• Suicide Awareness at University

    Whilst it is often referred to as ‘the best three years of your life’, in reality university can be a very lonely and isolating place. As students, we face pressures from all aspects of our lives: are we working hard enough, are we socialising enough, are we making the...
  • The All-Too-Necessary Guide for…Surviving University Cold and Flu

    It has happened to us all; whether it’s the bog-standard Freshers’ Flu, or a more general snotty-bunged-up-ness that passes from bedroom to bedroom, door handle to door handle, and lecture theatre to lecture theatre – we’ve all been there. And isn’t it just so much worse being unwell at...
  • Secondary School Dress Codes: Necessary or OTT?

    I remember very clearly how it felt to wear a uniform at school. The ease of waking up in the morning and throwing the same thing on, the sense of school identity, and the copious amounts of stuff I could fit into the many pockets of my blazer. But...
  • Mike Thalassitis’ Death Confirmed as Suicide: A Reminder of Mental Health

    Last Saturday, former Love Island and Celebs Go Dating star – Mike Thalassitis – was found dead in a park near his Essex home. With the death later confirmed as suicide, the news came as a huge shock to many who simply could not have foreseen this happening. Friends...
  • The Dark Side to Reality Shows

    Let’s be honest, most of us love a reality TV show, in fact, at least 50% of 25-34-year olds watch some form of reality TV in the UK, whether it’s a longstanding staple like TOWIE, or a yearly ritual like I’m A Celebrity. Whilst these shows do offer a...
  • Winner Announced: International Officer – Denis Lelin

    Denis Lelin has been elected as your new Students’ Union International Officer for 2019/2020. Denis was declared International Officer for the 2019/2020 academic year after winning in the fourth round with 296 votes. Denis said he was just finally feeling calm. When the results were announced he was very...
  • WINNER ANNOUNCED: BME OFFICERS – Omolade Osinaike and Bridget Mohammed

    Omolade Osinaike and Bridget Mohammed have been elected as your new BME Officers 2019/2020.  Omolade and Bridget are both happy, relieved and feeling good, they were quite nervous anticipating their results as they were the last ones to be called for the part-time officers. Their highlight for the campaign, Omolade...