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Get together, feel better and do some gardening!

Did you know that gardening is shown to reduce anxiety by 26% and a massive 49% of adults said they are better able to cope with stress by immersing themselves in nature? This May you can join other students at…

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5 myth busting recycling facts

Recycling sounds easy enough but when it comes to doing it, it isn’t always as easy as it sounds! Do the tins and plastics go together? Can you recycle juice cartons? These are questions I’ve asked myself and…

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Discover your local wildlife this May

With summer on it’s way May is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy wildlife! Connecting with nature can do wonders for your wellbeing and, during busy study times, it is really important that you take time…

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Live Smart and Study Smart – 5 top tips to look after your wellbeing while getting through exams

Hi everyone! My name’s Beatrice and I’m currently in my second year of studying towards a PhD in Research Humanities. It’s taken a lot of studying and hard work to get here and these tips have really helped…

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5 easy actions you can take to SAVE MONEY this Food Waste Action Week

With the press surrounding the rise in living costs, including the cost of food, it is important now more than ever to reduce the weekly food bill. This comes along with the added bonus of reducing food waste…

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International Women’s Day – UOG Women Making Waves in Sustainability

Each year the 8th March marks International Women’s Day – a chance to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. At the University of Gloucestershire, we have some really inspiring women (students, staff…

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What has Fairtrade got to do with Climate Justice?

The facts are straightforward. Worldwide, millions of farmers and workers, who have done the least to contribute to climate change, find themselves on the front line of the climate crisis and without the means to protect themselves from…

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Spring is the time for plans and projects: this is what the Wellbeing Garden has planned for YOU!

Hey everyone, it’s Will from Live Smart and here’s a quick update to share everything we have planned for our Wellbeing and Gardening space at Park Campus now that spring time is on the way!   First of all……

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How the LGBTQ+ community is helping to lead on sustainability issues

Inclusion and equality are essential for building a sustainable future. Ensuring this often starts with educating ourselves on other cultures and communities. This LGBTQ+ History Month, student Billy Wassell has shared some inspirational stories from around the globe…

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Considering an ‘ethical’ career?

My name is Nikki and I’m a final year undergrad student at UoG, studying Geography full time. I’m also the part-time Communications Officer for the Sustainability Team. Not surprisingly, my choice of degree and employment stemmed from my…

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