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The need to promote a healthy discourse on consent

Last week The Tab posted a national survey on sexual assault for students across the United Kingdom to take. Once having entered their gender, age, year, and place of study, participants were then confronted with the following question: “Is someone ever ‘asking for it’ because of what they’re wearing?”. Immediately after, the survey asks: “Should […]

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The misconception of student engagement with EUSA

This week saw the culmination of the EUSA by-elections, an annual event that allows students to stand and represent their peers on a number of different platforms and reasons. Perhaps unsurprisingly however, voter turnout for the event was embarrassingly low, with fewer than 900 students taking part in arguably one of EUSA’s most important procedures. […]

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Editorial

Colonialism must be taught through view of oppressed

David Cameron had the audacity this week to argue that Jamaica should just “move on” from the systematic oppression it faced at the hands of the British. Beyond merely criticising politicians for their woeful lack of self-awareness, and damning ignorance of historical context, remarks such as this raise a wider question. How can we expect […]

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The unrelenting pressure on Britain’s junior doctors

Within 10 days of the government’s confirmation of a contentious new contract for junior doctors, the General Medical Council received 3,468 requests for a certificate of current professional status – the document required to work abroad. Given the new terms outlined in this contract and the current stresses attached to the life of a junior […]

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Editorial

We must sustain our engagement in the support of refugees

Our consumption of current affairs is underpinned by our admittedly short attention spans. The sheer volumes of information that we have access to through mainstream news outlets, both online and on TV, present us with the perennial problem of information overload. We struggle to sustain our interest in one particular strand of current affairs, when […]

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Editorial

There is no ideal way for students to approach Freshers’ Week

or an unrivalled experience of socialising, giving students the chance to meet an immensely broad cross section of people. For a few weeks, students are faced with seemingly suspiciously high levels of interaction; everyone seems to want to know each other. Yet, cynicism should be cast aside. “What’s your name, where you from, what you […]

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Comment EUSA Elections 2015

Checking your privilege: not what you think it means

Student media has a responsibility to encourage and facilitate debate about student politics, to highlight issues which are in need of attention and to behave with sensitivity rather than engaging in vitriolic personal attacks. If we focus too much on extrapolating damning condemnations from silly mistakes, then we risk detracting from constructive debates about student […]

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Rector 2015 – Presenting the Candidates

Ethan DeWitt interviews Peter McColl: What are some of your main accomplishments in the past three years? The things I think that we have achieved on are accommodation in the university: the university has grown substantially in the last 10 years, and the accommodation hadn’t caught up with that, and now with new developments going on […]