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Welfare at Leeds: dealing with difficult housemates

2 years ago / 0 comments

At University we sometimes have a very limited amount of choice about who we end up living with. This is especially true about first year when you are thrown in student accommodation with strangers. Sometimes it’s great and you meet people who go on to be friends for life, but … Read More

Where are all the women?

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s 2016, so how come women still aren’t being given the same amount of representation as men? Gender imbalance within academia is something that is often discussed, but then put to one side. Often, people choose to focus on the merit of professors, students or staff, regarding someone’s intelligence as … Read More

Why is "diet" a dirty word?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Whenever I’ve told people that I’m on a ‘special diet’, it’s usually met with a discerning, judgemental smile, and a loaded comment; ‘how strange’, ‘Is that wise?’ and ‘YOU don’t need to go on a diet’. As soon as the word ‘medical’ is introduced, people either look guilty, or surprised, and … Read More

Blogs | Catching the Oscars – 12 Years a Slave

5 years ago / 0 comments

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Editing are some of the categories that 12 Years A Slave has gained nominations in at the Oscars this year, and this movie has bagged a fair share of awards already. 12 Years A Slave is up against some of last year’s biggest blockbusters such as Gravity, … Read More