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Sick of following trends? Here are some ideas on developing your personal style

When you are always surrounded by new fashion trends, either on social media or just through the people around you, it can be easy to lose your sense of personal style and taste. You can quickly forget how you actually feel about a particular trend, and start thinking that you have to feel a certain […]

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Should we feel guilty about our body-related resolutions?

As we come into the new year, the time of New Year’s Resolutions comes around. While in some cases these can be very helpful, and allow you to break a bad habit or start up a new activity, often resolutions focus on changing the way we look, usually through dieting of some kind. Resolutions such […]

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The Student interviews mental health campaigner Hope Virgo

Content Warning: eating disorders, depression, anxiety  I sat down with mental health campaigner Hope Virgo, the keynote speaker for the University of Edinburgh’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Week and discussed both her struggle with, and recovery from, anorexia. We discussed how this inspired her to campaign to change the way in which eating disorders are […]

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Up late trying to reach that deadline? Here are some late night snacks to help you through

Snack 1: Salted Caramel and Chocolate Mug Cake Adapted from Mug Cakes by Mima Sinclair Mug cakes are super easy to make in a student flat or in halls, as all you need is a mug and a microwave! This indulgent salted caramel cake is a lovely treat for when you need a sugar hit to […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: what is it and what can be done to help?

Disclaimer: the writer of this article is not a medical professional, and all information in this article should not be used as a substitute for advice from a doctor or health professional. For many people, this time of year brings about thoughts of Christmas and snowy, cold winter nights. But for some, this season can bring feelings […]

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How to deal with common flatmate problems

One of the hardest and most stressful parts of living at university is often not the studying and workload, but is, in fact, living with new people away from home, and dealing with all the problems that come with it. Common problems that can arise include issues around cleaning and chores, but also noise complaints […]

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Already behind on work? Here are our tips to make your day a productive one

We’ve all been there. All of a sudden realising it’s week three and that we’re already behind on work and motivation is quickly going down the drain. If you’re in a similar position, here are a few tips to help boost your productivity and make your day a more useful and worthwhile one. Planning your […]

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From fourth year looking back: a letter to my Freshers’ self

Freshers’ Week can seem incredibly daunting, going from being the top of the school to the bottom of the pecking order. This is a letter to my fresher self, with advice and tips from people who have been there and come out the other side! Hey there, fresher. You’re probably incredibly nervous about moving into […]