• Safety First: An Interview with the University’s Head of Security

    University campuses aren’t always the safest places to be, even for students. Whether it’s recent stories of muggings on the University Park campus, or the wider acknowledgement of gun crime in the United States, students have reason to be concerned. It is certain that the threat of a school...
  • The Perils of Travelling Solo: Where is Safest?

    There’s something invigorating and freeing about travelling solo. That sense of excitement you felt when you were younger before taking a trip with your family is multiplied tenfold when you’re throwing yourself out into the world on your own. However, there is a dark side to travelling alone. Despite...
  • Deer Collisions are on the rise: here’s how you can help

    Marmalade, the leading insurance provider for young drivers, has reported that there is a growing crisis in deer/vehicle collision numbers in the UK, and is warning young motorists to stay alert. Given that UoN has plenty of students who drive to and from campus, around the city, and elsewhere,...
  • Roofie Reality: Drink Spiking Affects Many of Us

    Drink spiking is becoming an increasingly frequent occurrence, with rates in the UK having more than doubled in the past three years. The drinking culture at university means students are at high risk, and therefore it is very important to be vigilant. These are scary statistics, but even so...
  • Dodging (Drunk) Dudes in the Dark

    Now, before you read this and get the wrong idea about me, I want to clarify something: the methods listed below for turning someone down are not designed to cruelly reject a sweet guy or girl vying for your affections; these are for the annoying creeps who will not...
  • The perfect picture; are people taking it a shot too far?

    We live in a society of social media addicts, and who doesn’t love getting a nice picture to upload onto their feed, especially abroad. Personally, I like getting a cute picture in the sun and I love a good backdrop. However, recent fatal accidents have highlighted a new danger...
  • Travel Tips for Adventures Abroad

    It’s that time of year again. Uni is out, holidays are definitely very much in. After a lovely month of work experience and with two trips to Malta and Copenhagen in the bag, I’m definitely overdue starting an important task. No, not my MA dissertation (help!), but ensuring you...