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Newsflash: University isn’t fun for everyone

University. One of those words that brings up a plethora of stereotypical images. We all have an idea of what our university experience should look like – coffee dates with friends, studying in the library, heading out for a drink at a bar and clubbing into the early hours. But does every student’s life really […]

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Increase in National and Minimum Wage: why is age discrimination still prevalent?

As of April 2022, the National Living Wage rate will rise for all working adults aged 23+, from £8.91 to £9.50/hr. This rate of pay is only enforced for employees of a certain age; for younger workers, the National Minimum Wage is in place instead – employees aged between 21 and 22 can expect an […]

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Students VS climate change: Should you go vegan?

It has been reported that there are currently between 750,000 and one million ‘dietary vegans’ in the UK. This is a rough estimate, but it gives us an idea of how widespread veganism is. In a recent survey, it was found that concern for the environment was the second-most popular reason given for turning vegan, […]

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Refresher: a second-year’s experience in Freshers’ Week

“Are you a first- or second year?” were the words I heard most often during Freshers’ Week. Any other year, this may have been a strange question – wasn’t Freshers’ Week a first-year experience? It was the rite of passage for new university students. But this year, there were hundreds of second-years descending on the […]