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Getting Mexi-crazy with Doritos

Having been bought a copious amount of lightly salted Doritos by my mother, I was faced with the dilemma of having to consume them in different ways so as not to develop a life-long hatred for them. One of the best moments I have had with these delicacies is my Dorito-nacho epiphany during a tedious essay writing session. Perfect for an after exam Mexi-party and uses up the vegetables your mother makes you buy.» >

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Student budget bites

Eating well doesn’t have to mean spending your entire student loan in the supermarket – try out these super budget recipes to make your money go further in the kitchen. All prices have been calculated from the Asda website at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change.


Spanish Omelette

(serves 2)


One large potato or two medium ones (approx. 20p)

6 eggs (Asda Smartprice, 87p)

One onion (approx.» >

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Restaurant Review: Pau Brasil

Located a bit out of town and a comfortable walk for Reading campus is Pau Brasil on 89 Mount Pleasant. Downstairs is the South American shop and upstairs is the coffee/restaurant. Now, we got a bit overwhelmed and decided to pretty much eat whatever they had to offer! We started with passion fruit juice (recommended by the waitress) and a cheese ball for starters. The cheese ball was crisp on the outside and cheesey gooey on the inside.» >

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Freshers fashion essentials

Here are some fashion essentials that will definitely come in handy during your first year, and possibly the whole of your Uni life. Freshers, take note!

A stylish yet sturdy bag – You may think that a good looking, cheap bag is the way forward, however you will often find that you’re taking chunky books to lectures or frequently stocking up in the library. A bag that is both stylish and sturdy is definitely advisable, as a student budget means you will want something that will last!» >

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Fashionably Skint freshers!

As much as the fashion department strives to adhere to a student budget, we often struggle. We’re often left a little bit more broke than we’d like, and we’re still dying to get our hands on a new outfit for a night out. When the purse strings won’t stretch, maybe it’s time to turn to technology.


Fashionably Skint is a brand new app to get you clothes for free. The innovative design lets students borrow clothes at the new dedicated swap spots on campus.» >

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Student must-haves

We all know what it’s like, being a student. So many beautiful clothes, so many wonderful events to wear them to but we have no money to buy them with! So, I’ve scoured the shops for bargains and have come up with a few staple items that you can use consistently throughout the term.

1. Thick Jumpers –Many of these are needed to make up for the lack of heating within the accommodation.» >

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London Fashion Week SS14 roundup

It may be winter but that means the fashion forward are already a step ahead, considering what to wear next year for spring/summer 2014.

Emilia Wickstead

Emilia Wickstead SS14 LFW

Emilia Wickstead SS14 LFW

Ladylike tailoring & pastel hues, neat skirts and 50s dresses in powder pinks and buttercup yellow featured heavily at Samantha Cameron’s favourite. Bold stripes, ladylike pointy shoes and trapeze dresses made a hit on the catwalk at the stylish location of New Bond Street’s Halcyon Gallery. » >

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Essential winter warmers

Winter calls for cold weather and therefore, warm clothes. Do not despair! You may be colder than usual waiting in the club queue line or walking to campus and wondering why you did not wear those thicker socks. However, what is better than snuggling in that comfy winter coat or onesie? This article will take you through essential winter clothing and show what is popular right now.

Not surprisingly, the onesie, perfect for students who cannot afford huge amounts of heating, will head this selection of essential winter clothing for lounging and night-time.» >

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