• Lockdown Restrictions: Should They Be Tightened or Loosened?

    I experienced first-hand the COVID-19 situation in Spain. I had been studying in Zaragoza since January and then returned to the UK on the 18th of March after being given permission from the Year Abroad Team. I saw how quickly the disease spread, and how quickly it overwhelmed Spain....
  • How the Tables Have Turned

    Having been on the receiving end of endless lectures and rants from our nagging parents for the majority of our lives, us millennials have become accustomed to the verbal repercussions of not doing that which we are told. So why is it that we now find ourselves pulling our...
  • UK Festivals – Where Are All the Women?

    Music festivals are great: an essential part of British culture, they unite us in our common love of music and all its various genres and artists. In recent years, however, it has become abundantly clear that women get far less recognition and exposure in such events than men. Kit...
  • Northern Nationalisation

    While travelling back to and from Uni can be stressful at the best of times, spare a thought for rail fairing students from the North who will be familiar with overcrowding, delays and cancellations across the region courtesy of Northern Rail. However, as of March 1st, train services from...
  • Autumn Day Trips for Your Pre-Christmas Bucket List

    Even though Autumn is the mark of colder weather and shorter days – which would usually make you want to stay in and cosy up by the fire – it’s one of my favourite seasons to go out, whether that be walking the dog, riding a bike or going for...
  • Giving Blood: How to Save a Life in 20 Minutes 

    In 2018, 830,000 people gave blood in England alone. Incredible numbers at face value, right? But in the grand scheme of things, that’s just less than 2% of the entire population who are donating. Giving blood is one of the easiest ways to make a huge difference in a person's...
  • The Beautiful Confessions of Loyle Carner

    Ben Coyle-Larner, from Lambeth, adopts the name Loyle Carner when he serenades us with his eloquent flow. His stage name is some sort of intentional double-barrel spoonerism that reflects how he has struggled with ADHD from a young age. This perfectly summarises him as a person. Carner is paving...