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How to Use UCAS Extra

UCAS Extra is another chance for you to gain a place at a university. Applications to UCAS Extra open on 25th February and run until 4th July 2022. You will be eligible to use UCAS Extra if you meet all of the following criteria : You used all five choices

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Christmas 2021

Best Secret Santa gifts for Under £10

With Christmas around the corner and many of us wondering what gifts to purchase, student Faron discusses the best Secret Santa gifts to buy for £10 and under! “It’s that time of year again – the time for giving, sharing and decorating. Christmas. And for those on a budget, you

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7 Easy Acts of Kindness

Kindness begins with thoughtfulness, empathy and intent to make someone else happy. In today’s ‘head-in-smartphone’ culture we can easily forget the importance of actively being kind to one another, and especially initiating random acts of kindness which may inspire others to pay it forward and so on. Here are Multimedia

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Qualities of true leadership

Traumatic and disastrous events over the past two years such as the Covid-19 Pandemic and death of George Floyd have again highlighted injustice across the world. The continuing need for good leaders who can challenge the status quo, bring positive change and deliver social justice is evident. This short piece

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Eid Mubarak by Student Saleha

Many of us celebrating Eid have had a difficult year, where we can’t celebrate Eid with families because of Covid-19 rules or because families live so far away and we need to stay local, but remember we are strong and we will overcome this. May Allah (God) accept your Ramadan

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7 Acts of Kindness

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana For World Kindness Day why not show others you care by doing something kind? Kindness UK and has lots of

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2020: Your All Hallows Eve-ning at Home

For many of us across the UK, Halloween will certainly feel a lot different this year. Fancy dress parties with our friends are largely prohibited, cinemas that once showcased our favourite slashers have closed their doors, and perhaps the most frightening of all, youngsters will not have the experience of

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Father's Day

Thoughtful gifts to buy or make this Father’s Day

Having a family that lives hours away meant that I started thinking about Father’s Day back in early May, worried about where to buy gifts and how I was going to get them sent safely to my family up North. Non-essential retail stores in both shopping centres and the high

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Father's Day

Things you can do to celebrate Father’s Day this year

As this year, Father’s Day will be like no other due to COVID-19 and the lockdown measures that have been put in place, student Anmbrin has put together a list of things you can still do for your father. Unless you live with your Father, it can be tough to

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Activities to do during this bank holiday whilst on lockdown

During this hard and unusual time, you may be struggling for ways to keep your mind occupied. Below I offer suggestions for activities to partake in during this isolation period. This is a tricky period for everyone, so balance between different activities is key. Exercising Daily exercise is a great

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