8 Tools To Give Your Assignment Writing Skills A Boost

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Need a helping hand to get your grades up?

Maybe you’re only a few points behind your target grade, and you just need a push to get you there. If this sounds like you, you need these eight online tools. They’ll help you write the best essay that you’re capable of, without the hassle.

1. Assignment Help: This website is a great place to get started before you get writing your assignment. It covers all the basics, such as the difference between formal and informal writing. It also helps you understand to types of essay that you can be asked to write, and goes through how to structure them.

2. Cite It In: Do you struggle getting your citations correct in your work? It’s a pain, as getting them wrong can lose you marks, but it’s a fiddly task that isn’t directly related to what you’re writing about. Use this tool to make it much easier. All you have to do is give it the source you’re using, and it will create a citation for you in the citation style of your choosing.

3. UK Writings: At university, it’s getting harder and harder to get the one to one help that you really need. If you can’t get a consultation with your professors, try these professional writers instead. They will walk you through the assignment writing process, and really help you get to grips with what makes a good essay.

4. Big Assignments: Do you want to use a service that can point you where you need to go? This website can help. If you’re unsure of what you need to do, their expert staff can show you the best route to take. They’re an excellent educational portal, so talk to them when you’re feeling stuck.

5. Easy Word Count: The word count you’re given on your assignments is there for a reason. Go too far over, and you’re needlessly padding out your work. Come up too short, and you’re not including everything that should be in there. Paste your work into this tool, and you’ll get a quick and accurate word count.

6. Thesis Creator: If you find it difficult putting together a plan for your essays, this is the tool for you. It walks you through a plan, asking you about your topic and position, helping you build an argument. Fill in all the boxes, and you have an easy to follow plan that will help you get top grades.

7. Ox Essays: Are you drowning in deadlines and not sure how you’ll get all your work done on time? This writing service can help. Send them your assignment briefs, and they will be able to write an essay that will get you the grades you need. If you already have the essay, they can proofread and edit it for you. They’re the best people to turn to when you’re in a pinch.

8. Small SEO Tools: This site has a multitude of tools you really should incorporate into your essay writing. The plagiarism checker makes sure you don’t accidentally use a source too closely in your own writing, losing you marks. The grammar checker picks up any errors that slipped you by. There’s also word count and spell checkers, so this website really is the whole package.

Keep these tools in your arsenal for when you need to write assignments. You’ll be glad you have them when you need them the most. They’ll have your back when you’re writing, and ensure that you get the best grades that you’re capable of.

Written by Mary Walton, blog editor at SimpleGrad.com.

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19 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Have January Exams

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It’s January. AKA, the worst month to be a student.

Good morning to everyone except the person who invented January exams.

1. You thought this year would be the year that you’d be really organised with your studies.

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2. But then the January exam season crept up on you WAY too soon.

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3. You couldn’t even fully enjoy Christmas because the impending doom was so real.

4. Even still, you couldn’t bring yourself to do any work over the break.

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5. And when anyone asks you why, you only have one answer:

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6. But now you have to learn an entire semester of work in just a few weeks.

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7. And you’re skipping uni to catch up on uni because you skipped too much uni.

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8. Basically, the year has barely begun and you’re already contemplating dropping out.

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9. The most comforting words you can hear right now are “I haven’t started yet either”.

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10. When you eventually start to revise, you realise how screwed you really are.

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11. You spend all night in the library and your uni friends find you the next morning like:


12. You find yourself at that point of desperation where you’re actually calculating the lowest mark you need to pass.


 13. Eventually, all you can do is face your fate.


14. You give yourself a pep talk and actually begin to feel lowkey confident about the whole thing.


15. You got this, everything is gonna be okay.

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16. But then you read the first question on your first exam and it immediately makes you wish you hadn’t bothered with uni at all.


17. When it’s over, you quickly disappear before people start discussing their answers.

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18. Because you just know you’ll end up like this:

19. At the end of it all, you’re just like:


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Uni Baggage: A Year In Review 2016


Uni Baggage has had quite the year…

As another year draws to a close, here at Uni Baggage we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on what a truly wonderful year it has been and what it has meant for our business.

One of the most exciting things to happen this year was our big move into our brand new, modern offices. Complete with a conference room, a fully stocked kitchen, a comfortable break-out room and a main operational floor – the Uni Baggage staff have been making themselves feel at home since the move in July!





In 2016, the Uni Baggage team waved goodbye to some wonderful staff members who, after their fantastic contributions to the business, have went on to pursue new careers – and we wish them all the very best. Although we were sad to see them go, it was entirely bittersweet, as we got to welcome some new faces to our ever-expanding team!

This year, we took our customer feedback on board and we launched some handy new Flexi Fare options to the Uni Baggage service, in order to give our customers more control and flexibility over their bookings than ever before. Our Flexi Fare options give customers the ability to edit or even cancel their booking right up to the day of collection.

As well, Uni Baggage has seen its highest sales ever within the last 12 months, as well as more customers than ever before. Every single term we’re helping thousands of students transport their luggage to and from university, not to mention holiday goers, business users and expats, counting up more miles than we could have ever hoped!

Of course, none of this would be possible without those who continue continue to support our services. As a small, local Northern Irish company, we truly appreciate your business, and we hope we can continue to help with your luggage deliveries again in 2017.

So from all of us at Uni Baggage – thank you!


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The Ultimate Student Christmas Gift Guide

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Gift-giving is one of the most exciting parts of the festive season…

However, it also just so happens to be one of the most expensive parts of the entire year. And for students in particular, it can be rather daunting when trying to figure out how exactly to buy great gifts that your loved ones will enjoy all on a tight student-budget.

With a team made up of recent graduates, we at Uni Baggage understand all too well what it’s like trying to do Christmas on a teeny tiny student-budget. It ain’t easy. That’s why we’ve put our heads together to come up with the ultimate Christmas gift guide for students, compiling a ton of last minute gift ideas to suit all kinds of budgets.

Whether you’re buying for a relative, a friend, your other half or otherwise, we’re sure that your loved ones would be happy to receive any of theses gifts. You won’t have to worry about breaking the bank or living off baked beans for the rest of the academic year…

You might even spy something that could go on your own wishlist…

£10 & Under

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Whiskey Stones – Know someone who loves their whisky? Give them these handy stones that will keep their beverage of choice cool without watering it down!

Beer Pong Set – If you know someone who loves their party games (with the added bonus of alcohol) then this super affordable set is perfect for them. Buy it for your housemate for the ultimate drinking game!

Cat Mug – Who doesn’t love to receive a cute, novelty mug at Christmas time? If you have a cat lover in your life, then this is the perfect mug for them.

Ryan Gosling Colouring Book – Hey girl, do you know any Ryan Gosling fanatics? They are bound to love this colouring book…

Hungry Student Cookbook – If you know any fellow students that need a hand with their cooking, this could be the perfect gift for them. After all, fending for yourself in the kitchen is one of university’s biggest challenges…

Yankee Candle Set – Candles are the perfect gift to receive during the festive season. An easy win for anyone!

Grow Your Own Cactus – If you know someone who is into their greenery, then this is the perfect gift for them. Any cactus lover is going to love growing their very own!

Fleecy Hot Water Bottle – A fleecy hot water bottle is the perfect gift for anyone at this time of the year when the nights are cold and dark – especially any fellow students!

Christmas Coffee Shots – If you know a coffee addict, this gift makes for the perfect addition to their stocking. Five Christmas flavoured syrups that they can add to their hot beverage, including gingerbread and orange chocolate!

Sleep Kit – If you know someone who has trouble sleeping, they’ll be more than thankful for this gift. The kit includes a pillow spray, which helps to prepare the mind and body for sleep.

Keyboard Cover – A pretty keyboard cover is a cool gift to give to anyone with a laptop – there’s a ton of different designs to choose from, too!

Geeky Chef Cookbook – If you know someone who’s into Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and all things geeky, they will love this cookbook. With recipes to make all kinds of foods and drinks inspired by their favourite TV shows and films.

Pooch Selfie – Know someone who’s obsessed with their pet? Get them this pooch selfie, so they can take Instagram snaps with their furry friend!

Lovehearts Tealights – The novelty of Lovehearts sweets never gets old, so why not give them to someone in candle form? With the classic Lovehearts scent, you can’t go wrong.

Christmas Jumper Mug – Everyone loves a good ol’ hot drink at this time of the year, so why not make it that little bit more special for someone in a mug with a festive jumper?

 £11 – £25

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Cards Against Humanity – If you’re stuck for a gift to buy for someone, Cards Against Humanity is the perfect option. It makes for the perfect game that a bunch of people can get involved it – you could even play it with your nearest and dearest on Christmas Day. Maybe leave your grandparents out of it though…

Game Of Phones – Another fun game perfect for a group of people, where you can use your phone as the ultimate gaming partner.

Question A Day Journal – This journal is a nice, meaningful gift to give to one of your loved ones. By answering a question set upon by the journal every day, it shows you what was going through your head for five years of your life.

Real Techniques Makeup Brushes – A makeup brush set is the perfect gift for any makeup lover that you might know. And you can’t go wrong with a brand like Real Techniques.

Dressing Gown – Everyone loves to own a dressing gown – and it may not necessarily be something that you’d buy for yourself. So treat one of your loved ones to a snug dressing gown to lounge around in over the festive period.

Blend Active Smoothie Maker – A blender is just one of those household items that’s
always handy to have. This super affordable smoothie maker by Blend Active is the perfect pick.

Waffle Maker – Who doesn’t love waffles? Another household item that someone may not necessarily buy for themselves.

Cocktail Set – If you know a cocktail lover, gifting them their very own cocktail set is the perfect way to their heart. They can become a fully-fledged mixologist in no time.

Pretty Honest – This book by author Sali Hughes is described as the perfect companion for any beauty lover. It’s witty, wise and truthful.

Lauren Graham: Talking As Fast As I Can – Fans of Gilmore Girls will love this new release from Lauren Graham, a book about life, love and working as a woman in Hollywood.

Photo Frame – A photo frame is a perfect gift for any of your nearest and dearest, whether it be a relative, a friend or your other half. You could even fill it with your own personal, sentimental photos to make the gift all that more special.

Humans Of New York – This book makes for an awe-inspiring coffee table read. Filled with intriguing stories straight from the mouths of humans of New York City.

Portable Charger – If you know someone who is constantly on their phone, this portable charger is the perfect accessory to them. They can ensure their phone is at full power all day long!

iPhone Lens – If you know someone who is a keen iPhone photographer, then they will love these variation of lenses to play about with.

Cinema Light Box – This light box makes for the most beautiful decoration. You can personalise your own messages and change it as often as you like.

£25 – £50

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Drake Life Size Cut-Out – If you know any keen Drake fans who weren’t able to get any tickets to his upcoming tour, this is the perfect gift…

Gilmore Girls Boxset Seasons 1-7 – Give the Gilmore Girls fanatic in your life the perfect opportunity to binge watch their favourite show.

Disney Monopoly – Monopoly, with a Disney twist! Any Disney fanatic would love this retro board game as a gift, and everyone can get involved.

PS4 controller – If you know someone with a PS4, buying them a brand new controller is a perfect choice. It means you can also get involved in the gaming…

Coffee Machine – If you know a coffee lover, there’s no better way to their heart than with a coffee machine. They can make their very own barista style coffee at home.

Curling Wand – A curling wand is the perfect gift for the girl (or boy) who has everything.

Master Pan – For those who love to cook a mean breakfast, the master pan will make their life so much easier. It’s a multi-section frying pan that takes away the pain of struggling to cook everything at once!

Vintage Radio – A vintage radio is not only perfect for music lovers, but also makes for a beautiful decorative feature in any room.

Brewdog Punk IPA Beer Making Kit – If you know any craft-beer lovers, give them the opportunity to make their very own!

Game Of Thrones Monopoly – Similar to the Disney Monopoly, this is the classic board game with a Westereos twist. Any Game of Throne lover will be excited to delve into this.

Marshmallow and Toffee Fudge Flavoured Vodka – Premium vodka in the sweet flavours of marshmallow and toffee fudge. Certainly not your regular pre-drinks beverage of choice…

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Mini Lipstick Charms – Give the gift of luxury makeup to the beauty fanatic in your life with these high quality lipstick charms from Charlotte Tilbury.

Baylis & Harding Gift Set – Give someone the gift of a pamper session at home with this festive themed gift set from Baylis & Harding, which includes a candy cane scented body wash and a vanilla frosting scented body lotion.

Bluetooth Speaker – This water resistant and sand proof speaker gives someone the chance to enjoy their music both indoors and outdoors.

Pyropet Candle – This is a super quirky gift for any candle lover. They are a new take on candles, combining candles and contemporary macabre art. As you burn these cute figures, the wax melts to reveal the beast of the animal inside.


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Instax Mini Camera – This polaroid camera makes a perfect gift for the keen photographer in your life. They are available in a variety of colours, too.

HP Sprocket – This handy little device allows you to print instant, polaroid-like photos straight from your smart phone. It’s conveniently travel sized, so you can take it with you everywhere! This is the ideal gift for anyone.

Frends Headphones – Everyone loves to receive a pair of headphones, and these beautiful Frends headphones are no exception.

Crosley Record Player – Treat the music lover in your life to the dreamy gift of a brand new, aesthetically pleasing record player.

Liz Earle Gift Box Collection – This gift set from Liz Earle is the perfect luxurious gift for the beauty fanatic in your life. The set includes a nourishing cleanser, tonic and moisturiser.

Amazon Gift Card – If you’re completely stuck for a gift to purchase for someone, why not treat them to an Amazon gift card? You can’t go wrong!

Kindle – For the avid reader in your life, allow them to keep all of their reads in one place with the super portable Kindle.

Game Of Thrones Box Set – Who doesn’t love Game of Thrones? Give someone the perfect binge-watching opportunity by treating them to the boxset of HBO’s most popular show.

Amazon Echo – The Amazon Echo is the innovative hands-free speaker that you control with your voice. The device plays music from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more, as well as providing updates on news, sports scores, weather and more!

Marshall Acton Speaker – This high quality speaker is perfect for any music lover. It has the classic Marshall design with a vintage look, and carries a long standing tradition of loud sound.

There you have it! We hope our gift guide is able to give you some inspiration for all of your last minute Christmas shopping. Merry Christmas from all of us at Uni Baggage!

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19 Reasons Why You Can’t Wait To Go Home For Christmas


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

You just have to make it through to the end of the semester first. Here’s why you can’t wait to wave goodbye to uni for a few weeks and finally go home for Christmas…

 1. You haven’t had a student loan instalment since September, so trying to make it through to the end of the semester has you feeling like:

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2. There’s just not enough people who share your enthusiasm for Christmas.

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3. For example, your lecturers just keep talking about deadlines instead of focusing on all things Christmas and you just don’t think it’s okay.

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4. Because all you can think about is mince pies and the excitement of dressing up your pets in cute festive costumes.

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5. You’re totally in the Christmas spirit, but you can’t even afford to eat, nevermind decorate your student house.

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6. You and your uni friends can’t even afford to go drinking anymore, so you don’t know what to do with yourself.

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7. To make matters worse, your parents are threatening to put up the Christmas tree without you.

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8. Your student house is a whole new level of cold in December.

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9. You’re constantly complaining about just how cold it actually is.


10. Like, stepping out of the shower in your student house is actually hell.

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11. And you’re completely done with your flatmates stealing all of your milk.

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But you’re pretty happy at the prospect of going home and stealing your family’s milk…

12. Three words: home cooked meals.


13. Because no matter how hard you try, student Christmas dinners just aren’t the same.

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14. You can’t even remember the last time you had a full night of sleep.


15. And at this point in the semester, you’re literally depending on Netflix to get you through the day.

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16. And naps have become essential for survival.

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17. You’re starting to forget what day it is and what daylight looks like because it’s dark when you go to uni and it’s dark when you leave uni.

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18. You’re actually starting to procrastinate your procrastination.

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19. Really, you just need a break, because this is literally you when anyone tries to talk to you about uni:

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UCAS Points – 5 Important Things To Know About The New Tariff

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The UCAS Points system is changing and there are a few important things you need to know…

The UCAS Tariff (previously known as the UCAS Points system) is used by universities and colleges to compare different qualifications, as a means of calculating whether applying students satisfy the entry requirements to secure a place on a particular university course.

Students receive UCAS Points when they successfully achieve a qualification such as an A-Level. The number of UCAS Points received is entirely dependent on the actual grade that is achieved.

Most universities use the UCAS Tariff in order to decide which applicants are offered a place in the university. However, there are still some universities who don’t use the UCAS Tariff, as it’s not compulsory for them to do so. Nevertheless, you will find that most do, so it’s important to be clued up on what they are, why they matter, and any changes that are made to the system – especially if you are thinking of applying to university from 2016.

In this post, we’re going to run through some of the most important things you need to know about the new UCAS Tariff – as it could affect your university application.

1. Why is it changing?

The UCAS Points system is undergoing necessary changes for a number of reasons.

The main reason is because many qualifications cannot be accommodated within the current system, so it is undergoing changes to include more. There is a significant increase in students taking vocational qualifications such as BTECs, therefore it is hoped that the new Tariff will be fairer and more accommodating for all types of qualifications.

The new system also changes how UCAS Points are calculated and attributed value, as well as including a different set of numbers. This is all to create a more efficient system.

2. How is it changing?

An important point to note is that the new Tariff uses a different set of numbers than previous. For example, an A-Level grade A* gets 56 UCAS Points under the new Tariff, whereas before it got 140. The value remains the same, but the numbers will be lower. Though on the whole, you will still need to achieve the same grades.

As mentioned before, the way that UCAS Points are calculated and attributed value will be undergoing a change. Under the old system, is was quite complex and vague on how qualifications were actually attributed value. Under the new system, it’s much clearer.

UCAS Points are now calculated by multiplying size bands and grade bands.

Size bands are allocated 1 to 4, based on the specific qualification’s guided learning hours. Meanwhile, each qualification will also be allocated a grade band point from 3 to 14, depending on the type. To work out the number of UCAS Points your specific qualification is worth under the new Tariff, you’ll simply multiply the two together.

According to exam regulators, these changes make for a more accurate system.

You can always use the UCAS Tariff calculator to work out your UCAS Points.

3. AS Qualifications

One of the major changes that has been made under the new UCAS Tariff is to the number of UCAS Points allocated to the AS qualification – so if you are studying A-Levels, it’s important to be aware of the change.

Under the previous system, the AS qualification held points worth 50% of an A-Level. However, under the new UCAS Tariff, it is allocated points worth 40% of an A-Level.

It’s also important to note that universities will only count your highest level of achievement. So if you take a subject at AS and A-Level, they will only count the A-Level.

4. Will it be harder/easier to get into university?

The simple answer is: no.

The new UCAS Tariff doesn’t make it any easier to get into university, nor does it make it any harder. All in all, the new UCAS Tariff shouldn’t have much of an impact on your decisions or applications to a higher education course.

Universities can decide each year how to set their entry requirements – however, those universities that use the UCAS Tariff points to describe their entry requirements will simply set their requirements using the new number system.

5. When does the new UCAS tariff come into effect?

The new UCAS Tariff will be used for those applying to university from September 2016, for courses starting from September 2017.

Again, not all universities use the UCAS Tariff to describe their entry requirements, however, some may acknowledge the change and use it to reconsider how they do things. Nevertheless, you should always research the entry requirements for your specific course.

 Want to know more? – Learn more about the new Tariff from UCAS.

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17 Times Ross Geller Summed Up How You Feel About Being A Uni Student

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The one where you have daily breakdowns and channel your inner Ross.

1. Every time you’re asked how uni is going.

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2. Every time you check your bank account.

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3. When you get home from uni and go straight for a nap like:

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4. Every time you try to sit down and study.

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5. Every time your lecturer assigns yet another assignment on top of the mountain of others that you still have to do.

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6. When you’re working on a group project and you’re trying really hard not to lose all of your chill.

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7. When your flatmate steals the food you’ve been thinking about all day.

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8. Any time there is free food on campus.

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9. Every time you have to rush to make it to your 9am lectures.

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10. When you realise your deadline is only a few hours away.


11. And you read back what you’ve written.

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12. When your lecturer starts discussing the reading you were supposed to do (but definitely didn’t do) during Reading Week.

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13. Any time your housemates steal your milk.

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14. When you’re always the one to get picked to answer a question in seminars.

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15. About five minutes after you said you were only having one drink tonight.

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16. When you’re in final year and you realise how little time you have left to be a student.

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17. Literally you every day at uni:

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Uni Baggage Christmas 2016 – Send By Dates And Contact Information

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Send Luggage Home For Christmas With Uni Baggage!

Christmas trees are going up, continental markets are in full swing across the country, and the cocoa-cola advert has been aired on TV…

It’s officially that time of the year again!

If you’re currently at university away from home, we don’t doubt that you’ve been counting down the days until you can pack up your things and head home for the holidays. You get to see family and friends, fully embrace central heating, and of course, stuff your face full of delicious festive foods. It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

In this post, we’re detailing everything you need to know about sending with Uni Baggage this Christmas – including send by dates and contact information.

Sending Luggage Home For Christmas – How It Works

If you’re heading home from university for the holiday season and need to bring some belongings back with you (like a bag full of laundry for mum… oh, and presents of course…) then Uni Baggage can give you a helping hand with your luggage.

No.1-For-StudentsUni Baggage is the No.1 Student Shipping Company. We provide a fast, reliable and affordable shipping service for students. In fact, we help 30,000 students transport their luggage every term!

We deliver from 200+ countries worldwide, so even if you’re returning home from your year abroad or gap year, we can help you too. It takes just a few short moments to make your booking with us.

Don’t worry about cramming your car full of luggage, carrying heavy bags with you on public transport, or paying extortionate airline baggage fees. Uni Baggage can save you from all of the hassle by collecting your belongings from your uni halls, house, or flat, and we’ll deliver them quickly and safely to your front door at home in time for Christmas.

*If you are living in university halls of residence, drivers may collect from the main reception area or postal room. We recommend double-checking this with your accommodation office before making your booking.

How does it work?

Uni Baggage Christmas Send By Dates

If you would like your luggage to arrive in time for Christmas, we recommend sending on or before the following dates listed. You may still place a booking after these dates, however, we cannot guarantee that it will arrive before Christmas.

*Please note that we recommend allowing 1 extra day than normal during December due to high volumes of shipments, and also to consider any adverse weather conditions. Deliveries will take place right up until 23rd December.

UK Shipments (incl. Northern Ireland)

Recommend sending on or before 16th December for all 48-hour services.

Recommend sending on or before 19th December for all 24-hour services.

All bookings must be made at least 1 day before, however, we recommend making your booking 2-3 days before your preferred collection date.

International Shipments

Recommend sending on or before 12th December.

All bookings must be made at least 1 day before, however, we recommend making your booking 2-3 days before your preferred collection date.

Uni Baggage Christmas Closing Dates

Below you will find all of the information regarding our opening hours during the holiday period. You can also see on which days collections and deliveries will be taking place.

Collection and Delivery?
23/12/2016ClosedDeliveries Only
24/12/2016ClosedDeliveries Only
28/12/2016ClosedCollections and Deliveries
29/12/2016OpenCollections and Deliveries
30/12/2016OpenCollections and Deliveries

PLEASE NOTE: You can still place a booking on our website on ANY of these dates. Our online booking system is available 24/7. So, if you need to send luggage back to university in the new year, you can make a booking any time you like.

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Uni Baggage Contact Information

If you happen to have any questions or concerns, you can contact our office directly from 9am-6pm on any of the days we are open as listed above.

However, if you need to get in touch regarding your shipment when our offices are closed, please see the courier contact information below.

UK Shipments

Parcelforce is used for our luggage deliveries within the UK (incl. Northern Ireland) for both Express 48 and Express 24 services. You can find their contact information here.

International Shipments

DHL is used for international shipments outside of the UK, and for Express 24 shipments from Northern Ireland to UK mainland. You can find their contact information here.

Still Not Sure?

If you’re still not sure which of our couriers your shipment is booked with, simply log into ‘My Orders’ on your Uni Baggage account and click on the green collection and delivery times. When you click this, a pop-up notification will show your specific courier details.

Low Cost Luggage Delivery

Uni Baggage is an affordable luggage shipping solution for students. Our team is made up of recent graduates, so we understand better than anyone that a student’s budget is significantly stretched at Christmas. That’s why we make sure that our prices won’t break the bank.

Even if you’re not a student, you can still send your luggage with us this Christmas. We transport luggage all over the world, so no matter where you are, we can help you with your luggage delivery this holiday season.

With Uni Baggage, you can send a box or suitcase weighing up to 30kg for as little as £16.99 (price depends on route selected).

Be sure to send your luggage home from university the smart way this Christmas.


We hope you’ve had a great 2016. Thank you so much for using Uni Baggage, and we hope we can help you with your luggage deliveries again in 2017. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Uni Baggage!

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25 “I’m A Celebrity” Reactions That Sum Up Your Life At University

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“I’m A Celebrity” is finally back on our TV screens.

And, when you think about it, it’s scarily similar to the life of a uni student. Eating gross food, living in a disgusting environment, being made to do tasks you’d rather not do…


1. Halfway through the first semester and any optimism you once had has now disappeared.


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2. When living with other students instead of your parents once seemed fun and exciting but the novelty quickly wears off.


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3. When you’re trying your best to hold it together during Freshers’ Week pre-drinks.


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4. When you witness your housemate do something hilarious and horrifically embarrassing on a night out.


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5. When you’ve been out most of the night and then your alarm goes off for your to get up for your 9am lecture and you seriously contemplate dropping out.


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6. When you’re unsure about literally everything during a lecture and you need to ask a genuine question but you don’t want to interrupt.


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7. When the lecturer explains something twice and you still don’t get it.


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8. When any attempt you make at cooking is pretty questionable, and you realise you never gave your parents enough credit for their home-cooking.


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9. When it gets to that point in the year when all you can ever afford to eat is pasta.


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10. When all you want in life is nice food.


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11. When you’re hit with multiple deadlines at once.


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12. When your friends find you in the library the morning after pulling an all-nighter.


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13. When you have so much to do but you just can’t bring yourself to do any of it.


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14. So you just sit there contemplating life, contemplating whether a degree is really worth it.


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15. When you realise how successful you would be if you were working towards a degree in napping.


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16. When you realise there’s a mistake in the essay you just submitted.


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17. When you and your uni friend are both so broke and the only thing you have is each other.


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18. But then your student loan finally drops into your bank account.


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19. When you go home for the weekend and your friends at home are eagerly awaiting all of your uni gossip.


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20. When any of your relatives try to ask you about post-graduation/career plans.


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21. When you’re the only one who ever takes the bins out so you’re basically the backbone of your student household.


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22. When you get home from a long day at uni only to find that one of your housemates has stolen the food that you were thinking about all day.


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23. When you make the mistake of actually touching a tea-towel in your communal kitchen.


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24. When you start considering it a good day if you only cry and contemplate dropping out once.


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25. When you miraculously make it to the end of the year in one piece.

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8 Do’s And Don’ts Of University Essay Writing (Infographic)


At some point, most university students will start to become inundated with essays and assignments.

Essay writing is a common, obligatory academic assignment, usually regardless of course or institution. Therefore, it is a skill that many students need to adopt quickly if they want to keep their head above water throughout their studies.

Nevertheless essay writing can be tedious and difficult, and you can rest assured that you’re not the only one who would rather aimlessly binge-watch Netflix for hours than face the work. However, when you’re aware of the important aspects of constructing an effective essay, it can help to make the writing process a lot less daunting and stressful, and much more productive.

In this post, we’re outlining some of the most important do’s and don’ts that should be considered when writing an essay, summarised in our handy infographic below. These important points make up the backbone of your essay, and as long as you keep them in mind, you can’t go wrong. Refer back to them when you’re writing your essay to ensure that you’re always staying on track.


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