Categories
Lifestyle

Pandemic passions: making time out count

A brand new 2020 diary, scrumptiously leather-bound with gorgeous thick paper waiting for my scrawling hand. Fast forward to March 2021 and this diary is practically empty. My concept of time has been completely rehashed, all tasks rotating around the small circle of kitchen-desk-bathroom. My social calendar is blank and my scheduled hours at University […]

Categories
Comment

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 […]

Categories
Lifestyle

Tattoos & Taboos: does it hinder job opportunities?

Tattoos, along with most kinds of body modification, have always been faced with judgement, particularly in westernised society. Tattoos have always been a significant part in historical cultural variations dating back thousands of years, yet they have been seen as a way to define the type of person and worker you are. Oftentimes, these judgements […]

Categories
Comment

In defence of English Literature and the arts

When I found myself sitting at a linguistics event on the initial offer holders day at the university I was to eventually attend, the lecturer started his course introduction by saying “if you wish to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, and challenge you every day, this is the place to do […]

Categories
Comment

Is university for learning?

What is the purpose of university? It might seem like an ignorant question, with an obvious answer, but in this generation of students many don’t seem to know why they came to university. Is university for those who are passionate about a certain subject? Is it a rite of passage all about the experience? Or […]

Categories
Lifestyle Work & Careers

Careers: how to find summer internships

With the semester finally coming to an end, and with an inevitably long summer ahead, some of us might be looking for internships or some work experience. Although it sounds tempting to spend the holidays doing nothing, we all know that the British summer won’t grant us three months of sunshine. Why not use these […]