Have you binged on all the boxsets? Maybe you’ve even completed Netflix. This blog will give you a few ideas of ways to feel productive.
From nature & the environment to society and politics, the Open University has loads of short courses for any areas you want to ramp up your knowledge. Find out more
Impress your pals post lock down by learning a new lingo. You can even brush up on your skills for all those future travels plans. Access loads of free language courses. Find out more
It is amazing how much satisfaction you can get from decluttering your wardrobe. In the words of Marie Kondo, “does the item bring you Joy?” If not, bag it up for a charity shop donation once social distancing has cleared. Everyone’s a winner.
You know that “everything” drawer full of miscellaneous items? Or the heavily used microwave that has seen better days? You’ve got the time on your hands to get your clean on. It will bring a serious sense of accomplishment (and a nicer living space).
Have you toyed with the idea of writing a story or taking up painting? Start now and let your creativity run riot! Create some new wall art or have a video discussion with friends over whatever lovely words you’ve got down on paper.
You can get really obscure here, why not try and make a meal out of your food stash. You could even have a competition with your friends to see who can make the most outrageous meal, and it saves you another trip to the supermarket.
Get yourself a list of where you’ll hit up once this has lifted. You can create a raffle style format of your choices and select at random to keep it interesting.
Use this downtime to do your research. Whether you’re planning a post-study travel sesh or want to find out about certain careers, start looking now!
We’re super keen to see what you’re up to during social distancing, don’t forget to tag us @apartostudent on our social channels with your creative ways to stay entertained!
We know that the new normal looks a little different to what you might have expected when going to university and you may well be asking how will we create that community feel? Fear not, we have tons to get involved in so you can easily meet new people and have that social experience. Take […]
The clearing period can be stressful at the best of times, mix that in with a global pandemic and anxiety levels can understandably hit the roof. We appreciate the effect this has on making decisions regarding courses and accommodation, but hopefully this guide can help put you at ease. Countering catastrophic thinking If you don’t […]
Experience the best student lifestyle at aparto. We offer a variety of events throughout the year, designed to have fun, learn something new or simply meet some great people! What’s been on? We’ve run loads of great virtual events over the past few months. You can still get involved with past events by clicking on […]
At aparto, we truly value community and love it when our residents reflect that, with this being a great example of that. James Whyte, resident of The Combworks in Aberdeen was unable to run in this year’s Edinburgh Marathon so decided to run his own version in the backyard of his student accommodation – raising […]
At aparto we are more than just a place to stay, we’re a community! All of our residents and staff are part of the family, not forgetting our furry pet pals who are there to lend a paw…. Buddy – The Stoneworks, Brighton Yo! I’m buddy the puppy, one of the newest members to the […]
In case you missed it, here is a breakdown of our live HIIT workout. This session was focusing on legs and core, all within 30 minutes. What you will need: Space to workout, if the floor is a bit hard a matt would be helpful Weights, you could improvise and use a tin of beans […]
Social distancing has created challenges for all, and we wanted to share with you some top tips for looking after yourself and others. Be kind The theme of mental health awareness last week was be kind. This is an important mantra to adopt generally! Kind words can really make a huge impact on someone. Some […]
Cooking is a great way to unwind, as well as a fun activity! We asked the aparto staff for recipe tips, here are our top 5 which are easy to make and super tasty… Oatmeal Crunchies A delicious snack and quick to make! Ingredients: 180g Butter 2 cups Porridge Oats 1 cup Coconut Flakes 1 […]