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Jennifer

English
Liverpool John Moores University

Love Island is still doing nothing for body positivity

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It’s returning to our screens tonight, and Love Island 2019 is already causing controversy.

At one point, Love Island bosses promised to repres...

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Kiran

English With Creative Writing
The University of Nottingham

5 things we wish guys knew about periods

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Guys, repeat after me: periods are normal.

The stigma around periods is so real. I remember the boys being separated from us girls when we were taught about ...

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Kiran

English With Creative Writing
The University of Nottingham

Alabama’s abortion law is socially regressive, and I stand with pro-choice

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Last Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed one of the state’s most restrictive bans on abortions in decades. The law ...

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Amy

Zoology
The University of Hull

5 tips to get a bikini body in time for summer!

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Above: a wild bikini-body found searching for all the fcks she gives about beauty standards.*

Step one: Acquire a body

Don’t, I repeat, do not skip th...

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Josh

English And History
The University of Birmingham

Campaigning at your Uni is easier than you think

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It really feels like students have no concept of smart spending sometimes. We’re trounced by the media for the amount we sacrifice to booze, partying...

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Imogen

Communication And Media
Bournemouth University

How are universities tackling drug use?

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Students take drugs. Not all of them, or all the time, but there is no denying that every university will have some students who take drugs at some point; res...

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Imogen

Communication And Media
Bournemouth University

Do this 20-min HIIT routine to de-stress between revising

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Revision and coursework are the bane of the Spring/Summer semester. I hate that when the weather begins to get better, the workload pressure...

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Imogen

Communication And Media
Bournemouth University

Does #fitspiration on social media encourage eating disorders?

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Search the hashtags #fitspiration or #fitspo on social media, and you will be bombarded with photos of trim waists, chiselled abs, thig...

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Amy

Zoology
The University of Hull

Is toxic diet culture language making you hate your body?

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It’s 2019, and it’s about time we cast aside the “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me” notion. Words matter....

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Imogen

Communication And Media
Bournemouth University

#PeriodPoverty: The govt will supply free sanitary products in schools

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The government will provide free sanitary products in schools and colleges as of the beginning of the next school year (Septemb...

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Imogen

Communication And Media
Bournemouth University

4 ways to spice up your gym routine

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Well done you for lacing up those trainers and getting into the hub of blood, sweat and tears where abs are made, muscles are #gained, and those 'bikini bods' are...

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Noor

Architecture
The University of Manchester

5 ways to kickstart a great day

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In keeping with the belated ‘new year, new me’ theme, how about waking up a little earlier for a change? Even if you’ve made sure ALL your seminars are in the afterno...

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Josh

English And History
The University of Birmingham

Would you have liked school to start at 10 am?

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MPs have backed a campaign for schools to start at 10 am. This comes following a petition that called for change, garnering over 183,000 signatures in ...

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Stephanie

History And English
University of Leeds

10 things you’ll see at Varsity


1. So many streakers – they just won’t stop getting naked.

2. Enough alcohol consumed to drown a whale.

3. Strangers becoming best friends in the space of five seconds...

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Noor

Architecture
The University of Manchester

5 ways to get back onto the New Year high

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January’s flown past (or did it crawl?) - it’s now the start of February and all those goals you made at the beginning of the year have slowly dropped off o...

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Serena

English Literature
University of Leeds

How to have more energy for those Monday mornings and long uni days

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Ever find yourself falling asleep in lectures? Barely able to keep your eyes open? Want to die every time your alarm goes off? Rea...

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Juwon

Sports Management
University of Bedfordshire

The Best Health And Fitness Gadgets 2019 🎧⌚️

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It’s the new year and we've all got resolutions. Some of them related to fitness. Check out these latest gadgets to get you going in 2019.

Amy

Zoology
The University of Hull

A 7-minute workout for the 2019 gym newbies


January is the time when most people decide to launch into a new workout routine or find themselves on a crazy crash diet. But the key to starting to exerc...

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Jennifer

English
Liverpool John Moores University

1-minute read: Please don’t listen to diet culture this year

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You know the drill: once January 1st hits, out are the joyous (although admittedly annoying) Christmas adverts and in are the adverts for...

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