• 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...
  • LOVE – TO ALL THE GIRLS OUT THERE – YOU NEED TO READ THIS

    My girl WhatsApp group chat continually buzzes with general random topics like food, fashion and most importantly, boys. Screenshots of conversations ping back and forth and advice is absolutely needed. ‘What do I do?’, ‘I like him but he did this and he treated me like that’ and the...
  • Fresher’s Memoirs – Day 2: Night One

    For Day 2 of our Fresher’s Memoirs, Holly provides a touching poem of Night one at university, waiting for a message from her long-distance partner. Night one without him is not lonely yet, but too quiet. It is not yet cold, in fact it’s quite muggy, but I can...
  • I’m More Than My Vagina

    I’m a quadruplet; I like peas but hate mushy ones; I’m obsessed with rice pudding; I love a good pair of funky trousers and I don’t understand how tall people comfortably fit in beds. I’ve got all these things about me and whirring around in my little head and...
  • Creative Corner – Weather

    Lauren’s poetry is inspired by the nature she sees on campus and around Wollaton Park. Enjoy her poetic musings and beautiful photography on the subject of weather… Weather As inconsistent as a fickle lover, who murmurs promises to stay, whilst pulling the bedsheets from you, awakening cold and alone. Lauren...
  • Romance in videogames

    As we come up to Valentines Day, we need to discuss why videogames have such as bad rap for the portrayal of relationships. With some notable exceptions such as the Witcher 3, relationships in games have either come across as token, awkward or completely sexist. This even goes as...
  • Valentine’s Day: A Survival Guide

    Ahh, it’s that time of year again: Valentine’s Day. Singletons across the country will be treated to a newsfeed full of couples that have been spoilt rotten by bae and lavished with expensive gifts. For some the treat lies in re-watching Bridget Jones in a self-induced ice cream coma and...