WIN! $250 for Boohoo US with #UNiDAYSHalloween Pin It to Win It!

How do you fancy winning an awesome $250 voucher for Boohoo? If you consider yourself to be a Pinterest pro then this is the competition for you!

All you need to do is create a Halloween themed pin board, called #UNiDAYSHalloween, around the theme of Halloween or a sub-theme i.e costumes, party décor, make-up, fashion, whatever you like! Entrants will need to pin at least 10 Boohoo Halloween themed products onto their board, but the rest of the creativity is up to you. All of the Boohoo products can be found on our UNiDAYS: Halloween! Pinterest Board.

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Boards will be judged on visual creativity and all round Halloweeny-ness! Remember to tweet us a link to your board to @UNiDAYS_US too!

PLUS! If you’re a blogger grab a bonus entry by blogging about the competition and pinning a link to your post onto your #UNiDAYSHalloween board. Tweet your link to us too so we don’t miss it!

The competition starts today and will run until the 31st of October with the winner being picked the following week. Good luck!

Just a few more things:
1. Make sure that you’re following UNiDAYS & Boohoo on Pinterest and UNiDAYS US on Twitter.
2. Tweet the link of your board to @UNiDAYS_US
3. You must be a verified US student with UNiDAYS

See below for all the super important Terms & Conditions:
1.   This competition is open to students verified with UNiDAYS and studying in the US, excluding employees of UNiDAYS, the retailer and its affiliates or agents, the families of such employees and any other person connected with this promotion.
1.1 The Promoter may in its absolute discretion disqualify any entries which it feels do not comply with these terms and conditions or where any form of bad faith is suspected.
2. No purchase required.
3. The Promoter will not be liable for applications not received, incomplete, delayed or damaged. Last date for receipt of entries is midnight 31/10/2014.
4. All entries received by midnight on 31/10/2014 will be entered into a the competition the winning entry will win 1 x $250 Boohoo US voucher.
5. Winners will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date. If for any reason the winner does not reply to the notification email within 14 days the Promoter will undertake a redraw.
6. A list of major prize winners will be available after this date by sending a S.A.E. to the following address: 2 Castle Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 1FB
7. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability due to circumstances beyond the Promoter’s control.
8. By entering this competition, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material.
9. By entering the competition, the winners consent to any publicity generated as a result of the draw and use on websites, magazines or mobile services at any time without further consent or payment.
10. Prize can not be transferred, sold or exchanged.
11. The promoter has the right to withdraw the competition at any time.

PICK ‘n’ MIX: Showpo Race Day Picks + WIN $250!

Race Day season is well and truly here and you obviously need to be looking your best in the Spring-time sunshine. Whether you’re heading to the Melbourne Cup or  going all out for Oaks Day, Showpo will be your go-to brand to make sure you’re head to toe stylish!

It’ll Be all White
Fancy rocking that all-innocent look and wearing white to the Race Day celebrations? We’ve picked out four of our favourite Showpo pieces for you to have your pick from. Grab the Clean Lines Jumpsuit for only $58.50 and rock it will all white accessories for a striking look. We also love the Onyx Midi Dress, the Showtime Maxi Dress  and the really cute Cookie Cutter Playsuit.

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Black Out
Not feeling the all-white look? Unleash your dark side with Showpo’s black collection. We love the Temptress Maxi Dress and the lacy Cocktail Two Piece which is only $50.40! The Alter Ego Cut-Out Dress is such a bargain at just $35.10 and would look amazing with bright accessories. Or, keep it classy with the Side-Step Maxi Dress.

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Pastels
Pastels? For Spring? We know, it’s totally unexpected. But, what can you do, they just look so good in the sunshine and will make you feel so summery! We’ve picked a piece in every colour for you to choose from. Go peachy in the Earn Your Stripes Two Piece for under $50 or be all yellow in their bright Bailey Dress. One of our favourites is the Off-Shoulder Gypsy Playsuit, the blue would look awesome with a tan. And last but not least the Evergreen Mint Maxi Dress will definitely make you feel like a million dollars!

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We’re also running an awesome competition over on Facebook where you could WIN your Race Day outfit from Showpo with the value of up to $250! Click here to enter.
Which dress would you pick if you won? Let us know on Twitter.

Plus! Don’t forget that you can always save a lovely little 20% off your Showpo shopping sprees with your UNiDAYS discount for a limited time only.

Check out the rest of our Race Day Edit for more style inspiration to Pick ‘n’ Mix from!

Halloween Style: The US Edit

Halloween is on its creepy way and you guys will need to be totally prepared with your costumes, outfits and even day to day college wear because the following brands are taking Halloween seriously! Boohoo even have an amazing 20% boooosted discount.

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Do you love your cat? Feel like you’ll probably end up alone just you and them? Then this Halloween edit is for you and you are going to love this Modcloth cushion!

Be part of the cat appreciation society with these kitty-inspired accessories. We love The Whitepepper silhouette bag and the amazing furry cat bag sold on ASOS which is taking the faux fur trend to a whole new level! Missguided and Oasis are also getting on the kitty-cat inspired items. Top off your costume party look with Boohoo’s lace mask & veil to really make a statement.

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Break up the dark colour scheme with some pumpkin coloured jeans from Levi’s and save a massive 15% with your UNiDAYS discount too. Wear with ASOS’ cat body and chunky boots for day to day Halloween Style.

Gothic Glam
Have you got a Halloween themed ball to go to? Go seriously glam with a frightful twist using the following products.

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Start off the look with this stunning Missguided lace dress or Modcloth’s lace number and add awesome accessories like a sassy Boohoo clutch bag and Victorian-inspired ASOS choker.

For a daytime feel with a touch of gothic glam, team black skinny jeans from Levi’s with gold trim Modcloth Booties and add the Oasis feather boa to your usual jacket to keep cozy!

Red Devil
ASOS devil horn hair clips are our absolute favourite accessory of the moment and for under $10 you can turn a normal college outfit into a cheeky Halloween ensemble! Add the ASOS devil clutch bag for the ultimate diva look.

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For an all-out look that’s perfect for a party why not try a lace dress either this Lipsy piece, available at ASOS or a Boohoo version. Fancy just adding a top to your favourite skinny jeans for the Red Devil look? Oasis’ high neck top is perfect. Accessories-wise, pop on either these Missguided or Modcloth heels for the ultimate in Halloween chic to finish an outfit!

Did you know that we’re running an awesome Pin It to Win It competition where you could get your hands on a $250 Boohoo voucher! Check out our UNiDAYS: Halloween! Pinterest board too.

PICK ‘n’ MIX Get the Look: Kylie Jenner & Selena Gomez

During this crazy party season, it can be tricky to come up with awesome outfit after awesome outfit, we feel your pain girls. But with a little help for your best mate UNiDAYS we give you awesome discounts with a handy helping of style advice thrown in on top!

Today we’ve got 4 hot celebs wearing looks that we LOVE and we’re going to show you how to get the look for less with Princess Polly & Missguided!

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Kylie is the queen of the simple minimalistic look. How can she make a white skirt and a black top look SO good?! Either way, get her look for less with the Hajlina White Crop Top from Missguided for less than $20 and the Lola Skirt and Miss Mischa Hat which are both from Princess Polly.
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This J-Law look is perfect for those fancy Race Day parties where you really need to look your best. Nail it with classic court shoes and a power dress! Take your pick from Missguided’s Sancha Tuxedo Dress or their super chic Chelsi Jersey Dress. Glam up the look with the Selena Glitter Heels, also from Missguided.unnamed (13)Selena Gomez
Be a lady in red just like Selena with a little help from your favourite brands. The One Dress courtesy of Princess Polly is bang on the money with almost an exact match! Get one for slightly less with the Davida Crepe Insert Dress or the Dark Red Slinky Dress – both from Missguided.unnamed (10)Pixie Lott
Get Pixie’s super cute tartan dress look with the Jacey Crepe Tartan Dress and the Camilla Pointed Brogues from Missguided. This is the perfect casual party outfit, you’re not trying too hard but you’ll still look awesome.unnamed (11)

Don’t forget that you can grab an awesome 15% off Princess Polly and an epic 15% off Missguided with your UNiDAYS account!

Check out the rest of our Race Day Edit for more style inspiration to Pick ‘n’ Mix from!

10 Pets in Halloween Costumes That Will Give You Life

Ok, so we’re about to show you the ultimate in pet fancy dress for the up and coming Halloween season. Be prepared for the cutest, the sassiest and the most imaginative cats and dogs in the land (well owners, but we like to think they dressed themselves!).

1. The Miley Cyrus Pug
We’re sure that Miley would love this homage to her infamous video!

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2. The Indiana Jones
This little guy means business. He’s got a whip and everything!

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3. Burger & Frenchie-Fries Anyone?
We deny you not to go ‘awww!’ at this super cute French Bulldog.

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4. The Fast Food Pet Club
What’s better than a dog dressed as a burger? Like, four dogs dressed as a whole load of food!

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5. Harry Potter Scottie
There is nothing cuter than this Scottie wearing Harry Potter glasses. He’s even got a broomstick!

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6. Tiny Taco
This guy is clearly loving being a Mexican treat. Look at that face.

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7. The Rice-Krispie Treat Cat
The only non-Canine in the pack had to be the grumpiest cat we could find. This guy is HATING every minute of this. Well, he is a cat. What do cats ever like?

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8. Pumpkin Pug
This one isn’t even a costume, it probably just ate it’s way into there! Nom nom nom.

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9. Lobster Dog
This little chap just looks SO pleased about being dressed as a lobster in a pot. Top marks for originality for this guy.

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10. The Pug-Tato
Last but not least, we have the Pug-Tato. He’s so incredible, he should be a super-hero!

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Win £300 To Spend at Waterstones!

Book-lovers rejoice! We’ve got an awesome £300 for Waterstones to give away to one lucky winner. Whether you use it to top up your Kindle with all the latest paperbacks or to improve that never-ending reading list, we’re sure you guys could put it to good use.

We’ve scouted out a few awesome books in each of the following categories that you could get your hands on if you win this epic prize.

Business & Start-Up
Here are some great books if you’re dreaming of owning your own business after uni or college studies. From success stories to How-To step by steps, these are the books to give you a helping hand up that career ladder on the way to CEO-ville!

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Get Sh*t Done – Niall Harbison  Who Moved My Cheese – Spencer Johnson
Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future – Peter Thiel

Cooking & Food
Consider yourself a bit of a Nigella in the kitchen? Or are you more like struggling student? Either way, we’re sure you can find a book to improve your cooking skills no end! Jamie’s Comfort Food, from his most recent TV series is packed full of the most drool-worthy dinners and desserts around.
Waterstones-Blog-PostFeeling that clean-eating? The Art of Eating Well by sisterly duo Jasmine & Melissa Hemsley is the ultimate in good food recipes, no rubbish here! Already eat well but feel like giving yourself an extra challenge? I Quit Sugar For Life by Sarah Wilson is the book for you.

Lorraine Pascale’s How to Be a Better Cook will be a life-saver if you’re struggling to keep yourself fed & watered at uni without the aid of your parents.

Entertainment
Catch up with the critically acclaimed, (and now a blockbuster movie!) best-seller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and see what all the hype is about.
Waterstones-Blog-Post0Feeling like you need a giggle? YouTube star, Alfie Deyes book The Pointless Book is all you need to whittle the hours away. If you need a companion to suit your bad mood, however, then the Grumpy Cat’s The Grumpy Guide to Life will become your best friend. It might even lighten that mood!

Tech & Stationery
Grab yourself an awesome Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi with your winnings to load all your favourite books onto. They’re perfect for travelling or just lounging around at home. Just don’t drop it in the bath!
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Need a little help organising your life? Grab yourself a Moleskine Pocket Reporter Notebook – perfect for taking to lectures and seminars and taking notes. Organise your study and social schedules in style with the Dodo Deskpad 2015 and keep close tabs on your flatmates with the sassiest sticky notes around from Knock Knock.

A little day brightener for your flat comes in the shape of these awesome Scrabble Fridge Magnets. Waterstones have loads of novelty gifts & games to relieve the stress of a busy day of lectures.

You can enter the giveaway here! But hurry, you’ve only got until Monday at midnight to get your entry in. Also, don’t forget that you can also save 10% on your Waterstones orders when you spend £25 or more with your UNiDAYS discount!

15 ASOS Autumn-Brightening Accessories Under £20

Feeling fruity, furry or just plain fancy? We’ve got the pick of ASOS’ awesome accessories range to blow your wardrobe out of the water. From cats to French Fries and straight back round for a doughnut. Are you ready for this?

Haunting Halloween
Dressing up this Halloween? Or just want to make a tiny bit of effort with a handy mask? Grab either a Cat, a Pumpkin or a Devil Mask for just £7.20 from ASOS! Add that little bit of Halloween flair to your outfit with the Halloween Lips Clutch for only £18.00.

It’s like a Zoo in here!
Go all crazy-cat-lady on everyone with this amazing Furry Cat Clutch and make sure you’ve packed it with your Cat Sunglasses Case for the whole effect. Add in the Fish Coin Purse and it’ll look like your kitty caught it’s prey! (Bit gross, sorry.)

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Just Plain Funky
If the Autumnal weather is really getting you down, you definitely need a fashion-based pick me up to lift your spirits and ASOS is the brand to deliver it. Looking for a bag that Barbie would be proud of? This ASOS Metallic Pink Clutch will take a plain look from zero to hero in no time!

Nail the Varsity/Sports Luxe and Monochrome trends all at once with this Varsity ‘A’ Bag for only £9.00! The monochrome trend continues with the Travel Make-Up Bag with Eyes, it’s the perfect Winter-sun holiday accessory. This is by far one of our favourite pieces at the moment.

Tasty Treats
OK, OK, we went a little overboard with the food-based accessories. But how can you resist this Doughnut Clutch?! We’re all over the junk-food trend, so from cakes to carbs with some funky French Fry accessories. The gloves will keep your fingers toasty for under a tenner and we just couldn’t say no to the awesome Monki Tote Bag at a mere £5.40!

Feeling a little more fruity than fatty? This cute Watermelon Coin Purse will be right up your street. Finish off with a sweet treat, this Slushy Tote Bag comes in at just over £10 and is perfect for carrying those uni essentials in!

Don’t forget that you can, of course grab an awesome 10% discount from your ASOS buys with your UNiDAYS discount!

Nail the Trend with French Connection

The Autumn Winter trends are usually full of burgundy, navy and faux fur trims adorning everyone and everything. This year, we’ve seen a slight twist in what the biggest designers were showing at the A/W fashion weeks and we’re seeing the additions of pink, maximum amounts of masculine tailoring and a serious amount of leopard print.

One of the brands that is seriously nailing all three trends is French Connection. With their effortless style and tailored cuts, your wardrobe will be updated in a case of 3, 2, 1! If you only buy one thing this season, (as if that would happen anyway!) make it one of these trend-led pieces as it will take you from season to season easily and make sure that you’re top of the fashion class all term. Let’s go over some of the key pieces that are jumping out from their collection this season.

1. Pink, Pink, Pink
From sugary sweet to bubblegum bright, pink has taken over. Because there’s not just one shade that’s been really popular this means that you can find the shade of pink that really suits your skin-tone. To really amp up the girly-ness, the Polar Teddy Collarless Coat is the one that’s going to turn heads.

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Emma Rose Wool Coat    Polly Plains Pleated Top  Summer Mozart Ribbed Jumper

2. Leopard Print
The inner Pat Butchers and Scary Spices in us are very excited about this addition to the high-street. We’re not talking full on leopard print catsuits if that’s not your thing, just a small addition of a leopard print belt or a bag can update a monochrome look. Go for the whole hog with the amazing Corvette Fur Trimmed Coat if you’re feeling super brave and after something with a whole lot of impact.

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Chlo Crossbody Bag     Amanda Leopard Print Belt   Clara Tights

3. The Androgynous Coat
The boxy masculine shape of all of these coats can easily take a pretty dress from being overly girly into street-style cool. Plus, you won’t feel the chill in these over-sized beauties like you will a fitted jacket or a feminine cape. Our favourite has to be the Imperial Wool Belted Maxi Coat – the classic camel colour means that this investment is timeless.

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Herringbone Double-Breasted Coat   Desert Drape Belted Coat  Capri Textured Coat

Don’t forget  that you can grab 15% off French Connection with your UNiDAYS discount!

3 of the Best Red Carpet Looks with Zalando, ASOS & Missguided

There have been some serious red carpet events going on in the world recently, not to mention on our own doorstep. The Pride of Britain awards graced our screens last week and we were greeted with a whole load of style and an abundance of best & worst dressed lists in the media! We’ve picked our top 3 best dressed ladies of last week and have had a little help from some of our awesome retailers with getting the look for less.

Cheryl – Zalando
At the PoB awards, our favourite X Factor judge wowed in an incredible blue lace maxi dress. Get the look with this Little Mistress Lace Detail Dress and pair with statement earrings and a Union Jack umbrella just like Cheryl!

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If you want to go for the maxi length, this Even & Odd Blue Maxi Dress and this Virgos Lounge Maxi Dress are perfect for creating Cheryl’s look. You can grab 10% off all of these stunning dresses from Zalando.

Abbey Clancy – Missguided
Abbey Clancy wowed the paparazzi in this amazing Versace half maxi/half mini dress at the Pride of Britain awards. (Mel B also wore this dress on Sunday’s X Factor Results Show, these ladies have similar taste it seems!). We’ve scoured, UK fashion giant Missguided to bring you some perfect dresses to recreate the look.

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The neckline on this High Neck Dress is almost identical to the one Abbey’s wearing and brings a little class to the stylish LBD! If you want to inject some major leg into the look like Abbey, this One Shoulder Dress is spot on! Don’t forget that you can grab 10% off Missguided with your UNiDAYS discount.

Lily Collins – ASOS
Lily appeared at the premiere for her latest film, Love, Rosie last week wearing a striking crimson dress. She kept the look simple with minimal jewellery, apart from some killer earrings and she wore her chic bob in a slicked back style.

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The maxi trend is here to stay and really has so much impact, especially when worn in just one striking colour such as red. We’ve picked some looky-likey dresses from ASOS to help you get the look. The Jarlo High Neck Dress and The Laden Ribbed Dress  are both really similar and nail the simple maxi dress completely. One of our favourites is the Asymmetric Dress which has the same long sleeves as Lily is rocking but brings a little something extra with the un-even neckline.  Remember, you can grab 10% off ASOS with your UNiDAYS discount!

10 People You’ll Definitely Meet at Uni

Ok, so it’s nearly Halloween, which means a few things. A) It’s nearly Bonfire Night. B) It’s nearly Christmas. And C) It’s nearly the end of your first term at uni. Well, maybe not that quick but you’ll be well and truly into the swing of lectures and knowing which nights are the best at which venue by now. Bye, bye Freshers naivety – you’re a uni pro already.

We figured that you’ve had time to figure out everyone around you by now, who you like, who you want to get locked out when the fire alarm goes off at 2am, you get it, you know people. But there will always be these 10 people lurking around your halls somewhere. Enjoy!

1. The Societies Person
This guy or gal signed up to EVERY society they could during Freshers and now has a social schedule that’s busier than Cher from Clueless. From Pole-Fitness on a Tuesday to sports nights out on a Wednesday and back to Cosplay on a Thursday, this is the biggest social butterfly you’ll ever lay eyes on. They won’t get a degree though, but they’ll be awesome at necking a pint and hanging from a pole whilst cheerleading or something.

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They also probably walk in slo-mo.

2. The Rich Kid
You know the one that gets his student loan AND his accommodation paid for by his Dad? Yep that means shots are on him and he’s forever eating Marks & Spencer or Waitrose food (when he’s not eating out, of course). This guy thinks he’s a BNOC (big name on campus), but actually everyone just thinks he’s a bit irritating.

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3. The Bulk-Buyer
This person is the complete opposite of The Rich Kid. They arrived at uni with around 200 meals either prepared by his/her ever-doting mum or they bought them all from Costco at around 15p per meal. This person eats the same boring thing for every meal, of every day. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

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4. The Basic Girl
She loves her Ugg Boots, her hair straighteners, coffee and you can’t walk into her room without being hit by the smell of a thousand Yankee Candles that she isn’t actually allowed to light due to halls regulations. You’ll probably find her watching a sad film and moping about missing her soul-mate boyfriend.

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5. The Waster
This one’s self explanatory. This person never has any lectures or seminars and is out every night, but will probably still pass with a 2:1 at least.

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6. The Post-It Demon
You know the person who’ll leave passive-aggressive Post-Its all over the kitchen (usually, and fairly, on massive piles of washing up)? We’ve all been there, it’s tricky when people don’t do what you tell them to do. This person likes to be bossy, so give them something to be in charge of and they’ll be happy as Larry. Perhaps ask them to create a colour-coded timetable for the bins rota? That’ll keep them occupied for at least a week!

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7. The One Who’s Been on a Gap-Year
They seem suspiciously older than they say they are, but are only a year above everyone else because they went travelling around EVERYWHERE in the whole world. You can’t have a conversation about another country, a slightly different food or anything vaguely foreign because they’ve been there and they’ve got a story to tell you about it.

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8. The Clever One
Most likely to have been Head Girl or Boy at their sixth form or college and extremely useful to have around for group projects, so keep on their good side. Also most likely to un-ironically dress up as Hermione Granger for any fancy dress opportunity.

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(They’ll look like this when you read your section of the group presentation out perfectly.)

9. The A* Hottie
This person IS a BNOC. Purely because of their incredible face. They’ll flirt with everyone, including the lecturers and the extremely mean security person on the halls gate that hates everyone but him/her. You’re not so secretly in love with them.

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10. The Greatest People You Will Ever Meet
Yep, you will hate some people, you’ll like some others for about a week and then realise that you have to stay friends with them for the rest of the year because you ride the bus together in the morning – nightmare. But you’ll also meet some people that will be your friends for life, you’ll click and you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them!

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