Jess Barrett

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Concrete Awards 2020

You can see the winners of the Concrete Awards at the bottom of this page and on our social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Editor-in-Chief Chris Matthews: I am immensely proud of what Concrete has achieved this year. From running a successful mental health campaign to investigating stories on campus and being shortlisted…

Arts, Venue

Sewing, a rediscovered gem

Lockdown has inspired me to pick up my felt, fabric and thread so I could start sewing after not having done any for the last four years.  Before I came to university, I used to make animals out of felt, and sometimes I would make keyrings out of them to sell in my village Christmas…

Fashion, Venue

5 students on shopping during lockdown

 It is hardly a secret that fast fashion brands are continuing to place huge pressure on courier services despite the obvious risks associated with handling large quantities of parcels. As such, I am making an effort to support smaller businesses during the current situation. Though buying from smaller businesses still invites risk (the goods still…

Deputy Editors' Column

Seize the day and smile

Today is the day that Chris and I receive applications for the next Editor-in-chief and Deputy Editor of Concrete. I have to say that being Deputy Editor of this award-winning paper has been an incredible, life changing experience.  Not only have I made amazing, supportive friends, I have grown so much as a person and…


Uproar as Trump suggests injecting disinfectant as treatment for Covid -19

During a White House coronavirus briefing, President Trump was presented with government-led research which indicated that the deadly coronavirus was weakened when confronted with intense sunlight, heat and disinfectant. The US President had asked William Bryan, Head of Science and Technology for DHS, to study UV light’s effect on coronavirus.  Trump supposed that if the…

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