Category : Blogs

A letter to liberals: put down your latte and do something

9 months ago / 0 comments

If you covered me in olive oil, put me in a room full of moist balloons and told me to hold on to as many as I could, I would have a better grasp of my surroundings than some of my fellow liberals do today. I seem to have missed … Read More

The truth about New Years Eve

9 months ago / 0 comments

Let’s be honest, New Year’s Eve is a little over rated. I don’t just mean the overpriced drinks, the inevitable hangover, or the mad rush to find someone vaguely good looking to kiss at midnight. As soon as December hits we are all firmly in our overdrafts: counting down the … Read More

Merry Christmas from the blogs team & a Christmas playlist

9 months ago / 0 comments

With one sleep to go until Christmas morning, the blogs team have a few words to say. This week we’ve had a few seasonal articles go up, so if you didn’t get chance to read them you can catch them here: A tale of true innocence: the Christmas cow (yes, … Read More

A tale of true innocence: the Christmas cow

9 months ago / 0 comments

Look at the photo above and tell me what you see. A cow you say. Yes, obviously. But what else? A source of milk? A methane-producing beast? How about: the Christmas present that changed my life. Don’t believe me? Read on and find out… The year was 2006. I was … Read More

Dinner talk and eating disorders: make your loved ones feel more comfortable this Christmas

9 months ago / 0 comments

Charlie talks eating disorders at Christmas, and how to be mindful of those around you who may be suffering.  The first thing to point out is that eating disorders – despite the title – are not solely about food. You can never tell if somebody has an eating disorder just … Read More

Anything but a luxury: periods, and why dignity should be free

9 months ago / 0 comments

At no point during the pasta-filled weeks of my student budget do I think to myself “you know what, I cannot live without some caviar this week”. It’s a luxury. Period. Which is ironic, considering that my ‘time of the month’ is apparently also just that. A grandiose display of … Read More

KFC, Krampus and Kwanzaa: why tinsel and turkey aren’t the only ways to celebrate

9 months ago / 0 comments

Read Lily’s quick guide to how the winter season is celebrated around the globe. Here in Britain, many of us will be decorating our houses with tinsel, wrapping presents for our loved ones, and preparing to stuff ourselves with a Christmas feast on December 25th. It is naïve to imagine … Read More

The VS fashion show: an under-represented, potentially damaging display?

10 months ago / 0 comments

In the aftermath of this years Victoria’s Secret catwalk in Shanghai, Charlotte discusses lack of representation and the promotion of a single body type. It’s that time of the year again. The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is gracing our television screens once more. It’s safe to say the fashion show … Read More

Agony aunt: break ups

10 months ago / 0 comments

“I’m currently experiencing a break up whilst at university, and its hard being away from home. Do you have any advice for how to cope?” Break ups are extremely difficulty no matter the circumstance and admitting you’re having a hard time with it is nothing to be ashamed of. You’re … Read More

Modern matchmaking: the truth about tinder

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ten million people use Tinder everyday, but do they know how the app is using them? Blogs Editor, Mariana Avelino, examines how technology and design can influence how we think and the decisions we make. Initially introduced as a matchmaking app in 2012, Tinder has since been labelled a casual … Read More