Live Smart


We want to help you live in smarter ways that have a positive impact on your wellbeing, save you money, improve your local community, and benefit the wider planet.

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Live Smart Tackles Health & Wellbeing

Wellbeing- something we can all get on board with Preventing and treating substance abuse, providing universal sexual and reproductive health care, and decreasing road injuries- these are just a few of the United Nations’ targets for 2030 surrounding…

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#TeamGlos – How the Live Smart Community theme made a difference!

Hello, readers! It’s easy to get caught up in our own busy lives sometimes, and when you raise your head to look at the community around you, it turns out there’s a fair bit going on. That’s what…

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The Long-Awaited Community event

Book your place here It’s almost time to round off and celebrate all of your contributions to the community with our end of theme event on April 3rd. Allow me to share some details… You’re great – celebrate!…

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Diversity and Equality – can you be the change?

Feminism. Equality. Human rights, social justice and humanitarianism. These are words that often don’t first spring to mind when people think of ‘sustainability’, but for a future local and global community that’ll last and prosper, these issues are all…

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Where, Why and How to Buy Locally

Ever wondered the benefits of shopping locally or ethically? Or have you ever wanted to, but struggled as a student? Well today’s Live Smart blog features some of my best advice for taking the first few steps towards…

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A World of Opportunities

Welcome back to your ever-handy pocket guide for all things student. Today’s blog post is a whistle stop tour of why opportunities in your local community can be so beneficial for your CV and for sustainability. I’m not here to waste…

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Welcome to Live Smart’s Community Theme

We’re rolling out a new theme with a whole host of golden opportunities for you to get involved in- Including the chance to win £300! What’s The Community Theme About? Community is both local and global. It’s about…

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The End of Our Power of the Purse Theme

As Live Smart’s Power of the Purse theme is coming to a close, we thought we’d wrap up by looking back at some its highlights…. Our UoG Coffee Morning In the name of spending responsibly, saving you money…

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Smart Swaps – 5 sustainable switches to pocket those pounds!

The world is turning its attention to more responsible habits – Lidl is cutting back on plastic packaging and no longer selling plastic carrier bags, The Co-op plans to introduce compostable bags, and Iceland own brand products will…

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Food Glorious Food….

Hands up, who likes saving money? Live Smart’s Power of the Purse month has some serious thrifting hacks to keep your pockets full and your planet happy. First on the agenda? We’re talking about food – bon appétit! #1 Bulk buying…

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