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Oldies but goodies: fashion staples you need to have

In an age of fast fashion it’s easy to be enticed by the consumer culture of cheap clothes in vast quantities, but it’s important for us to be environmentally minded when it comes to looking and feeling good. So we’re reviewing all those items we’ve had and loved for years and thinking about how we […]

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Transitional Fashion: for whatever the weather

Spring blossom, airy skirts, bright trenches and leaving the house without 17 layers on, seem but a dream in these dreary stormy days. But there have been glimpses of lighter evenings and sunny spells to remind us that Spring will eventually come. So how can we be ready and look forward to our Spring wardrobe […]

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Defining the Decade

Unsurprisingly when you google ‘biggest events of the decade’ you will be plagued with frankly terrifying articles about nuclear tensions, missing planes, political anarchy and heart-breaking stories about world poverty, inequality and environmental disaster. Such crises have been understandably at the forefront of our memories of the decade, but it’s also important for us to […]

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Sport

Rhona McLeod: interview with award-winning sports journalist

Can you tell me a bit about your sporting background and how that led you into journalism? I was a junior and then senior international athlete, and I’d been competing in hurdles and long jump and I always loved being in a sporting environment. When I went to university I studied Media and French and […]

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Lifestyle

Markets and mulled wine

It’s arrived. Christmas in Edinburgh is simply the best time of the year, (differing opinions not welcome) and its time to get out and enjoy what the city has to offer. This week I visited Edinburgh’s renowned Christmas markets to take a much-needed break from scrolling through social media in the library. First things first, […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

Beating the burnout: how to partake in self-care with deadline week coming up

It’s official. Deadlines are fast approaching, or for many of us already here. The remnants of summer have finally left us. It seems the time to procrastinate has finally passed, and given the temperature of student flats, the library is often the only place to go. So, seeing as these deadlines sadly have to be […]

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Sion Pickering discusses travelling sustainably in Edinburgh

Sion is the Project Coordinator at the Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, focusing on the University’s business travel. What sort of work do you do on a daily basis? I largely present ideas to staff members across the university and also to the body of the university about how they can take action to […]

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Lifestyle

‘Overtourism’: sustainable tourism for modern day travellers

Today we live in a world obsessed with the idea of travel and exploration. Our social media feeds are constantly reminding us of the wonders of the world we need to see and our bucket lists seem to become never-ending. Globetrotting promises to fix many of our problems. It provides a time to switch off, […]