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Students take part in food diversity review

We are currently planning our third Food taster group!! The first two went well and we have received really good feedback! The first event was hosted on the 20th of November we discussed some of the hot meals and homemade meal opens the catering outlet. Several topics were discussed regarding hot meals, this included prices, quantity, and quality. We also spoke about the importance of alternating the menu to offer more choices for our diverse community we have here in the University.» >

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Lent- It’s not all about giving up sugar

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As I was growing I encountered two main options for things to give up during Lent: to give up sugar, to give up school. Neither of these options seemed particularly possible so I used to avoid Lent altogether. Now as an adult Lent means something very different to me. I take it as an opportunity to make something that resembles a New Year’s Resolution but with much less commitment: 40 days instead of a full year.» >

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Who was Frank Palmer?

Everyone at the Reading University has heard of the Palmer building in the centre of campus but few people really know the history of the man that it was named after.

Frank Palmer was born in 1922 and he passed away in 2019 at the age of 97. He was a British linguist who was instrumental in the development of the Department of Linguistic Science at the University of Reading.

He became a member of the British Army in 1940 and at the end of World War II Palmer became a member of the teaching staff at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.» >

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The best foods for your mental health

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Finding ways to boost your mental health can be difficult. When university is incredibly stressful, I know that when things get tough it can feel like even the smallest thing to boost your mental health can be perceived as too much effort. However, one of the easiest things you can do to boost your mental health whether you’re feeling anxious or depressed for example, is to eat foods which contain natural nutrients and chemicals which can boost your brain chemistry.» >

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Dressing green: why you should consider shopping secondhand.

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Fast-fashion is a big contributor to the climate crisis, meaning that more sustainable alternatives are desperately needed. Buying clothing from sustainabilility-orientated brands is often quite an investment so buying secondhand is a great way to go. 

 Buying secondhand and vintage clothing may seem strange or uninteresting at first, but it is a great way to make your shopping habits easier on the environment whilst often saving money. Buying second hand items can often make your outfits more interesting and unique, it also reduces the chance of anybody else wearing the same thing as you.» >

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The changing role of women in business

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Last term Henley Business School hosted a talk about the changing role of women in business where there were four top entrepreneur women panellists talking about what it is like today.  

During the panel discussion it was suggested that when working for our first job, sometimes it’s good not to have all the information before entering a job because if you know all the challenges then it would not let you work in that company by enjoying it.» >

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