Sustainable fashion series: when did fashion become so fast?

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?

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Post Grad Gap Year: recommendations if you just need a break after years of education

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

Under threat: an introduction to The Student’s sustainability series

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

Consent, changing attitudes, and the University of Edinburgh

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

REVIEW: The Student visits Edinburgh’s Coffee festival

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

Health in Mind: Edinburgh’s local mental health charity

Health in Mind is a charity focussing on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing throughout Edinburgh’s residents. Founded in 1982, the charity started by taking over flats for ex-patients of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital; since then, they have grown to run a variety of projects in and around Edinburgh. Health in Mind run a large … Continue reading Health in Mind: Edinburgh’s local mental health charity