On 23rd March 2020, former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, was acquitted of thirteen sexual offences made against him. These included two counts of rape and nine counts of sexual assault. Salmond had always […]
As the first country to be affected by COVID-19, China has dominated the headlines in recent months. Yet, this overriding narrative has not inhibited another sinister story from reemerging. An independent tribunal concluded that it […]
Last Saturday, Leeds Student Action for Refugees campaigners convened at Morton Hall Detention Centre to protest against the facility. Behind the grey, barbed wire topped fences are up to 392 detained people. Some of these […]
Last month, the University of Leeds left Google behind, switching its default search engine to Ecosia. This web browser uses ad revenue to fund tree planting and environmental projects across the globe. In the short […]
Last International Women’s day, I sat, overwhelmed by the gravity of everything that had led up the 8th March 2019. The space I inhabit, the breadth of it, the freedom within it, shaped by the […]
Harvey Weinstein. Once one of Hollywood’s most powerful men. Now, a tragic reminder that unchecked potency can be abused, with devastating and far reaching consequences. In 2017, over 90 women came forward, accusing the mogul […]
The idea of the coronavirus spreading around the UK is a scary one, but not unfathomable. With a growing number of individuals in the UK recieving treatment or being held in quarantine, coronavirus is no […]
Megxit is an awful word. Like Brexit, the word seems impersonal. Unlike Brexit, the word concerns two actual people. In an age of digital media, where outrageous headlines are clicked on and truthful ones are […]
Brexit might just be the most used portmanteau of the modern era; it might also be the most divisive. Nevertheless, Brexit Day has passed. After three years of political turmoil, three prime ministers and four […]
At a Hastings and Rye hustings on Thursday, Conservative candidate Sally Ann Hart defended the idea that disabled people should be paid less than minimum wage, as they “don’t understand money”. Hart was elected as […]
As the term limps on, it is easy to feel a bit disillusioned. A bit like university is pulling you along by your ankles and you have no choice but to limp alongside, exhausted, academically confused and having succumbed to the frozen pizza diet more than you’re willing to let on.
Perhaps deadlines are on the horizon, social plans, job applications. And yet, for all this looking ahead, you feel you’ve left yourself somewhere behind.
Students are paying £9250 a year on tuition fees, for an average of less than 2 contact hours a day, a higher education finding reveals. The survey of nearly 30,000 students across the country suggests […]