Perpetually plugged into the digital sphere, us millennials live our lives through shiny screens, from photoshoots of avocado toast for the ‘gram, to Snapchatting our cheeky weekend escapades (stolen traffic cones included). And since the UK has seen heaps of social media influencers flock far and wide developing their signature brand through blogs, from the iconic Zoella to Scottish beauty guru Jamie Genevieve, it’s not surprising that more and more students are typing their way through university experiences. So whether you’re keen for meal ideas on a budget or tips for self-care, here’s a taste of the UK’s seven best student bloggers.
Nine Grand Student
Having been one of the first university years ordered to fork out nine grand tuition fees a year, the Nine Grand Student took to blogging to document her years at uni. Studying to be an Actuary in the big smoke, her blog revels in her passion for food and guides readers through delicious nosh on a budget in her Student Survival Menu, including where to shop, debunking the myth of own brands, restaurant reviews and how to use up leftovers (mac n’ cheeseboard, anyone?).
A Little Button
Ever found yourself seriously considering how to clean your ceiling as a procrastination method? If you’re struggling with coursework or motivation, or you’re low-key crapping yourself thinking about moving away from home, A Little Button will guide you through the ups and downs of uni life, from first year to graduation and beyond.
Just George J
Hailing from Lincoln and now studying a master’s degree, Just George J entices readers through witty humour and candid chat, documenting his time at uni year by year, including funny anecdotes and fab tips on finding accommodation, preparing for lectures and combatting ‘student worries’.
A student from Burma who documents her time at the University of Glasgow, Life of a Glasgow Student is a comforting read for any overseas students not sure what to expect when traveling across the globe for their studies, including the realities of Fresher’s Week and how to explore your newfound surroundings.
An alternative lifestyle blog that revolves around trendy witchy fashion and the best London haunts for shopping, eating and crafting, Emily Underworld is a funny, spooky hang-out for quirky students.
Talking, typing and tweeting his way through education, fashion, lifestyle and travel, The Jack Experience encompasses a healthy balance of uni advice from his studies in Durham, including exam self-care tips, and inspiring traveling stories, like his awesome guide to interrailing. You can also check out his popular Youtube channel for hilarious and relatable vlogs.
Doing pretty much what it says on the can, The Healthy Hangover guides students through how to’s, reviews and recipes on nutritious and mouth-watering hangover grub, including tips on saving money, and recipes like honey and mustard glazed coke gammon and chickpea patties.