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The Feel-Good Factor of Volunteering

Many of us know that volunteering is a great way to gain new skills and experience, meet new people and make a difference to local communities. It’s also a brilliant opportunity to explore a new country or city. Take for example, LHA London’s volunteering programme which has provided the first stepping stone for many young people from all around the world to build a base in London. British Citizens, EU

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Navigate Your Way Around London Town – Our Top Ten Tips

Covering a whopping 607 square miles, London can be a daunting city to try to navigate especially when you first arrive – but don’t panic. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was London – so take your time and enjoy this exciting city. Here are our top ten tips to navigate your way around London: Download the London Underground Tube Map App route planner or grab a map from your

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Learning the New Way…at Uni

Wondering what your university experience will look like in September? Whilst it may vary across universities and countries, one thing for sure is that the new academic year will certainly be…well…different. The Covid-19 outbreak has changed the way that universities function – a trend that may continue once the pandemic is over. We are all used to an environment where students meet on campus, gather for lectures, socialise in the

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Meet the Residents! – Carmen, Belsize House

Do you have lots of questions about making the move to London? Not sure where to start? Wondering what your fellow residents would be like at LHA London? Or perhaps you’re just worried about finding cheap accommodation in London? Moving to a new place can be daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. We caught up with some of our residents to give you an insight on living with LHA

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Meet the Team: Rosella, New Mansion House

This month, we caught up with one of our hostel staff – Rosella, our Assistant Manager at New Mansion House. How long have you worked at LHA London, Rosella? I’ve been with LHA for 5 years already! I started as volunteer back in 2014. In 2017 I was then promoted to a Housekeeper and have worked at various LHA properties since. I’ve since been promoted again and am now the

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LHA Friendships: Eva & Noemi

It can be tough moving to a new city, but with LHA London’s shared accommodation, lounges and workspaces, you’re sure to make friends and settle in quickly. We spoke to our residents Eva and Noemi who both moved to an LHA hostel alone, but have become the best of friends! Eva tells us… I am an Italian exchange student at UCL here in London. I first arrived here at Holland

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Meet the Residents! – Melissa, Belvedere House

Do you have lots of questions about making the move to London? Not sure where to start? Wondering what your fellow residents would be like at LHA London? Or perhaps you’re just worried about finding cheap accommodation in London? Moving to a new place can be daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. We caught up with some of our residents to give you an insight on living with LHA

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13 Study Tips to get you through the Exam Period

1 – Make a plan We cannot say it often enough, but start in time! Being well prepared will give you less stress before and during the exam. Make a schedule for yourself in which you plan at least a few hours of studying a day. There are many great apps which can help you with your revision: iStudiez Pro – a fantastic schedule planner with notifications to make sure

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6 New Year’s Resolutions for London Life

With a renewed mindset on January 1st, most people set themselves some new year’s resolutions. It’s important to ensure these changes fit in with your current lifestyle and are achievable, otherwise sticking to them will be difficult! Make sure you’re one of the 8% that actually do stick to their resolutions! Here are a few realistic suggestions we think would be great for 2020 and are all easy to fit

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5 things to do when you can’t go home for Christmas

We’re getting ever closer to the season of Christmas jumpers, fairy lights and family rows!  In case you’ve been living under a rock, Christmas is on it’s way and many of our residents will be heading home to spend the festive period with their friends and families. But what if you’re not able to head home this year?  The thought of spending Christmas alone in London may not be a

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