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Universities’ Minister: Student Mental Health must be the top priority

Elizabeth Whittingham
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It has been revealed today that the government have issued an ultimatum to university vice-chancellors, urging them to improve their student mental health services, expressing their frustration at universities for stating that studies always take priority. 1 in 4 students seek counselling at universities, whilst many more are suffering with mental health issues without speaking […]

Asda rations sales of fizzy drinks, so it’s time to find a new mixer

Elena Cotton
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PixabAsda have announced that they will be rationing the amount of fizzy drinks their online customers can purchase as the national CO2 shortage continues. Consumers have been restricted to buying six large bottles or multi-packs online with drinks affected including Asda’s own-label soft drinks, plus Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, 7Up, Irn […]

Upskirting Law Blocked by One Male MP

Elizabeth Whittingham
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On Friday 15th June, in an almost empty Parliament, a Private Member’s Bill was read out to a sparsely populated room. The Bill was an act to make up skirting- the act of photographing up a woman’s skirt without her knowledge- a criminal offence. It was expected by almost everyone to breeze through proceedings as […]

The worst university reputations in the UK

Elizabeth Whittingham
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Let’s spill the tea…   The worst on class equality The University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Edinburgh There are plenty of universities who have come under fire for their approach to class. Cambridge hit the headlines in 2015 amid claims of games played at certain societies, where students were encouraged to shout […]

Black Lives Matter module introduced at Hertfordshire University

Elena Cotton
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After a call from BME students and activists to ‘decolonise’ university curriculums, the University of Hertfordshire have introduced a Black Lives Matter module. The module, available to study as part of the university’s MA programme, will engage topics such as identity, violence, politics, love and queerness. ‘US Culture and #BlackLives Matter’ will also explore the […]