Lifestyle

Pack it in… or don’t


A not-so definitive list of University essentials Freshers might just forget and items that should definitely be left at home. The most stressful part of first year, aside from the lab reports and endless essays, is the packing phase. Somehow you must fit all of your worldly belongings into your mum’s Ford Fiesta, packaged in […]

Much Ado About Open Air Theatres: A Review


For those who haven’t been to an Open Air Theatre before, I highly recommend it. Although nothing comes close to the atmosphere found at the Globe when watching a Shakespeare play, experiencing it in an Open Air theatre is the next best thing. I was lucky enough that The Lord Chamberlain’s Men were touring with […]

No Idea What To Do This Summer? Orbital’s Got Your Back!


With exams over and the summer months upon us almost one thing is on everybody’s mind – holidays. HOLIDAYS. Unfortunately for students, we are dirt poor. After a year of heavy drinking in order to preserve our sanity from annoying housemates/deadlines/lecturers that only know how to read off a PowerPoint presentation, we have no money […]

Life from another perspective: Studying in Seoul


When you mention that you’re considering a study abroad during your degree, people usually assume that you will be going somewhere in Europe or, if you are feeling adventurous possibly America. So I guess it comes as a big shock to some when you say that you want to go to Asia. Especially if you […]

Running out of the junk food rut


“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t” – Elle Woods, Legally Blonde. Whilst I’m not contemplating shooting anyone anytime soon, not the least my non-existent husband, this Elle Woods life lesson is something which got me thinking a few months ago. Since beginning university […]

5 ab work outs that avoid the gym


Now we are into Spring, and the new years resolutions we made to go to the gym everyday and eat only organically sourced food are distant memories. So instead of accepting defeat, or worse still making the trek to the gym – here are some of the best ways to get a washboard core, without […]

MAFIA Maximum: concept bags hit Topshop


Extreme sports to city life! Marcos Mafia is taking the world in a whirlwind. From starting his unique company only four years ago, Mafia age 26 has expanded the horizons of not only his company but also lifestyle branding in general. MAFIA Bags is a San Francisco based company that focuses on recycling sails from […]

The truth about Yoga


Yoga! You are probably thinking green juices, instagram worthy ab pictures, and headstands on white sandy beaches. Yet, although I can’t deny these are true, it is in actual fact one of the most accessible forms of exercises there is. Simply roll out a towel in you room there is no need for sweaty gyms! […]

Learning to Live


The brutality of life is something which can hit you like a tonne of bricks when you’re least expecting it. Walking down the street showcasing a big grin after your boyfriend sent you a cute text which reminds you of how blessed you are can be shortly lived, independent of geography. Whether you are greeted […]

Literary Party


We are welcoming the new library development on campus. Well to be precise, cranes and cement mixers have invaded campus since September. However it is an exciting time for campus as it expands to welcome not only more students and facilities but opens its doors to an ever-growing world of literature. Therefore, for this month’s […]