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Elizabeth Whittingham

Elizabeth is a third year history student studying at The University of Manchester.

Exam Food: What Should I Be Eating?

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When it comes to the stresses and pressures of the exam period, it can be very easy to let healthy eating fall on the roadside; something that can often have a negative effect on performance. Food is vital to fuel our brains and bodies and the right food can really make a difference to your […]

How to: Minimalise

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spring cleaning! Is clutter taking over your life? Don’t worry! Here’s a handy guide to minimalism, meaning that when you move as a student, graduate or even just decide to de-clutter, you can be out with the old- and in with the new! Write down a plan The idea of minimising can be quite daunting […]

These are the countries that will ban plastic by 2025

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‘it takes five seconds to produce, you use it for five minutes and it takes 500 years to break down again’ The war on plastic is definitely heating up, as more people become aware of the dangers of the material which takes hundreds of years to break down, releasing toxins in the earth, seas and […]

Generation Snowflake: Why do ‘The Sun’ hate young people so much?

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Seriously, why does The Sun hate us so much? From countless articles in which young people are compared to snowflakes through to constant references to the youth as childish, lazy and selfish, The Sun really does seem to have it in for young people lately. A Sun article published recently even accused young people of […]

MPs warn that free speech at universities is being shut down

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“Students must respect the right of other students to say things, no matter how unpleasant, offensive or insulting. They can protest, but they can’t stop them” Pictured above, Harriet Harman, who has warned that universities are facing a suppression of free speech. Last week, MP’s up and down the country warned about the dangers of […]

Give these different eggs a try this Easter

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cheester eggs all round! From cheese and pickle eggs through to chocolate avocado eggs, this year, supermarkets are pushing the limits of the humble chocolate egg! The Chocolate Avocado Easter Egg Waitrose Pushing the limits of our 21st-century avocado obsession, these eggs look divine! Filled with a chocolate mousse for the avocado filing with a […]

Fancy travelling Europe for free?

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travel squad- assemble! Busabout is currently on the lookout for four people to travel Europe, documenting their experiences every step of the way through social media. The project, coined ‘Travel Squad’, will last from May-September and will consist of you travelling all across Europe, from Rome to Paris, Slovenia to Croatia! If you like this sound […]

Ten things only dissertation students will understand

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The dissertation is due, you haven’t washed your hair in 5 days, and biscuits have become your staple diet. 1. When you tell a family member your title and they tell you a few facts that they think you aren’t aware of Yes, Aunt Susan, I know that the British won the Second World War, […]

The plastic in our ocean is set to triple

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The level of plastic in our oceans is set to triple in the next ten years, posing a substantial risk to aquatic life and placing a strain on the environment. Plastic is not the only risk facing our world’s seas, other risks range from excessive plastic through to rising sea levels and pollution. The ocean […]

Are commuter students getting the same university experience?

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The Guardian has revealed that due to soaring debts and high living costs, more and more students are living at home and commuting into university.  From having lecture doors slammed in their face to being reprimanded by staff when public transport lets them down, are these students living a completely different university experience? For a […]