Whether you’ve made it to the final few days of your dissertation or still have a month to go, we all need a bit of a push sometimes (and let’s face it, some procrastination). Here is a crash course survival guide to making it out of your dissertation alive. Don’t panic. Most people who panic […]
Author: Cassandra Lord
Whether it is Netflix or Facebook, Tinder or Candy Crush, we have all been there – scrolling through our phones or laptops whilst snuggled up in bed. One minute of scrolling turns into two, and before you know it, it is 2am and you realise you only have six hours before you have to get […]
Whether you’re a fan of Stranger Things or not, you will have seen a child actor on screen at some point. Some are good, some are bad, and some are downright awful, but the fact remains that if they have made it onto the big screen, they will be in the public eye. This can […]
Whilst on my year abroad in Japan, I have become increasingly aware of many things. Coming from a Western perspective, some of these things are particularly notable, such as the ever-problematic issue of the gender gap. Although Japan is often thought of as a well-developed and forward-thinking country, in terms of gender equality, this may […]
The bullies behind computer screens
When Lizzie Velasquez was 17 she came across a YouTube video entitled “The World’s Ugliest Woman”. Not knowing what was in store, she clicked on the video, purely as part of her procrastination. She was shocked when she found that the video was in fact an eight-second clip of herself that had been viewed over […]
The Lightbulb Generation?
Are we getting smarter? Or is it just that we’re better at answering IQ tests? Over the years, average results in IQ tests have risen in many countries, suggesting that we are getting more intelligent. However, other studies suggest the exact opposite. What is the reasoning behind all this? James Flynn, a philosopher and psychologist […]
Where are Wikipedia’s Women?
How many times have you gone to write an essay and referred to Wikipedia as your starting point? Although it may not be seen as the most reliable resource, it is certainly a useful point of reference, and covers a wide variety of topics. Being a crowd-sourced resource, anyone is free to edit Wikipedia and […]
Last week, following a win of 62 per cent of the overall votes, Steve Morrison was elected as The University of Edinburgh’s rector, but what is being a rector all about? The position of rector has a long and prestigious history. It was originally created in the 19th century by the Universities (Scotland) Act 1858, […]