• 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...
  • The Weight of Words

    When news recently broke of Caroline Flack’s death, thousands flocked to social media to express their disbelief. In sombre posts, users celebrated the former Love Island presenter’s traits: her natural vivacity, warm aura, bright smile and impressive presenting skills....
  • ‘In a World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind’ – A Look at the Specifics of Caroline’s Law

    Caroline Flack, former presenter and TV personality, tragically took her own life on the 15th February in her north-east London home. The inquest into her death, which took place on the 19th of February, suggested that she had in fact hung herself after being what many have described as...
  • Finding Yourself: My Experience of Travel and Self-Discovery

    The famous British philosopher and physicist John Locke had an idea that individuals travelling can become different people by meeting and seeing “otherness”. His philosophy was that “the man who returns is not the same man who left”. He further refers to hearing new languages as a benefit of travelling,...
  • How Does TV and Social Media Influence Our Style?

    As a society, style, particularly our outfit choices allow us to express ourselves. Dressing a certain way allows us to create a version of ourselves that stands out and reinforces our personality and individuality without saying a word....
  • 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...
  • Pressure To Get ‘THE’ Pic

    As the start of the new academic year approaches, most of us are looking back on our summer and all the things we got up to. Whether that’s touring the Australian outback, or simply sitting inside and watching as many episodes of ‘Friends’ as you’ve ordered take-outs. Amongst all...