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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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Defining ‘home’ as a third culture kid

Freshly labelled ‘university students’ quickly realise the three questions that can provide a gateway into conversation with their new peers: “what do you study?”, “what year are you in?”, and “where are you from?”. The final question, which at a glance should be the easiest to answer, can actually be the most difficult for many. […]

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Heimweh and Hamsterkäufe: Stranded on Purpose

Lockdown day (?) in Leipzig; a self-isolation shopping list: Things in jars (misc.), soup, yoghurt, cereal, veggies (whatever is left), some kind of non-dairy milk product…whisky? That’s expensive; I’m an Erasmus student soon to reach the end of my Erasmus grant. Goldbrand it is. It’s the same colour as whisky, is only three euros, but […]

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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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Sion Pickering discusses travelling sustainably in Edinburgh

Sion is the Project Coordinator at the Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, focusing on the University’s business travel. What sort of work do you do on a daily basis? I largely present ideas to staff members across the university and also to the body of the university about how they can take action to […]

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Ridin’ Solo: tackling the myths of travelling alone

Even the mere thought of travelling abroad alone can be daunting for many. However, the stigma surrounding travelling solo is unwarranted, as travelling solo can be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. So, see below for some tips on how to eradicate those nerves and how to make the most of the […]

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Teeth analysis reveals women travel more than men

During freshers’ week you’ll have met people from far and wide who’ve come to study at Edinburgh. Undoubtedly, some of these people will have been the gap year students who have told you time and time again how incredible their trip was. Even if you have not managed to meet one of these people, five […]