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An interview with the creators of edventure

The Student speaks to Zara Zarman, Director and Co-founder of edventure, and Rainy Rosch, Head of Marketing.  Last year, edventure launched at the University of Edinburgh. Zara Zarman said that “edventure is the first pan-European university venture builder and accelerator, bringing together universities’ best talents to solve society’s most important challenges. Every academic term, we […]

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Pandemic passions: making time out count

A brand new 2020 diary, scrumptiously leather-bound with gorgeous thick paper waiting for my scrawling hand. Fast forward to March 2021 and this diary is practically empty. My concept of time has been completely rehashed, all tasks rotating around the small circle of kitchen-desk-bathroom. My social calendar is blank and my scheduled hours at University […]

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Small business, big heart

Valentine’s Day, a blooming business opportunity for university students The year is 2021. Romance is dead. We are all locked in our homes. And the country’s professional artists have all launched their new careers in ‘cyber’. But despite the continuing pandemic carnage there are two local artists who have teamed up to try and get […]

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ASOS alternatives: sustainably satisfying the need fast-fashion fulfilled

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you’ll have heard of the concept of fast-fashion. I’m sure almost everyone living in the western world owns at least one item of clothing from a fast-fashion brand and, chances are, 99% of the clothes you own are from fast-fashion stores. Zara, Topshop, […]

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Could Instagram’s new shop feature be a practical saviour for small businesses?

Instagram has found a way to facilitate our shopping sprees (not that we needed it!), just in time for the festive season. The arrival of the new shopping feature has placed a large emphasis on smaller businesses which require all of our attention in the current climate. The new shopping tab has provided the perfect […]