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Non-Freshers 2016: Top Tips for those coming back

It is Welcome Week once more. You’ve been there, done that. You had your time as a newcomer, been out seven nights in a week and spent all your money allowance for the semester. It is time you take this week seriously. Get a Job: This might be the year that you stop being broke. […]

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Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show in review: fresh from the factory

This year, the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show promised to be different. And it certainly was. Opening its doors at 18:30, guests were invited to go to the Upper Level Concept Space. Two bars offered drinks, while tall tables distributed along the room allowed for casual conversation in small groups. There was art displayed on the […]

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One day at a time: how to succeed in your long-distance love

Whether you have been together for five years or for five months, going separate ways is undeniably hard. You probably thought about it for a long time, and, after talking to all of your friends and making a list comparing the positive and negative aspects of a long-distance relationship, you decided to go for it. […]

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What’s On: Equalise Week 2016

The Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre has supported thousands of survivors of sexual violence since it opened its doors in 1978 to victims in Edinburgh and the Lothians. This centre provides confidential support and information for not only women but also all members of the transgender community and young people who have experienced sexual violence from […]

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How to beat exam stress this December

The exam season has finally arrived, and thousands of students at the University of Edinburgh are drowning in caffeine shots to cope with lecture notes and readings they feel they have no time to absorb. If you belong to this group, do not panic. Exam stress affects the majority of students worldwide, and this university […]

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‘Buy nothing’ Friday: This year’s alternative to the Black Friday frenzy

Black Friday, the phenomenon that the UK imported from the United States, plans to take over Edinburgh on Friday 27th November. Hundreds of shops throughout the city will offer discounted prices and deals, which will allow people to save money and kick-start their festive shopping. As seen in previous years, people will queue for hours […]

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Get fit in 12 weeks: Kayla Itsines’ fitness guide

If you enter the University of Edinburgh Centre for Sport and Exercise and make your way to the back, past the cardio and Eric Liddell gyms, you will find a small room: MyGym. Here, hundreds of girls work their muscles off every day in order to finish a 28-minute workout that includes burpees, push-ups, mountain […]

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Let’s all look up from our phones. But first, let me take a selfie.

While I was travelling by train last week, I looked around me and for the first time I noticed how everyone was on their phones. I didn’t have mine, and that might have been what triggered the thought. Then I realised. I am guilty too. We live in a world where we spend hours with […]