Essentials to remember when travelling

It’s the night before your trip. You’ve packed the majority of your suitcase, and you’re convinced that you’ve not missed anything. But what about those little essentials that are so easy to forget? Here’s a quick checklist to help you keep on top of everything! Electronics chargers: so easy to forget! I mean, you’ll probably be charging your phone overnight before you leave, making it so easy to leave out of your suitcase the next morning. Make sure you have phone chargers, tablet/e-Book chargers, and laptop chargers all safely stowed away.  Medication: remember to pack any essentials like prescribed medication…

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Life as a young carer AND student

When you’re at college or university, it can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day for all the studying, revising or essay writing you have to do. Personally, some of that was down to procrastinating assignments until I suddenly had to complete them in one-sitting in a panic! But for some students, not only do they have all of the studying, revising or essay writing to do (and some procrastination thrown in), they’re also taking care of someone else. Our new website YACbook has been developed to help those who are students as well as young adult carers.  What does…

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Master’s degrees: things to consider

Considering a master’s degree but don’t know where to start? If you’re reading this, you’ve likely just spent three years studying at undergraduate level. By now you might have an idea of your next steps. If you’re considering a master’s and don’t know where to start, you’re not alone! As someone who recently went through the application process, I’ve compiled a few tips for considering a master’s degree. A master’s degree could help you alter or narrow down your path. A lot of students assume that a master’s degree only allows you to build on your undergraduate subject – but…

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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…

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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…

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