Busting Myths: Healthy eating on a student budget

They say ‘you are what you eat’, yet I don’t remember eating a lazy, borderline alcoholic. A recent survey showed that 46% of fresher’s miss their mums cooking -and when you have spent the first week away from home, either inebriated or hungover and incapable of mustering up anything more advanced that toast, it’s not hard to see why… The Daily Mail recently printed the headline, ‘The average student gains two stone in the first year of university’, or as it is more commonly known ‘the fresher’s fifteen’. However, according to research conducted by health- shake brand Herbalife three-quarters of…

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Bye Bye Beans! Live the Student Life in Style

The phrase ‘student life’ brings to mind the following scenario (something which I am sure many of you are familiar with). You know the drill; you’re sat constantly checking your bank account waiting for your student loan to arrive with the anticipation of no longer having to live off beans on toast… and then all hell breaks loose. All of a sudden you’ve purchased all of the items in your ASOS saved list, nabbed those festival tickets, booked a holiday to celebrate the end of term and gone out-out! And before you know it, it’s back to beans on toast because…

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European festivals this summer for British students

Every student will know that having the best summer ever is easier said than done. Usually, the harsh realities that come with being in full time education will bite; like trying to stretch out the last of your student loan to cover your festival craved social life. Or struggling with the big summer-in-Ibiza or summer-spent-working decision. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, you just have to make sure when you do spend your hard-earned money, then it really counts, and festivals are a great place to start. However, in England, we aren’t blessed with the best weather, and…

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Staying Fit and Healthy on a Student Budget

Research shows that if your body feels better, so does your mind. Exercise and other physical activity produces endorphins (chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers), improving the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress. People often assume that the Gym is the only way to lose weight, keep fit or tone up. For students, joining a Gym can add on an excessive cost. However, there are multiple different ways to keep fit while being a student. There are plenty of workouts that can be found on YouTube, Instagram, and even on the apple or android app…

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Valentines Day: How to do romance on a student budget

Valentine’s Day is only around the corner, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re single or coupled up there is no escaping February 14th. With the big day fast approaching you’d better have something prepared. I understand the thought of being soppy (especially when you’re only ‘seeing’ someone) can be somewhat cringeworthy. Im not talking about writing love letters or spending the day confessing your love for one another, it’s a chance to celebrate and who the hell would say no to making plans when there is an opportunity to have some fun. However, it can get a little pricey especially when you’re…

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