Students vs Climate change: What could the new policing bill mean for student climate activism?

Introduced in March 2021, the UK government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill proposes widespread new crime and justice legislation. Amongst other proposals, the bill proposes changes to rights of assembly and freedom of expression, which threatens the right to protest.  Direct action has long been key to environmental movements, disturbing business as usual to […]

Lifestyle Wellbeing

Five Days Challenge: giving up social media

For many modern day teens, five days without Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr or dating apps might be described as a type of hell. However, I undertook the challenge to see whether I could beat the stereotype often ascribed to young people. This being that we are addicted to our phones and unable to operate without constantly […]

Art Culture

ESAF Presents: CHALLENGE// It is Possible to Challenge the Report’s Assumptions

Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) presents CHALLENGE// It is Possible to Challenge the Report’s Assumptions: an exhibition displaying a handful of works that are intended to encourage a playful and creative response from the viewer, which is not corrupted by the intentions of the artist. Through a combination of mixed media including sculpture, painting, performance and […]