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Valentines’ lack of love for sustainability

With the recent passing of Valentine’s Day, simply entering a supermarket will invade your vision with bouquets of flowers and red roses. It’s such a staple in gift giving, but…

Breaking up with Valentine’s Day: how the day of love has lost its spark

It’s that time of year again when all restaurants and shops are advertising their special Valentine’s Day deals and discounts. What says ‘I love you’ more than a Greggs’ Steak…

Russell Group back door isn’t just an English issue

Last Sunday The Times released the results of an investigation of Russell Group universities, revealing that international students (who pay on average £22,000 a year in tuition) need far lower…

Why your vote for Rector matters

Since original publication, only one valid nomination was received by the deadline of 5 February. In accordance with the regulations governing the election process, Simon Fanshawe has been named as…

Graded tutorials are a university staple

The universal tradition of enduring painful silences in tutorials at university- it’s essentially a right of passage. Let me to paint the picture: each individual undergraduate becomes intrigued with carpet…

O’Neill faces storm as Stormont sits again

730 days is extraordinary amount of time for a nation to be without leadership, to be left adrift. Northern Ireland often feels like a Westminster afterthought, the puzzle that Prime…

University unity: understanding the reality facing Palestinian universities

A line from the Beatles goes—”living is easy with eyes closed”. Life goes as dreams do, a blur between two realities: one we are told about and one which we…

UK’s vape ban ignores wider issues

Last week, Rishi Sunak’s government announced plans to ban disposable vapes on the grounds of improving children’s health. Something has clearly gone wrong if it can be simultaneously true that…