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North West Madagascar’s Marine War On Plastic

Until relatively recently, a lot of people thought Madagascar was just an animated family-friendly film. In actual fact, the 4th largest island in the world is host to 15,000 endemic species, many of which are on the endangered species list as a result of climate change and anthropogenic activities. Madagascar is a developing country with […]Read More

Crew Love: Meet the Couple Living on Their Recently Renovated

Gabby Heneghan, 26, and Calum Henderson, 28, live with two-year-old cockapoo Bilston on their recently renovated houseboat, and are currently moored in London’s Little Venice during lockdown.  Gabby is from Carlisle, Cumbria, and works as a team coordinator for the charity Save the Children’s Humanitarian Public Health team; she is currently working from her office […]Read More

Magazines to Help You Stay Sane: Keep it Varied and

As cabin fever kicks in and each day blends into the next readers may seek something different. A book does wonders for the mind; but a magazine, ah, now that is something different. The notion of the magazine shouldn’t be synonymous with cheap nonsense. The print world has taken a hammering in recent years, yet a […]Read More

The Toxicity Of Diet Culture

The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is check my social media. I have a scroll through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and maybe even my LinkedIn page. On each of these days I wake up to new posts about dieting, exercise, or some sort of product being sold to enhance not only my health, but my appearance.Read More

8 Steps to Studying in Europe: A Guide for EU/EEA

If you’re in your final year of education, now is probably a good time to start thinking about the future. Don’t worry, I am not here to lecture you. The question, “what do you intend to do with your life?” has probably popped up all too often and the last thing you need is another person […]Read More

How to do well at A-Level: A Guide

It’s that time of the year again when the all fresh-faced sixth formers of the country grudgingly return to face every students’ worse nightmare: A Levels. Two years of hard work before you’re finally set free at university can seem like a daunting ask but, with the right mentality and effective revision techniques, it needn’t […]Read More

Why you shouldn’t apply to Oxford or Cambridge

Society idolises Oxbridge. An offer from either Oxford or Cambridge has become a synonym for success, with many high-achieving students feeling they need an Oxbridge offer to validate their intelligence. This is wrong. While Oxbridge might be the right decision for some, others allow prestige to blind their judgement. There are many things to consider […]Read More

The University Application Process Explained: What to Expect

The final year of school is overflowing with milestones and one of them is applying to university. According to UCAS, 592,290 students applied for university in the last academic year, and 18 year olds from lower income backgrounds are almost twice more likely to apply to university now than they were ten years ago. 409,000 […]Read More

It’s Not A YOUterus

From Donald Trump to your grandparents – people are strangely obsessed with what’s going on with your uterus. It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman, a man, a gender non-conformist: if you’ve got a uterus, people seem to want to know what your intentions are with it. As a child and adolescent, adults will happily […]Read More

A Brief History of Eyeliner

Beside my laptop are three resources relating to an art form I know relatively little about – I mean, I just scraped a B grade in GCSE Textiles – but am consistently enthralled by: the August issue of Vogue, It by Alexa Chung and 100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman. I’d feel like a […]Read More

A is for Ashley Madison Users Need YOU

Anyone familiar with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘A Scarlet Letter’ will be familiar with the story of Hester Prynne, a married woman who commits adultery in Puritan Boston and ends up pregnant with the pastor’s child. To recompense for her sin, she is forced by the community to wear a scarlet ‘A’ on her clothes as a […]Read More