• I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

    Christmas is a time for giving, but the planet is facing a climate emergency and we, as consumers, are increasingly taking an introspective look at our contribution to climate change. Maybe it's time to make Christmas a little more green?...
  • How easy is it to eat vegan as a student?

    From November 1st, I set myself the challenge of eating vegan for a month. I say challenge, but for some people being vegan is just normal life. But as a full dairy and meat consumer, I knew for me it would be a personal challenge. I set out to...
  • What Does Being a Feminist Mean to You?

    With so many different interpretations on feminism, it can be difficult to know what being a feminist actually means. I asked numerous people what feminism meant to them. There was unanimous agreement that feminism revolves around equality. Many stated that a common misconception is that feminists are men haters/feminists believe...
  • Meat in the Middle

    We have all heard of the 'eat less meat' hype and there is no denying that it needs to be done. Some people think they will instantly implode or whither into a muscle-less package of skin and bone if their tummy doesn’t get given some kind of meat at...
  • Staff strikes: solidarity or sleeping in?

    On Monday 25th UCU members at UoN started an 8 working-day strike over changes to their pensions, rates of pay and working conditions. Unfortunately for students, the whole point of striking is to be as disruptive and inconvenient as possible and it often feels like it’s to our detriment...
  • Airbrush it Under the Carpet

    Recently there has been an article published on the guardian by a mother who was disgusted to discover, that the school in which her children attended provided an option to ‘airbrush’ their school photos. For a cost, a parent could ‘retouch’ their child’s photo through one of the two...
  • It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year… Almost

    The end of November is a strange time- in a few weeks we’re returning back to some home cooked meals from our families, the present giving season is upon us and we’ll soon be done with lectures for first term. All this sounds pretty good- so why is this...