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Author: Saga Rad

Freshers urged to get vaccinated against deadly MenW bug

While enjoying the first week at university, freshers are also recommended to get vaccinated against Meningitis and Septicaemia (blood poisoning) due to one of the most aggressive and deadly strains of Meningitis, the MenW bug. The MenW cases have been increasing year-on-year, from 22 cases in 2009 to nearly 200 cases in the past 12 months according to the NHS. The disease can develop suddenly and progress rapidly. Some of the early symptoms can include headache, vomiting, muscle pain, fever, and cold hands and feet. Students are recommended to pay attention to the signs and symptoms and should not...

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Recycling on Campus- Start of the year with the environment in mind!

As fresher’s week is starting, and all students are returning to campus, so is also the event of unpacking all the university essentials, also bound to generate a fair amount of waste. Read the interview with Emma Diamond, the facilities management coordinator for the University of Kent, who is working with recycling on campus. She tells InQuire about the work she has done so far, and also gives some tips to students on how to start your year in a more sustainable way. Emma Diamond’s role as facilities management coordinator involves working towards the target to increase our recycling...

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It’s time for the third Full English Festival!

From the 16th to the 20th of May the Full English Festival will be taking place on campus. It is a collaboration between the Creative Writing society and the Literature Society, and a celebration of words and creativity in all forms. I sat down with Katrine and Khoi, both on the committee of the Creative Writing society, and also two of the organisers of the festival. They told us about what to expect from the festival programme, their experience in organising the event, and they give some tips to students on how to successfully carry out a project.  I meet with...

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Go ‘Beneath the Surface’ at the TEDxUKC talks

The society TEDxUKC is, just like the TED independent organisation, devoted to the concept of ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. On May 14th the society will be hosting their annual event at the Gulbenkian themed ‘Beneath the surface’. Saturday the 14th of May will be a day full of activities organised by the TEDxUKC society, such as activity booths, lunch offers and of course the multiple speakers ready to explore the theme of the event ‘Beneath the Surface.’ “It is about getting people to think outside the box, and to dig deeper into the meanings of things or look at the alternative...

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New ‘Be Stress Free’ App to Help Students Cope with Stress

The student wellbeing is a main topic in a time where the number of students dealing with anxiety, high stress or other mental conditions are only increasing. However, while the wellbeing centers are doing their best at trying to satisfy the need for assistance among students, their resources are often challenged by the pressure of the students in need of their assistance. The company Health eLiving have developed the ‘Be Stress Free’ app directed to students, with different functions working to chill you out and calm you down. The app is launched the 13th of January at Falmouth University & the...

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