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Swimming in Edinburgh

Susie DaltonSusie Dalton
March 5, 2015
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While getting semi-naked and jumping in to tepid water with a bunch of strangers might not be high up on your list of priorities today, maybe it should be. Swimming is a wonderful way of keeping fit and healthy; it’s good for the mind, it works out the entire body, incorporates both strength and cardio exercise and it’s low impact on your joints. There are plenty of swimming pools dotted all over Edinburgh, and a lot of them offer student discount – so there’s no excuse.

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How to survive flat sharing: don’t be that guy

Susie DaltonSusie Dalton
March 2, 2015
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Following on from my previous post about cleaning your fair share in a communal flat, next step is being considerate to your flatmates. You’ve all got your own lives and things going on, but seeing as you share a space, there are a few things you need to try and be aware of so you don’t end up being the flatmate everyone else holds a grudge against. Doing your fair share of cleaning is obviously a major part of this, but there are a couple of other things you’ll notice, too.

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How to survive flat sharing: to clean or not to clean?

Susie DaltonSusie Dalton
March 2, 2015
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As a student at university, chances are you’re going to live in shared accommodation. Whether you’re in halls, a flat or a house, it’s important to like the place you come home to; stresses with relationships, coursework and missing home are made so much worse if you don’t have somewhere you feel safe, happy and secure.

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Charity Shopping in Birmingham

Alice KennedyAlice Kennedy
March 2, 2015
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If you read my last blog post and either already enjoy searching for bargains in charity shops or would like to venture into charity shopping, here is where to do it in Birmingham. Charity shops are great not only for getting a bargain outfit but all the proceeds go to a good cause so you can rest assured that a shopping trip can be your good deed of the day.

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Student Charity Shopping

Alice KennedyAlice Kennedy
March 2, 2015
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Charity shopping can be a great way to pick up some new and original clothes for less – particularly appealing as a student with low funds and a need for a new outfit. If you like to look a bit different and not wearing the same clothes as others charity shops are a great way of picking up pieces like this, away from the high-street or expensive designer stores. If you are picky about wearing clothes that are not brand new and someone has worn before this may not be for you. Although it is possible to pick up brand new clothes at a charity shop, it is difficult to tell whether this is the case or not as original labels are taken off.

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Fundamental February V

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
March 2, 2015
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The fifth and final version of the Fundamental February is to ensure all souls in a foreign land is that no matter what boundaries, religion, culture and cast one may belong to, humanity is the eventual and essential prevailing identity among all human beings.

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Work Experience and Placements – Part 2

Morgan Hayden-KentMorgan Hayden-Kent
March 2, 2015
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After months of sending out resumes, application letters, and copious emails to all the relevant contacts at your disposal, you’ve managed to land a work experience placement. Congratulations!

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Work Experience and Placements – Part 1

Morgan Hayden-KentMorgan Hayden-Kent
March 2, 2015
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Your time at university has an awful habit of flying by. Before you know it you’re standing upon a podium, recieving your degree and getting thrown headfirst into the “real world.” But what if you still have no idea what you want to do? Or what industry you’d like to spend the majority of your working life in?

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Shop Online!

Mina KidwaiMina Kidwai
February 27, 2015
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If you come from a background where online sales, web shops, or e-commerce is not particularly famous, UK can be quite a surprising place to be at.

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Cardiff University | PhD | Research

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre

Alexander FranklinAlexander Franklin
February 27, 2015
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As well as already being in the United Kingdom’s top 3 for research in psychology and neuroscience, the news keeps getting better for the neuroscientist at Cardiff University. The £44 million CUBRIC facility (Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre) recently announced the intention to install a variety of brand new research machinery as part of a partnership with Siemens.

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