Meet the Team: Katie Fannin

Katie, 4th year Geography, Lifestyle Editor

Who are you?

Hello! I’m Katie, and I’m a fourth year Geography student. I like hiking, cooking, and talking way too much about my love for the Boyd Orr [Editor’s note: she also loves updating us on Fiona the Hippo’s progress].

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Freshers’ Recipes: Avocado Pasta with Fried Halloumi

Recipe is vegetarian

For the last day of Freshers’ Week, here’s a recipe for avocado pasta! It’s super easy to make and extremely tasty, but also contains lots of nutritious ingredients to help you fight those Freshers’ flu blues. This can easily be made vegan by removing the halloumi, or adding a vegan alternative!

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Freshers’ Recipes: One-pan Tofu Scramble

Recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free 

Sick of pasta already? Fancy trying something a bit different? Then we have the recipe for you! Tofu scramble is hearty, tasty and nutritious, and super easy to make! You can also replace the tofu with scrambled egg for an equally flavoursome experience.

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Freshers’ Recipes: Vegetable Stir Fry

Recipe is vegetarian and vegan 

You will probably end up eating far too much stir fry in your first year of university. And why shouldn’t you? It’s quick, easy, and requires minimal effort! To start you off, here’s a recipe for a classic vegetable stir fry, as well as a simple stir fry sauce which will keep in the fridge for later too (although if you want to be extra lazy, you can buy a pre-made sauce from most supermarkets – we won’t judge).
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Health During Freshers’ Week: Sexual Health

It’s important to look after yourself during Freshers’ Week. This may seem fairly obvious, but it’s surprisingly easy to forget to eat regularly, or to drink enough water, or even to just take a break. Another thing it’s easy to forget is to take care of your sexual health. At some point during Freshers’ Week, and throughout the rest of the year, you or someone you know might have sex.

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Big Night In at the QMU

Illustration by Imogen Whiteley 

Not a party person? More of an early bird than a night owl? Then Freshers’ Week may seem pretty daunting. Fortunately, there are loads of events going on during the day throughout the week at the QMU for everyone to enjoy! Here is qmunicate’s guide to some of the highlights of the events with a more chilled out vibe.

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