Archeologists and anthropologists define past human eras by the material they use most; a useful way of categorising - for humans, the way we use and make tools separate us from other animals and greatly shape our lives. The bronze age, the iron age, the stone age: each era getting slowly more sophisticated and safer. … Continue reading Zero Waste: is it impossible?
Originally published in The Student newspaper. Fast fashion seems like a self-explanatory term: low-cost clothes that follow all the trends – and won’t last, typically, for longer than a year or two. It’s associated with the view that clothes are made to throw away – made for a season, and not for life. This combination … Continue reading Sustainable fashion series: when did fashion become so fast?
Originally published in The Student newspaper. For fourth years, the combination of endless deadlines, exams, graduation looming and finding a job often seems too much. Chances are that by this point, you’ve been in education for seventeen years. Given this, it’s completely understandable to want a break before committing to a grad job. So many … Continue reading Post Grad Gap Year: recommendations if you just need a break after years of education
Originally published in The Student newspaper. According to a recent BBC article, around three million women across the UK have not attended their NHS-recommended smear test. A 2017 survey found that 35 per cent of women were too embarrassed to go because of insecurities surrounding their body shape, 34 per cent because of insecurities involving … Continue reading Demystifying smear tests: there is no reason to be embarrassed
Originally published in The Student newspaper. The lifestyle section are starting a series to explore the issue of sustainability and how small changes can result in us leading more sustainable lives. Each article will cover a different area of everyday life and what changes can be made to limit your individual impact on the environment. … Continue reading Under threat: an introduction to The Student’s sustainability series
Originally published on The Student newspaper. With the advent of Blue Planet II, cotton bud bans, and single use plastics, the environment is a hot topic at the moment. With the beginning of the academic year seeing many students moving homes and changing many things in their lives, now is a perfect time to re-evaluate … Continue reading Five ways to be more sustainable this academic year
I recently went to New York on a seeerious budget, and managed to do everything on my list ~ without ~ spending a tonne (thanks to google). Here's a list of the free things I enjoyed! New York Classical Theatre Company - Central Park The New York Classical Theatre Company runs on the philosophy that … Continue reading New York on a (seriously tight) budget
The recent #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns have sparked a worldwide conversation about consent and sexual harassment. Something that started in Hollywood has turned into a reckoning against sexual harassment and assault; and one that can be felt across half of the world. Those that were previously untouchable are now being held responsible for their actions, … Continue reading Consent, changing attitudes, and the University of Edinburgh
On the 14th October 2017, Edinburgh Coffee Festival returned for the third year, this time expanding to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, as opposed to last year’s Summerhall. The festival was founded by current organiser Martin Dare in 2015, and has since gone from strength to strength. Originally starting with 25 suppliers in its first year … Continue reading REVIEW: The Student visits Edinburgh’s Coffee festival
With the beginning of the second semester, everyone seems to be planning their summers; applying to jobs, internships, and booking their travels. Stuck for where to go? Here’s our guide to the most affordable trips this summer. Milan, Italy – the ideal mini-break With flights from only £36 per adult from London, and £52 from … Continue reading The best 2018 student summer holiday destinations
Burns day is the annual Scottish celebration of Scotland’s national poet, Robert (Rabbie) Burns; held on his birthday, it commemorates his life and work. Burns is thought of as the National Poet of Scotland, and he is best known for his works Auld Lang Syne, Scots Wha Hae and A Red, Red Rose. On this … Continue reading How to celebrate Burn’s Day in Edinburgh