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As you may have deduced from the decorations on campus and around the city, Christmas is just around the corner. Events related to this festive season have been running the past few weeks, such as the German market in the city centre, and other traditional events, like the Christmas meal I...

The high school I went to had a tradition of starting the day with a few words of wisdom originally enunciated by someone famous and usually –by then- deceased. Each day a student had to memorise and deliver the ‘quote of the day’ in homeroom or at morning assembly, and...

Tis the season to be jolly Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la   Najwa’s Story As I walk to Trinity mall, which is my getaway from university life, I’d find myself humming to the Christmas classics as they play at every shop that I visited. I mean, how can you possibly not hum to...

It was one of those days where it was pouring down with rain and of course I forgot my umbrella at home… As I was trying to find a free space to sit in the library and dry off, I got an email saying that the Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking...

Guy Fawkes Night It’s that time of the year again when people are still buzzing from Halloween but Christmas is still too far away to do anything so it’s just a bunch of hyperactive people with nothing to direct their energy to. What better way to release all that pent...

Uni life and life beyond brings with it some of the finer challenges of adulthood. While figuring out taxes may not yet come anywhere near the pressure of having to make it to 9am lectures, the challenge of having to turn a house into a home within a tight budget...

With Halloween just around the corner, I think it’s the perfect time for me to brush up my ‘treat’ skills and I don’t mean the regular candy, chocolate type thing, but the more serious kinds of treat. I love cooking and baking and sometimes invite people over for lunch or...

One of the things that I enjoyed the most about Leeds is its location. From Leeds, you can easily visit the beautiful countryside, hike the dales, visit a vintage fair in a quaint little town or try a dip in one of the beaches nearby (weather permitting, of course!). So...

One of my favourite events is Leeds Light Night. It’s a wonderful event that takes place all over Leeds City Centre. Plus, it’s free! Beautiful light displays are placed all over. Friends and family would come to enjoy the night. The event lasted for two days. So, if you couldn’t...

If you’re anything like me, you’d perhaps like to spend your weekends hiking mountains, discovering new towns and medieval abbeys or spending a day out on a beach. England’s natural landscapes, beautiful coastlines and historic cities might be just what you want to have a fulfilling year in the UK...