Monday, 18 Feb 2019

Anyone can be vegan – even cash-strapped students

The ubiquity of kale chips, quinoa and juice fasts recently has led many to consider veganism as just another diet trend. But more and more people, including students, are recognising the real health and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet. Being a first-year student, I was apprehensive about whether I’d be able to sustain a […]

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'It's about to be a good time for young working women'

The grim mismatch between the number of university leavers each year and the jobs appropriate to their skills means young people will do all they can to get one up on the competition. For young women, there’s added pressure. Because once they get a decent job, they still have to contend with structural workplace discrimination, […]

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How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. For two weeks she was stuck indoors, before she was diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder and began to get the help she needed. With support […]

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Ignore the advice and fall head over halls at university

Throwing caution to the wind, and doing exactly what I said I wouldn’t do before I started university, I found myself in a relationship with someone a staircase away within three months of starting university. Is this the beginning of one of those twee, happily ever after stories where it follows that I met the […]

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