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20 June 2019

Reusable Sanitary Pads | Review & My Experience

Collectively, we are becoming more and more aware of the damage we are making to our environment and the consequences this may have for our future generations. I read some pretty shocking statistics recently that really put the harm of disposable sanitary products into perspective. Greenhouse PR reported that a pack of sanitary pads equates to 4 plastic bags and after used and disposed of, can take up to 500 years to break down. Consider how many pads you use on an average cycle, between 5-10? Multiply that by 12 months in the year and then again by how many years you have had your period for. I'm 23 and my total sanitary use amounts to approximately 600 pads so far - how shocking is that? With approximately another 25 years of periods still to go, the thought of another 1500 sanitary pads in the waste is not something I would want to be responsible for.

1 June 2019

My Postgraduate Experience | CSTPV University of St Andrews

Life has been so hectic recently that I haven't yet had the chance to reflect on my Master's degree and share my experience. Although this post is a little long overdue... better late than never!

In December 2018, I graduated with my Master's degree (MLitt) in Terrorism and Political Violence from the University of St Andrews and I could not be happier. I had a very intellectually stimulating academic year alongside a school trip, where I really wanted to share my journey with any of you that are interested or are thinking about studying in St Andrews in the future.

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