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Newsflash: University isn’t fun for everyone

University. One of those words that brings up a plethora of stereotypical images. We all have an idea of what our university experience should look like – coffee dates with friends, studying in the library, heading out for a drink at a bar and clubbing into the early hours. But does every student’s life really […]

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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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Recovering My Motivation in Just One Week: Brainzyme Review

Saying everything sucks won’t make everything suck less, but making small changes to your life will. Here’s how one small change made my life suck a bit less, in just one week. It was November last year; everything felt really hard, reading was tedious, writing was impossible. And the closest I got to recreation was […]

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Dry January: speculations of an accidentally sober student

The words “sober” and “student” aren’t often strung together in the same sentence – and that’s mostly down to the fact that drinking is seen as a quintessential part of the student experience (at least in Britain, where the legal drinking age is 18). Shots, pints, cocktails, glasses of wine… most students have a “go-to” […]

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Jonathan Boston shares cross-cultural insights on sustainability between New Zealand and the UK

Jonathan Boston is a New Zealand academic, professor of policy studies at Victoria University of Wellington, School of Government. His recent research has focussed on the challenge of governing for the long-term in the face of strong presentist tendencies in democratic policy-making. What do you think of the cross-cultural differences, in terms of approaching the […]