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The Vegan Chilli of your dreams

Serves 6 This vegan chilli recipe has been tried and tested by many of my friends. Always a crowd pleaser, this hearty vegan meal will have everyone wanting more. The recipe was originally Jamie Oliver, but over multiple trials, it’s been adapted into a darker, richer, and more satisfying meal altogether. I’m generally not very […]

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Sustainable fashion series: when did fashion become so fast?

Fast fashion seems like a self-explanatory term: low-cost clothes that follow all the trends – and won’t last, typically, for longer than a year or two. It’s associated with the view that clothes are made to throw away – made for a season, and not for life.  This combination of cheap and disposable clothes leads […]

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Post Grad Gap Year: recommendations if you just need a break after years of education

For fourth years, the combination of endless deadlines, exams, graduation looming and finding a job often seems too much. Chances are that by this point, you’ve been in education for seventeen years. Given this, it’s completely understandable to want a break before committing to a grad job. So many people leave university not knowing what […]

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Demystifying smear tests: there is no reason to be embarrassed

According to a recent BBC article, around three million women across the UK have not attended their NHS-recommended smear test. A 2017 survey found that 35 per cent of women were too embarrassed to go because of insecurities surrounding their body shape, 34 per cent because of insecurities involving their vulva and 38 per cent […]

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Under threat: an introduction to The Student’s sustainability series

The lifestyle section are starting a series to explore 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 […]

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Five ways to be more sustainable this academic year

With the advent of Blue Planet II, cotton bud bans, and single use plastics, the environment is a hot topic at the moment. With the beginning of the academic year seeing many students moving homes and changing many things in their lives, now is a perfect time to re-evaluate things and see how you can […]

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Consent, changing attitudes and the University of Edinburgh

The recent #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns have sparked a worldwide conversation about consent and sexual harassment. Something that started in Hollywood has turned into a reckoning against sexual harassment and assault; and one that can be felt across half of the world. Those that were previously untouchable are now being held responsible for their actions, […]

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The best 2018 student summer holiday destinations

As we begin second semester, everyone seems to be planning their summer: applying to jobs, internships, and booking their travels. Stuck for where to go? Here’s our guide to the most affordable trips this summer. Milan, Italy – the ideal mini-break With flights from only £36 per adult from London and £52 from Edinburgh, Milan […]