• 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...
  • Is Technology Taking Over? The Growing Need for an Online Presence at University

    There’s no doubt our demographic is constantly criticised by the likes of 'baby boomers' for our so-called addiction to technology and social media. But have we developed a dependency, or are we simply adapting to a modern way of living? The prevalent need for an online presence at university...
  • How to be Sporty When You’re Skint

    From a distance, David Ross Sports Village looks more like the high-tech training centre from The Hunger Games than it does a gym. Packed fill with squash and badminton courts, a massive swimming pool, snazzy fitness suites, outdoor pitches and even a sauna and steam room (!) this is...
  • Don’t Wobble Weak: Wobble Week

    With the dawn of Reading Week on the horizon, week five of teaching can feel all too far away from this promised recalibration, and can bring with it its own feelings of isolation and a spike in student drop-outs. This year, the Faculty of Arts are pushing against the...
  • Perspectives of the Past

    Black History Month in the UK is a celebration of Black culture and history and the achievements and contributions made by Black Britons in the past and has been celebrated for over 30 years....
  • Safety First: An Interview with the University’s Head of Security

    University campuses aren’t always the safest places to be, even for students. Whether it’s recent stories of muggings on the University Park campus, or the wider acknowledgement of gun crime in the United States, students have reason to be concerned. It is certain that the threat of a school...
  • The struggle to King Meadows Campus: Interview with our Education Officer Cassie O’Boyle

    Many of us have faced the struggle of having a lecture, seminar or really, unfortunately, an exam, on the Kings Meadow Campus (KMC). The campus is situated on the edge of Dunkirk, making it approximately a thirty-minute walk for those living either on University Park Campus, Jubilee Campus or...