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The Problem With Universities In The U.K 2017

I just published an article on MCXV which discusses some of the issues surrounding university tuition fees, graduate jobs and the hardships facing millennials in the U.K.

This article was inspired by last night’s BBC Newsnight debate. This debate was all about the ‘generation gap’ between under 30’s and over 60’s in the UK. They inevitably discussed tuition fees (they used to be free, now they cost £9,000 a year) and job shortages (you used to have loads of offers, now you have unpaid internships). I wrote

I wrote this article because it felt like everyone was going around in circles. They were talking about how unfair it is that things are so different now, but barely anyone tried to explain why things are different. People talk about free tuition fees as if they are the answer to all our problems, but university tuition fees are not the only issue.

How are more graduates going to improve an already overcrowded graduate job market? How is it surprising that it is so much harder to get a job now there is 1: so much more competition and 2: it is so much easier to find and apply for these jobs in the first place. Should we be encouraging more people to go to university? Why should degrees like events management or social care exist? And how can we realistically make things better for the future if we are still stuck in the past? These are the questions I am asking in this article, so if you have a moment it would be great if you could read it and let me know your thoughts!

https://mcxv.com/problem-universities-2017/ 

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Porto In Pictures Part 3: Port Wine Tour!

Europe via Bus

Whilst I was in Porto I went on a Port wine tour! I pretty much never pay for tours, but this one was only €20, I learned loads about Port wine (which I happen to love), and I made friends with lots of Germans and ended up drinking Port wine by the river with new friends!

This wine tour us a great choice for solo travellers because you get the opportunity to try things you might not be confident enough to do alone, and it’ll make you really appreciate that glass of Port at Christmas because you’ll know the whole backstory behind it!

If you’re ever in the Porto area take a lookhere. They also do two free walking tours which will take you all over the city and teach you where to find everything you’ll need for a fantastic trip. I actually did both walking tours in…

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What Vegetarians Eat

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Here is some more of my food photography. Enjoy :).

I have to admit that I did not cook this. This is a buffet plate from the best South Indian vegetarian restaurant ever. It’s calledDiwanaand if you’re ever around Euston you should go there and get ridiculously full.

I did cook this! Its my version of Chana Massala with some extra ingredients, and I’ll be posting the full recipe soon.

Tasty stir fry with pumpkin seeds cooked by yours truly.

This healthy pasta dish was made with £0.20 spaghetti and to be honest I really can’t taste the difference.

I made this ridiculously healthy salad and bread combo in Cordoba, Spain!

This meal has become a huge staple in my diet. It is stupidly easy to make, very cheap, high in protein and wonderfully filling. Check back for the full recipe soon!

Who doesn’t love pasta? This swirly…

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Portugal In Pictures: Porto Part 2

Europe via Bus

Here are some more photos from the beautiful city of Porto! Porto is sometimes overlooked in favour of Lisbon, but personally it was my favourite of the two. This is a mixture of street art, city life and palm trees. Check back soon for more photos and stories!

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I did not realise this child had photobombed me until literally just now.

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