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How well is your home?

During the last year, we’ve been largely constrained to our houses for safety. As a final year undergraduate design student, I’ve been working constantly indoors every day on the computer and this lack of access to the outdoors…

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Everything you need to know about March’s challenges

The Students’ Union has officially launched Glos Goes Green 2021 getting sports teams and societies competing to take the most sustainability actions! Each month here at Live Smart we’ll be bringing you the inside track – giving you…

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3 meat-free and mind-boosting meals!

As a student I understand first-hand we all want cheap, easy food that will fill our bellies but also provide the necessary nutrition. I’ve put together 3 meat-free recipes that are great for you, your pocket, and the…

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How nature helps me through lockdown

Many studies of past and present tell us that there is a clear correlation between nature, our mental and physical wellbeing. There is just something about connecting to the natural world around us that releases the right number…

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Carbon Jargon: 6 words you didn’t know you needed to know

Climate change is a big enough challenge without having to decipher the lingo! And no doubt by now you’ve heard many words and phrases like net-zero, carbon footprint and offsetting. So, what on earth do all these mean?…

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How to Equip your CV with Employability Skills, this Lockdown!

Despite us all being at home, this doesn’t mean our CV has to reflect that, there are lots of ways to boost your skill set, make a difference and make yourself stand out to future opportunities all from…

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Fairtrade Fortnight – 7 Fairtrade facts you might not know!

Have you ever wondered what Fairtrade products are REALLY about? With Fairtrade fortnight happening from the 22nd February – 7th March 2021, now is the perfect time to understand just what it means. More than just fair prices,…

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Introducing…Live Smart at Home!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all keeping well and safe, wherever you may be in the world and living each day at its fullest 😊 We know we’re all stuck at home at the moment, so we’ve put…

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20 resolutions for a smarter 2021!

It’s a new year! So, if there’s ever a time to create some positive change in your life, now is surely it!  We all know New Year’s resolutions can be difficult to stick by and this is often…

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The Live Smart Community Challenge – 5 reasons why you should get involved!

Need some feel-good community vibes to get you through the next few months? We’ve just launched an exciting mini-volunteering challenge to help you make a local difference for the UN Global Goals in covid-safe ways! You can find out…

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