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By: Thomas Spencer / On: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 / Category: Welcome

Welcome to the home of the Huru Gurus. This is where you can find all our news, tips and tricks!! Enjoy!

By: Yvonne Adams / On: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 / Category: Uncategorized

4 things you take for granted, that are worth your time

Is technology making our lives easier or making everything more complicated? On the one hand it’s easier to manage admin like grocery shopping, home repairs and food delivery at your fingertips, on the other hand, there’s so much choice available to us and we’re becoming so addicted to our smartphones that our decision-making is becoming […]

On: Monday, October 23rd, 2017 / Category: Uncategorized

Planning a Halloween Party!

Halloween can be an unusually stressful time of year, and with the event just over a week away, we thought we would give you some ideas for planning a Halloween Party to spook your guests. So aside from choosing a date, and inviting guests what other prep do you need to do? Food and Drink […]

On: Thursday, October 19th, 2017 / Category: Uncategorized

Achieve Work-Life Balance

Figuring out work-life balance is tricky when you’re starting something new, be it a new job, new course, or even a new term. It’s easy to take a black and white approach, committing yourself to too many things and too long hours at a desk, or the opposite, leaving everything to the last minute because […]

By: Yvonne Adams / On: Thursday, October 19th, 2017 / Category: Student Living

From Urban Sprawl to Highland Brawls

The infamous Clement Banjo, aka ‘Clem-dawg’ interned with us over the summer and has now gone back to uni up in the Scottish Highlands. He’s studying politics and philosophy at the University of Stirling, which is a good 5 hour train ride plus a bus ride from his home town, London. Clement gave us some […]

By: Yvonne Adams / On: Monday, October 16th, 2017 / Category: Water

Water Water All Around

We do take this utility for granted – it’s a cost you expect to pay and yet who knows how it’s charged or what options you have to manage these costs? If you’re unsure whether you’re getting billed correctly, take the following steps to make sure you’re optimally set up: 1) Do you have a […]

By: Steph Wong / On: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 / Category: Student Living

Returning From a Year Abroad

The dreaded post-year abroad blues. Returning to the UK after a year abroad in Hong Kong was one of the most difficult goodbyes. It all began with language barriers, culture shock, and homesickness but ended with lasting memories and lifelong friendships. Whilst studying abroad I got involved in a number of cultural activities, taking up […]

On: Friday, September 29th, 2017 / Category: Student Living

Sheffield University Student Living

This week we bring to you an insight into life at Sheffield Uni. Thanks to Elliott for sharing his experience! Location Well, if you haven’t had the North/South debate yet with your room-mates, you haven’t quite reached the peak of intellectual stimulation… Anyways, whilst the answer to the old adage is ever-changing, Sheffield itself is […]

By: Yvonne Adams / On: Monday, September 25th, 2017 / Category: Student Living

Our Favourite House Warming Recipe

With the new term kicking in, and autumn days upon us, we thought we’d share something to warm the cockles. This is a great recipe for parties, or perfect sharing food for a night in on the sofa with your house mates in front of Netflix – it’s a treat! An even quicker way of […]

By: Steph Wong / On: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 / Category: Student Living

Study Hacks for Students

Uni is just a round the corner so we thought we would give you some top tips for studying so you keep on top of your work all year. Revision is key Most revision by students is usually done months after learning the content, but did you know that there is a 60% retention rate […]

By: Steph Wong / On: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 / Category: Student Living

Top 10 Budgeting Tips That Make A Difference.

University is just around the corner, for freshers it’s the first time you’ll be managing your finances and for those returning, who doesn’t need a helping hand with their finances? So here are our top 10 tips for budgeting, so you’re not stuck having beans on toast for the month. Keep your receipts Usually when […]