The ‘champagne socialist’ archetype has always had a long time association with students. The idea that we’re a bunch of middle class, Starbucks-craving, hummus-sucking, avocado-worshipping slacktivists waiting in the queue for a £5 bowl of quinoa has a long history.
Over 10 years ago, in 2008, students at Leeds participated in a referendum that saw a historic banning of the sale of single-use plastic bottles in the student union. Being the first Union in the country to do so, Leeds students held their heads high in being the forerunners of placing sustainability before profit.
I joined the Labour Party at a young age in large part because as a young Jewish woman whose family had experienced hatred and persecution in the Holocaust, I felt a strong responsibility to challenge […]
The Victoria’s Secret Show has the potential to be a site of female positivity, confidence and girl-power. Unfortunately, year-on-year it undermines this, conveying elitism and representing warped ideas about body-image, self-worth and social standards. […]
I was aware that drug use permeated British university culture before I moved here. Conversations with friends and pop culture gave me the impression that casual substance use was expected, if not the norm among […]