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Curbing Coronavirus Spending

It is no surprise that with increased time at home and little to no activities to fill that time with, I find myself scrolling through a seemingly endless array of online shops. I might not be spending money on meals out or drinks with my friends, but the amount I’m spending online is definitely on […]

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Digital Fashion Week: catwalk-ing during covid

Fashion week has long been a staple event in the fashion industry’s calendar. However, Covid makes exceptions for no-one and, just like in all other areas of life, things have had to work a little differently this year. Companies have been forced to adapt to the online reality we now exist in with numerous brands […]

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Non-essential items? Sorry, we’re just not buying it

When news hit that supermarkets in Wales were instructed to corner off areas selling ‘non-essential items’, such as homeware or clothing, the internet was…confused. What are these mythical ‘non-essential’ items’ and who exactly are they ‘non-essential’ for? It wasn’t just the general public who struggled to understand what made something ‘non- essential’; shop assistants were […]

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The symbiotic cycle of stress and skin, and what to do about it

If you’ve suddenly started to experience acne breakouts after an anxiety-filled period (hi there, 2020) or your eczema flares up every time a deadline looms, your body’s stress response is likely to blame. You might be surprised to hear that lockdown and its various stressors – disrupted routine, being furloughed, spending more time indoors – hasn’t […]

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The art of decluttering: mentally, physically and digitally

It doesn’t really need to be stated that the world is getting pretty hectic and crazy just now. With all the uncertainty and chaos going on, it’s more important than ever to look after ourselves and those around us. Being stuck inside may not be the Meadows BBQ’s and European holidays we had planned for […]

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Gloucestershire university replaces its prospectus with QR code wristbands

Universities have long been centres for change. They have the power to both educate and inspire, therefore they should be attempting to do their part in helping to fight the climate crisis our planet is currently facing. Although, there is no point educating students on the need to live sustainably if universities aren’t prepared to […]

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Celebrating Edinburgh’s alumni on International Women’s Day

Since being allowed to enrol in 1892, remarkable women at the University of Edinburgh have overcome considerable adversity to become drivers of equality and excellence in their fields. Flora Philip began studying in Edinburgh in 1883 with the Edinburgh Association for the University Education of Women. Flora clearly excelled, receiving the Edinburgh University Certificate in […]

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Victoria’s Secret re-brand isn’t all that revolutionary

Victoria’s Secret, a brand synonymous with tall (mostly white) size 4 models, recently posted pictures of a racially diverse group of women smiling away in underwear that matched their respective skin tones. At first glance this felt like progress. Gone was the shocking pink lingerie and identical models. The overall impression was one of female solidarity. However, although the […]