will restrict motor traffic at specific times to make more space for social distancing during the school run.

The schemes are being delivered by the schools and Devon County Council in partnership with...

School transport guidelines drawn up ahead of September return

Authored by News Desk

The Department for Education (DfE) has produced school transport guidelines as it prepares for a full return of students in September, and Devon County Council has been working with schools, colleges and transport operators to plan for this return. Social distancing guidance, which applies to passengers on public transport, will not apply on dedicated school transport which is not open to the...

The 25 best universities for cycling in the UK

Authored by Mary

Research released today has officially named the University of Edinburgh as the best in the UK for student cyclists, beating bike-famous Cambridge - as students prepare to ditch public transport for social distancing in September.

The research, from student accommodation search engine, , has ranked the UK’s universities using measures including campus bike storage...

Local Schools can Win a Free Eco-Schools Green Flag Award

Authored by Mary

The charity Eco-Schools is accepting applications from local schools to earn a free Green Flag certification. Paid for by Frugi , this British organic kids wear brand is funding 150 schools in the UK to achieve this accredited eco-certification. Schools may be out for summer, but it’s a perfect time for schools to plan this activity for September.

Helping to raise the next generation...

All the world’s a digital stage for Plymouth schools taking part in innovative ‘With Flying Colours’ community arts project

Authored by Mary

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, it brought the curtain down early on the first year of a three-year play-making project that is bringing arts opportunities to schools in areas of Plymouth with traditionally low cultural engagement.

But, thanks to a ‘digital stage’ created on a new website, the children’s work will reach appreciative audiences for years to come.

Since last...

Devon student reaches final of JDO RAW national design competition

Authored by Rluml

Plymouth College of Art student, Emma Flintham, has been selected as one of five finalists of the national student design competition - JDO RAW 2020 .

Over 150 students from across the UK submitted entries to the initiative - run by one of the UK's leading design agencies JDO - that has garnered a reputation for opening doors into the notoriously competitive design industry. Three...

Plymouth pupil named regional winner of Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition

Authored by News Desk

7-year-old Faith from Yealmpstone Farm Primary School in Plymouth has been named as the regional winner of the third Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition.

Faith’s poem ‘My dream’ was selected as the winning entry for the South West region in the Key Stage 1 age group (5-7 years).

Thousands of primary school children across England and Wales entered this year’s...

SW school pupils urged to join NSPCC virtual assembly with guest hosts Ant & Dec and David Walliams

Authored by Mary

The NSPCC is moving its schools’ assembly series ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’ online, to continue its vital work helping children to stay safe from abuse and neglect.

The special broadcast on Friday morning will be hosted by Ant & Dec, with a helping hand from David Walliams, and deals with some of the additional worries that children are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Plymouth students left unable to sleep due to stress, with almost 2 in 5 students claiming the lack of sleep affects their mental health

Authored by Mary

New research released today has found that students in Plymouth are struggling with sleep, leaving a significant impact on their mental health with over a quarter (27%) admitting to using alcohol to help them rest.

The research, which has looking at student sleep across the UK, has found that university students are facing unprecedented sleep problems which are having a serious...