The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions of people across the world. But, what can universities do to support the movement, and how can students raise awareness for these issues? As a white person, it is hard to imagine the extent to which racism affects the day-to-day lives of the BAME community. However, education is […]Read More How can universities support the BLM movement?
TW: Rape, sexual assault This past April was sexual assault awareness month, and whilst issues related to consent remain incredibly important for both sexes, there has been little support shown for the male victims of sexual assault.The narrative surrounding sexual violence focuses on women and children, ignoring the highly stigmatised but equally serious issue of sexual assault […]Read More The hidden victims of male sexual assault
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
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?
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
In response to the growing mental health crisis, the government has launched a new training program to help teachers spot the early signs of mental illness among their students. As part of a £9.3 million Government scheme, one representative from every state school in the country will be offered a mental health training workshop to […]Read More Teachers to be trained in mental health: too little, too late?
One of the greatest issues surrounding the crisis of eating disorders in the UK is the assumption that it is entirely a “female problem”. The number of adult men being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has risen by 70% over the past six years, the same rate of increase as among women. Over […]Read More Men with eating disorders: a very real problem
In today’s climate, it is unsurprising that domestic headlines have been dominated in recent years by reports of increasing knife crime among young people. During talks with the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, the chairwoman of the National Police Chief’s Council, Sara Thornton, said that the number of fatal stabbings involving young people is “a national […]Read More Why are so many young people turning to violent crime?