With the new school year underway and freshers weeks soon to be kicking off around the country, we’re thinking all things back to school and uni. From moving into halls and making friends with your new roomies to the beauty products you need to keep your skin feeling fresh, we’ve got it all covered on the #HQHUB.
When it comes down to the nitty gritty though, you know – the actual work, it’s important to keep on top of what you need to get done. Although Uni life is of course so much fun, meeting new friends, exploring new places, and most likely living on your own for the first time, you do need to remember why you’re there. We’ve gathered a list of apps that are perfect for improving your productivity and helping with your studies, along with sleeping well, keeping on top of your finances and finding the best places to hangout in your new area!
What Are The Best Apps For Students?
Do you let yourself get distracted by instagram, snapchat, facebook… basically anything that isn’t your work? Girl, we feel ya. That’s why installing the app Freedom will be the best decision you make through your whole uni career.
Freedom basically makes it really easy to block the most distracting apps and websites, so if you tend to procrastinate by scrolling through instagram, you can block it for a certain period of time to focus on your work!
You can download the app here: https://freedom.to/
Got some books to study? Scribd allows you to get monthly access to books, audiobooks and more for less than the cost of a paperback book! You’ll find fictional books and recreational reading along with books to help you study, so you can get your work done and get some downtime in!
You can download the app here: https://www.scribd.com
Most banks now have a mobile banking app. Downloading this app and registering for mobile banking will really help you keep track of your money and what you’re spending.
Be sure to regularly check it so that you can see where you might be spending a little too much… *cough cough* the bar…
Sleep Cycle works as an alarm clock and a sleep tracker, meaning you can see what time you fell asleep, how well you slept, and the alarm will wake you up when you’re in your lightest sleep phase!
All you have to do is set the alarm, place it on your nightstand and drift off to sleep!
You can download the app here: https://www.sleepcycle.com/
RefME is the go-to app for helping you collect research, manage references and download your completed bibliography into word. Simply scan the barcode on the book or journal using the app, and use your phone’s camera and the app to turn printed text into digital text for quotes!
You can also share your reading lists and projects with team members, making group work and collaborative projects even easier.
You can download the app here: https://www.refme.com/uk/
Almost 10 million students use UNiDAYS to get student discounts from tonnes of brands. Free to use and easy to sign up to, UNiDAYS gives you access to loads of student offers and discounts.
Download the app to keep up to date with the latest and greatest: https://www.myunidays.com/
Like a Local
The app ‘Like a Local’ is perfect for finding the best spots recommended by the locals. Whether you’re after the best coffee around, a cool place to sit and read a book, or the best gin bar, Like a Local is the app to check!
You can download the app here: https://www.likealocalguide.com/pages/mobile-app/
What apps do you use whilst on campus?