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Cut your teachers some slack

28th February 2022

The added stress of the pandemic has made life harder for teachers, too.  It’s a Tuesday morning at 8:30am. Three years ago you’d be on the train, heading for the city towards your impending 9am lecture in the Boyd Orr building with a Starbucks latte in hand. Now, you are in bed – still pyjama-clad ...

Caring for your industry plants

18th December 2021

Charlotte Scrivener investigates what it means to be an “industry plant” and if it really matters. Billie Eilish. Lorde. Clairo. Khalid. Olivia Rodrigo. Lizzo. What do all these artists have in common? Apart from making the type of pop music favoured by the younger generations, they have all at some stage of their career been ...

Put your money where your mouth is and stop funding the climate crisis

29th November 2021

Protesting is a great way to get involved in activism, but if your actions don’t back up your words, holding a sign is pointless. Everybody loves a protest. You get together with friends, paint a witty yet politically astute sign, feel part of something bigger and – critically – have an excellent excuse to avoid ...