An interview with the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee

Serena Baker is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Edinburgh who was crowned the winner of BBC One’s Great British Sewing Bee. The seventh series of the programme put amateur sewers through ten weeks of challenges, attracting audiences of nearly six million people. Serena spoke to The Student about her experience. ‘I felt […]


The Great British Bake Off – what it really says about ‘Britishness’

With Bake Off 2019 having just finished, how the 6.9 million viewers will fill their time on a Tuesday evening is a mystery. Whilst Bake Off might not be for everyone, it’s definitely an easy watch. As long as you like baked goods, next-level wholesomeness and slightly savage comments from Paul and Pru, then what […]

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Love Island and mental health: where is the responsibility?

Content warning: mention of mental health and suicide.  Former Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis was reported to have died in a North London park on 15 March 2019. Thalassistis is the second contestant to have allegedly died by suicide, alongside Sophie Gradon who purportedly took her life last June. The devasting deaths of these two […]


May must turn to reality TV to make up for latest faux-pas

This week, the word cringe developed a whole other meaning for this country. The sight of seeing our mighty Prime Minister Theresa May, in whose hands Britain’s dark post-Brexit future has been entrusted, jig across the stage to the sound of ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’ was, quite honestly, painful. Such was the jarring movement and lack of rhythm […]