Rebecca Thompson


Staying emotionally well at university

Everyone has sick days from time to time, but mostly there’s a relatively quick fix like ibuprofen or Lemsip. For some people who suffer from mental health issues, the remedy isn’t always quite so straightforward. University can be a hugely enjoyable but also very challenging time of our lives. So, what can we do to…


Spanish paradise in Gran Canaria

You may be surprised to learn that the canary bird is not the inspiration behind the name of the Spanish island, Gran Canaria. In fact, the original meaning roughly translates to “Great Island of Dogs”, which is a slightly less exotic choice of animal for an island which sits off the Western coast of Africa….


No black academics in senior roles since 2013

A new report released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has revealed that no black senior management staff were employed by any British university in the year 2015-16. This marks the third consecutive year that black academics have been recorded as absent from the roles of managers, directors and senior officials in universities throughout…


YouTube: the voice of today’s youth

The term ‘celebrities’ used to apply only to pop stars and actors we saw on our TV screens, but now the ‘YouTube star’ has emerged on the relatively smaller screens of our laptops and phones. YouTube – the phenomenally successful video-sharing platform is the core of user-generated online video, and many acclaimed ‘stars’ have risen to…


5 Halloween costumes on a budget

I don’t know about you, but I am always the last person to decide what I’m wearing for Halloween. Are you still stuck for ideas? If so, read on to find some last minute, cheap and easy costume inspiration! Pokémon Go took the world by storm this summer, so why not dress up as your…

June 2021
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