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Napier, Edinburgh College Students’ Association provide students free breakfasts amid cost-of-living crisis

Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) have both launched free breakfast programmes for their students amid the cost-of-living crisis. Napier’s programme, which became effective from 17 October, grants every student at the university a free breakfast every weekday. The university’s students can get one hot breakfast roll and one hot drink from […]

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How an Edi student saves money on her food shop

Cooking and eating healthy as a student is often challenging, but especially in today’s economic climate. With most supermarkets increasing their prices in the past month, staying financially afloat can feel all the more overwhelming; so, here are 3 top tips for healthy and affordable eating, whilst also balancing the demands of being a student. […]

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My take on getting student discounts

Especially during a cost of living crisis, navigating uni life on top of managing jobs is getting increasingly difficult.  However, as we all know, being a student entitles you to many discounts, bargains and freebies. Although, sometimes it’s impossible to work out which ones are worthwhile and which 5% off deal is making you buy […]

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The Short Rant: Lunch Till I Die

Lunch is the best meal.  You may ask why I chose lunch as the best meal, you may well counter that lunch consists of  boring sandwiches or bland soups. But I’m not arguing on the basis of the meal’s typical content, rather on the flexibility of socially-acceptable foodstuffs. Now what do I mean by this […]

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‘Off Menu’: Winter Edition

Inspired by the popular podcast Off Menu hosted by Ed Gamble and James Acaster, I’ve chosen some dishes from restaurants all over Scotland to warm your bellies for the wintertime. As a big wine fan, I’ve also paired everything with drinks that I think would go well with the dishes. Bon appétit x  Starter: Roasted […]

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The Short Rant: the forbidden pasta

As any student, when it comes to pasta, I’d say I’m knowledgeable. So knowledgeable, in fact, that I have a favourite type, fusilli, and more importantly, a least favourite type: farfalle, or “bowtie pasta” as it’s known on the streets. As most seem to overlook, there’s lots to hate about farfalle. It could be the […]

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Finding your favourite falafel: a comprehensive guide

A hummus falafel wrap is almost as synonymous with Edinburgh students as mullets and flared jeans. Maybe you’ve just begun dipping your toe into the wonderful world of chickpea goodness or maybe you’re a seasoned expert who can distinguish between The African Wrap and the Nile Valley equivalent. Either way, I’m certain you will appreciate […]

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‘Recipeasly’: missing the mark or the answer to our prayers?

Picture this: you’ve decided to push the boat out and cook something new. You check the cupboards to see what ingredients you already have lying around and find a lone can of chickpeas. You google “chickpea recipes” and are met with hundreds of options. From Morrocan tagines, to Indian curries, to classic hummus, to homemade […]