But coming home from uni isn't all about home comforts and Mummy's cooking, it's about returning to the streets you grew up in again and embracing your home town in all its glory: warts and all.
Lack of opportunity for young people from low income and more diverse backgrounds is an entrenched problem and there are no easy or quick fixes. Tackling it will require cooperation between businesses and the Government and the proposals I have outlined if pursued diligently and managed competently would be a good start.
Inherently, nightlife and where to find a good party has always been a priority of students. The happiness one can achieve from standing in a room listening to FatBoy Slim's successor, whilst having others sweat hit them in the face like the satchel of a londoner running for the tube, is dubious if anything.
Putting on a fake smile doesn't benefit me, and therefore the benefit is purely for the seemingly well-meaning smile requester. They are telling you to smile so that they have something prettier to look at whilst they go about their day. It's not about making the woman feel happier at all. So, if putting on a fake smile is purely to make me look more attractive, why should I?
Unfortunately, some of the negative assumptions about apprenticeships stem from older generations, parents and schools whose perceptions are based on the way that apprenticeships were in the past, before the National Apprenticeship Service was launched to support learners and help them to earn official qualifications.
Being diagnosed with Mental Health, in particular Depression and Anxiety at the age of 14 years was not easy to cope with. I worried about telling other people that I had Mental Health, it was never taught on the school curriculum and it appeared to me at the time, that many wouldn't understand the condition.
Yes, NUS (and especially National Conference) can be messy and frustrating and weird. There were 800 people representing 7 million students this week. Do we always get it right? Do we hell.
The Campus Style Team at Plymouth University have rounded up some of the best dressed students on campus during first and second term...
Since my first mental health assessment at university I've been waiting for six weeks for my counselling to begin. The wellbeing services know I have been self-harming and have expressed an interest in suicide yet I've heard nothing from the wellbeing centre for nearly two months.
Evolutionary analysis combined with proteomics enables us to pick up proteins that are present in trypanosomes and are essential for their survival, but are not present in mammals. They can therefore be a powerful way of uncovering and elucidating potential parasite-specific drug targets.
Love is and relationships are an inevitable part of university life. I mean, how many individuals have gone on to meet their future spouse through university? How lovely. Albeit, it doesn't always last and usually results in divorce upon acknowledgement of distinct difference but still, they did meet their one time one at a higher education institution, which surely counts for something.
For universities and institutions the message is even more unequivocal, greater collaboration is vital, and not only because students want it and businesses value the graduates it produces.
Say no to the easy road, the one filled with short term pleasantries and take the off road mountain pass leading to the summit of your wildest dreams whilst you still have the energy to do so.
After a national ballot of all members, the youth branch of the Green Party has voted to back University of London Union Vice President Daniel Cooper by 71% to be the next leader of the NUS.