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Cancel Culture Trio: Does Cancel Culture Really Exist?

“We all have the same 24 hours in a day.” Sound familiar? These are the words that caused a rapid fall from grace for influencer and PrettyLittleThing creative director, Molly-Mae Hauge. A failed attempt at a girlboss-esq mantra that inspired comments calling her “uneducated,” “tone deaf,” and, ultimately, a Thatcherite. Of course, we do not […]

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Halloween isn’t over yet: Have Facebook created a monster they can’t control?

After a whistle-blower set off a series of damming articles in the Wall Street Journal revealing Facebook Inc.’s own research into the harmful effects of its platforms, the public was left wondering what they can do to keep children and teenagers safe. Whistle-blower, Frances Haugen, told a congressional hearing that Facebook “harm children, stoke division and […]

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Is our contraception affecting our mental health?

Content warning: mental illness, suicide mention. Use of hormonal contraception is a celebrated part of 21st century healthcare. Since the contraceptive pill was introduced in 1961, hormonal contraception in the UK has evolved from being accessible only to married women, to being widely available to people of all ages and relationship statuses. Choices have since […]

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EUSA’s ‘ChangeEUSA’ survey will change nothing

EUSA have had a decent semester, free sanitary products and the establishment of a Wellbeing Fund cannot be argued with when it comes to successes, however the problem of a total lack of student engagement and an increase in student disillusionment has not been adequately tackled. At the beginning of November after an abhorrently low […]

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International students turn from UK amid tighter visa restrictions

A major survey has highlighted the increasing number of international students actively rejecting UK universities, identifying harsh post-study work options as the main reason. The Hobsons International Student Survey found that 32 per cent of the 45,000 prospective international students questioned had decided to study elsewhere after looking at, or applying to, a UK university. […]

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Introducing: State of the University

It’s no secret that the University of Edinburgh, despite getting cosy with the likes of Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard in the top 20 of worldwide university rankings, does notoriously badly in any kind of survey which moves away from research output, graduate employment, and international reputation, and gets down and dirty with the nitty-gritty of […]