The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with your family. My mum and sister have lived in the US for almost two years now, and I rarely get the chance to spend time with them. This Easter, I decided to visit them in the US. However, due to the global health crisis, we have […]Read More How to stay connected in self-isolation
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
Instagram. Snapchat. Facebook. These holy trinities of social media platforms have transformed the way we present ourselves, and how we are received by others. The growth of selfie culture is perhaps the most shocking consequence of these platforms, promoting a world obsessed by money, beauty, power and fame. Apps such as PhotoShop and FaceTune are […]Read More The dangers of photoshop in a social media-obsessed world