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TV Licensing – What are the Rules for Students?

TV Licensing – What are the Rules for Students?

28 Feb 2018

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For so many of us, watching the television has become a permanent fixture. Arguably one of the most significant inventions of the last century, it is now second nature for the TV to be on for hours every day. After a full-on day of lectures, kicking back and taking in one of your favourite shows […]

Birmingham
Events
University
Looking Forward to Birmingham 2022 – The Commonwealth Games

Looking Forward to Birmingham 2022 – The Commonwealth Games

23 Feb 2018

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Being handed the opportunity to host a major event watched by millions around the globe represents an opportunity for a city to show the world what it is made of. That is exactly what Birmingham can do when it hosts the Commonwealth Games in 2022. People are going to see the very best that this […]

Health and Wellbeing
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Recipes
Student Living
One-Pot Cooking – Save Time and Money

One-Pot Cooking – Save Time and Money

22 Feb 2018

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So, your tummy is rumbling but you are short on time. You don’t want to blow another £10 on a takeaway, but the clock is ticking. It’s a dilemma, right? Fear not. The one-pot dish is here to rescue you. Quick to prepare and cook, significantly cheaper than ordering a pizza, and hardly any washing […]

Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health: Join the Conversation!

Mental Health: Join the Conversation!

14 Feb 2018

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There was a time, not long ago, when mental health felt like a taboo topic, especially for young people growing up in a world seemingly obsessed with body image and celebrity culture. Fitting in at any cost can feel like the single biggest priority in the life of a student, particularly when it involves moving […]

Events
History Of Chinese New Year

History Of Chinese New Year

14 Feb 2018

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The festival of Chinese New Year has a history dating back 3,800 years and is known as Lunar New Year, which falls on the first day of the second new moon, just after the winter solstice. The date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year as it is based on the lunar calendar: it […]

Recipes
Food To Eat During Chinese New Year

Food To Eat During Chinese New Year

12 Feb 2018

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Here are some of the main traditional Chinese New Year Dishes, dishes packed full of flavour. Give you an insight into what certain types of dishes symbolise and why they are consumed around Chinese New Year. FISH 鱼 Yú /yoo/ – PROSPERITY Fish is a very important dish to eat at New Year, there are […]

Money
Student
Valentine’s Day 2018 Deals – Be Romantic on a Budget

Valentine’s Day 2018 Deals – Be Romantic on a Budget

9 Feb 2018

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Cupid’s favourite occasion is just around the corner and love is in the air. Yes, Valentine’s Day is upon us again and now is the time to start hatching your 14 February masterplan! Whether you intend to remind that special person in your life how special they are, or hope to woo someone who should […]

Recipes
5 Pancake Day Recipes with a Twist

5 Pancake Day Recipes with a Twist

8 Feb 2018

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Flippin’ heck, it’s that time of year again! Shrove Tuesday, AKA Pancake Day, arrives on Tuesday 13 February. Stock up on sweet and savoury ingredients, pull out the pots and pans, and bring on the yummiest tradition in the calendar! There is always plenty of fun to be had on Pancake Day, none more so […]

Liverpool
The Story Behind Liverpool’s Superlambanana

The Story Behind Liverpool’s Superlambanana

1 Feb 2018

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Hey, Liverpool Students! Have you ever wondered what that bright yellow sculpture is that stands outside the Liverpool John Moores University library? If you came to the conclusion that it looked like a cross between a lamb and a banana, you hit the nail on the head. At 17ft tall and weighing in at eight […]

Glasgow
Lifestyle
10 of Glasgow’s Greatest Bands

10 of Glasgow’s Greatest Bands

25 Jan 2018

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Glasgow’s greatness knows no bounds – from its unrivalled culture and famously warm people to the glorious glens and deep locks. It’s also a pretty awesome breeding ground for quality music. Scotland’s biggest city has produced a long line of iconic acts, from the 1960s right up to the present day. Check out our guide […]