You could help save lives at uni… Here’s how

You may have already heard about the blood charity and bone marrow register Anthony Nolan, but what you probably didn’t know is that they have groups of students called Marrow at over 40 universities in the UK that help carry out their lifesaving work. I joined their Leeds Marrow branch last year and it’s probably the most rewarding thing I’ve done during my time at university. If you haven’t heard of the charity before, their aim is to recruit people – between the ages of 16 and 30 – to the stem cell/bone marrow register, giving people with blood cancers…

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Top 5 simple summer salads

summer salad

When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, salads really come into their own, says Matt Silver. Whether you’re trying to keep trim for beach season or just avoid slaving over a hot stove, a simple, flavourful salad will often hit the spot nicely. If you’re in the mood to eat something a bit lighter why not try these five simple summer salads: Greek-style Quinoa Light, fresh and packed with flavour, this Greek-inspired quinoa salad is best enjoyed when made a few hours (or even a day) in advance. Rinse your quinoa thoroughly and cook in roughly one-and-a-half…

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How to separate your work from your home life

Headspace mediation app

  Can an app really help you switch off at the end of the day and find a better work-life balance, Matt Silver thinks it can: As students go I’m quite busy; I sit on my university’s student council as well as many other boards and committees, I volunteer for a charity and I work – gaining practical experience to support my studies and boost my employment prospects. With all this going on I sometimes find it difficult to separate my work from my home life, it all rolls in to one sleep deprived slog. It’s a problem lots of…

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