What is the FCO Travel Aware campaign and why is it important?

As university students, travel forms a huge part of our lives. Whether it’s a research trip abroad, a holiday with your mates or a romantic city-break, travelling offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the world. With gap years and study abroad semesters becoming more commonplace, students are constantly exposed to new opportunities that could take […]

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The first female-only art gallery: A move towards equality, or positive discrimination?

The struggle for gender equality covers all political, economic and social spectrums. However, there has always been resistance in the world of art. Despite the efforts of feminist groups such as the Guerrilla Girls in the 1980s, there has been little change in the way female artists are represented. In a recent report commissioned by […]

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To gym, or not to gym?

If a healthy body equals a happy mind, why are so many of us against the #gymlife? While the physical and mental health benefits of exercising regularly are well-known, there are other factors that prevent young people from joining a gym. The chief of these reasons is the rising cost of gym memberships. Even with […]

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The dangers of plastic in our oceans

Plastic. It’s everywhere – from food packaging, to clothes manufacturing, to your favourite cosmetics brand. In just over 100 years, it has become one of the leading causes of environmental change, and until very recently its impact went largely unnoticed. But, with the threat of global warming at an all-time high, we must start educating […]

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A recovering anorexic and her changing relationship with clothes

Disclaimer: This article does not intend to glamourise eating disorders or romanticise the recovery process. Over the past four years, my relationship with clothing has changed dramatically. At the age of fifteen I was diagnosed with an eating disorder, and for the year that followed my life consisted of doctor’s appointments and therapy sessions. Clothing […]

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