Stay Safe at Christmas

Christmas party

While Christmas is a time full of festive cheer, overindulgence on the mince pie front, and perhaps one too many mulled wines all in the name of Christmas spirit, it’s also a time where you can leave yourself particularly vulnerable if you do not have your wits about you. Christmas is a wonderful time, but as the nation celebrates more in December than any other month, it can be a time where you can leave yourself and your home vulnerable while out at a festive soirée. Now we aren’t suggesting that you need to be curled up by a roaring…

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Access to justice in student appeals: lawyers be gone?

Students should not be dissuaded from exercising their right to seek legal advice for student appeals, says Christopher Coyle.   Against a backdrop of lawyer-bashing, there is a worrying trend by universities of discouraging students from seeking legal advice, particularly in the field of academic appeals. Many universities have enshrined within their Governance Regulations that students cannot have representation by a lawyer for an appeal hearing, although they can have family, friends or other forms of representative as long as they are not legally qualified.   Others have taken a further step by explicitly discouraging students seeking any form of…

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‘Raw Halo’ Vegan Chocolate for Christmas

RAW HALO ARTISAN RAW ORGANIC CHOCOLATE IN AN ARRAY OF INNOVATIVE FLAVOURS   In time for Christmas, I was sent some ‘Raw Halo’ Vegan Chocolate to review thanks to Alex and Student Wire. I’m not a vegan myself, but with close friends who are, I’ve been around vegans and have always had an interest in their food. As a chocolate lover however, I couldn’t say no to an opportunity to try this gorgeous brand, and by comparing it to brands own dark chocolate – I can imagine that being vegan has never been so yummy with chocolate like this.  Raw…

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Echo Falls have prepared us students for Christmas celebrations

If you haven’t heard about Echo Falls new ‘Summer Berries Vodka’ then where have you been the past few months?!!?! It’s the weekend and Echo Falls Vodka is officially out – and what perfect timing for us students to start our Christmas celebrations.  Inspired by their fabulous Fruit Fusion range, Echo Falls celebrates everything good about being spontaneous and enjoying the moment with friends and loved ones (because life’s great when things just happen, right?). It’s a spirited little number taking the nation’s favourite fruit fusion into fruity vodka for the first time.  Party Trick: A fantastic cocktail mixer, try creating a ProsEcho Falls by mixing…

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#sexyisnotanumber

This one is for my girls out there. Lovehoney Lingerie are back and introduce the collaboration with the beautiful Ashley Alexiss just in time for Christmas. The new collection ‘Moonlight’ was created to increase body confidence and inspire women to look in the mirror and think: ‘Damn – I’m hot.’   Moonlight is affordable, high quality and sexy – designed to make you feel amazing. So girls, take this opportunity to prep for Christmas –  with the current Black Friday sales on, you can’t get a better student deal.  Ashley Alexiss, an advocate for body positivity and body confidence, created…

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