A free education for all – but at Scotland’s cost?

Scottish students, providing that they attend one of Scotland’s 19 universities, receive free tuition fees for the duration of their degree. These tuition fees are paid through UK taxes to the funding body SAAS, but also extend to European students who choose to study abroad in Scotland. This is the result of an agreement between Scotland and other member states of the EU, however, this generous offer doesn’t extend to all. Scots who move abroad or to other parts of the UK aren’t entitled to free tuition as they must live in Scotland for three years prior to starting university,…

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5 New Year’s resolutions that actually benefit students

Happy 2019 everybody! You’ve probably been unable to escape the constant buzz surrounding everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions recently. Whether it’s getting fit, eating clean, taking up vegetarianism, or waking up on time, everyone seems to be trying something new in aid of making their lives a little more positive. But the reality is that these new plans often fizzle out before they’ve even begun. According to a survey by BUPA and as shown in the Guardian, 43% of people break their resolutions within the first month of making them.  So with this in mind, is it really worth making New…

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How to solve common student accommodation problems

Going off to college and living on your own for the first time is truly exciting, bringing you more freedom and numerous opportunities to become more independent. However, you may come across some common accommodation problems in a student house. Although student accommodation is typically enjoyable, comfortable and safe, certain issues may occur from time to time. Don’t worry, no matter how serious a problem might seem, there’s always a way to deal with it. Your landlord keeps intruding   If your intrusive landlord keeps showing up without any previous notice, you should address this issue. Although your landlord owns…

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How to unlock your hidden creative genius

Geniuses are made, not born. This is the phrase we use to inspire those who are ready to give up on their goals. But honestly, do you believe in this statement? Are geniuses simply personalities with changes in the genome or ordinary people who have worked a lot? Let’s figure it out. Take this example. Paco was five years old when his father first gave him a guitar. Paco’s father forced him to play 12 hours a day. He wanted to be sure that his son would become a professional musician. And eventually, he was. Paco de Lucia is now…

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Seven ways to get a job in PR, even with no experience

As originally discussed on the Prohibition PR website, setting that first foot onto the career ladder can be quite daunting in this era of extreme job competition. University students often come to realise that the world of PR is quite different to how they understood it whilst learning in lecture halls. Just a fresher, recently graduated or with no experience of anything at all – these three things can seem to limit your opportunity to bag yourself a job in the PR industry. But worry not, there is always something that can be done, after all, nobody is born with experience…

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