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UofM reveals £300m in bonds due 2053

The University of Manchester (UofM) has announced it has issued £300 million in bonds due 2053. These 4.25% bonds were priced at a spread of 0.8% over the reference gilt and have been assigned a rating of Aa1; this gives them a class of high quality and a low credit risk. Proceeds from the bonds… Read more »

Census reveals 8.3m households were rented in 2011

A huge number of people in the UK are in the rental market, as they cannot afford to buy a property of their own. According to the 2011 Census, released earlier this week by The Office for National Statistics, 8.3 million of the 23.4 million homes in England and Wales were rented. It also showed… Read more »

Barbecue ideas for students on a budget

Last weekend saw the arrival of the British summertime, and while we don’t know if the good weather will return sometime soon, it’s got us all planning barbecues with our friends and family. So, to get you prepared for when the weather warms up again, I’ve put together some great ideas for what students can… Read more »

Fashion update: Spring/Summer 2013 Part 2

There is a lot going on in the fashion world this spring/summer, which is why I’ve had to split this trend update into two. In the previous post, I looked at how graphic prints, sheen, 1990s fashion and fluorescents among other looks were making comebacks. However, these aren’t the only big styles that we will… Read more »

Fashion update: Spring/Summer 2013 Part 1

Although it might not necessarily feel like it, it is now officially spring. British summertime began more than one month ago, and while the weather has failed to provide sunny climes we expect from the season, it is most definitely time to start planning your spring/summer 2013 wardrobe. That way, when the sun does make… Read more »

April 2013 – Vita Student Update

Vita Student is pleased to update you on the current progress and news relating to Vita Student projects – The Chapel, Tinlings and Crosshall. Hoardings have now been installed as part of Vita Student’s on-going promotion of the redevelopment of The Chapel, Tinlings and Crosshall building in this prominent city centre location. Vita Student is… Read more »

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style

St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, so if you’re at university and are looking for somewhere fun to do on Sunday (March 17th), I’ve put together some ideas on how you can celebrate the special event in style this year. What is St Patrick’s Day? The Irish pull out the stops to celebrate St Patrick’s… Read more »

1 in 3 of young drivers aren’t insured

One-third of young people drive without insurance, making them the biggest risk takers out of all UK motorists. MoneySupermarket revealed one in seven drivers in Britain have driven a car they are not insured for at least once. Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at MoneySupermarket, thought it was “astonishing” how many people take to the… Read more »