• ‘Essay Mills’ To Be Made Illegal In England

    The government has announced that it will become a criminal offence to provide, arrange or advertise essay-writing services to students for financial gain. the proposed ban of so called 'essay mills' is part of the Skills and POst-16 Education Bill, introduced on the 18th of May. ...
  • Two Sides: Is ‘Blended Learning’ The Best Future For The University Of Nottingham?

    Alex Ismail and Gemma Cockrell Our new section, ‘Two Sides’, sees two writers with opposing views debate an issue of importance. This week, as students at Nottingham return for another year of ‘blended learning’, our writers look at the benefits and drawbacks of this style of teaching. For Blended...
  • The Loss Of Erasmus: A Mistake, Or An Opportunity?

    Abbie Turner As a language student, I think the new Turing scheme holds exciting opportunities for UK students to participate in study or work placements all around the world. However, it is hard to make an informed decision about whether the loss of the Erasmus+ scheme is a mistake...
  • Hallelujah, Coronavirus Is Over! Well, According To Social Media, Anyway

    With the gradual easing of restrictions and lack of daily briefings, it’s easier to fall into the trap of letting social distancing slide because you don’t really know what the rules are anymore. This reasoning is something I can totally empathise with, only two households can mix indoors (at...
  • A Travel Disaster: Malaysia

    Our first trip venturing outside the gates of Univillage, our university accommodation in Semenyih, entailed nine newly found friends adventuring to the tropical island of Tioman, Malaysia. Contains content some readers may find disturbing. After a lengthy journey involving an hour taxi ride to Kuala Lumpur, a five-hour night...
  • 8 Productive Quarantine Activities for Students

    Are you bored in the house and in the house bored?

    Besides actually doing the work for your degree (and who really feels like doing that at the moment), there is an awful lot of time to fill whilst we sit and wait for this lockdown to end. So, here...
  • How Coronavirus Has Affected My First Year University Experience

    First year of university is meant to be the perfect opportunity for you to become accustomed to life as a student and meet new friends without the same level of academic stress that second and third years face. Coronavirus has however put this life on hold and has meant...