• How to eat sustainably as a student

    November 20, 2020

    Eating sustainably and eating cheaply can go hand in hand; here are some ways to eat sustainably as a student. Written for  Vegan Food and Living  It is universally agreed that our current food system is not sustainable if we continue with ‘business as usual’. Unchanged, the global food system is forecast to generate enough…

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  • Ultimate Vegan Mac n Cheese Recipe

    October 18, 2020

    Vegan Mac n Cheese Recipe Last month, I wrote my first column for Vegan Food and Living Magazine  featuring five of my favourite comfort food recipes for nights when you’re craving something warm and satisfying. Amongst those, was the king of comfort: Mac n Cheese. Notoriously this cheesy carb delight has seemed inaccessible for those following…

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  • How you can get involved with Oxfam’s #SecondHandSeptember

    September 6, 2020

    Oxfam is encouraging fashion-lovers to rethink the month that’s usually associated with Fashion Week, in a bid to urge shoppers to think more consciously about their clothing purchases and curb our fast fashion habits. In the UK alone, around a whopping 11 million items of clothing end up in the landfill every day, research by…

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  • Missguided or Miss-Guiding Customers? A review of the C4’s Inside Missguided: Made in Manchester

    August 28, 2020

    “Fast fashion – that’s our culture. Bigger, better, faster, sicker.” These words became the tag line of Channel 4’s new documentary Inside Missguided: Made in Manchester, a four part series which followed the “220 badass bitches” at the top of Missguided. However, despite the promising title, viewers are offered a very limited glimpse inside Missguided’s…

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  • I’ve Graduated: What’s Next?

    August 25, 2020

    Recently I finished my undergraduate degree, and so whilst I figure out what I want to do next, feel like I’m on the threshold of the ‘real world’, as I have no solid plans of what I am going to do next. Throughout my whole life, the next step has always been planned: after GCSE’s I…

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  • Earth Overshoot Day 2020

    August 23, 2020

    Today is Earth Overshoot Day, the point where scientists say humanity has burned through all the natural resources that the planet can replenish for 2020. . For the rest of the year, we are maintaining our ecological deficit by drawing down local resource stocks and accumulating carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We are operating in…

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  • How the Government plans to slim down the UK in the midst of COVID-19

    August 3, 2020

    Last week the Government announced its plan this week to tackle obesity in Britain, by encouraging overweight people to lose five pounds. They claim this will save the NHS £100 million and help lower their risk of dying from coronavirus. As well as banning junk food adverts before 9pm and launching a weight loss app,…

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  • The End of an Era – I’ve Finished University

    May 31, 2020

    On Wednesday I submitted my final ever university essay, bringing not just four years of degree study, but almost 15 years of education to an end… (unless I decide to do a panic Masters!) I’ve heard a lot of people say I’ve reached ‘the end of an era’: all the ups and downs I’ve experienced…

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  • Coronavirus could cause a global food shortage, so now it is more important than ever to cut down on food waste

    March 28, 2020

    Although harvests have been good this year so far, and the outlook for staple crops is promising, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation border closures, quarantines, and supply chain disruptions could restrict people’s access to sufficient, diverse and nutritious sources of food, especially in countries hit hard by the virus or already affected…

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  • Veganuary: Does it make any difference?

    January 19, 2020

    The Veganuary campaign, encouraging people to try a vegan diet for the month, is under-way, with a record 385,000 people spanning 178 countries signed up .  The TV adverts are out, restaurants are shouting about their new meat and dairy-free dishes, and campaigners are out in full force in social media; but can forgoing meat,…

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