• Tue. May 21st, 2024

Laura McLay

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Why it really is okay to say ‘no’

As we edge closer towards the Christmas holidays, university starts getting serious; there are deadlines, there is coursework, and there are impending exams. But, there are also invites and requests…

Penny-wise ways to heat your home

The conversation had turned to the Arctic microclimate of our student flat: “a plug-in heated onesie?”, four jumpers, three pairs of socks, two blankets, and a hot water bottle. And…

The Ordinary: luxury skincare with an extraordinary price point

Have you ever stopped to wonder what makes your skincare product so pricey? What each chemical ingredient actually does for your skin? If the word ‘cleanser’ really tells you anything?…

Transformed university libraries: a student guide

I miss the sight of a hundred Chilly’s water bottles. Yes, that is my clearest memory of pre-pandemic University of Edinburgh libraries. Offering toasty rooms, an absence of kitchen-clattering flatmates…