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5 Valuable Skills for Working in a Start-Up

By: Yvonne Adams / On: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 / Category: Uncategorized

It’s a been a busy time at HURU HQ with most of our customers moving into their new houses in September. This summer we took on 3 new interns this summer to help us with the growth of our business. They’ve been awesome – super keen, positive and all-round heroes. This got us to thinking […]

By: Steph Wong / On: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 / Category: Student Living

How to Win at Second Year

So, you are no longer a carefree Fresher and graduation is edging nearer. Here are some top tips to help you make the most out of second year. Less partying, more chilling.  Living with your pals in a new house instead of in student halls means partying is no longer a priority event every night. […]

On: Friday, August 25th, 2017 / Category: Uncategorized

The Sensible One

  We all know the type – the one who rounds you up at 1am suggesting it might be time to head  home before you spew on your shoes, the one who always carries an umbrella, the one who’s rarely late to work or lectures, who has a budget and sticks to it. It’s brilliant […]

On: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 / Category: Student Living

Insight Into University Life at Leeds.

This week we’ve decided to give you an insight into university life at Leeds as seen through Alex Segall! The University of Leeds (otherwise known as University of the Year 2017) It may only be the number 2 in the UK for nightlife but there is more to the Uni experience than 90p vodka shots…right? […]

On: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 / Category: Uncategorized

Not Fake News

Are bills-splitting companies just middlemen trying to rip you off? That’s certainly not HURU’s intention, but it is a question that some sceptics raise and we’d like to address this openly. If you’re a single person household, or perhaps a couple, it may be preferable to choose to manage your bills by yourself – compare […]

On: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 / Category: Student Living

Top 5 Housemate Arguments

The early riser. It’s 7am and it’s the weekend. One of your housemates is up early for their weekend job, which is fair enough. But, they’re also the kind of person that sets 5 alarms in the morning. Your hopes for a lie in are shattered, and your only hope is to wait for your […]

On: Sunday, August 13th, 2017 / Category: Tips

5 Affordable & Easy Home Hacks

5 Affordable & Easy Home Hacks As we’re near getting closer to September (and the weather’s taken a massive turn in that direction too soon), we’re thinking about all of you preparing to move into your new homes. So here are a few hacks to make your home feel like ‘home’: Spruce up your desk […]

On: Friday, August 11th, 2017 / Category: Student Living

The Pitfalls of Procrastination

Ah procrastination…! We’re all guilty of it. Leaving things that need to get done right to the last minute and then we’re like AAAAAARRRRGH WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME? Classic. As we’ve been around for about a year now, we’ve become familiar with some of our customers’ typical consequences of procrastination: ‘My house mates […]

By: Yvonne Adams / On: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 / Category: Gas & Electricity

Switcher’s Delight

If you’re a renter, don’t let pesky landlords make you think you aren’t allowed to decide for yourself which utilities suppliers you can use. According to OFGEM, there’s been a surge in people switching energy supplier, up 30% in Jan-May 2017. Still, most renters in the UK say they’ve never switched energy supplier, and one […]

By: Yvonne Adams / On: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 / Category: Uncategorized

4 Common Questions about Your First Bill

At HURU we receive quite a few calls from you guys, especially about your first bill, so we thought it might be helpful to debunk questions that have come up about this particular topic, as the first bill can be confusing. 1. Why is my bill higher than the original quote I pulled from the […]