Tag: rite of passage

Film

Hollywood’s ageless sex

It is fair to say that at some point in their lives, 99 percent of people will struggle with their perception of themselves and their bodies, particularly during a time when it is changing, such as adolescence. Our media is obsessed with looks, there are constant lists being created with titles like ‘Hollywood’s Best Bums’…

Travel

How travelling can help with depression

Depression and mental illness affect many and both impede on one’s ability to carry out daily activities. Multiple factors in one’s life can contribute to this: such as their career, their relationships, their studies, and more. Getting away from this is often the hope of a lot of people, including myself at times, so how…

News

Government approve ‘accelerated’ two-year degree proposals

The government have agreed to the introduction of ‘accelerated’ two-year degree courses, although this is still subject to parliamentary approval. This follows a consultation in which the government found that shorter courses will be able to offer more choice and flexibility, particularly for mature students. The department for education has suggested that under the plan,…

Comment

Are exams pointless?

Some exams are archaic reflections of a ‘one size fits all’ system of streamlining. People may vilify them as an unnecessary cause of stress among students. I mean, what’s the point of finding out a person’s ability to memorise a volume of information that will be forgotten at the end of two hours? However, it…