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What do Prince Harry and Freshers have in common? Oversharing

I’m sure by now you are all familiar with the term ‘frostbitten todger’, due to the inescapable literary work of our very own Duke of Sussex. Harry has been perpetually slammed by the media and various A-listers for the detailed personal information within his autobiography ‘Spare’. Many have described Harry’s stories as an act of […]

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How To Survive Fresher’s Flu Season

Lectures interrupted by a continuous string of raspy coughs; Sainsbury’s shelves decimated of Lem-Sip. That slight sniffle, and tickle in the back of your throat; the dreaded “Fresher’s Flu” season is finally upon us. Whilst getting ill during this time seems almost inevitable, a few simple (and cheap) adjustments can help your body navigate the tapestry of germs it fights each time you step […]

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How To: Navigate In-Person Teaching

Thankfully, our time with old pal COVID seems to be behind us. This paves the path for a new way of uni life for second and third years, and a chance for fourth years to be reminded (that after almost half a decade) they are, in fact, still students.  There is now a mass exodus […]

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Refreshers: Here I Go Again

It’s that time again, when the chaos of Freshers’ Week fades into the swing of a new academic year. New courses, new lectures, and unfamiliar University buildings that you just can’t seem to find 10 minutes before your lecture. Some students might be thrilled that the much-hyped, incredibly daunting Fresher’s Week is finally over – […]

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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 […]

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I hate clubbing. There, I said it

Sticky floors, everyone crammed into a tight dance floor, dancing awkwardly to barely understandable and overbearingly loud music. Your friends are leaving you to jump up and down with a couple of Welsh tourist boys they met 5 minutes ago. The unavoidable sickness afterwards from too much tequila or the spread of freshers flu. Whenever […]

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ISAAC JULIEN: Lessons of the Hour

National Gallery Scotland, Modern One. Until October 10th 2021 Fredrick Douglass asked: What is a slave to the fourth of July?  The most photographed American in the 19th century, yet frequently forgotten by history, Douglass was born into slavery, became a free famed orator, novelist, statesman, philosopher, intellectual and freedom-fighter.  International acclaimed artist Isaac Julien creates […]

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A Language Guerrilla on Art Writing

An open letter to new art writers about the revolutionary power of refusing inaccessible art language To whoever is taking their first steps into the world of arts, whether in academia or as a profession. To whoever comes next: filled with expectations and a love for the arts, well-spoken in a language which is not […]