4 time-friendly ways to get into the festive spirit at University

The long length of semesters, paired with the increase in pressure as exam season looms, can sometimes make it hard to feel festive whilst you’re at university. With so much to think about, the Christmas season can have been and gone before you even realise it happened. One of the simplest solutions is to start the festivities during the semester; and no, you don’t need to feel guilty about not waiting until the holidays officially begin. Here are 4 simple ways you can start celebrating alongside your studying, ensuring that the only thing being eaten up this Christmas is mince pies, and not your time.

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The sweetest cafés you’ll fall in love with

Autumn is definitely the best season for every food lover; it’s getting colder, comfy sweaters are in and it’s time to spend your free time in cute cafés with aesthetically pleasing meals and décor. I’ve chosen to map the ultimate guide to the best sweet food spots in the steel city. So if you’re ready to fall in love with the greatest waffles, pancakes or doughnuts Sheffield has to offer, read on…

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5 different places you can visit animals in Sheffield

University can be challenging, with the never-ending reading lists, exams, and no pets policies that students often have to face. Luckily for those of us living away from home and those of us who can’t have pets, one of these problems can be solved, at least temporarily. Though you won’t be able to take them home with you, here are 5 different places where you can visit furry friends in, or reasonably close to, Sheffield.

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The Peddler Night Market

On the first weekend of every month, 92 Burton Road at Kelham Island becomes the home of the Peddler Night Market for a Friday and Saturday street food extravaganza. However, Peddler doesn’t stop at providing you with amazing street food from local vendors or those well known from further away; there is also live music and independent traders as well as an abundance of alcohol (and non-alcohol) options for you to choose from. Also every couple of months, there is the one day only Veg Out – a Peddler purely consisting of vegetarian and vegan food vendors. This is always a fantastic event.

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You could be the next Michael Flatley

Michael Flatley is a world-renowned Irish dancer who skyrocketed to fame following the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, at which he, and a troupe of talented dancers following his choreography, performed ‘Riverdance’ for the first time. Jean Butler, co-star to Flatley, also gained recognition for her remarkable talent. If you don’t know who either of these dancers are, I’d recommend that you stop reading this blog and Youtube them right now. Although there are many, Riverdance is a logical place to start before you fall down the rabbit hole of endless spectacular performances.

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The Best Coffee Shops for Studying in Sheffield

Studying in a coffee shop can be a great way to take a break from the library when you start to get cabin fever. Studies have even found that changing your working environment boosts your productivity, and the background noise may enhance creativity. However not all coffee shops welcome you to sit there for hours on your laptop after only buying one coffee. Here are some suggestions of places close to campus that are suitable for studying.

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Havin’ a munch in Sheffield

Attention all brunch lovers, coffee sippers, food bloggers and all round food lovers. Sheffield is filled with tonnes of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered and ready to satisfy everyones hunger, no matter the time or day. Ranging from freshly baked breads to platters of mixed grilled meats, our little city seems to have food for every mood! Read on for a quick introduction into just a few of the spots I’ve enjoyed whilst at uni. 

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