• All I Want for Christmas is…to be single?

    Being single at Christmas holds certain stigmas and presumptions, and for some can be a daunting prospect. Lauren offers an insight into why not being in a relationship during the festive period wasn’t such a bad thing.  Perhaps it’s my penchant for solo activities like knitting and reading books,...
  • On the 12th Day of Christmas.. I am still a poor student in debt.

    Having a student budget but lots of loved ones you want to spoil can be daunting. Have a read of Katherine’s take on buying gifts as a student.  As you get older, Christmas becomes less about circling the Argos catalogue and the gifts you’re going to get, and more...
  • How to Host the Perfect Uni Christmas Dinner!

    It’s official. Jack Frost swiftly visited campus this morning, the grass was silver and it was cold enough to see foggy breath. We can finally start getting excited… Christmas is coming! Bea gives her advice on how to host an affordable and delicious Christmas dinner in your Uni house! ...
  • Update: UCU Strike Action

    Wednesday 4th December saw the end of University and College Union (UCU) strikes as negotiations with UUK were reopened. Striking staff have returned to work but the UCU stresses that the industrial action over pensions, pay and equality is not over yet. The strike action has highlighted major flaws within...
  • UoN Student-Staff Solidarity Occupation

    A collective of students gathered in the Trent building foyer occupying both the space outside the Vice Chancellor’s office and the presiding hallways. This non-violent action comes ahead of a number of concerns about higher education institutions. The group have set out a list of commands specifically to the...
  • Day One: UCU Strikes

    The first day of University and College Union (UCU) strikes has seen action in 60 universities across the UK. The planned action comes ahead of pay cuts, increased pension costs, deteriorating working conditions and overwhelming concerns about casualisation within higher education institutions. 79% of UCU members supported strike action...
  • The Privileges Of Veganism

    In the last 20 years, veganism has become much more mainstream. Veganism is a lifestyle in which the use or consumption of animal products is prohibited. This includes the wearing of products like leather and wool, as well as the consumption of meat, eggs and any other animal byproduct....