Adam Tickell says ‘dramatic change’ is needed to tackle bullying on Sussex campus (originally published on the Tab)

Sussex Vice Chancellor Adam Tickell has said a "dramatic change" needs to be made in order to tackle on bullying and ensuring the wellbeing of student and staff safety. In a piece published in the Time Higher Education last week, Tickell also said that Sussex had previously "made mistakes" and "failed people" in regards to… Continue reading Adam Tickell says ‘dramatic change’ is needed to tackle bullying on Sussex campus (originally published on the Tab)

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Sussex student to debut original play at Brighton Fringe Festival (originally published on the Tab)

Third year Sophie Pester, currently finishing her degree in English and Drama, will be showcasing her original play, "A Glass Half Empty", at Brighton Fringe this month. The play was first performed by SUDS last term and this will be it's first showing with professional actors. The tale itself centres on the power of friendship… Continue reading Sussex student to debut original play at Brighton Fringe Festival (originally published on the Tab)

Meet Nasr M, the SU presidential candidate who didn’t actually know he was running (originally published on the Tab)

In the current bid for SU Presidency alongside Image for Duncan Michie, Frida Gustafsson, Jon Munro, Irati Michel, Jonathon Busby, and Mick Kolesidis, enters dark horse Nasr Muflahi, the candidate who didn't actually know he was running until I asked to interview him. This mysterious figure leaves much to the imagination with his brief manifesto,… Continue reading Meet Nasr M, the SU presidential candidate who didn’t actually know he was running (originally published on the Tab)

Sussex SU plans to launch student-run co-op (originally published on the Tab)

The Students' Union has launched plans of starting a campaign for an off-campus housing co-op – run for and led by students in Brighton. The first meeting took place on the 13th of February and saw those interested in the beginnings of campaigning for a co-op meet to discuss ideas and options available in Brighton.… Continue reading Sussex SU plans to launch student-run co-op (originally published on the Tab)

I’m a student, and this is why I’m happy to give up my hours for the sake of my tutors’ pensions (originally published on the Tab)

This week has seen coverage of the ongoing strikes and how they have impacted student life. Many students have protested their perspective as to why sacrificing valuable contact hours is unacceptable, with many demanding refunds or the lost education and fees to be made up for. However, I am here to defend the sacrifice of… Continue reading I’m a student, and this is why I’m happy to give up my hours for the sake of my tutors’ pensions (originally published on the Tab)

A Discussion on Consumerism and Fast Fashion Culture

I have just finished a rather thorough sort out of my wardrobe, placing clothes that I don't wear enough and I'm sure would make someone else far happier into an acrylic storage tub. It was surprising how many items I realised I didn't really wear, and it's got me thinking about British consumerist culture towards… Continue reading A Discussion on Consumerism and Fast Fashion Culture

Is the term “friend zone” is helping to perpetuate a rape and violence culture in current society?

With a collective cultural narrative so heavily focusing towards romantic idealisation and harmony, it's almost viewed as a goal that we should be continually working towards. Through the mediums of literary canon, film, television series, and now more so than ever, reality tv, the plot of many revolve around romantic completion. This, however, has become… Continue reading Is the term “friend zone” is helping to perpetuate a rape and violence culture in current society?

Why the media is failing feminism and silencing real voices (originally published on The Round)

The use of the internet drastically changed from being revolutionary during the 1990s, amidst the third wave of feminism, to a network that our entire modern existence has become completely dependent on. With this change in sharing and acquiring information stemmed an arising problem for feminism as a movement as it was translated online –… Continue reading Why the media is failing feminism and silencing real voices (originally published on The Round)

Misty May walks

This shan't particular lengthy post; I just thought I'd share some pictures from the rather peculiar weather we've been having recently. I'd forgotten the joy of lengthy walks, and with four months of glorious holiday ahead I'm keen to make the most of being outside (even if it's been somewhat misty).

Sentience and suicide: reflections from Virginia Woolf’s place of death

As it currently stands, I have far too many books. Around my tiny student bedroom there lies a heaped mass of precariously towering books, ranging form Steig Larson to Sarah Kane to Jean-Paul Sartre. At my home in the New Forest it is a similar affair; a labyrinth of books everywhere, with an entire wall… Continue reading Sentience and suicide: reflections from Virginia Woolf’s place of death