• Looking After Your Mental Health During Isolation 

    On March 11 2020, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19, aka coronavirus, a pandemic. In order to reduce the spread of the virus, the government has ordered social isolation, and here at the University of Nottingham, and many other universities across the country, learning has been moved online. Many...
  • Lockdown – City vs Countryside 

    The word ‘unprecedented’ has been cropping up in every news report, article, and Facebook post of late. But these really are unprecedented times. Coronavirus has led to a worldwide lockdown, breaching our basic human rights in a bid to rid the world of this virus. With his announcement on the evening of the 23rd of March, the...
  • Self-care in Self Isolation

    Now that the government has announced a three week lockdown at least for non-key workers and the University of Nottingham has moved to online classes, students are left wondering what to do with this added time whilst isolating at home to minimise the effects of COVID-19. Although our studies...
  • January Book of the Month: Milkman

    Anna Burns’ third novel, Milkman, is an interesting social comment but fails to completely capture your imagination by not meeting the potential of its plot. “I struggled to get that page-turning feeling” Milkman was the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize and maps the experiences of the protagonist...
  • Impact Plays – Alien: Isolation

    Alien: Isolation is the latest game to tie in with the highly successful film franchise of the same name. Thankfully it departs completely from the formula of the last game, Colonial Marines, as first-person shooting is replaced by a genre far more befitting of the films; survival horror. Minimalist...