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Starting University - Tips from a Recent Graduate

Starting university is an exciting (if slightly stressful) time which often includes leaving home, possibly moving to a new city and gaining independence as you move onto the next stage of your life. As a former student myself (graduated in July 2020), I understand the stress that can accompany the move to university, which can be a big change to adapt to. Based on the recommendations of current students, I have even put together a Sustainable University Student Starter Pack, which contains everything you need to start this next chapter. As well as this, to try to help you to prepare for the change of heading off to uni, here are some of my top tips for transitioning into the...

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How to do Oxfam's Second Hand September?

As the founder of an eco friendly products and gifts business, I am passionate about doing everything I can to benefit the environment and promote positive environmental change. But, buying eco friendly product alternatives is not the only way to start being more sustainable. Although I am not hugely into fashion and I try to make the items of clothes I own last as long as possible, I do occasionally buy new items of clothes and don’t shop second hand as much as I could. I have pledged to take part in Oxfam’s Second Hand September in an attempt to transform my clothes buying habits, here is a round up of everything you need to know about Second Hand September:...

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Top Tips for a great Staycation

Having had my holiday cancelled this year and instead opted for a break in the Scottish highlands in a staycation, I have discovered the benefits of a summer staycation. Not only did we get to experience the STUNNING scenery that the Scottish highlands have to offer (pictured right featuring my muddy doggie), staycations can also be significantly cheaper than trips abroad.  A staycation can also be the sustainable option, with long haul flights producing 102g CO2 per km compared to just 41g per mile by train and 28g per mile of coach travel! Today's blog post is written by the lovely Sandra (pictured left) from More Than Swim, an empowering and eco friendly women's swimwear brand: "My swimwear is eco and...

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50 Eco Friendly Living Tips for Students

As a student, you are probably worried about the environment and want to do your bit to prevent climate change. But, being a student is expensive and this lack of money can make it feel like it is not possible to be sustainable and buy, often expensive, eco friendly products. As a recent graduate myself, I have put together 50 tips for eco friendly living as a student, many of which do not require you to spend any money and some will even save you money in the long run! If you are looking for an affordable pack of all the sustainable products you will need as a student, check out our Sustainable University Student Starter Pack. Sustainable Student Studies:...

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How to Choose the Perfect Exam Results Present?

Despite the 2020 exam diet being cancelled across Scotland and the UK due to coronavirus, students will still receive recognition for their hard work on results day. This year, exam results will be determined by estimates provided by teachers and schools, based upon the coursework submitted prior to the coronavirus pandemic. In Scotland exam results will arrive on August 4th as planned while English A-level results day will be August 13th and GCSE results day August 20th.  Regardless of the unusual circumstances surrounding this year's exam results, as a recent graduate I know as well as anyone the importance of celebrating these results. For many students, leaving school in 2020 has been exceptionally difficult with coronavirus cancelling end of term...

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