Whether you have already hit assessment time or it’s just a matter of weeks away, you will all be feeling the stress and wondering why did you leave all this work to the last minute, you definitely won’t do it next year right? Well whether we like it or not we are going to snack […]
When those three summer months come round, it’s hard to resist the temptation of going on holiday with friends, especially to get away from the 9am lectures and 5,000 word essays. It’s important however to be responsible when booking a holiday, and to not scrimp and save the important bits! Plenty of research is important, don’t rush into the first thing you see and like, make sure you know everything there is to know about the place and area, don’t go on holiday blindfolded!
Fairtrade Fortnight ended on Sunday 10 March, a fortnight designated to raising Fairtrade awareness. However it’s not only during this fortnight that Fairtrade should be chosen, with many brands providing Fairtrade goods without you perhaps even realising; and they also don’t cost as much as you may think.
February and March are the perfect months in the year to sow seeds and grow your own veggies! It’s a common belief that growing your own vegetables and plants is a hard and labourious process requiring vast amounts of time and space; however this couldn’t be more wrong, the perfect carrots could be grown on your very own windowsill!
It’s semester two already and although it seems far away now those exams are creeping up fast. It almost seems strange to be discussing revision only a week or so into February, however with reading weeks fast approaching, now is the perfect time to sort out those revision blues and start like you mean to go on.
The 25th of January is a rarely celebrated date in the British calendar, unless you are Scottish of course! Robert Burns was a widely celebrated poet from Scotland during the 1700’s, and celebrating his birthday has been a regular occurrence ever since. The most common way this is celebrated is through Burns Suppers, a gathering of people around food.
It’s that time of year again, New Year’s Eve has passed and a New Year has hit us hard, but what New Year’s resolutions do you pick? Is there any point in picking any at all? Instead of the usual drab resolutions that no one sticks to how about picking a fun and helpful one, sticking to these helpful tips as you go!
As a student we are all constantly living off of our loans, making them stretch as far as we possibly can. However it has got to that time of year where we are scrimping and saving until it’s time to go home for Christmas, waiting to come back to start the second semester with the brand new installment of our student loan; therefore it is important to make our food to keep us fuller for longer. With December seeing the beginning of winter and the nights are fully drawn in it is important as well to make sure the food we eat keeps us not only full, but warm.
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live in an era where food was rationed and supplies were scarce? 2014 marks the centenary of the First World War and Remembrance Day is a perfect way to remember the people who have been lost in wars, and to reflect on a generation affected by wars.
It’s that time of year again, the two weeks of fresher’s have been and gone and it’s just a matter of time before the dreaded ‘fresher’s flu’ hits. The 9am starts have become a stark reality and yep, that’s right, its flu season yet again and we need to learn how to prevent, cure and look after ourselves…
It is already getting to that time of year when the realisation kicks in on just how far you have to stretch your student loan, if you are lucky enough to have any left after rising accommodation costs. It’s important to learn how to be frugal with your money and learn where the best deals are, here are my top tips on saving money...
It’s that time of the year again, yep – exam time! Whilst many of you think you’ve got more important things to worry about than what you’re having for tea, that’s one big mistake right there. So rather than being part of the 1/3 of students who rely on their lucky underwear to get them through these next few tricky weeks, be part of the 2/3 of students who choose to eat foods that will boost their memory, brain power and concentration.
Maybe you have just moved into student accommodation, or know someone who has. Either way, you might want to pay attention to some pretty startling news about fire hazards in Halls of Residence.
Eggs – what’s not to love! They are the key to a healthy lifestyle, and as they are cheap as chips they are ideal for our health, budget and meals. They are a great source of protein and so satisfy our appetites, not to mention they provide a range of essential vitamins and minerals!
Ready meals – very much the food baby of Western Civilisation. What’s more, us Brits are the worst in Europe for stocking up on them. £1.9bn was spent on ready meals in last year alone, double that of France and even triple that of Spain. More than 1/3 of adults in the UK admit to eating ready meals more than once a week – I wonder how many of those guilty are students...