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Buying Christmas Presents on a Budget

Loads of Christmas presents to buy but no money? Here’s my guide on how to buy all those presents without splashing out on the cash. 


Make sure that you buy the most important presents first. You don’t want to buy presents for all your friends before realising that you don’t have enough money to buy presents for your family.  

 Sales are your friend  

The best way to get good quality presents that your friends and family will actually like is to shop the sales.» >

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Cancer Research UK: A Charity making a difference

In September I participated in the Shine Night Walk for Cancer Research UK. When I signed up I was given a fundraising contact as were all of the other participants. My contact was Chelsie May who was on hand to answer any questions or queries that I had.

Chelsie has answered a few questions about why she works for Cancer Research UK, why fundraising is so important for the charity and how you can get involved.» >

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Beauty Bay Eyeshadow Palette Review

I was just ready to purchase my third Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette when an advert for Beauty Bay popped up on my screen. After seeing the dramatic price difference between my original choice and similar looking £23 EYN Fiery 42 colour palette, I decided to take the jump and order it.  

 They have about eight different colour options ranging from neutrals to the very colourful EYN Bright Palette.  They also have different sizes so if 42 colour is too many they also do 9 and 16 palettes.» >

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What to do if you get a cold or the flu

Winter is upon us and that means flu season.

Many people don’t know the difference between a common cold and the flu:

  1. Normally a cold will gradually creep up on you, with the flu you can go from fine to bedridden in just a few hours
  2. The flu normally comes with a fever and the common cold does not.
  3. Most people can function with a cold. The flu will normally leave you out of action for a week.
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Why YOU should study British Sign Language

What is it?

British Sign Language, also known as BSL, is the main language of over 87,000 Deaf people living in the UK. It is a productive language with its own vocabulary grammar and syntax and just like a spoken language it even has regional dialects. It is estimated that on any day, up to 250,000 people use some BSL. These people can be sign language learners, hearing family members, teachers, friends, interpreters and many more.» >

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Who was Edith Morley?

Most Reading University Students are familiar with the maze known as Edith Morley but what many people don’t know is that it was named after a woman who was a Professor of English Language at the University in 1908. In fact, she was the first women to be appointed to a Chair at any British University. She is widely recognised as being the UK’s first female professor.


She was born in 1875 in Victorian England meaning that a comprehensive education was not the social norm for women.» >

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Is this a video of you?? How to recognise and protect yourself from scams.

I’m sure that every Facebook users has at some point received a message saying ‘is this a video of you?’ The messages supposedly come from friends and they include a link to a video that they claim you appear in. Now most people will recognise messages like these as being a scam and they won’t click on the link. However, this is just one of the countless ways that scammers use to trick people out of details, passwords and money.» >

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Meet Charlotte Hyde- Disabled students officer 2019/20

Charlotte is one of the 9 part time officers that represent the diversity of the university community. She was elected alongside the full-time officers in the yearly Students Union elections.

When asked about why she applied to by the disabled students officer Charlotte said: “I was frustrated with inaccessible lectures and I wanted to be in a position to make a positive change for people like myself”

“I want to be someone to talk to because I felt alone in the first two years of my degree and I didn’t realise that there was a whole load of people who were struggling like me.» >

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