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How to have a happy and productive revision period

It’s that time of year again- for festivities, brisk air, and candy canes, for frantically reviewing week three lecture slides, stifling sobs in the library toilets, and huddling up in blankets and pyjamas at 4 pm. It doesn’t have to be like that though, you could be the studying warrior you always hoped to be. […]

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Under Threat: staying environmentally conscious while studying

At Lifestyle, we are starting a series exploring the issue of sustainability and how small changes can result in us leading more sustainable lives. Each article will cover a different area of everyday life and what changes can be made to limit your individual impact on the environment. We aim to make these changes as […]

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Some good resolutions for the new academic year

September – a time for new beginnings, golden leaves, rainy Mondays, crisp Blackwell’s textbooks, and resolutions. While I could talk about any of the items on this list for as long as you’d let me, let’s focus on resolutions. Sometimes seen as daunting or unnecessary, I find resolutions and goals to be excellent motivators. If […]

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Edinburgh’s best brunch spots

With deadlines and exams fast approaching, it can be difficult to line up your schedule with that of your friends’ and to find the time to see each other. What better way to combine catch up with multiple mates than to organise a group hangout with great breakfast food? Here are some recommendations of the […]

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How to workout without a gym membership

Student life isn’t always the easiest. What with assignments, classes, and trying to maintain a semblance of a social life, it can be hard to fit in work outs, especially if you don’t have a gym membership. But fear not, for there are many ways to keep fit without losing your paycheck.   My number […]

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The Student’s guide to visiting the cities of love this Valentine’s

Despite the weather mood swings and unavoidable deadlines, I do love life in Edinburgh. Sometimes though, especially around this time of the year, we all want a little escape. It’s not just about getting away, it’s about discovering new places with the people that mean the most to you. With Valentine’s Day and the February […]

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2018: New Year, new you?

Maybe you’re the type to have already made five resolutions and have them written down in your bullet journal, or maybe you don’t believe in making yearly resolutions and make short-term goals for yourself instead. Whatever stance you take on the matter, the start of a new calendar year and a new term is the […]

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How to cope with feeling stressed and overwhelmed at university

Often, I feel overwhelmed. The demands of university work, having to take care of myself, social commitments and the general stress of living can pile on top of one another, until I can’t see over it; like an insurmountable mountain sitting on my chest. Recently, I have experienced some instances where I’ve felt I couldn’t […]