• Social Media in Lockdown: Friend or Foe?

    A clear outcome of the current lockdown measures imposed across the world is an increase in activity on social media. Social media has been a huge of our technology-driven society for over a decade now, so the fact that it has perhaps become more embedded into our current lives...
  • Getting Sober from Social Media

    Lauren reflects on her personal experiences in coming off social media and the complexities of social media for our mental and physical well-being....
  • Instagram’s Handling of Self-Harm Images: Are They Doing Enough?

    As the use of Instagram has proliferated throughout society, so too has the dangers that come with the social media site. Molly Russell took her own life in 2017 and her father believes that images she was exposed to on the platform (Instagram) greatly contributed to this occurrence. Since...
  • No Social Media- Am I Living in the Stone Age?  

    What does social media mean to you? Why do you use it?  Is it to interact with a whole range of people, or to stay tuned with world affairs? Are you curious as to what goes on in people’s lives, or knowing what your favourite celebrities are up to?...
  • How (So)lo Can You Go?

    Travelling alone for the first time can feel like a massive challenge. You don’t have the safety net of your friends, there’s nobody to look after your oversized rucksack when you go to the loo, and more importantly, who is going to get that insta-worthy snap? “Being on your...
  • Monetising Mental Health

    Thursday 10th October was World Mental Health Day. You probably saw plenty of posts on social media from celebrities, authors, bloggers and the like. Raising awareness of mental health is a step towards dismantling stigma and creating a more open society where everyone can receive the support they need....
  • 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...