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5 budget-friendly travel destinations for students

Many students travel to experience the many wonders of the world before entering the job market. For many, this is the p...

Why 'Fleabag' is the feminist show we all needed in 2019

Fleabag follows a protagonist who is sex-driven, angry, confused, grieving and dealing with a lot of complicated relatio...

How scrolling through social media can fuel social anxiety

Social anxiety is something that has mildly affected my life and in the era of social media, it can be suppressed and hi...

9 things that English students are sick of hearing

Doing any kind of degree no doubt comes with stereotypes and expectations, but English students have an extensive list o...

5 things that the iconic rom-com '13 Going on 30' has taught me

As a child of the early 2000s, I was obsessed with numerous teen films. Yet, none of them spoke to me as much as 13 Goin...

6 of the most popular Easter traditions and symbols explained

How many of these do you practise at Easter? Listed below are six Easter traditions that are still in practise today. 1....

How the LGBTQ+ community on Twitter has become incredibly toxic

I write this article with first-hand experience in the LGBTQ+ community. As a white gay man, I recognise the problem whi...

How to successfully survive exam season without getting too stressed

Whether you're facing several deadlines, exams or a dissertation hand in, it's easy to forget that we need to take time ...

Why it's really important to take regular breaks at university

In today’s world, people are spending an increasing amount of time sitting in front of a screen. Computers have become...

5 theories of how Game of Thrones Season 8 will conclude

Eight years ago Game of Thrones premiered on HBO, it captivated the nation and became the network's biggest show by 2014...

Sustainable fashion: How to hunt for the perfect ethical outfit in Birmingham?

Occasionally someone revives my old college group chat by sparking an interesting moral or ethical debate surrounding so...

Everything you need to know before Avengers: Endgame is released

The culmination of Marvel's Avengers has finally arrived and with a matter of weeks to go fans are eager for the conclus...

How Jameela Jamil is encouraging body positivity with her 'I Weigh' campaign

It's natural to feel insecure, but we need to consider our body-issues in relation to the wider context; the media we co...

The struggles of working in retail as told by Drag Race GIFs

Working in retail is tough. Competing on Drag Race is tougher. Combining the two makes for a hilarious and scarily real ...

6 insane Japanese cafes that must be seen to be believed

Japan is known for having some slightly unusual cafes. But the weirdest ones are out of this world. As much as Japan is ...

6 tips that will actually help you to tackle exam season

If university has taught me anything—besides how to get out of bed, get dressed and ready for my 9 am lecture in five...

Why Jordan Peele's 'Us' is a new style of horror film

Academy Award Winner Jordan Peele's second directorial effort Us hit UK cinemas on 23rd March 2019. Many have hailed it...

Being a vegan at university: debunking the myths

As a vegan university student, many people believe that I don't get the full uni experience. However, this simply isn't ...

How to get sustainable clothing on a student budget

Sustainable clothing is a new wave of fashion which uses materials that are sustainable for the environment, both enviro...

5 people who have gone way too far with plastic surgery

From 16-inch waists to 80-inch bums that rival Kim Kardashian's derrière, read on to see five extremely weird surgeries...

The Billion Dollar Industry: What’s the reason behind eSports boom?

“There are 18, 19 years old earning millions in this industry. And that’s why I love eSports. It’s a meritocracy. ...

Ricky Gervais's 'After Life' - Dark humour and hilarity in the wake of tragedy

Ricky Gervais is responsible for some of the UK's most popular sitcoms, from the quick-witted Extras to the uncomfortabl...

5 things our feline friends do that make us think 'are they fur-real?'

We love our little furbabies, and the joy they bring to our lives is priceless—but sometimes their behaviour can be co...

5 tips and tricks to help you finish your dissertation

With April being the most common dissertation deadline, lots of students around the country are panicking whilst trying ...

Love Island reviews aftercare policy following second suicide

The death of Mike Thalassitis, aka 'Muggy Mike', marks the second suicide of contestants from ITV2's popular reality sho...

5 empowering TV shows that will inspire you to be a better person

Sometimes we seek more from our media than a quick laugh or emotional moment. Here are some shows that are out there to ...

6 extraordinary travel destinations you never knew existed

When it comes to travelling, it seems as if the same destinations come to mind, the obvious choices. From the picturesqu...

How a bullet journal can help keep you on top of your life

Ryder Carroll's bullet journal technique, made to aid productivity, has taken on a life of its own and is dominating a w...

Why the LGBTQ+ Community deserves a non-commodified Pride

LGBTQ+ Pride has always been, and should always remain a space to protest. It's really tempting to celebrate Ariana head...

Extreme tattoos: 5 unique looks that broke tattoo taboos

Extreme tattoos are becoming more and more prevalent, as tattoos become more acceptable. Figures suggest that about one ...

5 questions about the adult baby community we're all too scared to ask

The world of adult babies is an enigma to most of us. Adult babies have had a lot of negative coverage in the media, whi...

How to spend less time on social media and more time on doing what you love

Growing up in the digital media age, we can all sometimes suffer from the impulsive and sometimes unnecessary need to co...

Thomas Cook staff ridicules and humiliates passenger over a crop top

On her way to Tenerife, twenty-one-year-old Emily O'Connor tweeted about being left humiliated over a member of Thomas C...

Body positivity: how to stop judging people based on their body size

Have you ever looked down on yourself because of your body shape? Have you ever lost your confidence just because you do...

Disability on YouTube: why it's so important to learn about different disabilities

The YouTube channel Special Books by Special Kids aims to normalise different disabilities 'under the pillars of honesty...

8 questions about Furries that we're all too embarrassed to ask

Furries are a sub-culture of individuals who are united by a shared fascination of anthropomorphic animals, which have h...

Why social media is just one huge echo chamber

Growing up in the era of technology is very rewarding, and as the next generation of whiz kids, many of us use social me...

How to organise yourself and stay on top of your time at university

It's pretty common for students to feel as though there's never enough time in the day. Here are some tips to help you m...

5 brand spanking new Netflix releases you should definitely check out

Have you just finished a good Netflix series and need something to fill that void? Or do you need something to help you ...

St. Patrick's Day 2019: where you can celebrate in the UK

St. Patrick's day is the one day where everyone can become Irish for a few hours and drink to celebrate Irish culture an...

Books being released in 2019 to suit every type of reader

2019 has only just begun and is already promising to be a great year for books in all genres. Numerous new authors and d...

Ageless celebs: what is the secret to their agelessness?

The idea that age is just a number has literally been given a new meaning these past few years. Hollywood has seen an ar...

Everything you need to know about International Women's Day

International Women's Day is held on the 8th March every year, after it was started in 1909 in New York by the Socialist...

4 times Theresa May has completely embarrassed the UK

With the fate of the UK on her shoulders Theresa May has a heavy load to bear, so we can't blame her for slipping up occ...

5 ways to practice self-care on a student budget

How to survive the stresses of uni without *totally* draining your bank balance. I’m a big believer in the positive ef...

The UK knife crime epidemic: alarming rise in knife crime leaves five teens dead

Knife crime on the rise. This week Birmingham mourns the tragic deaths of Abdullah Muhammed, 16; Hazrat Umar, stabbed in...

9 things all Brits did during last weeks heatwave

For most of us Brits, last week's very unseasonal heatwave was a bit of a rollercoaster. We may have experienced the UK'...

Who is Betty Who and why should you be listening to her?

Betty who? Betty Who! Betty is a stage name for Jessica Newham, an Australia pop singer and songwriter. View this post o...

Self-care techniques that actually make you feel better

University can definitely be a busy time in your life, but taking care of yourself also holds paramount importance. Here...

Child soldiers: the solution to winning a war?

It is when a simple smile, pure innocence and freedom are taken away from a child that their ability to continue to live...

A tree-mendous project: get involved with the Tree Charter

Get involved with the Students for Trees project and support the trees of the UK. There are currently three student bran...

Who were the real Peaky Blinders of Birmingham?

The award-winning BBC series Peaky Blinders captivated audiences with its stylish yet ruthless presentation of gang cult...

The Jonas Brothers might be reuniting and I’m freaking out

Sometimes we need some good news to counteract the bad. This week's good news is that...THE JONAS BROTHERS COULD BE REUN...

5 crazy university courses that sound like they're made up

Did you know there are university courses which specialise in Harry Potter and The Simpsons? If not, read on to find out...

Why do some people hate vegans so much?

Okay, I get it, some people are really preachy, and it's really annoying, but are they wrong to be? People who say that ...

Is it worth losing a good night's sleep for a night in the club?

The age-old question, do I lose my sleep in my nice warm bed or do I go to the club with the sticky floor and drink cop...

Why dating can be compared to a can of Pringles

If an alien came down to Earth today and asked about modern dating, I'd tell them it's like a can of Pringles. (Can? Tub...

5 of the funniest moments from the BRIT Awards

The BRIT Awards have had their fair share of iconic moments. From falls to middle fingers, here are the funniest moments...

8 people on Tinder who are the absolute worst

Tinder can be pretty disastrous. These date stories and bios will explain why... 1) There were several red flags on this...

The best UK festivals that you need to go to this summer

If you're struggling to decide which festival to go to then look no further. Read this and still be undecided. All Point...

How to save the planet one menstrual cycle at a time

Disposable products have become a huge part of our lives, especially in menstrual products. In the UK, tampons, sanitary...

The latest film trailers that you need to watch

There were some big trailers shown during the Super Bowl last week. There are lots of great films set to be released thi...

New Netflix shows to binge instead of doing uni work

Since no one actually enjoys doing uni work, housework—or any work in general really—here are the best shows on Netf...

Films you have to watch before the Oscars 2019

One of the biggest award shows of the year is approaching—the Oscars. If you are unfamiliar with the Academy Awards, t...

The best Valentine's date night ideas in Portsmouth

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Here are some date night ideas to help you plan your night in Portsmouth. Por...

Varosha: the ghost town of Cyprus

Our boat rocked in the wind as we sat in the middle of Famagusta Bay. Remarkably clear, the pastel sky trailed off, brig...

Why Netflix's new show Sex Education is so important

It’s not very often that a scene in a film or a television show completely blindsides me. But after watching episode f...

Why it's okay to be addicted to social media

It's time that society stopped shaming us for spending too much time on our phones. My New Year's resolution was to spen...

5 ways to make 2019 a Happy 'You' Year

It's never too late to set a New Year's resolution. You might be well into your New Year's resolutions by now—or faili...

Black Mirror: a rundown of the best episodes so far

Charlie Brooker's 'techno-paranoia' series, Black Mirror, has pioneered a completely new genre of TV in the past few ye...

Girlpool and transitioning: "Before the World Was Big"

Cleo Tucker—of Indie/Folk-Grunge outfit Girlpool—recently transitioned to a trans-man, creating an interesting new d...

The new dating trends we should all be aware of in 2019

We've all heard of ghosting, but have you heard of any of these? Navigating the exciting—and terrifying—world that i...

Why every student should take up blogging

After what seemed like a lifetime of persuading myself, I started my blog. My blog is a place for me to share my experie...

The fanciest student accommodation in the UK

Every student looks forward to moving away from home, but these student halls are definitely something to get excited ab...

5 New Years Resolutions every student should make in 2019

We've survived the first week of 2019 and it's already been exciting. We've had a (less than pleasing, for some) Inbetw...

How to cope with anxiety whilst at university

Coping with anxiety whilst you're a student can feel overwhelming. Don't feel as if you need to constantly have social i...

Historic moment: Ireland passed bill to legalise abortion

The Irish government on Thursday 13th December passed legislation allowing abortions. For the first time in their histor...

2018: A rundown of the dankest memes of the year

2018 has been a crazy year. From Kylie Jenner's baby reveal to the internet falling in love with Noah Centineo. And from...

4 things you need to know if you plan to do veganuary

It's a challenge to try going vegan for the month of January. Some people do it for the animals. Others do it as a way t...

Grace Millane: Our right to safe exploration

Across media platforms in the previous week, the news of 22-year-old University of Lincoln Graduate, Grace Millane, trag...

How to have an eco-friendly Christmas this year

Christmas is a time when waste is immense. All that wrapping paper, excess plastic packaging on the gifts. Even the many...

The CRISPR controversy: is it a GENE-ious phenomenon or catastrophic disaster?

There's no denying that the 21st century is a unique time period in our lifetime where genetic engineering has taken on ...

8 reasons why being a student is the worst at Christmas

Christmas is meant to be the best time of the year... But not if you're a student in crippling debt. Instead, Christmas ...

How to decorate your uni house on a student budget this Christmas

With Christmas and the end of term quickly approaching you're probably starting to get into the festive spirit (or not, ...

Why I wish someone had prepared me for third year at university

Final year at university is like being in a different time zone. I am already about to finish my first semester which me...

What to expect during your first year at university

Worrying about what people are going to think about you, and how you’re going to make friends is pretty normal during...

What actually makes a musician a legendary musician?

Think about it. Who do you consider to be a legendary musician? Who springs to mind? Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, D...

Christmas gift guide: 10 things to buy a bloke

Christmas shopping for men can be exceedingly hard. Especially if you're anything like me and you've struggled to wrap y...

Durham student jailed for life in UAE for ‘spying’ pardoned

The British PhD student who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on charges of spying ha...

Why I've finally decided to quit social media for a month

My relationship with social media is complex. I've been on social media for almost seven years now and I'm ready to go o...

Amanda Bynes is back, but where exactly has she been?

It's been five years since Amanda Bynes went quiet (apart from a one-off tweet here and there) but she's burst back onto...

The 12 UK women that made the BBC 100 Women List

The BBC recently announced it's 100 Women list which features 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world...

How to get the most out of university: a guide for first year students

Do you want to live life the fullest during your first year of university? If you've just started university, then you'l...

Jameela Jamil reminds us why celebrities need to stop endorsing 'detox teas'

Jameela Jamil has spoken out on Twitter, posting an open letter calling celebrities to stop endorsing 'detox teas' for t...

First Ariana Grande, now Little Mix: a powerful era for women in music

If Ariana Grande's thank u, next wasn't enough to empower young women at the moment, Little Mix are gaining respect fro...

Durham student jailed for life in UAE for 'spying'

A British PhD student has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) court on charges of spyin...

Students in Mosul given ray of hope after university left in ruins

Until 2017, the Iraqi city of Mosul (among the largest in the country) had been under the control of the Islamic State...

A study has found that '13 Reasons Why' has raised suicide risk in young people

Anyone who knows me well will know that I have never supported and never will support the creation of this show. The rea...

Children with gambling problems have doubled in two years

While children in the past may have spent their free time reading books or playing board games, children in the present ...

Sexual racism: the hating in online dating

Online dating apps have made it easier than ever to get a date. For our generation it seems almost impossible to find a ...

7 tell-tale signs that you're in an unhealthy relationship

So. You’re in a relationship that you think might have gone south. How can you tell? What do you do? Yes, it’s har...

Heart disease and lack of sleep—are they connected?

Today's society has glamorised the "if you're resting, then you're rusting" concept. From the jokes about having copious...

Louis Theroux's 'Choosing Death' documentary leaves viewers highly emotional

The second episode in Louis Theroux's miniseries Altered States aired on BBC Two on Sunday. It explored assisted death ...

Student union president quits following WW1 mural destruction vow

In the weeks prior to this year's Remembrance Day, the president of the University of Southampton's student union sparke...

The 5 best places to get a roast dinner in Birmingham

Trying to make that perfect roast dinner when you're a student can be a bit tricky... You may have never made a full roa...

5 classical works which may help with your health

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has argued that the arts are an 'indispensable tool' for doctors to help patients with me...

What I think of Jonathan Franzen's ‘10 Rules for Novelists'

Writers on Twitter are dissecting writer Jonathan Franzen's ‘10 rules for novelists', and finding that there are more ...

High as Hope Tour: Florence's return to UK arenas

Ethereal indie rock band Florence and the Machine make their return to UK arenas with the High as Hope Tour. Having hint...

The top 5 John Lewis Christmas adverts of the decade

John Lewis' 2018 Christmas advert has come out, meaning it's officially the start of the festive season. It's become a t...

Why Kanye West is the most influential artist of recent years

For millions of people across the world simply hearing the name Kanye West sparks something. Musician, producer, rapper,...

China's first AI news anchor: is this the beginning of the end for humans?

Last week, China showed the world its first completely computerised AI news anchor - except they're not presenting it a...

400 UoB students didn't show up to their lecture - here's how to make that 9am

A professor emailed English students a picture of an empty lecture theatre after 400 second-year English students didn't...

'The Grenfell effigy burners are fools, but not criminals'

Those who burnt a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower are clearly very sick individuals and ought to be shamed, but the m...

7 of the best TV shows to watch this winter

With winter fast approaching you're probably going to want to leave the house less and less... You'll find yourself wrap...

5 easy ways to help combat SAD this winter

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that affects people during specific times of the year, usually...

Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' is a whole new lesson in maturity

Ariana Grande's new single 'Thank U, Next' teaches us to thank our exes for the lessons they taught us, and it's an atti...

PrettyLittleThing are turning heads with their Hailey Baldwin collection

This is because they are finally showing two models of different sizes wearing the same items of clothing next to each o...

Your reading week as told by Gilmore Girls

Reading week is finally here! A week to catch up on sleep, go on some guilt-free nights out and try and not to think abo...

What is Kingston University's Big Read all about?

Kingston University located in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames comprises of four modern campuses and is the la...

7 easy things you can do to make a small difference on World Kindness Day

13th November is international World Kindness Day, and we want everyone to be paying it forward. So, here are seven easy...

5 super easy meals that use up everything in your fridge

For the evenings when you don't know what to make, here are five super easy meals you may have forgotten even existed. T...

How you can observe Remembrance Day in Birmingham

Remembrance Day is less than a week away, and there is so much more you can do to show your respect for those who have f...

What I learnt about World War II during my visit to Auschwitz

The approach of Remembrance Day has spurred me to look over some notes I made during my visit to the former Nazi death c...

Why I don't have one best friend or a #girlgang

I have many close friends but not a sole best friend or girl gang and I've realised something needs to change. I'm so lu...

Louis Theroux sheds a compelling light on polyamory in new series

Louis Theroux's Altered States three-part mini-series kicked off with a thought-provoking insight into the world of poly...

Are there any constructive forms of procrastination?

Sometimes it's impossible not to procrastinate. If you’re not feeling like tackling that assignment right now but don...

5 feel-good comedy dramas that you may not have heard of, but have to see

We all have those days where we just don't feel like doing much and need a bit of comedy as a pick-me-up. However, you d...

5 newly released films that you need to watch this winter

2018 has been a great year for Hollywood and Bollywood/Lollywood films with some big releases hitting theatres and creat...

Remembering Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: the man who defined a city

On Sunday 28th October, it was confirmed that the owner and Chairman of Leicester City Football Club, Vichai Srivaddhana...

Why more and more people are becoming flexitarian

We've all heard the terms 'vegetarian', 'pescatarian' and 'vegan', but what does it mean to be flexitarian? And why is ...

Tens of thousands admitted to hospital because of cannabis every year

The effect of cannabis consumption on UK mental health was brought to light in October as it was revealed that, in the ...

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...

UK universities have been urged to tackle grade inflation

The number of university students graduating with first-class degrees is on the rise, creating fears that the value of a...

Why you should be watching The Haunting of Hill House this Halloween

I just finished watching The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, and it has changed the way I think about what a scary fi...

10 must-watch horror flicks for your Halloween night in

The horror genre has always been a favourite within the film industry, coaxing tears, screams and fear out of the most h...

Should keeping pets be considered unethical?

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

5 Korean dramas you need to watch

K-Pop is taking the world by storm but what about Korean dramas? Even if you're already a K-drama addict, you need to gi...

Netflix and thrill: how to have a lazy Halloween

We get it. Halloween is a lot of effort. You know countless people who already started planning their Halloween as soo...

How to make Halloween magic—even on a student budget

We students don't need Halloween tricks to be scared: our tuition fees are enough to strike fear into the hearts of each...

Which Pep Guardiola team should be considered the best?

Since starting his managerial career in 2007, Pep Guardiola has won seven league titles and two Champions League alongsi...

Being an extrovert at university: the pros and cons

There are many common misconceptions about extroverts, and for a while, I wasn't sure if I was one. The main reasons for...

Halloween makeup inspiration that everyone will be able to do

Need some Halloween inspiration? Here's a bunch of makeup tutorials that will take your costume to the next level. Hallo...

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

We all have those bad days at university. We may have a bad seminar, lecture or feel behind and stressed out about work....

5 types of people you'll meet on a Halloween night out

It's Halloween and it's time for you to shove on some badly-made costume and drink until you think that you've turned in...

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... why on earth would...

6 things you learn when you go on holiday with your mum

Hi, I'm Skye, and this summer I went on holiday with my mum. Sounds harmless right? Well, guess again. Rome. A beautiful...

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 or heard a ...

5 things to definitely expect in your first week of uni

The first week of university is riddled with stereotypes of being drunk, hungover and sick with freshers' flu. Just how ...

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

It's great finally moving into a house in your second year. You can choose who to live with, you're cooking for yourse...

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

Who do you want to see on the new fifty-pound note? Following the bank of England's announcement that they would seek pu...

Wish and its unbelievable prices: is it a scam?

Wish is is an app that boasts incredibly cute clothes, all the electronic goods you could need, and prices that seem too...

Here are 10 of the internet's worst Halloween costumes

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

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 mind' as if that make...

The best Halloween nights out: Birmingham

Time to get your freak on. It's always a struggle to know where to spend your Halloween. It's time to stop panicking tho...

5 places of the most haunted places in England

Everyone loves a scary story and, with Halloween not far off, what better time to look at some of the creepiest and most...

11 pumpkin carving designs that you will want to copy

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

10 things you've definitely done whilst playing The Sims

Anyone fancy a trip down memory lane? If you were one of the lucky ones, goodwill shined down on you in the form of a vi...

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...

5 irritating things about short train journeys

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

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. Mental heal...

Do birthdays get worse as we get older?

I don't know whether it's just me, but I get the sneaking feeling that people aren't exactly keen to celebrate their bir...

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 a screen. A...

'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 ...

Mental health: how to combat a fear of failure

I’ve always struggled with not immediately being able to do things well. And I'm not 100% sure if other people feel th...

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 there'...

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 girl has watche...

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't qui...

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

As the Doctor lands onto our screens this Sunday, we take a look at the buzz around number 13—and why it's good to be ...

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 princesses. 1. Ari...

Erin Brockovich: a gripping drama of a woman's quest for truth

Erin Brockovich (released in 2000) is a gripping drama based on real-life events. It explores a woman's quest for truth ...

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 students, we go ...

I went to university to escape homophobic bullying at work

I remember feeling relieved when the company I was working for offered me a full-time permanent contract, but I didn't k...

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 this time equ...

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 most part: mayb...

5 fun ideas for rainy days out in Birmingham

When it's autumn, winter, spring—or, let's face it: England—you've got to be prepared for rain. Rainy days often put...

5 Netflix shows you need to binge when you're feeling down

Burnt out from uni? Work getting you down? Are the holidays just too far away? Sounds like you need a break. Who else c...

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 into studen...

10 fashion trends from the noughties that will make you cringe

What were we all thinking? I wanted to do a deep dive into my old photos folders to see what cringe-worthy trends were a...

5 cheap vegan recipes every student should know

As a student you can live off proper food, other than ramen and baked beans. Adapting a vegan diet can do just that. A w...

Handwriting versus typing your notes in lectures: what's better?

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

Troye Sivan's 'Bloom': the tracks you need to hear

Troye Sivan has come a long way since his YouTuber days. From his debut EP Dare to Dream (2007), which he produced indep...

What it's really like to be part of the LGBT community in Pakistan

In Pakistan, no civil rights laws exist to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity....

The peaceful rise of China: Is it going to end?

Since the end of the Cold War, China has slowly but steadily risen to become a serious competitor to the US, posing a n...

7 reasons to look forward to your second year of uni

As Freshers' Week draws nearer, and the focus is on the new students, as a second-year it can feel like you've been forg...

JD Wetherspoon to put up prices this year

JD Wetherspoon has reported record annual sales and profits, though it has warned that prices are set to increase over t...

5 questions every Creative Writing student gets asked

Freshers be warned: studying creative writing at university can be just as fascinating to your fellow first-years as it ...

History students will relate to these 6 irritating things

“Oh, so you’re going to be a teacher?” We've all heard that one. 1) Referencing will become the bane of your life ...

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 reasons why...

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’ll ...

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

Sometimes it might seem like your entire Freshers' Week, or even your whole university experience is going to revolve ar...

The future of Reality TV: is it here to stay?

Reality TV has become quite popular in recent years with shows like The X Factor, Love Island and The Only Way is Essex ...

The Kardashians and the body image crisis

Kim Kardashian and her family are global stars who seemingly don't care about their impact on women. Unless you have bee...

9 reasons why group chats are the absolute worst

Group chats have been around since the conception of social media and since then they've proven to be quite revolutionar...

Review: The Student Media Summit 2018

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

Why your school years were the best years of your life

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

"Being born gay has been one of the biggest blessings in life"

It’s been a moment since Pride month came to a close, having brought celebration to the LGBTQ+ community. Although, af...

This year's fashion and beauty trends that have gone too far

The internet can be a weird place. When it comes to today's fashion trends there really isn't anything that can shock me...

9 ice cream parlours in London that you need to visit this summer

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! London is packed full of incredible restaurants, but nothing beats co...

Re-reading Helter Skelter, 45 years on: How culpable are leaders in the wrongdoings of a cult?

Published in 1974, Helter Skelter was co-written by the prosecutor of the Charles Manson trial, Vincent Bugliosi and Am...

Holy Moly Macaroni: Birmingham's very first mac and cheese restaurant

I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't love a good bowl of piping hot mac and cheese. View this post on Instagram ??? Sup...

Bridget Riley's dazzling art collection at Tate Modern

Tate Modern in London houses some of the most famous collection of British art and international and modern contemporary...

Why it's okay not to know what to do after university

Just relax for a second. As a university student, you encounter tons of stresses—if it's not deadlines, its exams, if ...

Catwalk club scene: What club fashion means

The 80's completely changed the meaning of club fashion. Whilst sweat and a packed smoking area are enough to tempt the ...

The truth about dating as a trans woman on Grindr

Grindr is the world’s largest social networking app with millions of active monthly users worldwide, a place where gay...

8 things you should think about after graduation

Life after university can be a bit of a shock. The period after graduation is daunting, and understandably so. Before yo...

The best of coming-of-age films throughout the decades

A coming-of-age movie usually involves a spiritual education, or growth, whereby the character involved realises somethi...

13 spectacular attractions you must visit in Ireland

With a breathtaking natural beauty and a history rich in culture, Ireland truly is a dream tourist destination. Ireland ...

The inspiration behind Gurinder Chadha's' films

Gurinder Chadha has directed films such as 'Bend It Like Beckham' and 'Viceroy's House'. Eight years ago, Gurinder Chadh...

Why gender-neutral toilets are so important to transgender people

Using a public toilet for most people is not a big deal. But for transgender people, it can be complicated and it can be...

12 things I wish I'd been told before my first year of university

University is a landmark that signifies a lot of new experiences. With half of my degree behind me, like most students I...

Should we really be keeping foxes as pets?

Pet foxes are all the rage on Instagram–but that doesn’t mean you should get one. Oh, how we love Instagram. Home to...

9 slightly bitter truths all university students need to know

University isn't easy. Some of these "truths" might come across as a bit harsh, but nevertheless, here are a couple of i...

What it's actually like to share a kitchen in student halls

Those who have just finished college and are excited about university, there’s a couple of things you should know abou...

4 things I've learned about adulthood so far

Growing up is tough. Here are some things that I've come to realise when it comes to the topic of adulthood. 1. Life dec...

Aesthetica Magazine: focusing on contemporary visual art and design

Aesthetica Magazine based in York is one of the leading publications for art, design and photography. Kate Simpson is th...

Disability at university: what help is available to me?

Being disabled in any walk of life can be a challenge. From college to university, there are systems in place to make le...

6 habits that could be dampening your productivity

Productivity is the key to success. We've all heard about how important productivity is, but what are the habits that co...

7 things you need to do if you want to be a YouTuber

YouTube is one of the most-visited websites in the world. It has become a platform for creative people to share their p...

8 things that will definitely happen to you during Freshers' Week

There's no doubt that Freshers' Week is one of the most highly anticipated events in the student calendar. So exams are ...

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - a cheesy rollercoaster of emotions

Was it a celebration of the Swedish sensation that is ABBA? Yes. Was it cheesy? Very. Did Queens Meryl Streep and Cher s...

LinkedIn 101 : How students can utilise this platform at university

LinkedIn is kind of like the younger, more professional brother of Facebook. When it comes to career prospects LinkedIn ...

8 tips to help you move from halls into a student house

Going from the comfortability of student halls to a student house does seem daunting – but it’s not as bad as you ma...

Is the Berlin Holocaust Memorial too abstract to elicit an emotional response?

The Holocaust Memorial, erected in Berlin, was inaugurated in 2005; sixty years after the end of the Second World War. I...

4 things you'll have experienced if you've lived in halls

Halls vary at each university, however, what doesn't vary is the experience. University Halls can be one of the most dau...

Transgender bullying is on the rise in schools

Transphobic bullying is common throughout Britain’s schools and colleges. The findings of a recent study by LGBT right...

10 Dittomon plush toys that will fill your life with positivity

Recently I've really been noticing a gaping hole in my life. I've been living in Birmingham by myself (without wifi) fo...

5 things you should know before you start university

So you've finished A-Levels, and only two things are on your mind, summer and of course the magical three years of your ...

Transangels: A celebration of diversity in Essex

Transangels, in South East Essex, is a well-known venue for people from the trans community. TransAngels is a newly esta...

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...

Girls kissing girls: is it cheating or not?

If a girl is in a monogamous relationship, does kissing another girl count as cheating? How does the public view a bit o...

My depressing battle with my depressed mind

I don't remember the last time my mind was silent. It took me forever to open up about my depression, even to myself. I ...

Secret Cinema: Blade Runner experience

Secret Cinema is an absolutely insane experience that immerses you in a world from your favourite films. Without soundin...

Virtual reality is everywhere - but is it worth it?

Virtual reality headsets such as Oculus Rift, Gear VR and PlayStation VR are all the rage – but is virtual reality a b...

Don't make these six mistakes during your internship this summer

You’ll want to avoid making any of these mistakes. So, you've landed a fantastic internship this year. Summer is the o...

7 reasons why music festivals are a little overrated

Nothing screams summer more than sun, friends and festivals. Yes, the festival season is well and truly in full swing. W...

5 books you need to read this summer

There's nothing like getting stuck into a really good book. As someone who is a self-confessed bibliophile, I've compile...

My bullies went to London Gay Pride and I'm not okay

Hate is something that isn't tolerated at London Pride. It all started at school. I never got to “come out”. Well, I...

How to handle Obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder—like all mental health disorders—can make you feel isolated and cut off from the rest ...

How to plan the ultimate summer road trip

It's finally summer. Grab some friends, pack up, and go on a road trip! If you've always wanted to travel so that you ca...

Homosexuality in Islam: why is it considered a taboo in the Muslim world?

According to a survey conducted by Channel 4 in 2016, more than 52% of all British Muslims think homosexuality should be...

What's happening to the LGBTQI population?

Despite statistics revealed by numerous studies, the total population of the LGBT community in the UK remains unclear. T...

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...

You won't believe the ice cream flavours that this parlour offers

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

The WayOut Club: a safe haven for London's transgender community

The WayOut Club is London's leading transgender nightclub. Vicky Lee, co-founder and host of The WayOut Club in London i...

21 times Gordon Ramsay was the most savage person on Twitter

"It's not bad... it's terrible." Gordon Ramsay is known and loved for his savage comebacks on the various TV shows he's ...

3 alternative ways to get work experience this summer

Don't have an internship this summer? Don't panic. Here are a few ways to get that all-important work experience without...

26 things you will definitely remember from Primary School

Although Primary School may feel like it happened many moons ago, there are some things that you will never forget. Here...

How to beat post-graduation blues

The gown, the hat, the ceremony — graduation is the epitome of university life — marking the end, and a new beginnin...

Top tips that will make you ace any internship interview

Summer is the ideal time for students to put the theoretical aspects of a profession into practise. Undertaking an inter...

Things you will remember if you had a Nintendo DS

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 last of the fir...

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 cold, wet o...

6 awesome money hacks for students that actually work

Purchasing that iced latte daily on your way to work? Forking out another £20 for a third meal out with your friends? A...

5 side hustle ideas that you can start today

Summer is here, but everyone who's been to university is well aware of how eager a young adult is to have some money on ...

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 years. Peo...

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...

Transform your social footprint – why every student should be on LinkedIn

The only social media platform that should matter to students. Today each and every one of us has a "social footprint". ...

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 cold pi...

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's Dam...

Be the person you were born to be: tackling religious homophobia

Religious homophobia is something that we all need to be more aware of. There is help out there for people who are suffe...

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...

Five things nobody tells you about growing up

Growth is a constant state of evolution and a series of changes. The phrase growing up hints to a positive aspect of lif...

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 shock. Th...

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 really only one subreddit t...

An ancient road has been discovered under Birmingham city centre

An ancient structure has been found underneath Birmingham - and it's not the first time. On June 19, construction worker...

Dalston Superstore A lively venue for the LGBTQI+ community of Dalston

Dalston Superstore on Kingsland High Street in east London isn’t just for people from the LGBTQI+ community. Founded i...

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 not a s...

Grab a duster and declutter this summer  - my thoughts on Minimalism

We’ve all heard the famous saying - less is more right? When it comes to minimalism, the essence of this movement is e...

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. 1. She...

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 afraid t...

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 will sing l...

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 words o...

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 back in 2004, ...

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're ju...

University education - Is it overrated?

This is the question that everyone is asking. Education is not overrated however there are a plethora of learning build...

6 board games that will revamp your next sober social

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

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

Don't say we didn't warn you. In case you've been living under a rock, Asda has been selling three boxes of 10 VKs, aka ...

Why shouldn't men wear pink?

Why is pink associated mostly with women? This question has always intrigued me, and I wonder why is pink considered to...

Why Polycystic Ovary Syndrome needs more awareness

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects roughly 1/5 women in the UK. I was diagnosed with ...

LGBTQuality content on Netflix

LGBT content in the entertainment world is (slowly) rising to the forefront thanks to trailblazing tv shows like Queer a...

9 Star Wars references in Solo that you probably missed

Because there's a LOT. If you're a Star Wars fan, chances are you've already caught the latest standalone film, Solo: A ...

The top 5 Instagrammable places in Geneva

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

These podcasts are perfect for every type of student

Reading and writing about your subject can be too tiring. Sometimes you just have to let your ears do the work while you...

Hunger for love: why Love Island is similar to The Hunger Games

Love Island is a reality television show which has enraptured the UK. We have to admit that this is not a show that part...

Deadpool 2: An all-out bonkers affair!

Marvel flicks fare spectacularly at the Box Office worldwide. They have a huge fan following, but what is so special and...

5 incredible graphic novels to read this summer

Graphic novels can be expensive to invest in. They're quick reads and many are serialized, so you're often left with a b...

Kit Kat flavours in Japan will shock you

Have a break... have a soy sauce Kit Kat. Kit Kats are pretty ordinary, right? You've got your standard Kit Kat, the Kit...

5 films that will inspire any English Literature student

The average literature student has an insane amount of reading to do, which can be overwhelming. Take a break from the r...

Did Beyoncé and Jay-Z really give tickets away in a car park?

It's okay, we still love them. The power couple have been struggling to fill seats during their On the Run II tour, alle...

3 makeup products you need this summer

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

4 ways to make the most of your final year at university

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

Choosing charity: Why it pays high to pay low

Charity shops are full of surprises. For a lot of students, being given a lump sum of money in the form of a maintenance...

What you need to know about taking a gap year

A gap year is something to really take time to consider, whilst you're studying at university. It can be filled with ama...

4 easy ways to supercharge your creativity

Stuck in a rut? It’s too easy to wallow in isolation when you find that you're not as creative as you could/used to be...

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...

How do you make a new city YOUR city?

Moving to a new city can be daunting. So the burning question is 'how do you make a new city YOUR city?' By aimlessly se...

Inside the mind of a twenty-year-old compulsive gambler

Gambling can take control of your life. Oliver Peters* shuffles a cluster of black, red and pink plastic chips in on...

A glimpse into the life of a DJ on the autism spectrum

“It’s like when gamblers win. They keep going until they have nothing left. No matter what it costs them. When I sta...

The summer slump: how to be productive during summer

Summer’s here, but what’s next? The plethora of assignments that were due, the countless hours of caffeine consumpti...

What does love mean anyway?

Love has a different meaning for everyone. For Sylvia Townsend Warner 'love is the only patriation, and without one's de...

The top 5 subscriptions every fresher needs

So it's summer yet again, and the last one before many students will be moving to university to become the new fresh mea...

Tips that will help you actually pass your exams

Exams season is in full swing, so it's time to get into exam mode. Every student feels the struggle when it comes to exa...

Tuition fees: Are we being mugged off?

The whole university system is a mess. Lecturers don't get paid enough. Students are overpaying. Where is all this money...

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino: A flight through Alex Turner’s conscious

The direction of this album has split Arctic Monkeys fans more than any album before. View this post on Instagram "T...

Interview with an independent traveller: Lorna's solo adventure

Lorna Milligan, a 20-year-old from Leeds Arts University, is an independent traveller amongst many in the UK, who has ta...

Eco-friendly student hacks: 7 easy ways to cut out plastic

If you've seen the shocking photos of sea creatures choking on plastic, then you'll know how important it is to cut down...

The £3.99 moisturiser that will cure your dry skin forever

Child's Farm, a brand that has been around for eight years, only became famous about a year ago for its miracle moisturi...

Exciting new vegan food you need to try

Vegan food has never been so tasty. 1. Oumph! mock-meats View this post on Instagram Tried Oumph! Thyme and Garlic yet? ...

How your brain works: 8 crazy facts

Brains are fascinating. Here are some exciting facts about the brain that you can use to impress your friends: 1. The b...

Why seminars can sometimes be frustrating

Have you ever sat in a seminar and felt like an alien? I'm sure we have all experienced at least one seminar at some poi...

8 beauty hacks you need to try

Who doesn't love making their lives easier? Try these hacks out to be blown away. 1. Make your eyelashes look ten times ...

10 things you should do before you graduate

You're only at university for around three years of your life. Here's how to make the most of it. 1. Explore the area Vi...

5 must-watch blockbusters that are being released this summer

So it's nearly the end of uni for most of us, so why not spend the summer catching up on some newly released films. Here...

The leading European music festivals you need to go to this summer

Thinking of going to a music festival with your mates this summer? Although the popular British festivals such as Bestiv...

TSB's customers aren't happy with the bank and here's why

Five days into the IT update, customers want answers and TSB aren't providing them. The bank warned its customers of clo...

Small steps to take when you're going through a difficult time

When you're feeling down, every direction you turn can feel like you're hitting a brick wall. It can make you feel like ...

10 easy ways to make your uni room feel like home

It can be daunting moving from home into halls. However, there are many ways to make your uni dorm feel more like home. ...