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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 […]

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Students vs. Climate Change: why the holiday season doesn’t have to be wasteful.

It’s no secret that the upcoming holidays are an exciting time for all students. Be it that you love gift giving, food, or simply the time off lectures, no matter the holiday you celebrate, there are many reasons to love this season, but waste is not one of them.  On average the UK produces up […]

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Students vs. Climate Change: Is it possible to live sustainably on a student budget?

The answer is yes. Not ‘maybe.’ Yes. We all know that budgeting seems to be a part of everyday life as a student. Between wondering if that large coffee will take you over your daily spending or if you can afford to get takeaway on the night you can’t be bothered to cook, it’s all […]

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Veganism, Vegetarianism: For or Against Climate Change?

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference coming up in Glasgow, now more than ever, planet Earth is on our minds. The damages done to our planet is very visible. Heatwaves are getting worse summer after summer, sea levels are rising drastically, and there have been numerous floods all over the world. While Greta […]

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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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Commission on the Status of Women: time to build back better

According to a recent YouGov/UN Women survey, only 3% of women aged 18-24 in the UK have never experienced sexual harassment. Of the other 97%, 45% didn’t report it, because they didn’t believe it would help change things. Almost 50% of young women reported having been physically followed. Globally, an adolescent girl dies every ten […]

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Talking with the BlackED Movement

CW: racism, homophobia Sharessa Naidoo, a BlackED Ambassador, kindly answered some of our questions about what we can expect from this inherently inclusive movement, how we can get involved and her own personal alignment with the work they are doing. For those who may not know, how was the BlackED Movement formed and what is […]

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Our lives will never be the same after COVID, and thank goodness for that

The COVID-19 crisis has had the particular quality of uprooting absolutely everybody’s lives. No single age group, social class, country or minority has been left untouched by a global pandemic that has changed the world forever. It’s hard to think of a time where one could be inside a packed theatre or at a massive […]