Rachel Hosie
Rachel is in her third year studying French and German at the University of Bristol and is currently interning at BBC News in Brussels on her year abroad. She is super keen to break into journalism, and has spent nearly every school and university holiday over her teenage years doing work experience wherever she can. Rachel is a regular contributor, sub-editor and soon-to-be online editor for Bristol University’s student paper, Epigram, and a food columnist for Bristol's student website, Inter:Mission. She also runs her own blog, Handbags and Cupcakes, and is thrilled that it was awarded Highly Commended Best Lifestyle Blog in the 2013 Cosmo Blog Awards. When she's not writing essays and articles, Rachel loves to dance, sing and bake (often simultaneously).

Rachel blogs at: handbagsandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

Entries by Rachel Hosie

Unwanted Male Attention: Flattering, or a Feminist Issue?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 May 2014 | (13:38)

It was nearly 8pm and I was at the market hoping to pick up something delicious for my dinner. I stopped by the African stall and was contemplating getting a portion of their tasty curry while talking to the man serving me. As a student and intern, I just wasn't...

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Discovering Germany on a Year Abroad: Are the Stereotypes True or False?

(0) Comments | Posted 15 October 2013 | (13:41)

Isn't it funny how every language, country and nationality has a reputation, and more often than not, said reputation really is true? Apparently, the French are romantic wine-drinkers, the Italians are sensual pasta-fanatics, the Spanish are laid-back party-goers, and the Germans... Well, most people think Germans are just sensible sausage-eaters.

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The Agonising Wait for a Job Offer (Or Rejection!)

(0) Comments | Posted 10 May 2013 | (18:55)

It seems like everyday that students are bombarded with one message in the papers: THERE ARE NO JOBS FOR GRADUATES! So the chances are most recent graduates, about-to-be-graduates, students, and well, anyone who's ever applied to anything will be able to relate to this. Sadly, it's something many of us...

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How Banks Are Exploiting Students (And How TransferWise Could Save Us)

(2) Comments | Posted 21 March 2013 | (18:51)

As students, we find ourselves bombarded with deals that are supposedly in our best interests all the time. However, more often than not we know precisely whose interests they're in. The company bombarding us. Naturally.

University fees are extortionate, we have no money to eat anything other than pasta half...

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Sexism and Students in Baking-Obsessed Britain

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2013 | (23:17)

It is undeniable that we as a nation, Great Britain, are completely and utterly obsessed with baking. From cupcakes to cookies... You name it, we've made it. Or tried to anyway. Thanks largely to undisputedly one of the most popular shows of 2012, The Great British Bake Off, the UK...

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Are Social Networks Hindering Our Degrees?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 January 2013 | (17:56)

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram... Our generation has grown up with social networks, and for most of us, life without them would be somewhat inconceivable nowadays. I'm the first to admit to being a complete social media addict, and I'm starting to worry that my seemingly obsessive dependence on social networks is...

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Weighing Up the 5:2 Diet

(16) Comments | Posted 9 January 2013 | (12:47)

Ahh January. If there was ever a good time of year to try and kick-start a healthy eating regime, it's now. How appropriate that Dr Michael Mosley has chosen tomorrow to launch his new diet book. Clever man.

There are all sorts of faddy diets out there which most probably...

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The Best and Easiest Recipes for a Student Dinner Party

(0) Comments | Posted 3 January 2013 | (15:34)

When it comes to cooking, most people think students will always take the easy option. And by that I mean avoiding actual cooking if it involves more than boiling a pan of water or warming up a tin in the microwave. However, while this may be the case every now...

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