Student Volunteering Week returns for 2019 and runs from 11th - 17th February. SVW is the perfect time to find out more about the volunteering opportunities available in your community, local events taking place and how to get involved.
Perfect pie recipes in time for National Pie Day
National Pie Day is just around the corner; it’s celebrated every year on January 23rd. What type of pie person are you? Savoury or Sweet? No matter what your favourite is, Pie Day is a great day to indulge in a slice (or a whole pie) to yourself or share with your flat mates.
So, where did National Pie Day come from you ask?
National Pie Day originated in Colorado in 1975 from a school teacher named Charlie Papazian. His birthday was on 23rd January and he decided this day would be forever remembered as National Pie Day. Why? Simply because he loved pie. Where many of us tend to have birthday cake to celebrate our birthday’s, Charlie would have ‘birthday pie’. Since then, his idea for a National Pie Day has spread around the world.
5 Fun Pie Facts
- Pie is so special, it has two days: December 1st and January 23rd are National Pie Day.
- Pumpkin Pie wasn’t served at the pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving in 1621
- The Ancient Egyptians around 2,500BC are known to have eaten pies made with ground oats or wheat wrapped around a filling of honey or figs.
- Pie was not always America’s favorite dessert – in the 19th Century, fruit pies were a common breakfast food eaten before the start of a long day.
- 186 million pies are sold just in supermarkets and grocery stores each year
Pie is one of the great comfort foods of the world, and that’s why we’ve pulled together some of our favourite pie recipes for you to try and enjoy…
5 Savory Pie Recipes
- Steak and kidney pie
- Ham, leek and potato pie
- Chicken and mushroom pie
- Melty cheese potato pie
- Cheese and onion pie
5 Sweet Pie Recipes
National Pie Day is a great day to bring your love for pie back into your life – even if it is for just one day. We hope you enjoy!
#HostEnvironmentalPledge. Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; Student Minds, LandAid and Just a Drop.Show me all news
At Host, our staff work tirelessly to ensure a safe, friendly and comfortable environment for our students to live in and to provide an excellent experience for them whilst at university or college.
New Year, new us? Well, not really, but the arrival of a New Year often provides opportunities to look back and reflect on the past year and make any changes you feel necessary for a prosperous year.