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Dissertation survival guide from Cassandra Lord

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…

The blue glow: does technology help or hinder sleep?

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…

Children celebrities pressured into adulthood

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…

Does Japan have a problem with gender equality?

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…

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…

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…

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…

The rich heritage of the university rectorship

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…