Tags : university

Meet Halls The Musical: A Show Exploring The First Year

During the dark times that the creative industries are currently facing, there has been some light. Halls, a new British musical by George Stroud and Jennifer Harrison, has released its first song: ‘Flat 15B’. In a video published online, the song is performed by West End stars, including Grace Mouat, Oliva Moore, and Sophie Isaacs. […]Read More

Theatre Review: Two // Theatre Group

As a northern theatre student that finds themself surrounded by southern artists the majority of the time, I cannot tell you how incredibly refreshing it was to watch Two by Jim Cartwright, and directed by Tom Gibson, last week. Focusing on working-class life in a northern pub in the 1980s, Cartwright’s pub is a space […]Read More

Theatre Review: Elevate // Open Theatre

Elevate, which showed at the Pyramid Theatre at Leeds University last week, made use of space and character in a bold and interesting way, with fantastic results. This should come as a surprise to nobody; the range of societies and groups putting on shows at the university are developing a well deserved reputation for their […]Read More

Theatre Review: Before It Rains // Open Theatre

Katherine Chandler’s Before It Rains, performed by Open Theatre in [email protected], was a divine concoction of brave and beautiful storytelling, and contemporary life’s raw happenings. Punctuated with humour and the tense extremities of humankind, this production is, quite simply, the best show that I have seen a society put on stage during my time at […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Aventures of Time Warp Tammy // Open

The Adventures of Time Warp Tammy, written and directed by Céline Nyssens, was a fascinating exploration of mental health, isolation and the commitments we all have to each other. Above all, though, it was a critical examination of the tendency for straight white men to see themselves as a protagonist whilst everyone else’s feelings, thoughts […]Read More

The Irony of the English Lit Degree

Belated happy new year to you all! I hope you’ve got plenty of books ready to read in 2019 – I know I have. And I hope that at least some of these books are being read for pleasure – because mine are not. When I opted to do English literature at Glasgow Uni all […]Read More

The Plague of Post-Exam Zombiefication

As I lie down on my bed with my legs dangling over the edge, I once again go through my repetitive routine. Pick up my phone, scroll through social media, put it back down and sigh. I’ve but finished my exams and already I feel… Listless, languid, lethargic. Surely, I shouldn’t be so bored when […]Read More

Maintenance Grants: The Continuing Attack on Students

On 15th January, a committee of MPs scrapped maintenance grants for university students. In place of these grants, tailored to help students with the cost of living, will be loans. While the threshold of money a student can receive has increased from a maximum of £7,434 a year to £8,200 a year (or £10,702 if […]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

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

Tuition Fees – The Recurring Problem

This September will be a huge step in my life and my future career. I will finally be going to university. Living away from home may be tough for some but I am relishing the prospect of newfound freedom away from the monotonous and repetitive sixth form life. Amidst the studying and intense partying, the […]Read More