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 […]Read More What is the FCO Travel Aware campaign and why is it important?
In July of last year, I wrote an article entitled “Crisis in Iran: Are we headed for War?”. In my closing statements, I argued that the Iran-US conflict was at a breaking point and that what comes next will shape relations between the West and the Middle East for years to come. The events of […]Read More The assassination of General Qasem Soleimani and the ongoing Iran-US conflict
With the deadline of October 31st fast approaching, the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is becoming increasingly likely. But, how will this affect British universities? In a recent report published by Universities UK – the representative organisation for more than 120 higher education institutions – it suggests that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit could be “one of […]Read More How will a ‘no-deal’ Brexit affect universities?
We are at a defining moment in the history of our planet. The hysteria surrounding the climate crisis is at an all-time high, and the call for action has never been greater. The world of fashion has often been criticised for choosing to ignore this demand. However, this year’s London Fashion Week may be the […]Read More London Fashion Week and the issue of sustainability
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 […]Read More The first female-only art gallery: A move towards equality, or positive discrimination?
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 […]Read More To gym, or not to gym?
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 […]Read More The dangers of plastic in our oceans
Studies have shown that high levels of meat and dairy consumption are an important factor contributing to the climite crisis. But can a plant-based diet really help fight it? Well, I have been eating plant-based for almost 4 years now, and according to theplantway.com, I have saved an estimated 27,267 pounds of CO2, 40,177 square […]Read More How changing your diet could help fight climate change
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 […]Read More A recovering anorexic and her changing relationship with clothes
Summer should be a time of relaxing by the beach, soaking up some rays and spending quality time with friends and family. Yet, every year so many of us suffer from the same body insecurities. We are constantly questioning and criticising our bodies. Does this bikini make me look fat? Am I “summer-ready”? The truth […]Read More My thoughts on the “perfect” summer body