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Let’s not abandon those affected by long Covid

17th January 2022

We need to start addressing the serious effects that long Covid is having on students. It’s the part of the pandemic that everyone wants to forget. The alienating and exhausting part. But if you’re living with long covid then you can’t just forget, because it overwhelms you. My mum hasn’t been the same since March ...


Don’t place all your bets on a Johnson resignation

17th January 2022

Writer Patrick Gaffey explains why Boris Johnson’s resignation will mean nothing if the system that allows his behaviour is not changed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces perhaps his biggest threat since taking power, after admitting to attending an illegal party in May 2020, ignoring his government’s lockdown regulations on a day when 103 British people ...


Oh, we’re halfway there…

13th January 2022

 Rachel Campbell reflects on the pressures final year students face as they go into their last semester of university. Though this time of year tends to be filled with the remains of that post-Christmas festive spirit, for students – particularly fourth years – this can be far from the most wonderful time of the year. ...


Do people deserve access to you 24/7?

8th January 2022

Elena Adams explores how social media can make us feel pressure to be contactable at all hours, and how we can break out of this mindset. Ever gone to reach for your phone in your pocket and it’s not there? Your heart drops and you start to panic, wondering where you’ve put it, or if ...


Should students should join future UCU picket lines?

8th January 2022

Su Aydin examines the importance of student support through the UCU strikes, especially after the pandemic. Does wisdom really come with age? If that’s the case, I think a 570-year-old university would have the wisdom to treat its staff fairly enough so that they don’t have to strike for basic workers rights. From 1-3 December, ...


For the millionth time we ask: why do British politics have to be this way?

6th January 2022

Yet another scandal has shown what our country’s politicians can get away with. When exactly is a punishment not a punishment? No, this isn’t a line from Armando Iannucci’s The Thick of It; it’s a question that has, in equal parts, hilariously and tragically dominated our country’s politics. Since 2016, British politics has been akin ...


Am I allowed to be sad when I hear good news?

6th January 2022

Views Editor Rothery Sullivan voices her regret that the Alzheimer’s vaccine didn’t arrive sooner. In mid-November, news of a potential Alzheimer’s vaccine was released after successful trials on mice. The results suggested that the drug could possibly improve (or even reverse) the memory of humans. Less than a week after this news, the first human ...


‘Facilitating’ peaceful protests? More like ‘controlling’ peaceful protests

4th January 2022

The excessive amount of police force at protests during COP26 is indicative of a larger problem of control. The mobilisation of a mass police force to “facilitate” peaceful protests, particularly this year, with regards to the COP26 protests this month and my own experience at the Palestine Solidarity protest in May, calls into question this ...


Winter exams weighing you down? It’s time to take a break

29th December 2021

As the days get darker and the stress gets heavier, it’s important to not lose track of who you are and why you came to uni. Rewind to September. As our glorious summer faded and the dust settled on what was for me an excellent 1B, I couldn’t help but think that the high-grade glories ...


Do they know there’s a pandemic at all?

24th December 2021

Basilia Weir examines the faults of the UK government throughout the pandemic, highlighting the most recent scandal of the Christmas parties held last year. I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t surprised to learn that the Conservatives had a Christmas party last year when Covid-19 cases were on the rise and indoor socialising was ...