ISSUE 0 SUMMER/AUTUM F R E E
SCENE - M A G A Z I N E -
ART 4-5 - LICHTENSTEIN 7-9 - EVIDENCE
FASHION 13 - SPRING/SUMMER 13 COLOURS 14 - WOMENS SUMMER TRENDS 15 - MENS SUMMER TRENDS
16-19 - STREET SNAPS
FOOD/DRINK 24 - CACHACA 25 - CACHACA COCKTAIL RECIPE 26 - ROCKET SALAD & POACHED EGG
27 - SPINACH AND MISO NOODLE SOUP 28 - CHOCOLATE & BLACKBERRY CAKE 29 - CHOCOLATE MARBLED EGG
EVENTS 30 - FREE FILM & THEATRE TICKETS 31-33 - LONDON FASHION EVENTS 34-35 - FREE EVENTS IN LONDON
36-37 - SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS
TECH 38 - FULL HD TVS 39 - SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 40 - BBM ON iPHONE & ANDROID
LIFE 42-43 - FRIENDSHIP AFTER A BREAKUP 44-45 - RAPE 46-47 - STIs
48 - THE GYM 49 - UNITE HOUSING 50-51- HOW TO HAVE A HEALTHY SUMMER
WORK/FINANCE 52 - TRAVELLING AROUND LONDON 53 - STUDENT DISCOUNT 54 - UNPAID INTERNSHIPS
55 - STUDENT BANK ACCOUNTS
What’s up everybody!! Welcome to the first issue of
We have so much to show you, if you need information, advice or styling tips you’re in the right place. With a range of articles in various subjects you’re bound to find something to interest you. We have had a lot of fun putting this together so we do hope you guys enjoy it. Me, Chloe, Cindy, Tessa, Panda have tried to give you all the information you need in order to save money so have a look at ‘Student bank account’.
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EDITOR ADESSA SIMPSON SUB-EDITOR NDAPANDA SHANGULA CREATIVE DIRECTOR CHLOE HEATH MARKETING DIRECTOR CINDY DANG PHOTOGRAPHER JETESSA ZEQIRAJ
LICHTENSTEIN Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s. He became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any other through parody. Favoring the old-fashioned comic strip as subject matter, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek humorous manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as, “not ‘American’ painting but actually industrial painting. Lichtenstein: A Retrospective is the first fullscale retrospective of this important artist in over twenty years. Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this momentous show brings together 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures and reassesses his enduring legacy. Lichtenstein is renowned for his works based
on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots. The exhibition showcases such key paintings as Look Mickey 1961 lent from the National Gallery Art, Washington and his monumental Artist’s Studio series of 1973–4. Other noteworthy highlights include Whaam! 1963 – a signature work in Tate’s collection – and Drowning Girl 1963 on loan from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The artist’s rich and expansive practice is represented by a wide range of materials, including paintings on Rowlux and steel, as well sculptures in ceramic and brass and a selection of previously unseen drawings, collages and works on paper. Room after room pays tribute to his extraordinary oeuvre, celebrating the visual power and intellectual rigour of Roy Lichtenstein’s work.
EVIDENCE Born in 1963 in Annecy, France, Carol Marin-Pache graduated in 2005 from Goldsmiths College, BA Fine Art, and in 2011 from Central Saint Martins College of Art, Post Graduate Photography. She has had numerous shows in London including the Zabludowicz Collection and across England. Marin-Pache lives and works in London. The only signs of life in Carol Marin-Pache’s Evidence no 13 are leaf-shaped stains on concrete pavement blocks – ghostly outlines, soon to fade, as summer’s verdancy gives way to winter’s bare, lifeless branches. Seasons pass, plants flower and die, and the cycles of nature continue regardless of human presence.
â€˜False memories are constructed by combining actual memories with the content of suggestions received from others. During this process, individuals may forget the source of the information. This is known as source confusion in which the content and the source become dissociated.â€™
SPRING/SUMMER 13 COLOURS PANTONE has revealed its top 10 fashion colors for Spring 2013—with ‘Monaco Blue’ as the top color for spring next year. PANTONE’s other top 9 colors include ‘Dusk Blue’, ‘Emerald’, ‘Grayed Jade’, ‘Linen’, ‘Poppy Red’, ‘African Violet’, ‘Tender Shoots’, ‘Lemon Zest’ and ‘Nectarine’.
AFRICAN VIOLET Percentage of designers who used this color: 9.4%
GRAYED JADE Percentage of designers who used this color: 11.3%
LEMON ZEST Percentage of designers who used this color: 6.9%
EMERALD Percentage of designers who used this color: 11.9%
DUSK BLUE Percentage of designers who used this color: 12.6%
NECTARINE Percentage of designers who used this color: 6.4%
LINEN Percentage of designers who used this color: 10.7%
POPPY RED Percentage of designers who used this color: 10.1%
MONACO BLUE Percentage of designers who used this color: 13.2%
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STREET SNAPS 16
Hat: Supreme Vest: Crooks and Castles shorts: Topman Footwear: Vans Bag: Penfield
Hat: Topshop Dress: HandM Boots: Topshop Bag: Rocket Vintage
Hat: Crooks and Castles T-Shirt: Urabn Outfitters Jeans: Zara Footwear: Nike
Shirt: Rocket Vintage shorts: NewLook Footwear: Vans Shoes: Topshop Bag: Rocket Vintage
RECYCLED FASHION LAVERâ€™S LAW 10 years before - indecent Five years before - shameless One year before - daring In fashion - smart One year after - dowdy 10 years after - hideous 20 years after - ridiculous 30 years after - amusing 50 years after - quaint 70 years after - charming 100 years after - romantic 150 years after - beautiful Source: Fashion-era.com
So how do we find ourselves handing over our hard-earned money for what was considered a fashion faux pas for so long? Be it music, food or cars, all trends have a life cycle and none more so than fashion trends. One of the first people to try and pin down our adjustable attitude to what’s hot and what’s not was the highly-respected fashion historian James Laver. In 1937 he drew up a timeline of how a style is viewed over the years, which became known as Laver’s Law. This states that a trend does not start to look appealing until 50 years after its time. If you wear something 10 years after it was in fashion, you look “hideous”, 20 years after you look “ridiculous” and so on. Only when you hit 50 years do things start tipping towards the positive and you look “quaint”. “The recycling of fashion trends has been speeded up,” says Andrew Groves, course director for fashion at the University of Westminster. “We now live in a fast-paced consumer society. Pictures of what’s on the catwalks of London Fashion Week today will be on the internet today. Everything is absorbed quicker and we want it quicker. Looks hit the High Street much faster.”
models or trendsetters - have moved on. Eventually everyone else does too. Then it goes through stages of being ridiculed and worn ironically - as Laver’s Law charts - until it is largely forgotten. Only when it drops off the fashion radar - for both good and bad reasons - can it be rediscovered, says Mr Groves. “It’s the point when something that was viewed as old and outdated for so long starts looking refreshing,” he says. And being refreshed is an essential part of the cycle. No one wants a carbon copy. The trend can’t be exactly the same second or third time around, and usually isn’t because a new generation of designers will have looked at it with fresh eyes. What remains the same, however much a look has been rejigged, is the need to get the public thinking about it - and thinking about it in a new way if they’ve worn the style in the past. The best way of doing this is getting the right people to wear it. Actresses Joan Crawford and Audrey Hepburn did back in the day, and the likes of models Kate Moss and Agyness Deyn do it today. “Someone like Katie Price could kill a look but Kate Moss creates a stampede for it,” says Mr Groves.
But some things remain the same, including the reason a trend goes from hot to not. What kills it off is boredom, say Of course not everything comes back. those in the industry. A trend starts off on a The cycle ends for trends when they have few and eventually goes mainstream, by outgrown any useful purpose. which time the leaders - be they designers,
CACHACA Summer is upon us and you may be looking for that perfect summer drink. You want it to be refreshing, easy to make and somewhat cheap. Now, you can go for your vodkas, Pimms or G&Ts, but we have something special for you. Introducing cachaça. It’s the most popular spirit of Brazil. And we all know Brazil with its models, popular beaches and sunny weather. If it can refresh them, I think we’re sorted. Cachaça is similar to rum, they’re made similarly and from the same plant. Rum is usually made from molasses, boiled cane juice that reduces it and cachaça is made from the fresh sugar cane juice. Like rum, cachaca can be aged, the darker it is, usually the longer it’s been aged. These aged
cachacas are supposed to be enjoyed on their own, or with ice, as they’re a bit more expensive. The most common cocktail made from cachaca is the caipirihna. This is basically a mojito, without the mint and with cachaca instead of rum. It’s the ultimate refreshment and once you’ve had one, you’re hooked. The citrus adds much needed vitamins when you’re in a hot climate. So not only are you having fun, you’re keeping your body in check too. Make this in a bucket for parties, or by the glass, it’s perfect for so many occasions. You can add fruit; berries go the best or keep it simple. Experiment and have fun with it. Now, get to mixing!
Make your own..
CACHACA COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS 50ml Cachac 25ml lime juice 12.5ml sugar syrup Ice - cubed or crushed EQUIPMENT Tumbler
Put lime(juice) and sugar first, in a tumbler. Stir till fully dissolved Add the ice and cachaca. Stir till all the ingredients are incorporated. Enjoy! Now wasnâ€™t that easy?
Glass Rolling pin (To crush ice if desired)
ROCKET SALAD AND A POACHED EGG INGREDIENTS Bag of rocket or spinach
To poach an egg, fill a small saucepan at least a third up, add a dash of normal vinegar and bring to a simmer.
Crack the egg as low as possible in to the water. It should stay in place and youâ€™ll see the egg white cook around the yolk.
Turn off the heat and leave for 10 minutes.
Toss the salad, tomatoes and bacon, if included, in a bowl with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and put on the plate.
Very gently, pick up the eggs from the saucepan with a slotted spoon (use a normal spoon, but make sure youâ€™ve drained out the vinegar water) and place on top of the salad. Enjoy
2 Eggs Olive oil Balsamic vinegar 1 Tomato, diced Bacon (optional) EQUIPMENT Saucepan Bowl Spoon
Quick and easy
SPINACH AND MISO NOODLE SOUP INGREDIENTS
Handful of spinach 2 tbsp Miso paste (with Dashi) Dried noodles (3servings) Water EQUIPMENT Pot Sieve
Cook the noodles in boiling water for about 7-10 minutes. Check that the noodles are cooked, but still firm.
Drain noodles and put in a bowl
Boil about 400ml of water and add the spinach.
Quick and easy
Once the spinach is wilted remove from the heat, allow it to settle and add the miso paste. Stir till fully dissolved. Add to the bowl of noodles and enjoy.
You can add whatever you like to this soup, tofu, different vegetables and seafood. This meal is under ÂŁ5, when you buy the ingredients for the first time, but you can get 3 servings from the noodles and spinach and over 20 from the miso paste. Make sure you get the miso paste with dashi, or you can buy it separately and add the stock to the water before boiling the spinach in it. If youâ€™re feeling experimental, use the miso paste to marinade fish and meat before grilling or frying.
CHOCOLATE AND BLACKBERRY CAKE FOR THE CAKE 250g Butter, chopped
Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease and line a 23cm (base) springform pan with baking paper. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Set aside.
Combine chocolate and milk in a large heatproof bowl. Place over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let base of bowl touch water). Heat, stirring with a metal spoon, until melted and smooth. Using an electric hand mixer, beat in sugar. Remove bowl from heat. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.
Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, to chocolate mixture, beating well after each addition. Add melted butter. Stir until combined.
250g Dark chocolate 1/3 cup of milk 1 cup caster sugar 4 eggs,seperated 1/3 cup of plain flour 150g frozen blackberries TO DECORATE Blackberries Cocoa powder to serve EQUIPMENT Round baking tray
SERVE S 8
Sift flour over chocolate mixture. Gently fold in. Whisk eggwhites in a separate bowl until soft peaks form. Gently fold into chocolate mixture. Sprinkle over blackberries. Gently fold in until combined Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until risen. Reduce oven to 160°C. Bake for a further 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool completely in pan (don’t worry if cake sinks in centre). Place cake onto a serving plate. Decorate with chocolate eggs and blackberries. Dust with cocoa. Serve slices with mascarpone or thick cream, if desired.
MARBLED EGG INGREDIENTS 50g white chocolate 50g milk chocolate 140g dark chocolate
EQUIPMENT 2 chocolate egg moulds Pastry brush or small paintbrush
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Slowly melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesnâ€™t touch the water. Leave until cool but still runny, then spoon into a piping bag. Balance one of the moulds to keep it flat (we used two ramekins to help), then pipe the chocolate in zig-zag lines across the inside of the mould. Repeat with the other mould, then allow to set. When the white chocolate has completely set, repeat the process with melted milk chocolate, piping in between the white chocolate lines. Leave to set in a cool place, then put in the fridge for 5 mins. Melt the dark chocolate, then allow to cool and thicken. Using a pastry brush, carefully brush the chocolate over the milk and white lines until the insides of the moulds are completely covered. You may need to return the moulds to the fridge if the dark chocolate starts to melt the chocolate underneath. Once set, turn out the moulds, fill one half with chocolates, then stick the sides together using the remaining melted dark chocolate. Tie a ribbon around the egg to finish.
FREE FILM AND
THEATRE TICKETS Showfilmfirst and Seefilmfirst are companies that let you preview movies, before they come out, for free. Sounds crazy, right. They collaborate with film companies and organise previews for people in the film’s target audience. They do this because they want people who are going to enjoy the film to see it first.
of ways to get other tickets. You can search in any browser or look in film forum, but with most things free, you need to get there quick! They don’t want you to share codes, but we think it’s difficult to judge what you’ll enjoy with a short questionnaire.
The best and most trusted recommendations are word-of-mouth and if you enjoy a movie and tell ten friends about it, they believe most of them will go.
They’ve also branched out to other events, like theatre, stand up and concerts. Sometimes it’s because they want to get specially selected people in the audience or to fill out the crowd if there were cancellations.
Showfilmfirst and Seefilmfirst will email you, if you fit in to the right target audience, the film is aiming for, but don’t despair; there are plenty
All you need to do is register on their websites wait for an email or, if you’re like me, do a quick search online.
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LONDON FASHION London is home to the two annual London Fashion Week shows held in February and September every year, but between cutting edge catwalk events and designer showcases, there are several other fashion inspired exhibitions. Fashion in London comes along very regularly, so if fashion is your thing, look no further than our comprehensive guide to the best on trend exhibitions.
CLUB TO CATWALK EXHIBITION
VINTAGE FASHION SHOW
WHEN 10 July 2013 16 February 2014 10am - 5.45pm WHERE Victoria and Albert Museum Nearest Tube South Kensington COST 5.00.
WHEN 16 February 2013 – 17 September 2013 8pm WHERE Bloomsbury Ballroom Nearest Tube Holborn COST TBC
The Victoria & Albert museum’s major summer exhibition looks at how the nightlife culture of the 1980s transformed the world of mainstream fashion. The Club to Catwalk exhibition London event will showcase over 85 outfits from famous designers such as Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano so if you have any interest in fashion whatsoever, you should not miss this.
The Retrospective Vintage Fashion Show takes place from 5pm (4pm drinks reception), Saturday 16th February 2013 at Bloomsbury Ballroom. Head to the Retrospective Vintage Fashion Show and be inspired by styles of the past as a vast number of stunning one-off garments are flaunted down the catwalk as part of London Fashion Week.
LONDON FASHION WEEK WHEN 13th September 17th September 2013 WHERE Somerset house COST TBC The vibrant and cosmopolitan nature of London make London Fashion Week tickets even more highly coveted than the latest Chloe handbag. London Fashion Week is a unique event allowing both established and new designers a platform to display their latest collections, guaranteeing high-octane glamour plus the odd diva tantrum along the way. And it’s staying at its brand new home, the suitably sumptuous Somerset House.
LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN WHEN 16th June 18th June 2013 WHERE 79 Endell Street COST TBC
London Collections: Men emphasises both the creative and commercial importance of Britain’s brands and emerging talent as well as the rich cultural landscape that contributes to the inspiration and success of this sector. All events on the schedule are designed to showcase the breadth of British fashion talent, from the world’s most innovative emerging talents to global menswear brands and Savile Row tailors. (18+ only)
EVENTS PURE LONDON 33 WHEN 4th August 6th August 2013 WHERE Kensington Olympia COST TBC Pure London is the UK’s leading fashion buying destination, bringing together mid-to-high end women’s wear, young fashion, footwear, accessories, children’s wear, lingerie and swimwear all under one roof. Held twice a year, every February and August at London Olympia, This August at Pure London you will find the Spring/Summer 2014 fashion trends.
Remember, if you organise a trip for five or more students, ask for student concession prices. You could even start a group and go to different ones. These are not guranteed and usually need to be booked, so call or check the website for details. tickets: vintage fashion show www.viewlondon.co.uk london fashion week www.viewlondon.co.uk pure london www.purelondon.com
FREE EVENTS IN LONDON NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
There are many different exciting things you can do around London and you don’t even have to spend a penny! Who would have known? People say nothing is free in life but that is not true. The National Portrait Gallery is completely free and open to the public.
Another place to go for free is The National History Museum. The museum has many different exhibitions about the history of England, as well as other countries, the museum even has exhibitions about dinosaurs and fossils. Admission is completely free!
National Portrait Gallery St Martin’s Place London WC2H 0HE
Natural History Museum Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD, UK.
Opening hours 10:00 – 18:00 Thursday & Friday 21:00
Opening hours Monday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.50
EVENTS THE V&A The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A), London, is the worldâ€™s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Admission to the V&A is completely free. The V&A Cromwell Rd London SW7 2RL Opening times 10.00 to 17.45 10.00 to 22.00 Fridays (selected galleries remain open after 18.00)
SCIENCE MUSEUM The Science Museum was founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum, and gained independence in 1909. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. Admission is free. Science Museum Exhibition Road South Kensington London SW7 2DD
All galeries have some exhibitions which do have a small fee, however student discout is available in most.
Opening times 10.00 to 18.00 (last entry 17.15)
To find out more inforamation on current exhibitions check out their websites: www.npg.org.uk www.nhm.ac.uk www.vam.ac.uk www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Summer BLOCKBUSTERS Monsters University: July 12th The second story in the Monsters Inc franchise is nearly here, going back into the life of Mike and Sulley in their uni days when they were not necessarily best of the friends.
The Internship: July 4th Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up for this spectacular comedy. Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.
EVENTS Redemption: June 28th
Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London’s criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man’s identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Much Ado About Nothing: June 14th A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. It’s about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
This Is The End: June 14th 14th
This comedy stars James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities. Franco hosts a party where everyone is later faced with the apocalypse!
HD HD Ultra HD televisions are the next step up from Full HD TVs. They show a resolution that is four times, at 3840x2160 higher than a full HD TV, which is 1920x1080.
The technology is still new and companies know that normal people won’t be spending those prices any time soon.
We’ve all seen these numbers before, but what do they mean? The more pixels an image has, the more detail you can see. Resolution is how big you stretch those pixels to fit different screens. So a picture can have a high resolution and still be blurry.
Many films are already being shot with Ultra HD cameras (The Hobbit, by Peter Jackson), it’s just about bringing it to the masses. Photographers are more likely to see the benefits first, as the PS3 can display still images in Ultra HD, or 4K and Panasonic is aiming its developing 4K displays at photographers, architects and designers.
With screens, the distance you sit from it also matters. If you sit too close to a large screen, you won’t have a good time. Ultra HD TVs have a higher pixel density, this means you can sit closer to it without disturbing your view.
The BBC are also slowly switching over and its Natural History Unit are planning on shooting some documentaries in Ultra HD. Japan has also promised that the World Cup Final in Brazil, 2014, will be broadcast by satellite, to Japan in Ultra HD.
Ultra HD TVs were all around the technology fairs in 2013, but they’re really big and expensive. Some think the technology to price value is worth it, but it’s not in everyone’s best interest to get a 55-inch TV for 24,900 pounds.
Until the industry can agree on guidelines and rules of what standard Ultra HD should be, don’t expect it to be coming too soon, but when it does, it will truly be a cinematic experience.
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THE NEW SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 Exciting news for Android and Google lovers came out of the annual Google I/O developers conference. The keynote speech from CEO Larry Page, which lasted more than 3 hours, announced a new variant on the Samsung Galaxy S4. The new Google version of the popular smartphone will run on a stock Android operating system, a potentially appealing prospect for a lot of tech geeks. The Samsung Galaxy series has built a huge following due to its impressive hardware. On the S4, a 1080p screen with 441 ppi, a 13 megapixel camera, and a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor are among its most impressive pieces of hardware. The stock Android Jellybean 4.2 OS on the upcoming Google S4 eliminates the Nexus branding that other Galaxy devices have held and comes with a completely unlocked bootloader. The themes and skins that have identified Galaxy software will be replaced by a basic and direct Android interface, and it will have no preinstalled apps bogging it down. That will make for a cleaner and more customizable phone, ideal for developers who seek the capability to modify their devices (hence its announcement at the developersâ€™ conference). Perhaps because of Googleâ€™s backing or perhaps because of the lack of Nexus branding, the strippeddown, unlocked Google S4 will carry a lower price tag than other Galaxy iterations
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bbm on iphone & android Blackberry users will be reconnected with the rest of the world this summer. BBM, the hugely popular Blackberry-only instant messaging service, is coming to iPhone and Android phones. But while two years ago it would have faced minimal competition, the likes of iMessage and Whatsapp means BBM will have a fight on its hands if it wants to be the primary method of messaging on iOS and android. With over 60 million monthly active users, BBM is a force to be reckoned with, but in April Whatsapp CEO Jan Koum claimed that WhatsApp has over 200 million active monthly users. The move comes just months after the launch of a new BlackBerry operating system, BB10. “We now believe that BB10 is so convincing that we can let BBM grow on its own merit,” said Heins, who also recently predicted the death of tablet computers. The arrival of BBM on iOS and Android is dependant on their approval in the App Store and on Google Play. The app will be free. By opening up BBM to other platforms, BlackBerry run the risk of diluting one their core USPs. But the decision is a reflection of the company’s dwindling fortunes. In 2012,BlackBerry’s handset market share fell 33 percent-- sticking to their guns isn’t an option. The company will be betting that the spread of BBM will catalyse the spread of BB10.
HOW TO Keep a friendship after a breakup
Well, different people have different perspectives but from my experience I can tell you that friendship with your ex is quite possible. However if you’ve been in a bad, abusive and tense relationship then it is better to look forward and forget your past. But if you have had an amicable break up and you still want to be in contact with your ex then you can follow these steps to build up a future relationship, which you can cherish all your life.
1. GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO HEAL After a break up it is very important that you give yourself a cooling off period. It is very natural to feel grief, resentment and humiliation. You therefore need time to pull yourself together.
2. TRY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR FEELINGS If your relationship and break-up was bitter and you think that it will be best that you don’t keep any contact with your ex, then it’s fine to move ahead. If your ex wants to keep in contact with you then you should make it very clear what you want from him/ her. If you think that what has happened, happened for the best, maybe you two weren’t made for one another and you can consider starting a friendship with him/her. You thus have to evaluate what you want and then take the initiative.
LIFE 3. DONT FORCE IT If they doesn’t want to because they may not feel comfortable going out with your friends do not force them. If you have common friends then you can ask them to organize something for you so that you two can meet up and try to smooth out the relationship. Make sure that it cannot be construed as a date, unless of course you have ulterior motives.
4. POINTS TO AVOID While you are together try avoiding topics that are hurtful. Avoid getting into confrontational conversations and steer clear of blame and accusations. Forget about the past and concentrate on building up a new relationship.
5. BREAKING THE ICE Once you have made up your mind and your emotions are in control then start establishing the new friendship. Start out simple. Be genuine and interested and please, don’t overdo it. Have an easy conversation and close by saying that you enjoyed talking again, and hope that you can do it again soon. As time goes by, you can continue to work on this part to a point where you might ask him/her to join you and a group of friends for a night out or to a party with mutual friends, if that’s okay with them.
Remember to give the whole procedure some time: Be patient and don’t expect it to happen overnight. However, you also have to bear in mind that this relationship is also a two way street. If the other person is not willing to try a friendship, then you cannot do anything about it and it will be wise to forget it and be happy that at least you tried.
STOP Approximately 85,000 women are raped on average in England and Wales every year Over 400,000 women are sexually assaulted each year 1/5 women (aged 16 - 59) has experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 16
Current legal definition of sexual (indecent) assault Sexual assault is an act of physical, psychological and emotional violation, in the form of a sexual act, which is inflicted on someone without consent. It can involve forcing or manipulating someone to witness or participate in any sexual acts, apart from penetration of the mouth with the penis, the penetration of the anus or vagina (however slight) with any object or the penis, which is rape.
Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to: rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within marriage / relationships, forced marriage, so-called honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation, and ritual abuse. Sexual violence can be committed by a complete stranger, or by someone known and even trusted. This can be a friend, colleague, family member, partner or ex-partner. Sexual violence can happen to anyone. No one ever deserves it or asks for it to happen.
sexual violence lies with its perpetrator. There is no excuse for sexual violence â€“ it can never be justified, it can never be explained away and there is no context in which it is valid, understandable or acceptable. If you have been raped or experienced any other kind of sexual violence, no matter where you were, what you were doing, what you were wearing, what you were saying, if you were drunk or under the influence of drugs, it was not your fault and you did not deserve this. consent is rape, whether it takes place within a marriage or any other kind of relationship.
100% of the responsibility for any act of
Sexually transmitted infections - commonly known as STIs - are not the best thing about sex. They are infections that can be caught, or passed on, when you have sex, or when you have close sexual contact with another person.
chlamydia, gonorrhoea, genital warts, genital herpes, HIV...
But even if you’re not having sex right now, you still need to know about them so that you will know how to protect yourself against them if and when you do decide to have sex. STIs are a lot more common than you might think.
Some can show signs a few days after unprotected sex. Others can go unnoticed for a long period of time. Some don’t ever show any symptoms at all.
Some STIs can have no symptoms. If you don’t know you are infected and you don’t get treated, you can be storing up some serious long-term health problems. An STI, or sexually transmitted infection, is basically any kind of bacterial or viral infection that can be spread through sexual contact. This doesn’t just mean unprotected sex. Some STIs can be passed on through oral sex (kissing, licking or sucking someone’s genitals), and some can be passed through sexual touching and skin-to-skin contact. There are lots of STIs out there and you will probably already have heard of some like
Many are on the increase, and all of them can affect anyone. Some don’t show up straight after you get infected.
The good thing about infections is that they’re often easy to sort out. But leave them untreated and they may cause serious damage to your long-term health. Here are some common symptoms to look out for... Men - Discharge from the penis - Sore, tender or inflamed penis head - Testicle ache or pain Women - Unusual vaginal discharge - a change in texture or colour - Bleeding in between periods - Sore, tender or inflamed vulva
Men or women - Stinging sensation when you urinate - Itching, blisters or sores in the genital region. Also the mouth. - Pain during sex - Anal discharge or itching - Feverish, flu-like symptoms with any of the above How to avoid STIs The best way to avoid STIs is to use a condom every time you have sex. STIs are usually passed on by sex with an infected person, although some infections can be passed on in other ways as well. STIs can be caught during oral (licking, kissing or sucking someone’s genitals), vaginal or anal sex and some can also be passed through sexual touching and skin-to-skin contact. Even if you’re using other kinds of contraception to prevent pregnancy, like the pill, you should still use a condom as well. Using a condom every time you have sex is the only way to protect yourself from STIs as well as pregnancy. If you have any questions about using condoms, contact Ask Brook on 0808 802 1234. Your call will be confidential. That means we won’t tell anyone about it.
Condoms and dental dams Some STIs, such as Genital Warts and Herpes, can be passed on through skin-to-skin contact, so although condoms and dental dams can’t protect against all STIs, they are still the most effective way to reduce the risk of picking up, or passing on an infection – including HIV. Use a condom for vaginal sex, anal sex or oral sex. Male or female condom, it doesn’t matter, they both work. A condom acts as a barrier and stops body fluids from mixing during vaginal, oral or anal sex. Dental dams are small squares of latex which work well as a barrier during sex involving contact between the mouth and the vagina, or mouth and the anus.
You can get FREE condoms from all kinds of places: Brook Centres Other young people’s clinics Family planning centres or CASH (Contraception and Sexual Health) clinics GUM clinics
The Gym. It’s the most affordable, flexible and rewarding gym membership around, without compromising on quality or the awards to prove it. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to join the gym, whoever or wherever they may be. They can guarantee this because they’re the most flexible gym around. Open 24/7, they can accommodate anyone’s lifestyle and the low-cost is also on a flexible rolling contract. 40% of their members haven’t ever been to a gym before, which means that it must be working. Their philosophy is to make health and fitness available to everyone., which works, because they’re one of the cheapest gyms in the UK. They’re so confident with their services, that they don’t offer contracts, they know you’ll keep coming back. Their daily membership starts at £5/day and their top of the line equipment is all energy efficient. In the last year they’ve introduced Myride® and 24/7 video classes including Yoga, Pilates and dance classes to some of the gyms. They’re constantly opening more sites and don’t fret. Their membership gives you access to all the gyms in the country. They even have video-linked classes that start on the hour, every hour, talk about innovation.
UNITE have the proud homes to over 40,000 students from the UK and international students from over 160 countries worldwide. With over 120 student properties in great locations, across 24 top university towns and cities, they are the largest student housing provider in the UK. You can choose to live with your friends in a shared flat, or decide to have your own self-contained studio flat. UNITE offer lots of different accommodation choices, different sizes and with all budgets catered for, and all within secure purpose-built buildings. UNITE know that finding the right student accommodation is an important part of student life, and they are committed to making your university experience enjoyable and hassle-free. All of their rooms have a private study area, Wi-Fi and the majority have their own private bathroom. The all-inclusive pricing means that all of your electricity and water bills are taken care of, as well as your contents insurance. Whatâ€™s more, with security access keys, 24-hr security response teams and on-site customer service and maintenance teams you can be assured that youâ€™ll be living in a safe environment. There are so many options and so much to choose from so check out the Unite website at WWW.UNITEACCOMODATION.COM
HOW TO HAVE A HEALTHY SUMMER Male or female, everyone is looking to have an exceptional body this summer, if we are greeted by the sun we are all quick to take our clothes off and top up that tan, so you want to be looking your best, right? But we all seem to try and change too many things all at once or all too quickly. Here are 5 easy steps that can fit into your lifestyle without feeling to hard.
Snacks: start snacking on fruits and vegetables. Yes, this is very healthy, but these foods will allow you to have more energy and feel better rather than all sluggish after a stodgy sandwich or packet of crisps.
Exercise: If you are looking to tone up your stomach but cannot afford/do not wish to go to the gym The Plank is the perfect quick and easy exercise for you! You should start by trying to hold a front plank for at least 30 seconds and progress from this point. The front plank works on your core muscles in your torso and help support your spine and the side plank works on your abs and leg muscles!
Meal Time: Add salad to your meal! Not only will it make your dinner more colourful it is good for you. Even if for 3 days a week you change your chips for salad this will start improving your diet.
Drink: Everyone is supposed to drink 2 litres of water a day do you? Sometimes people do not drink enough fluids a day and some people are not drinking the correct ones. Water keeps you hydrated, makes your skin look healthier and helps you lose weight.
Get your heart racing: Start going for a jog twice a week and more if you have the time, running allows you to become mentally fitter, reduce blood pressure and improve your cardiovascular fitness.
travelling around london
As students you are entitled to an 18+ oyster which gives you 30% off all weekly and monthly travel cards. Although students do receive discounts on travel cards the oyster prices do rise every year by 5p. Why is the questionâ€Ś Do the buses run more frequently, are they cleaner, faster or warmer? What about the trains? Theyâ€™re always busy, constantly filthy and not always frequent. Does raising the oyster card fees pay for all of these changes? Not really, there are a few changes in public transport like new buses, new trains and countdown times at bus stops. But who is paying for those changes, the tax payers or oyster users? It would be okay if the oyster fees rising would benefit everyone who uses public transport services, but the changes hardly benefit anyone.
Remember the good old days when it used to cost 40p to get onto the bus or 2 for an all-day child travel card or 5.60 for an allday adult travel card? What ever happened to the good old cheap days? All the prices are rising for, but paychecks are getting cut. Does this make sense? Not at allâ€Ś There is nothing that can be done. Many students protested against the rise in tuition fees, but nothing happened and nothing can be done about the oyster card fees rising. The benefit of having an 18+ oyster is that students receive 30% off travel cards but not on pay as you go. To keep up to date with live travel updates and live bus departures visit www.tfl.gov.uk
WORK/FINANCE How and where to get..
Many stores offer student discounts which is very helpful whether it is 10% or 20-30% on special occasions. High street stores such as Topshop, Topman, Newlook, Miss Selfridge, GAP, Urban Outfitters, Schuh, Office and offer students a discount if you show a valid student ID with an expiry date. Student discounts can also be redeemed online by signing up for an NUS card, it is only a one off cost of 10 pounds and it gives you many more benefits such as student discounts on ASOS, as well as train tickets and many more. The National Union of Students (NUS) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member studentunions. NUS are a confederation of 600 student unions, amounting to more than 95 per cent of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through their member student unions, they represent the interests of more than seven million students. “We promote, defend and extend the rights of students and develop and champion strong students’ unions.” -NUS
UNI DAYS NO-NONSENSE, JUST FREE, INSTANT ACCESS TO STUDENT DISCOUNT Save money every time you shop Be a part of something great! Join. Over 1.7m students save everyday with UNiDAYS® — the official source of student discount across the globe. Start saving today! Their service is based completely online so they don’t need to issue you a card — this means you can start saving immediately! All you need to do is verify your student status with them and you’re all set. How is this possible? Retailers have always wanted to operate a single cohesive student programme, but until now there was no universally accepted, sure-fire way of identifying ANY student. Step forward UNiDAYS® . Working with universities, colleges and leading retailers around the world they’ve developed a new, innovative way of verifying student statuses online and in-store.
UNPAID INTERNSHIPS LEGAL?
We all have ideas of what internships are, but does everything think of the same thing. I ask this because there are so many different internships in the different sectors, so what you do is definitely going to be different. But it’s the level of work you do; some internship are just doing random tasks, like getting coffee or picking up and sending packages. Other internships are more involved, so you may get to shadow someone and learn about his or her job, or get involved in the process, even if it’s helping with brainstorming or research. The problem with internships is that most of them are unpaid and based in London, which makes them expensive. This means that you either have to save up, to then work for free, or have parents that can support you. Most of us don’t have the latter and we never know when @interaware
we’ll get an internship, so having time to save is also out. The Evening Standard calculated that the average rent in London is around the £1,000. This means that a three-month internship costs £3,000. That was the university fee, per year, not too long ago. Intern Aware is an organisation that campaigns against unfair internships. So far they have gotten endorsements from many different industry figures and university staff. The UAL internship notice board is now only advertising jobs that offer the National Minimum Wage. Intern aware also help people claim back money from previously unpaid internships. If you think that you are owed money, which you most likely are unless it was voluntary work, you can contact Intern Aware through their website. www.internaware.com
STUDENT BANK ACCOUNTS We all know as students we tend to have empty pockets right? We all want to buy the latest things, wear the latest trends and go out and have fun. The problem is we could be a little strapped for cash, even with that student loan. So after spending all that money on going out, having fun and looking good, you may not even have money to top up your oyster to get into uni, now thatâ€™s a pickle. What about your laptop or phone? Need cheap insurance? Is it an urban legend that some students actually live off ramen noodles? No, some students actually do that. There is actually a solution to all of those money problems you are having, itâ€™s called a student account. Banks such as Natwest, Halifax, Barclays, Co-Op and etc offer student accounts, which have many different benefits such as interest overdrafts,
ISA accounts to help you save and cheap insurance. Not saying this is an easy escape but student accounts can help students in many ways, whether it is that extra money to get into university or just to buy yourself a meal for the night. The longer you have the account the better benefits you will receive for example a larger interest free overdraft. The interest free overdraft is not free, students must remember that you are borrowing from the bank therefore you need to pay it back a year after your course has finished. The ISA accounts are very helpful as well, for example, you can save your money by putting it into your ISA account and the bank will add interest. That means the bank will be giving you money while you save! All it takes is a simple application online or in your local branch. You decide.