• The Perks of Being Older Than An iPhone

    In a recent lecture on environmental history, my lecturer told our group that the average British prisoner now spends more time outside than the average primary school child. This statement truly shocked me. As a nation we typically associate primary school with a time of discovery and freedom without...
  • The People’s Vote: An opportunity for young adults to reclaim their future

    Flashback to the 23rd of June 2016. It is our final school assembly, the same day we wave goodbye to our British headmaster, who had guided the school for 25 years. I am gripped to my phone, so is my friend to my left, and a few other Year...
  • The Kids Are Definitely Not Alright

    Stressed may be desserts spelled backwards, but nobody said university would be a piece of cake. When we took steps towards applying for universities we all knew that if we got in, the work would be more challenging – but the promise of freedom, alcohol, nightclubs and adulthood kept...
  • Maintaining Relationships: Face-To-Face vs Social Media

    After leaving A-level pals, Year 11 friends, and hometown mates behind, university often feels like a great step forward for students eager to pursue new friendships with other students away from home. Extensive bus and train services and the omniscient powers of social media mean that old friends are...
  • Mind the Generation Gap

    Families always like to remind you how lucky you are to attend the University of Nottingham. They’re right too, the opportunity to spend three (or more) years studying a discipline of your choice at a world-famous institution is something to be appreciated. We may get to ‘come of age’...