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The Powerlist: is it right that people are still set apart by race?

The Powerlist details the 100 most influential black people in the UK. This list, or Powerlist—as it is called—shou...

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Pets truly are considered part of the family, with 16% of people in the UK including them on the census. But why is anim...

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10 ways to cheer yourself up after a bad day at uni

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It’s not all dumping grounds and bog-offs: an insight into being part of a fostering family

‘So you’re financially stable and happily married, with four lovely daughters and a beautiful home… wh...

Real life scary stories that you shouldn’t read before you go to sleep

Everyone has a scary story or creepy experience that they can’t explain, whether you’ve seen an actual ghost...

6 Friends GIFs that sum up the difference between uni halls and a student house

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The strangest suggestions for the face of the new fifty pound note

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Wish and its unbelievable prices: is it a scam?

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As soon as September rolls into October, Halloween is on everyone’s minds. It’s a great time to get together...

The best budget-friendly makeup brands

Makeup can be so expensive these days, and it can be impossible to find nice (and good) makeup on a student budget. Thes...

7 Birmingham restaurants that are perfect for date nights

We’ve all been there, asking our partner where they want to go for dinner and them saying ‘I don’t min...

The best Halloween nights out: Birmingham

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5 places of the most haunted places in England

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If you love Halloween as much as me, you’re desperately trying to think of an idea for your pumpkin. Of course the...

10 things you’ve definitely done whilst playing The Sims

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Birmingham is apparently the ‘safest place to live’ in the UK

An article has been published stating that research conducted by comparison site Compare the Market names Birmingham the...

A Simple Favour: salacious, shocking twists with chemistry to kill for

If you need a two-hour break from the banality of modern life, A Simple Favour is the film for you. The day I watched...

Five irritating things about short train journeys

We’ve all seen the films featuring glorious steam trains—passing alongside endless green fields—which boast sp...

How to be busy and still look after yourself

There’s so much to keep up with at university it can be hard to fit it all in and still look after yourself. Menta...

The Circle: a win for Black Mirror rather than humanity

The Circle has sadly come to an end, but the winner “Kate” showed us how you never really know who is behind...

‘Gay cake’ case ruling a victory for freedom of speech, not discrimination

It has been four years since the (Christian) owners of a bakery in Northern Ireland refused to bake a cake with the slog...

Why you really need to see Heathers: The Musical

Honey, what you waiting for? Heathers is out on the West End. So Heathers: The Musical is now officially running on the ...

In the deep end: how to stay safe in a student area

Whether you’re a fresher just arriving at uni, or a second year moving into your new home, there is no doubt that ...

Why I think everyone should grow up on Studio Ghibli, not Disney

Everyone should grow up watching Ghibli, but, if you didn’t, it’s not too late to start now. Every young gir...

Shane Dawson: adopting controversy and reinventing YouTube

Shane Dawson is dominating the internet, shedding the title of YouTube veteran in favour of YouTube giant. Since its bi...

The 5 most Instagram-worthy coffee shops in Birmingham

Getting that perfect Instagram post can be so hard these days, so why not make it easy and try the most aesthetic coffee...

6 university societies that need to be a thing

Depending on where you go to university, there are probably a couple of weird and wonderful societies that you can’...

Timey-wimey wonder woman: why I’m excited for a female Doctor Who

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Gandhi said it best: “God has no religion”

You would think that being religious predisposes me to the opinion that my religion is right and that I worship the ‘t...

If Disney princesses were university students

University really is “a whole new world”. Here are eight university freshers, but if they were Disney prince...

Freshers’ Week vs. your third week at university

University is a really exciting time, a fresh start, a chance to have freedom and finally be an adult. But chances are ...

Mental health at university: the biggest issue facing students today

“I saw myself nearing the edge of a very slippery slope, without a clue on how to claw my way back.” As stud...

Going back to university explained using ‘Dance Moms’ gifs

So, you survived your first year of university. Good for you! Now it’s time to do it all over again… But thi...

8 tips for students who are learning how to cook

So, you want to learn how to cook… Freshers’ Week is finally finishing. You’ve avoided cooking for the...

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5 room decorations you’ll find in every student flat

Are you even a student if you don’t have fairy lights? If you’re as obsessed with decorating as I am, moving...

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Before I came to university, it never even occurred to me that I’d be attending my lectures alongside a hundred co...

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5 questions every Creative Writing student gets asked

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XR, XS and XS Max: Comparing the new iPhones

Unless you’ve managed to completely avoid social media and TV for the last few days, you’ve probably seen that Apple...

Uni News: 10 reasons to join the latest student journalism community

Uni News is an ever-growing website packed with stories written for students, by students. Here’s a list of reaso...

Selly Oak pub wars: who comes out on top?

Now, University of Birmingham students and Selly Oak fans from all across the city, I need your participation here. Whic...

Are there any good green spaces in Birmingham?

Birmingham’s got a reputation for being one of Britain’s most industrial cities. Once you start living here, you...

Freshers’ Week: what if I don’t like clubbing?

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Entering its eleventh year, the 2018 Student Media Summit (led by NUS at Amnesty International in London) promised to be...

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I think we all need to go back to these simple times. As children, we found happiness in the smallest things, this is so...

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Recently I’ve really been noticing a gaping hole in my life. I’ve been living in Birmingham by myself (with...

7 ways to make cooking easier if you’re short for time

Do you want to cook amazing food but simply do not have the time? There are many ways to cook quickly and easily but sad...

Students resort to ‘exploitative work’ to pay off debt

With the increase in student fees, reports suggest students are resorting to extreme measures to make ends meet. Finding...

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You scream, I scream… for alcoholic ice cream. Have you ever thought about how great alcoholic ice cream would be?...

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“It’s not bad… it’s terrible.” Gordon Ramsay is known and loved for his savage comebacks o...

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Nintendogs was the best. Losing your stylus:  This happened on a regular basis. The amount of money my parents forked o...

The ultimate festival packing checklist

As summer looms upon us, so does the festival season. When caught up in the excitement of it all, it is easy to forget e...

The Circuit Laundry struggles that all students can relate to

If you’ve lived in university halls, you’ll know about the monstrosity that is Circuit Laundry. With the las...

How Brits cope in a heatwave (as told through Twitter)

Let’s face it, us Brits are always going to complain about the unpredictable British weather. Often it’s too...

How to save money when booking a holiday

Holidays are often at the forefront of our minds during the summer. However, money is one of the biggest barriers that m...

10 incredible tiny houses you’ll want to live in

Tiny house, big appeal. You might have seen the tiny house trend that’s become increasingly popular in recent year...

9 of the freakiest images found on Google Maps

The world is a strange place, but what happens when the strange places are caught on camera? Wait, aliens don’t actual...

A Hello Kitty bullet train is coming to Japan, and it’s beyond insane

Japan is known for its bullet trains and cute things. Put them together, and what do you get? A Hello Kitty-inspired bul...

The Love Island dictionary for dummies

Love Island has taken the world by storm, raking in an astonishing 3.4 million viewers. Together, it unites Britain. We ...

The 10 best beer gardens in Birmingham

With the recent influx in sunny weather, it’s difficult to resist the thought of sitting in a beer garden with a c...

The 9 best vintage shops in Birmingham

With vintage and retro garments becoming increasingly popular, it’s no surprise that Birmingham offers an array of vin...

“The Now Now” by Gorillaz: songs so far

Set to be released on June 29th, The Now Now is the British virtual band Gorillaz’ latest album. Headed up by Blur...

Dog mayor retires after four-year service

Pup does politics. While writing our previous article on dogs with jobs, we learned about one particularly privileged po...

These Japanese capsule hotels will freak you out

If you’re claustrophobic, you might want to avoid these. This unique Japanese invention is sure to give you a sho...

25 dogs with jobs that will melt your heart

Man’s best friend, at your service. If you’re not familiar with Reddit, that’s okay. There’s rea...

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An ancient structure has been found underneath Birmingham – and it’s not the first time. On June 19, constru...

15 of the weirdest things we’ve sent into space

They’re out of this world. You may have seen a recent news story about something unusual being lost in space. No n...

Incredible facts about Koko the Gorilla

In light of the tragic loss of Koko the Gorilla (1971 – 2018), here are a few facts about her extraordinary life. ...

Albums by female artists showing their true selves

Need some inspiration? Want to feel some female power? Here are some albums that present a boss lady who wasn’t af...

Films directed by women that will appeal to everyone

There are a growing number of female directors in Hollywood who deserve to be recognised as much as their male peers. De...

Hatsune Miku: meet the virtual diva coming to London this year

One of Japan’s biggest pop stars is… a hologram? On December 8th, an overwhelmingly popular Japanese idol w...

Living with a messy housemate explained by ‘Queer Eye’

Living in a student house reveals your friends’ true selves. And sometimes, that is not pretty. Through the wise w...

Incredibles 2 is being delayed by a month and it’s not okay

Don’t worry, we’re avoiding spoilers too. Incredibles 2 is finally a reality! The first film came out way ba...

Why ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ is worth your time

The first Jurassic Park film is an undisputed classic. It pioneered the art of practical effects, as well as supplying a...

Russia 2018: How to avoid the World Cup

It’s that time again. Everyone and their uncle are talking about the World Cup, and no matter how hard you try you...

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Board games are underrated. It’s game night at yours and after setting out the snacks, you take a glance at all th...

PSA: you can still buy 30 VKs for £21 in Asda

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Surrounded by the snow-capped mountains that Switzerland is famous for, Geneva is a popular tourist destination of its o...

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Summer is the perfect time to ditch the heavy makeup and embrace your natural beauty. Everyone knows that both heavy mak...

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Your final year at university is the most important part of your university career. Whilst you’re focusing on your...

5 places everyone should visit in Morocco

Summer is here, essays have been submitted, exams are over and its finally time to book a holiday. Morocco is a great su...

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The dreadful season of revising is upon us, and after hours upon hours, and days upon days in the library, we deserve to...

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It can be discouraging when it seems as if you’ve worked so hard for something, but never see any results. Being i...

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4 films every fashion student should watch

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4 surprising St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world

Here in the UK, we are familiar with the Trafalgar Square St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, or perhaps you’ve ...

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Russia has been in the news a lot recently. After moving from Russia at the age of 14, I was surprised by some of the di...

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It seems like scrolling through your Instagram feed is a never-ending process of celeb stalking and swooning. Instead o...

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In light of a recent controversy at the University of Birmingham, where an undergraduate student wrote to the Guild of S...

Are we experiencing a university epidemic? And does it need to be brought under control?

This article needs to begin with a statement- it’s a statement that we never read, and it’s a statement no o...

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Whenever another Fashion Week month rolls around, we witness an eclectic, genius display of every new trend to grace the...

Every Instagram a University of Edinburgh student should post

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Welcome to Selly Oak: every #relatable horror Birmingham students face

Ah, Selly Oak: the hellish neighbourhood many Birmingham students will have forced upon them as ‘home, sweet home&...

Get your brunch-fix: the most Instagrammable cafes in Oxford

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How to wear red this season when you’re fully terrified of bright colours

The colour red fired up the runways at London Fashion Week in September. Everyone from Gucci to Topshop Unique sent spla...

Independent London: a micro guide to the best of the capital

London is a cultural melting pot of vivacity: abuzz with life, the UK’s capital city is the place to be. If you...

Bristol’s best vintage shops and how to find them

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Cheeky discount tips: how to do Brum on a budget

As students, with dwindling student loans, rocketing rent prices and no spare time for a job on the side, it’s safe to...

Let music live forever: best independent music venues in Manchester

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Every time being an English student is the worst

Ah, the good old English degree. The one course, with increasingly little contact hours, that makes every student from e...

Boozers to tick off your bucket list: battle of the Spoons

If there’s one thing us students like: it’s a cheap drink. And if there’s one chain that caters for ou...

Not feeling that night out? Here’s how to combat FOMO at uni

Unleash a social bunny at university and you’ll get effects similar to letting a child on an adventure playground:...

Every time students try (and fail) at adulting

Upping sticks and moving to uni can be truly terrifying, to say the least. The mention of the word ‘adulting’ is eno...