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It’s not me, it’s you (and the Covid denial)

13th February 2021

Is a difference in opinion over the coronavirus pandemic a good enough reason to end a friendship? Our writer Sophie Kernachan thinks so.  In a year where political division has become evermore endemic and vicious, you might have thought an event like a widespread pandemic would be one of those instances where everyone comes together ...


Speaking out against accent discrimination at uni

11th February 2021

Softening of regional accents is rife at universities, but you should never need to change yourself to feel like you belong. This article may be about accent softening at university, but I’ve been working on my accent for much longer. At 11 years old, I knew that all the rich and successful people on the ...


Open the gyms or sweat it out at home?

11th February 2021

Is it time to open up the gyms again? Our writer Rothery doesn’t think so, and here’s why. Exercise can have an incredible impact on our mental health and wellbeing, making gyms an important service for many people. Given that the gyms are currently closed in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19, a ...


Alternatives to the waiting room

10th February 2021

With the NHS stretched a little thin, our Deputy News Editor and medical student Lucy Dunn offers some alternative resources for health-related-help.  As the year struggles on, the headlines get bleaker: “Stretched to the limit”, “Pressure on the frontline ‘relentless’” and “Surge leaves key hospital services in crisis”. Whilst we may try to ignore it, ...


Single and most definitely not ready to mingle

10th February 2021

With restrictions throwing everyone off this year, is this finally the lowkey, no fuss, non-romantic Valentine’s singletons have been waiting for? With the current lockdown restrictions set to be in place until at least the end of February, Valentine’s Day is likely to look different for everyone this year. Since the annual “galentines” antics are ...


Self-care: beyond the glitz and glam

10th February 2021

Has self-care been trivialised over the years? Drink your water! Slap on a £30 Glossier face mask! Spend 60 quid getting your nails done every month! If you’ve ever ventured into the “self-care” side of the internet, you will have most likely been confronted with advice like this. Whilst I am a fan of a ...


From Christmas to Keto: problematic post-Christmas diets

9th February 2021

Ciara McAliden is tired of relentless diet culture. Trigger warning: body image Hi, I’m overweight. Today I’m here to tell you (and myself) why that’s okay, and why we need to stop with these relentless updates on weight loss progression and post-Christmas fad diets. At 21 years old, I have, sadly, spent around half of ...


It matters, to a degree

8th February 2021

I mean, how many of you are actually going to use that history/ literature/theatre degree? A doctor studies medicine, a lawyer studies law, and an engineer studies engineering. The circle of life. How beautiful. So that must also mean actors study acting. Oh, except for Tom Cruise. And Meg Ryan. And Johnny Depp. But you ...


Drinking the deadlines away

6th February 2021

As we make our way through dry January, one student shares their experience of just how damaging the alcohol-dependent student stereotype can be. In the pre-Covid era, and perhaps even more problematically in this Covid era, the stereotypical life of a university student revolves around alcohol. This stereotype covers various different things from party-induced binge ...


Why should we unlearn?

5th February 2021

This new series uncovers what societal expectations our writers are working towards unlearning. In the first installment, Views Editor Emily Hay explores what unlearning is and why it’s so important. The rise of the Instagram infographics in 2020 brought with it a term which many had never come across before: unlearning. A quick google search ...