19 February 2016

Greenwich Uni Data Breach, Waitrose Named Best Supermarket, £5 Frozen Meal Deals…

Details put online in Greenwich Uni data breach

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Personal details about research students at the University of Greenwich have been posted online after a data breach.

Information such as names, addresses and mobile numbers were posted on the university’s websites. Medical conditions were also put online for some students as well as comments about progress. The university will be contacting all students who have been affected.

Our take: Sure, it was an accident… but a pretty serious accident that simply should not have happened. It is especially worrying that details about health problems and progress were put online as in some cases these are very private matters. We hope it never happens again to any uni.

Kingston Uni offers free books to students

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Kingston University is offering free novels to all Freshers, and incorporates activities based on the book in the welcome activities.

Kingston Uni hopes that the novel will enable the new students to have a talking point, making it easier to make friends. This year’s book will be posted out in August, and current staff and students can vote on which novel to send out.

Our take: This is a very interesting idea, and fellow book-worms would love this idea but how do those who hate reading feel about it? It is great to see a university trying to engage new students and make their first weeks easier, however. Heading to uni this year? We have some tips on how to survive Freshers week including how to make friends!

Waitrose voted best supermarket

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A Which? survey has revealed that Waitrose is the best instore supermarket, with shoppers praising the high-quality items and friendly staff.

Customers scored Waitrose an impressive 75%, ahead of Marks & Spencer and Aldi who were joint second with 69%. Iceland came top out of all online delivery services, scoring 77%. Waitrose Deliver came second with 74%.

Our take: Waitrose is a little slice of luxury… meaning many students just can’t afford to shop there (or anyone else for that matter…) so how can Waitrose be the best supermarket when the prices just aren’t affordable? However, it’s great to see that Iceland are top for online supermarkets as it’s a student staple that is cheap and cheerful! Finding it hard to save money on your grocery shopping? We have some excellent tips here – you could save up to £800 a year with little tweaks.

Buy 2 get 2 free on Easter eggs

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It’s Easter next month – time to stock up on those Easter eggs so you have plenty of time to eat them and get replacements!

Tesco have a great deal on Easter eggs at the moment – buy 2 medium Easter eggs and get two free. Valid on most Cadbury and Nestle eggs until the 23rd February.

Our take: The eggs are only £1.50 each – so for £3 you get 4 eggs, that’s a really good deal! Get ’em whilst they’re hot (and on offer)!

Asda wonky veg boxes scheme expanding

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In case you missed it in last week’s news (but, then, you never miss a week, do you?), Asda are trialing wonky veg boxes in some of their stores. The boxes cost £3.50 and contain ‘ugly’ veg that otherwise would’ve been thrown away, as they are seen as being too unattractive to sell to customers.

Already, the boxes are proving to be very popular and are now being rolled out at over 500 stores in March.

Our take: Brilliant! You can save money on fresh veg and it helps to reduce food waste. Why hasn’t this been introduced sooner?! The full list can be seen here.

New £5 frozen meal deals

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Co- Op have started a new frozen meal deal. For just £5, you can get a pizza, wedges, garlic bread, chicken goujons and ice cream! Now that really is a lot of food!

Not to be outbeaten, Asda have released their own meal deal! For the same price, you can get a pizza, wedges and Ben & Jerrys ice cream. Whilst stocks last.

Our take: There’s more variety with Asda’s deal as you get to pick what pizza and ice cream you want, whereas with Co-Op you have to like it or lump it. Either way, you can stock up your freezer cheaply!

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