Tips & Tricks

Sienna Somers, the savvy student in lab coat and safety goggles

Gender Equality

I believe gender equality is not only possible but achievable. I want to see this happen in my lifetime. At the current rate of progress, it will take 70 years to see gender-balanced boardrooms according to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. We cannot choose whether we are born into … Continue reading

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Miracle Mayonnaise Hair Treatment

Here I sit at my desk, looking like a character from a bizarre 1960’s SciFi film, this is due to the fact I’m wearing a turban of clingfilm around my head which holds a pot of mayonnaise within… The idea of slathering my head in mayonnaise is not new to … Continue reading

The Indispensable Guide to Fine Living on a Student Budget

How to combat Fresher’s Flu

During one of my lectures today, I couldn’t hear my lecturer due to the mass of coughing, sneezing and nose blowing. Fresher’s flu has hit! One of my housemates, a seasoned second-year, told me that it was inevitable I would get fresher’s flu. But I disagree. Follow my tips to remain flu-free, … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil: from your hair to your toes (and in your kitchen)

Coconut oil is certainly on the list of essential ingredients for the Savvy Student as it is one of those multi-use products which works from your hair to your toes, as well as in your kitchen. Miranda Kerr said in an interview with Huffington Post  “I cook with it, use it … Continue reading

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Finding Festival Gold. Part 1: Tickets for Less    

Festivals can turn out to be an expensive weekend, with most major festivals now charging around £200 for the weekend ticket, and this doesn’t even include food, alcohol and transportation costs. According to the Daily Mail, the average festival-goer will spend £423, which is way out of my student budget! … Continue reading


The Virtues of Vinegar

Seven Secrets of Apple Cider Vinegar for the Savvy Student Last month I saw an article online saying that Megan Fox and Miranda Kerr had discovered the secrets to a glowing skin, apple cider vinegar. I have been using apple cider vinegar for years and it is a staple ingredient in … Continue reading