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Saying Goodbye

Alex BordelonAlex Bordelon
April 30, 2015
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Exams mark the end of the year with not much time to say goodbye to everyone depending on when your exams are. After exams it means it is the end of term and for some that means goodbye whether it be for the summer or until they next return to Edinburgh.

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Leisure | The University of Edinburgh

The Writers’ Museum

Alex BordelonAlex Bordelon
April 29, 2015
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Writers Museum

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Edinburgh is full of different museums that are tucked away all over the city. Beyond the big three (National Museum of Scotland, National Gallery, and the National Portrait Gallery), it’s easy to forget that there are several smaller galleries to also see in the city.

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Housing | International Students | The University of Edinburgh

Moving Out Tips and Tricks

Alex BordelonAlex Bordelon
April 29, 2015
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Moving out of your flat is probably one of the most daunting tasks of the year. Moving out of a flat is half the fun of moving into one and takes twice as long to do.

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Dining | Food | Leisure | The University of Edinburgh

The Perfect Pimms Cup

Alex BordelonAlex Bordelon
April 29, 2015
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Pimms Cup

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With the warmest weather of the term upon us the desire to have a barbecue on the Meadows and be outside is at its highest. With spring here and summer quickly approaching it means there’s a shift in cocktails and other drinks that are usually only served in the warmer months in the United Kingdom.

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International Students | Leisure | The University of Edinburgh

Eurovision Explained

Alex BordelonAlex Bordelon
April 28, 2015
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Conchita Wurst celebrating her win.

Conchita Wurst celebrating her win last year

If you’re not from Europe or the Commonwealth, like myself you may not know what Eurovision is.

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Health | International Students | The University of Edinburgh

Safety in Edinburgh

Alex BordelonAlex Bordelon
April 28, 2015
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With the warmer weather and spring upon us the desire to be outside at all hours is constant. However, the lovely weather does not mean we cannot be carefree here in the city of Edinburgh.

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Student Money Saving Tips: Student Discounts

Alexander FranklinAlexander Franklin
April 28, 2015
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When you enrol at university, you’ll be given your student identification card, a picture, name and number that proves you’re a member of the institution. This card will be your gateway to a world of discounts that’ll help stretch your money that little bit further!

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Student Money Saving Tips: Trimming the cost of your social life

Alexander FranklinAlexander Franklin
April 28, 2015
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It’s no secret that the social life is a massive part of your time at university, and whilst this is great fun it can also be a bit of a strain on your bank account.

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Health

Student Money Saving Tips: Kick that smoking habit!

Alexander FranklinAlexander Franklin
April 28, 2015
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I’m not a doctor, and this isn’t going to be a lecture about smoking’s effects on your health as I’m sure you’ve heard it all before. Yet, as I’m sure you’ve also noticed, it’s a bit of a strain on the wallet as well as the body. You’ll notice this most if you come study in the UK where tobacco prices are astronomical and rising. Expect to pay over £8 for 20 cigarettes, the highest price of any European country!

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Study Abroad

A Bitesize guide to the British TV Licence for students

Alexander FranklinAlexander Franklin
April 28, 2015
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British law stipulates that a TV licence is required for any household that watches television as it is being broadcast. Put simply, if you watch live TV it is the law that you need to pay for a licence. However, many students will only be in a household for 9 months at a time whilst a TV licence will cover you for 12. Therefore its important to let the licensing company aware of this so you can get a refund of a quarter of the cost for the time you are not in the household!

TV licenses are expensive and not always necessary - just be sure not to get caught out! Image from newswave.eu

TV licences are expensive and not always necessary – just be sure to determine whether or not you need one! Image from newswave.eu

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