We know it sounds like a cliché, but for most, uni really is a whole different world. Settling into this brave new territory can be quite an adjustment, especially when you find yourself leaving the confines of your nice comfy home to move into a house, flat or hall of residence with a bunch of people you’ve never met. So we’ve created a simple guide, including tips on stocking your kitchen, decorating your room and interacting with your roomies which will help make the transition as easy as possible.
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The student newspaper The Tab has just published the disturbing finding that British universities are killing more than 1.3 million animals a year in animal testing programmes.
Monkeys, badgers, dogs, cats and pigs are among the animals being abused and killed in academic institutions up and down the country. However, mice and fish are the most frequent victims of tests, with hundreds of thousands being slaughtered a year.
In laboratories, animals are kept in bleak cages and often recoil in terror from the white-coated men and women who treat them as living test … Read more.
There are thousands of ways to speak out for animals: whatever your talents are, you can use them to advocate for compassion! And that’s exactly what some inspiring students have been doing, by creating stirring artworks with an animal rights message as part of their studies.
This striking poster was created by design student Adam Taylor, who used one of his assignments to raise awareness of the cruelty of the fur industry. The image shows a sinister fur coat tainted with the dripping blood-red innards of the animal who was … Read more.
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Question: What do 9p noodles from Sainsbury’s, £1 worth of Redwood sandwich slices from Morrisons and a packet of Bourbons have in common?
Answer: They’re all sitting in my kitchen right now.
Fact: Student food is bad. Other fact: Vegan student food is a million times better. Vegetables are cheap and easy to cook, and their production doesn’t cause animal suffering!
It’s a common misconception that it is expensive to be a vegan student. I follow a strict vegan diet for around £25 a week. You can get … Read more.
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Living with meat-eaters isn’t easy. On top of waking up on Saturday morning to the smell of burning flesh, you may on occasion come home late from visiting your girlfriend in Portsmouth to find that your flatmate has filled both his and your freezer space with a variety of frozen animals and animal by-products.
Sadly, when you move into university housing, you don’t get a choice of whom to live with. A couple of weeks ago, I got a great little card game from a totally vegan shop … Read more.