Cooking

Money, money, money!

Posted on 19 March 2019 by Phoebe

You’ll realise very quickly that money is a big talking point at Uni. It is a slightly different experience coming from Guernsey, as you don’t get student finance and most Uni’s charge slightly higher tuition fees. This can often put Channel Island students in a harder situation, with many students deciding they need to work
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What I Eat at University

Posted on 20 September 2018 by Gee

Amongst all the new things that abruptly come into your life when starting University, cooking was probably one of the scariest for me. If cooking is not a skill one already possesses when starting University, it is something you definitely need to learn. Do not worry if all you’re eating for the first few weeks
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Advice for incoming freshers- food edition

Posted on 23 August 2018 by Tamzin

When I started in first year I was a pretty inexperienced cook, there was lots of boiling potatoes and eating junk. Freshers was an exciting time of newfound independence and this means doing your own food shops. Like most people at uni I was food shopping for myself for the first time. It’s important to
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Learning to improvise

Posted on 26 April 2017 by Jack

I was asked recently to sum up being a student here in three words. I doubt I’d be the first to admit that this wasn’t necessarily an easy task, but after much deliberation the words I came up with were “Learning to improvise.” Somewhat appropriate, I think, given the circumstances I was in at the
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Student Friendly Food

Posted on 20 March 2017 by Hope

I’m currently trying to save up some money so I don’t have to rush into anything after University. Hopefully if I save up a bit of money I can take a little bit of time deciding what I want to do, rather than panic and rush into something. I think watching what you’re eating is
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(Mis)adventures in cooking

Posted on 28 February 2017 by Johanna

Learning to cook (or avoiding learning to cook) as a student is a very different experience for everyone, and how flatmates approach this can tell you a lot about the people you’re living with. For example, in my first year I lived with a girl who was capable of cooking full Sunday roasts and often
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Quick Cooking Tips

Posted on 5 November 2015 by Hope

Hello all! Sorry for the late blog, I wrote it early on in October so I could publish it later on, I felt so prepared until I completely forgot to publish it! As you can see I have been feeling the deadline stress recently and consequently I haven’t been eating too well, it’s all too
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Burnt Rice Smells Like Popcorn

Posted on 11 January 2015 by Elli

I now have vast experience with all the levels of cooked-ness that rice has. It varies from crunchy and tasteless to burnt and popcorn-smelling. Today was a popcorn rice kind of day. I have been filling in endless forms about internships recently, alongside revising for my exams, which has turned my brain into the delightful
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Happy New Year!

Posted on 2 January 2015 by Nina

I know a lot of people who are cynical about New Years Resolutions, with good reason. It’s usually just promising unrealistic things which are forgotten about by the second week of January, and I’ll freely admit that I’m guilty of that… But there’s something about having a whole fresh year to do things with that
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