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Voices

Why trust in the police is plummeting

CW: rape, murder, sexual assault Do you trust the police? The answer to that question should be yes. The whole point of having police is to ensure people’s safety. But if you answered no, then you’re not alone. Recent events have really brought into question the extent to which we, as women, should trust the […]

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Archives Features

A look at the archives: welfare begins at home

The title of this  week’s archive is ‘Welfare Begins At Home.’ At first glance, this could suggest taking care of oneself at home or, more ominously, perhaps a stab at giving charity overseas. However, the article does not appear to be about either of the two. It starts off by discussing the discovery of a […]

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We were sexually harassed during the Fringe Festival

The morning the BBC published an article on sexual harassment at the Fringe Festival (23 August 2019, available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49435737), I received six messages by ten o’clock. It was close the end of my time working as part of the ‘Street Team’ for a well-known events company and my shocked friends and family immediately sent […]

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How to sell free cash? A Universal Basic Income policy

Universal Basic Income is back, and it has a new face: Andrew Yang, a 2020 Democratic primary candidate. Yang is promising every US citizen $1000 each month. He calls it the “Freedom Dividend.” It may sound surprising, but many do not want Universal Basic Income (UBI). Yang is at three per cent in the polls. […]

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Fringe Spoken Word Theatre

Fcuk’d

Fcuk’d is an exploration of the power of brotherly love. On an empty stage with a single bin turned on its side, George Edwards delivers a monologue in verse as an unnamed teen from Hull.  A one-man spoken word piece, Fcuk’d centres on a teenage boy on the run with his younger brother from the […]

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TV

Mark Speight, Welfare and Observing the viewer-Presenter Dynamic

On the 7th April, it will have been 10 years since children’s TV presenter Mark Speight took his own life. Found hung outside Paddington station in London, Speight’s suicide note stated that he could not live without his fiancée Natasha Collins, who had died four months before. Speight and Collins’ story is first and foremost […]

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EUSA Elections 2018 News

Interview: Students’ Association Vice President Welfare candidate Kai O’Doherty

The Student sat down with current VP Activites and Services Kai O’Doherty to discuss developing a university sexual violence policy, championing diversity, and why they are running for VP Welfare this year. Which of your manifesto points is most important to you? Close to my heart would definitely be better mental health support, so that […]

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Could class liberation officers tackle discrimination at university?

Indignities abound at  Russell Group universities for those of us with the misfortune of having been born into a family with no inherited wealth, those of us whose background is decidedly C2DE in the NRS Social Grade – the crude system used by government apparatchiks and ruthless marketers to classify the population socioeconomically. We face […]