• Why It’s Okay If You Don’t Make Friends For Life In First Year

    Coming to university is a whirlwind experience. So much is changing, and many people have a lot of expectations about how these years will be the time of their life and that they are going to meet friends for life. But that isn’t always the case, and it may...
  • For Better Or Worse? The Government’s Fight Against Obesity

    The government has introduced its new ‘Better Health’ policy which plans to focus on improving the physical health of people in the face of increasing obesity. The policy includes ending fast food advertising on TV, enabling doctors to prescribe cycling, and the inclusion of calories on the menus of...
  • Partners In Time

    I’m sitting at my desk, one hand cradling my favourite mug – a 17-year-old ceramic vessel with an orange-eyed frog popping out above the Rainforest Café logo, as I try to write this. I sip away at the steaming hot liquid and as it makes its way down my...
  • Boo For Boohoo- Modern Slavery In The UK

    Founded in Manchester in 2006, the exclusively online fast-fashion brand Boohoo is a well-known success story. Originally entering the fashion e-commerce market “with just a handful of staff”, they subsequently rocketed to success as online consumerism exploded, with Boohoo group recently being valued at £5 billion and operating seven...
  • Is It Our Responsibility Not To Travel Abroad This Summer?

    Since the 4th July there has been no longer a ban on non-essential travel abroad from the UK, meaning that there is now potential to go on the holiday we have all been craving after being stuck in our houses for the majority of 2020....
  • ‘Dither and Delay’: Why Have The New Rules Surrounding Face Masks Taken So Long?

    Tuesday brought with it welcome news of the government’s latest U-turn as health secretary Matt Hancock announced that face coverings will be made mandatory in shops from the 24th July. With countless pieces of evidence emerging on the effectiveness of masks at reducing the transmission of Covid-19, it is...
  • How Important Are Societies To University Culture?

    It is safe to say that over time, societies have played an integral part in university culture. Developing in some of the earliest universities, the concept of a society has evolved with the changing times. What would have begun as clubs only open to the social elite, societies have...