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Students vs. Climate Change: why the holiday season doesn’t have to be wasteful.

It’s no secret that the upcoming holidays are an exciting time for all students. Be it that you love gift giving, food, or simply the time off lectures, no matter the holiday you celebrate, there are many reasons to love this season, but waste is not one of them.  On average the UK produces up […]

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Sunlight at the end of the tunnel? Places we might be able to travel this summer

I’m sure you, like me, have spent a large portion of lockdown fantasising about missed holidays- that slightly too sterile smell of an aeroplane or that immediate wave of heat on your skin when you step off one. The agonising Snapchat memories of festivals in Spain and weekends in Amsterdam leaves my heart aching for […]

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Unusual celebrations in an unusual year

The year 2020 was hard for a variety of reasons and for many students, it did not end on a particularly optimistic note. As more lockdown restrictions were placed due to a new and easily spread variant of the virus, the majority of people were forced to change their plans for the holiday period. Consequently, […]

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Cheap weekend getaways from Pittenweem to Poland

A weekend away may seem like an expensive luxury, unjustifiable considering the often-unhealthy state of our student bank accounts. However, a short getaway does not have to equate to extreme expense, and they can provide a much-needed mini break from the stresses and strains of university life. A weekend trip provides you with the time […]

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A Christmas Wrap-Up: the holiday habits of Brits this season

The holiday period is defined by tradition. We hum carols, wince at sprouts and sport colourful paper crowns as, in the words of rock and roll legend Billy Mack, ‘Christmas is all around us’. But the festival is practised differently across the globe: Australians barbecue on the beach, Norwegians eat rice pudding and Venezuelans roller […]

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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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Unpackaging going home for the holidays

In the coming weeks more than a million undergraduate students across the UK will ditch the Arctic cold of their HMO flats and head to a place where the heating is allowed on for more than four hours of the day; a place where the final instalments of Blue Planet can be watched on something […]