Darcey Edkins

Guided tours: to go or not to go?

Guided tours are a great way to explore various travel destinations. They can offer useful information on the country you are visiting and the opportunity to meet new people. But there are also disadvantages to booking a guided tour. Such a packed itinerary can be stressful, especially if your ideal holiday is to feel as relaxed as possible. Below are some pros and cons of choosing a guided tour, and why safety should be your top priority.
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Posted Apr. 1, 2020

Safe student travel: the FCO’s Travel Aware campaign

With gap years and study abroad semesters becoming more commonplace, students are constantly exposed to new opportunities that could take them abroad. But we often take so many things for granted, such as travel safety, insurance and respecting the local laws and customs. That is why the Foreign & Commonwealth Office has set up the Travel Aware campaign.
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Posted Mar. 26, 2020

How might a no deal Brexit affect universities?

With the deadline of October 31st fast approaching, the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is becoming increasingly likely. But, how will this affect British universities? In a recent report published by Universities UK (UUK)- the representative organisation for more than 120 higher education institutions – it was suggested that a...
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Posted Oct. 16, 2019

To gym, or not to gym?

To gym, or not to gym, that is the question. With gym memberships being extortionately expensive, but there being so many benefits to going to the gym, should you splash out? Darcey Edkins weighs up the pros and cons.
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Posted Sep. 18, 2019

Crisis in Iran: Are we headed for War?

A  s tensions continue to escalate in the Iran-US crisis, so does the threat of war. The recent conflict between the two countries began in May 2018, when US President Donald Trump abandoned the Iran Nuclear Deal – signed in 2015 between Iran and the P5 + 1 (the five permanent...
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Posted Jul. 2, 2019