May is International Mediterranean Diet month!

In case you weren’t already aware, May 1st marks the start of International Mediterranean Diet month (honestly, we didn’t know much about it either…).  But, after some in depth research about this allusive international celebration,  I’ve come to the realization that this slightly obscure month could be a point of interest for uni students, both financially and healthcare-wise. 2018 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid inspired by Oldways, the health and cultural food traditions specialists.  What is the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid? “In a partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health, Oldways created the first Mediterranean Diet…

Read More...

Insight: ‘Don’t blame knives – blame The Simpsons!’

This March saw the Home Office turn to the creative agency FCB Inferno to commission a series of hard-hitting real-life stories warning young people against knives. The £1.35m campaign targets 10 to 21-year-olds on social media and digital TV channels. The campaign featured the real-life stories of three young people, two of them black. https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin /225039312614816570/ Youth knife crime is horrendous and the government is, at least, trying to do something to beat it. Sure, they have played a part in the massive problem many urban communities face most urgently today: devastating government cuts. Over the…

Read More...

Lomography

  They’ve done it again. Lomography have brought out a simple use film camera, offering analogue madness at our disposal!   Students, you seriously need to get your hands on one of these. Summer is slowly creeping up on us, so why not get your hands on these pocket sized film disposable cameras to spice up your summer pics?   With pre-loaded film, this pocket-sized disposable camera makes film photography easier than ever. With three different Lomography films (Colour Negative, Black & White and LomoChrome Purple) the choice is yours as to what you want to experiment with! Getting the…

Read More...

How to prepare for travelling

  Have you bagged some fun in the sun, or perhaps taking a gap-year? Whatever you have planned, it can be tricky to get it right the first-time round. Of course, everybody loves spontaneity; yet when it comes to travelling, planning ahead can save you a great deal of time and money. This doesn’t mean planning every little detail before you go, but instead means you’re a little more prepared for adjusting to travel mode. Have you got the right jabs? If you’re travelling outside of Europe, this is one of the most important things to ask yourself before going…

Read More...

Let’s talk about money!

Are you a student struggling with money? Do you just wish you could forget about it and fully enjoy uni life? I bet a majority of you don’t know about the many different ways to save and earn money while studying! For example, did you know you can be supported and employed by your university’s Job Shop?  It’s an actual agency which helps students get involved in work experience. It also offers a wide range of opportunities of casual jobs. Very easy to fit in your busy schedule! Looking for a part time job? I would suggest you to start…

Read More...