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Better recycling: plastic bottles

While many people in the UK believe we are doing our fair share of recycling, there is much more that could be done. In over 20 countries worldwide there are deposit schemes for the recycling of plastic bottles and cans; something that should be considered here too. These nations have deposit machines in supermarkets which…

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‘The bursary has been a lifeline for many of us, but for others it isn’t enough’

When the university announced increased funding for mental health support, students and staff rejoiced. Some, however, worried about where the extra money would be found, and now the bursary page has quietly listed reduced amounts and revised eligibility criteria for students starting in September. The irony is that working-class students are more likely to experience…

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Travelling after graduation

As I approach the end of my fourth year of university, a break from the stress is much needed. Whilst everyone around me are applying for a permanent job, my intention is to travel – to see the world before I reluctantly find a job and start paying off my student debt! Having finished my…

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Bursaries for new students cut by up to £500

Bursaries will be reduced by as much as £500 for next year’s cohort, despite the continuing rise in student living costs such as accommodation and food. Care leavers and students with household incomes of less than £16,000 will be hit the hardest, with £500 reductions of £3,000 to£2,500 and £1,800 to £1,300 respectively. Students with household…

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Staying safe from pickpockets and scams

My mum always use to tell me when I was younger to watch out for pickpockets and scammers whenever we went on vacation. Unfortunately, I have been pick-pocketed before but it’s made me more aware and cautious of my surroundings. Here’s some advice and tips that can be put to good use by experienced and…

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