Tag : blogs

The ‘Micky Mouse’ degree: media degrees deserve more credit

1 year ago / 0 comments

Amidst the plethora of essays that I’m currently working on (supposed to working on, anyway), it is difficult to take out time to pen down something. Yes, let us go back to the time when writing was romanticized by the traditions of pen and paper – a writer can dream! I … Read More

Perfectionism: a toxic ideal

1 year ago / 0 comments

Eve discusses the vague meaning of the term ‘perfect’, and how it can control your life unnecessarily.  The etymology of the word ‘perfect’ is interesting. It comes from the Latin word ‘perfectus’ which means ‘completed’. However, in today’s society it means something much more complex than just ‘completing’ an action. … Read More

The damaging impact of ‘What I eat in a day’ videos

2 years ago / 0 comments

As a generation, there’s no doubt about it, we’re impressionable. Every word that flickers across our screen holds the potential to plant a seed of doubt in our minds. So it’s logical to be afraid of pseudo-professional nutrition advice; attractive twenty somethings pottering around their kitchen and telling us how … Read More

My life in targeted ads

2 years ago / 0 comments

Ever wondered why the internet shows you adverts for things you’re sure you don’t need? Edmund gives us an insight into the life adverts think he should be leading… The world grows darker. We fret over increased surveillance, the capacity to store our information, and the freakish accuracy of online … Read More

Let’s talk anxiety and derealisation

2 years ago / 0 comments

Late last year, seemingly out of nowhere, anxiety found me. It gripped me with its dull, malevolent claws, and, so far, hasn’t yet let go. It wasn’t Uni stress, it wasn’t a personal issue. To this day, I can’t pinpoint why it emerged or where it came from. There’s been … Read More

Why I think Brexit is terrifying

2 years ago / 0 comments

In the future, I imagine, historians will spend long hours and thousands of pages debating the exact events leading up to and following the 23rd of June 2016, so let me set something down for the record. The only reason we’re in this mess is David Cameron’s incompetence and colossal … Read More

The zoo: anthropocentrism behind a glass screen

2 years ago / 0 comments

When I look back on my childhood, the family trips to various zoos seem up there with the best of my memories. We would watch the animal species that I’d only read about, and eat ice cream whilst we laughed at penguins swimming before our very eyes. I’d lie awake … Read More

What’s wrong with showing your body, Hartley-Brewer?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Julia Hartley- Brewer tweeted her views on Emma Watson’s recent Vanity Fair photoshoot. I found her comment, which aligned with many other people’s views on the issue, extremely unsettling: “Feminism, feminism… gender wage gap… why oh why am I not taken seriously… feminism… oh, and here are my (t*ts)!” What’s … Read More

Challenging the public perception of life drawing

2 years ago / 0 comments

The preconception of life drawing as overly sexualised and a little bit weird couldn’t be further from the truth. Maya recounts her experience of trying life drawing for the first time… Up until recently, if you had asked me what my opinion on life drawing was, it wouldn’t have been … Read More

The joys of dogspotting

2 years ago / 0 comments

In a world so full of hate, is Dogspotting the only pure thing left? Lauren discusses the Facebook group that’s going to become your latest obsession… Firstly, hear me out. We all know that everything seemed to go wrong in 2016 and the current worldwide political climate is enough to … Read More