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Armchair travel: exploring the world at a (social) distance

I think it can be said that the pandemic has left a globesized hole in all of our hearts, as the freedom of travel has been robbed by Covid-19. Travel is usually such an integral part of the student experience whilst we still have the flexibility to navigate our trips around semester timetables, instead of […]

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Sustainable travelling: keeping green whilst on the move

As summer is fast approaching, many of us are looking forward to fleeing the less-than tropical climate of Edinburgh and to making the most of our freedom from the stress of deadlines. However, jetting off to far flung destinations in order to see new places and experience some much-needed relaxation has detrimental effects on the […]

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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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Studying abroad: a student’s experience living and studying in the Netherlands

This time two years ago, I was sick to my stomach with nerves and anxiety as I agonised over and over again about whether I should go abroad for my third year. This time last year, I was riding bikes through the Dutch streets with my friends, heading out to celebrate a recent essay submission. […]

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The Christmas markets across Europe you need to explore

Baked goods, mulled wine and the warm, fuzzy feeling of festive cheer; with Christmas just around the corner, Europe offers a spectacular selection of magical Christmas market wonderlands. It’s time to take your eyes away from the revision books and check out The Student‘s five favourite European Christmas markets of 2018. Strasbourg, France 23rd November – […]

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The best music festivals to visit this summer

Summer is almost here and once the stress fuelled rush of exams and end of semester essays are over, you might be wondering what music festivals are on offer to ensure this summer is a memorable one. Although Glastonbury is taking a break this year, there are plenty of other world class festivals scattered across […]

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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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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 […]