• Emma + Emma Forever

    Emma Watson is one of those celebrities that is admittedly, universally loved. The automatic association with her beloved character of Hermione in the Harry Potter series makes her a love of millions, and throughout her adulthood she has continued to be both an interesting and inspirational individual, influencing many young...
  • The Negative Side of Body Positivity: Whitewashing

    Once upon a time, the words “body positivity” used to relate to people like Lady Gaga and her epic meat dress (which has its own Wikipedia page by the way), just because she expressed herself. Did you know that women experience an average of 13 negative thoughts about themselves...
  • I Weigh: A Declaration of Self-Love

    Social media can often get in the way of how we view ourselves and although we can sit with friends and family and admit this, sometimes we need an extra reminder. If you have not already heard of the I_Weigh movement on Instagram, then it is time to check...
  • Not Playing the Game

    The global outreach and influence of Hollywood on society and culture has always been significant. But times are changing, and actresses are at the forefront of Hollywood activism in the 21st century. Look back through the illustrious history of Hollywood, and you’ll find with it a long history of...
  • Pink IPA and the commodification of activism

    On International Women’s Day, Scottish brewer BrewDog launched Pink IPA, a beer targeted towards raising debates on sexist marketing and the gender pay gap. The beer, which bears a pink label, is the same as the popular blue-labelled Punk IPA, but it will retail at a 20% lower price...
  • Socialist Students hold a day of action

    On the day of the release of the Government’s Autumn Budget 2017,  the University’s Socialist Students Society organised a day of action to protest Tory policies. The protest was part of a nationwide Socialist Students’ campaign on university campuses on 22 November. Will Sharland, the president of UoN’s Socialist...
  • Does campaigning at university make you more employable?

    The image of the student as the vocal, politically-minded do-gooder is one which is fully embedded in the public consciousness. However, campaigning whilst at university could in fact set you up for a successful career. “I definitely do think that campaigning, when presented correctly, increases employability”, says Michael Abiodun...