• Finding Yourself: My Experience of Travel and Self-Discovery

    The famous British philosopher and physicist John Locke had an idea that individuals travelling can become different people by meeting and seeing “otherness”. His philosophy was that “the man who returns is not the same man who left”. He further refers to hearing new languages as a benefit of travelling,...
  • It’s Time We Got Serious About Sexual Assault in the LGBTQ Community 

    There is no easy way to say this but earlier this year, I was sexually assaulted. After a riveting bar crawl with my friend, we both decided to head to the local gay club, as we often do on our nights out. We got in there, ordered our drinks...
  • Death by Overtime, Japan’s Work Culture Crisis

    In 1996 a 29-year-old Japanese male was reported dead as a result of a stroke, in the shipping department of Japan’s largest newspaper company. Cause of death? Karoshi. Translated as literally “overwork death”, this gentleman’s demise sadly was, and is still is not, uncommon for workers amongst his age...
  • Japan: A New Tourist Hotspot?

    Japan is an island rich in culture, history and nature. Animé, sushi, technology, cherry blossom trees, Samurai and temples are just some aspects that have filtered through to a Western imagination of the country. The East Asian island hosts something for everyone, and in the last few years this...
  • Nottingham Celebrates for Black History 365

    Isobel Billington explores what Nottingham is doing to celebrate Black History Month this year.  Black History Month got off to a ceremonial start with the unveiling of a plaque to remember Eric Irons, Britain’s first black magistrate. Nottingham was proud to honour our local hero on 1st October, at...
  • Getting the London Experience in Nottingham

    Whether you are a returning student or a fresher looking to explore your new home and city, let this article serve as your guide to making the most out of your time in Nottingham. “While these big galleries may contain a Monet or two they are often full of...
  • Have student holidays had their day, or is there still a gap (‘yah’) in the market?

    We all know that one of the best ways to get through the university year when deadlines, relationships and life are giving you stress, is knowing the exact date that you are jetting off to some exotic location to avoid all responsibilities and let the crippling anxieties float away...