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Time to call Father Christmas!

21st December 2020

With the madness of Covid and 2020, Santa’s grotto is going online. 2020 has seen many dreams smashed into tiny pieces, but many companies throughout the UK are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that children still have the chance to believe in the magic of Christmas. This year, Santa is taking to Zoom, ...


Review: let me count the ways

30th November 2020

A live virtual performance by Alan Kane In addition to their in-person gallery exhibitions, The Modern Institute (TMI) offers a number of online live performances from the artists they represent.  In line with the global gallery trend of art dissemination, the surreality of the Zoom-era seeps into performance art this week as Alan Kane keeps ...


The Amazon alternatives you knew you needed

7th November 2020

A student-friendly guide to book-buying that won’t bankrupt you – morally or financially. The start of the academic year has been a bewildering time for many on campus. The ongoing pandemic has dramatically altered the way in which we conduct our studies, and confusion is widespread across the university. In these unpredictable times, however, every ...


QMU hosts its first online general meeting

31st October 2020

The battle of QMU constitutional amendments have seemingly come to an end with the expected amendment vote taken off the agenda.  QMU hosted its first online Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 30 October. It was first scheduled for April, but had to be pushed back due to Covid-19. Originally slated as the showdown for contested ...


TikTok: it’s time to protect users

24th October 2020

Michael Wright compares the toxic side of Tumblr to the appearance of similar tropes on TikTok.  Content Warning: Contains references to suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders.  It’s likely that you’ve heard about TikTok; but what exactly is TikTok? The answer is not as simple as it may seem. If you google it, you’ll read that ...


Our top 5 NPR Tiny Desk (home) gigs

19th October 2020

Writer Oliva Marrins shares the greatest Tiny Desk concerts, from their home to yours. How can we enjoy live music now? Generations left lost without a mosh pit, the electricity of the crowd, or pint of suspicious smelling “beer” thrown towards them; was it even worth experiencing a concert via YouTube? The introduction of the ...


Anything I can do, you can do better

18th October 2020

Why we should learn to not compare ourselves so harshly to our peers online. We are all guilty of losing ourselves down the social media rabbit hole, mindlessly scrolling through image upon image, status upon status, immersed in the lives of others. For most young adults in the UK, coming of age in the era ...


Sedentary students: what are the health risks of going online?

22nd September 2020

With the semester’s teaching being online, it’s important to remember to at least stand up during your day. Before I was aware of how grateful I should be to spend two hours listening to a melody of sniffling students all crammed into one room, I would slop into my seat and slowly melt into my ...


Virtual travelling: The Big Apple in my childhood bedroom

18th September 2020

New York on the first date… who said coronavirus killed romance? New York: the city that dreams are made of. But at the moment, it is more the city of Covid-19 spikes, hostile police, and curfews. So, during a lockdown virtual date, I visited from the safety of my childhood bedroom, my first venture into ...


Logging on to long-distance love

18th September 2020

Without the aid of physical touch, it falls to culture to serve as the baseline for long-distance relationships. At the start of quarantine, during those few weeks wherein I did nothing but endlessly scroll social media in search of something to fill my sudden free time, I remember seeing a friend post on Instagram about ...