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How to beat exam stress this December

The exam season has finally arrived, and thousands of students at the University of Edinburgh are drowning in caffeine shots to cope with lecture notes and readings they feel they have no time to absorb. If you belong to this group, do not panic. Exam stress affects the majority of students worldwide, and this university […]

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‘Buy nothing’ Friday: This year’s alternative to the Black Friday frenzy

Black Friday, the phenomenon that the UK imported from the United States, plans to take over Edinburgh on Friday 27th November. Hundreds of shops throughout the city will offer discounted prices and deals, which will allow people to save money and kick-start their festive shopping. As seen in previous years, people will queue for hours […]

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Get fit in 12 weeks: Kayla Itsines’ fitness guide

If you enter the University of Edinburgh Centre for Sport and Exercise and make your way to the back, past the cardio and Eric Liddell gyms, you will find a small room: MyGym. Here, hundreds of girls work their muscles off every day in order to finish a 28-minute workout that includes burpees, push-ups, mountain […]

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Let’s all look up from our phones. But first, let me take a selfie.

While I was travelling by train last week, I looked around me and for the first time I noticed how everyone was on their phones. I didn’t have mine, and that might have been what triggered the thought. Then I realised. I am guilty too. We live in a world where we spend hours with […]

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Guy Fawkes Night: Bonfires and Fireworks

If you never heard about Guy Fawkes before you came to Edinburgh, don’t worry. You can still go out and enjoy the fireworks display that will illuminate the city on Thursday November 5th.This year’s only official fireworks display in Edinburgh will be held at Meadow Bank Stadium from 6:30 pm, with tickets starting at £6.50. […]