Title: 33 Useful Websites for Students
Author:Laura Tucker, QS Top Universities
Full Text & Source: http://www.topuniversities.com/blog/33-useful-websites-students
The Internet, Online, 25/01/2016
As a new student you’ll need to learn a lot of new information pretty fast or risk being clueless, penniless, and more than a bit confused about independent student life.
This is where the internet steps in, a realm of student resources with bountiful information about anything, where you can learn the things your parents never taught you (or that you weren’t interested in learning at the time), such as how to budget your money, how to arrange an overdraft with your bank, and how to iron your clothes without leaving an iron-shaped pattern. In short, all the student resources you could ever possibly need are available online.
Below is a categorized list of useful student websites and online resources that will help to make student life that little bit easier from day one.
LifeHacker aims to help its users out with life in the modern world. Popular tags include ‘Productivity’, ‘Money’ and ‘DIY’.
Although essentially one of many time-wasting student websites, MentalFloss is good for learning interesting facts from around the world, covering topics such as food, culture and science. Admittedly, its main function may be as a procrastination aid, but you should still learn something!
This student resource offers an alternative to TV (and, unfortunately, studying), hosting randomized videos on interesting scientific topics.
This site tells you the best times to go to bed if you have to be up at a certain hour – a very useful tool within student life. Taking into account regular sleep cycles, Sleepyti.me can help if you suffer from grogginess in the mornings.
If you struggle to stay away from social media when you’re meant to be studying, use KeepMeOut to block certain distracting websites.
Educational websites for students
You’ve probably heard of Reddit, but have you heard of UReddit? UReddit hosts courses and lessons created by the public and can help users to learn languages, scientific principles or even PHP programming.
Edx is one of the world’s leading MOOC platforms. MOOCs (massive open online courses) are offered for free to anyone wishing to learn. Other major MOOC providers include: Coursera.org, Udacity.com and AcademicEarth.org.
Cooking websites for students
Cooklet is a place to go for foodies who want to show off their recipes or for those who want to be inspired by other foodies. Like Instagram but solely for food.
RecipePuppy allows you to search for recipes based on the ingredients you already have at home. Lazy students, rejoice.
This is one of the most useful online student resources if you like making and fixing things yourself. You can learn anything from how to make spaghetti ice-cream to how fix a broken shelf.
Health websites for students
This guide will be a lifesaver throughout student life for times when you’re feeling wrung out, stressed or ill. Whatever your ailments, visit this resource to find out what foods to eat to build your immunity and vitality back up.
WebMD allows you to check your current health status using its ‘symptom checker’. Although this resource is great for hypochondriacs, however, it doesn’t replace the knowledge of a real doctor – go offline and visit your university’s health center if you’re really concerned.
The website of the UK’s National Health Service provides information on all kinds of illnesses, conditions, diseases and treatments. The site also gives comprehensive information on sexual health.
DontPassItOn provides free chlamydia and gonorrhea testing kits by post to UK citizens aged 16-24.
Sexual health advice and resources for those based in the US.