Category : Blogs

Past pop culture: should we be reprimanding past actions instead of looking forward?

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Just because you called out a commonly perceived TV classic doesn’t mean you’re ‘woke’. It’s extremely easy to comb through old TV shows and movies in order to prove to everyone how enlightened you are. In reality, this says very little about how progressive you truly are. Unfortunately, mainstream media … Read More

Happy and sad: depression behind closed doors

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Despite the many campaigns to increase mental health awareness, it seems there is still a long way to go, even with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Why, I ask myself, are people still struggling to understand the ins and outs of these conditions? Naturally, if you’ve never … Read More

Why you should reconsider pulling that all nighter

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

I never thought I’d need to write an article trying to convince people that sleep is good. We’re students – if we have anything in common, it’s sleeping. A 20-minute nap before a lecture, the morning-after 16-hour coma, a 48-hour stint all weekend; whatever your preference, we all share the … Read More

Agony aunt: combatting feelings of loneliness

1 month ago / 0 comments

I’m the kind of person that thrives from being around people. Do you have any tips to combat feelings of loneliness when I’m on my own? I love being around others. Now, my housemates would probably disagree because of the amount of time I spend holed up in the library, … Read More

Endometriosis: the invisible illness

1 month ago / 0 comments

No crutches, no cast, no physical scars; endometriosis has no visible appearance. The illness can often haunt a woman’s life without anyone being able to see the pain that she is suffering from. Glimpses of normality, such as being able to walk unassisted, leave endometriosis sufferers on the cusp of … Read More

A response to #deletefacebook: why we can never leave the network

2 months ago / 0 comments

For many (myself included) #deletefacebook is paradoxically both a movement we will support but also know full well that we won’t be participating in. The #deletefacebook movement is an alarming reminder of modern dependence on social media, and becomes a particularly hard pill to swallow when the network in question … Read More

A guide to internship hunting

2 months ago / 0 comments

As the months draw closer to our summer holidays, I am filled with feelings of excitement due to the prospect of the university break. Yet panic and concern take control as I, like many students, do not have a summer plan. An internship is a perfect way to learn valuable … Read More

Policitising The Oscars: should celebrities be leading the way?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Following one of the most political Academy Awards ceremonies, and indeed awards seasons, in history, questions are being asked about whether we should be politicising award ceremonies and looking to celebrities to make statements about the political landscape. One of the movements at the forefront of the Oscars was the … Read More

Autopilot culture: being mindful and pressing pause

2 months ago / 0 comments

Our every day lives seem to just fly by. We wake up, have breakfast, commute, go to work, school or university, we have lunch, come home, eat dinner, and we go to sleep. We seem to live our lives on auto-pilot and never take time to stop and relax. We … Read More

Pets on vegan diets: foxy or not?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Vegan activist and Youtuber, Sonia Sae, has recently caught the attention of the media due to her severely underweight fennec fox pet, Jumanji. Sae adopted, or as she claims, rescued, the fox from a breeder in 2014. The Youtuber makes educational videos about veganism including exposes of the pet food … Read More