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Dogs- Adopt, don’t buy

I’ve always been a dog person so I have always had them from puppies. Before 2 years ago I had never even considered adopting an adult dog because of all of the possible complications and let’s face it, puppies are just really cute. So, when I found out that we were rescuing a 5 year old mini schnauzer from Spain I was sceptical. Two years on and I can’t imagine life without her.» >

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Callmy Alert- What is it and why you should have it

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What is it?

Callmy alert is an app that can be used by any organisation as a quick way of alerting every relevant user if there is ever an urgent or dangerous situation. Each organisation has a unique code that allow its users to sign up for all notifications from them.

You do not receive any notifications from places that you have not signed up to. Nobody wants a load of notifications popping up on their phone all the time but don’t worry, in the 6 months that I have had this app I have had exactly one notification.» >

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Buying Christmas Presents on a Budget

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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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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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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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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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