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Elizabeth Whittingham

Elizabeth Whittingham
Elizabeth is a third year history student studying at The University of Manchester.

The Ten Stages of being Home For Christmas

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Everything is really, really quiet. The food is actually nice and everything is free. You really miss the night bus. Everyone goes to bed really early. Your parents look in shock at your outfits of choice. You realise no one your age lives nearby anymore. You swing back into your daytime TV addiction. You finally […]

This Manchester Student has started a petition to house homeless people over the winter

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‘one in every 200 – are officially recorded as homeless or living in inadequate homes’ This Manchester Student has started a petition to house homeless people over the winter. Considerable sections of the largest student area in Manchester are filled with empty, vacant halls. Owen’s Park hosts three buildings which stand empty in Fallowfield, called […]

Austria has just legalised Gay Marriage

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Following in the footsteps of Germany, Australia and Chile, Austria has just legalised gay marriage! The Austrian court argued that by having civil partnership for lesbian and gay citizens, and marriage for heterosexual couples, a division was being caused, that deemed gay people to be less entitled to the act of marriage. Therefore, as of […]

Guys and Dolls Review: A fresh take on a timeless classic ★★★★

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beautifully irresistible, offering up an enticing, joyous score, perfectly executed story line and a vibrant collection of characters and personalities Guess what? Selected tickets are only £7 each week day for people under the age of 26, at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, meaning that the theatre is now accessible to students! Simply show your […]

BBC to offer free box sets this Christmas!

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there is no need to go anywhere else this Christmas  Rest assured that you will not be short of something to watch this December, with BBC rivalling Netflix by offering box sets online. Some of the BBC’s best series will appear for your viewing pleasure all throughout Christmas, ranging from Peaky Blinders and Taboo through […]

The Best Presents for Mum and Dad

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If your Mum doesn’t ask for ‘smelly stuff’, is she really your Mum? Struggling to think of present ideas for the parents? Don’t worry! We’ve got some nifty ideas, ranging from a wide variety of prices and choices, you are bound to find something you like the sound of! ★  Ideas for Mum ★ As my […]

What are the worst secret Santa gifts people have received?

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she didn’t know whether to laugh or cry! Ever had a truly terrible secret Santa gift, so terrible that you avoid the practice each year? Well, we asked some students and graduates their worst and strangest secret Santa gifts, ranging from a bag of orange peel to consuming the present before you gift it, there […]

☃ The Best UK Christmas Markets ☃

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glüehwein all round Birmingham ❆ This is the biggest Christmas Market out of mainland Europe and is definitely a must see. The market offers delicacies such as pretzels, hot cider and foot long garlic bread sticks, which I guess you could share with someone. The market sprawls out under the impressive vision of the Birmingham Museum […]

☃ 10 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas on a student budget ☃

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Merry Christmas! We all know the drill, you have absolutely no idea what to get your loved ones this Christmas, you also have no money on your student loan for presents in general. So what to do? Well, ever heard of D.I.Y? Yes, you can make presents at home for pennies! Don’t worry, the one’s […]

☃ Why Students are just a little rubbish at the whole Christmas thing ☃

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We get pretty awful presents I tried to do some D.I.Y presents last year, that worked well… We all know the drill, a quick dash to Primark, bulk everything out with a selection box and BAM! Presents sorted, if people say it’s a little rubbish, try the old, I’m a student line, works every time. […]