Apr 07

UWE Extenuating Circumstances Policy Change Raises Mental Health Concerns

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  Students with problems that could cause them to fail assessments are being urged by a campaign group to voice their concerns following a proposed change to assessment policy. By Rajitha Ratnam. Will Anderson and Siân Hampson from UWE Mental Health Campaign, wrote a letter to the university that said: “If a student with a mental health issue is …

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Jun 18

How To Survive Your Housemates: 3, 2, 1…Press Play.

In April this year the Huffington Post produced an article disputing the theory that it takes 21 days for something to become routine. Instead they believe, in agreement with an article in the Guardian, that it can take anything from 18- 254 days for a person to form a habit.  Living with other people you …

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Jun 18

#31 My Fortnight: A Memoir

‘You’re being unfair. You can’t force me to be a lady.’- Jessa, Girls It has taken me over a fortnight to process thoughts into this column; I have been hiding from my soon-to-be ‘Graduate’ status with three whole series of Girls and the contents of my fridge. My name is Erica, and I am an …

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May 30

#30 First (Last) Impressions

‘What is your problem? You give the impression of being all moral, and noble, and normal. And helpful in the kitchen…’- Bridget Jones I am finally writing from the comfort of my own flat; I have moved out of the library and will only return if I require books. I am having problems letting go, …

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May 25

The Bucket List: Classy Clifton Cocktails

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Emma and I have been desperate to go out for a classy cocktail night in Clifton, as it hosts an array of swanky bars and is the part of Bristol that we both want to end up living in. We started this night at the SU after a last minute decision for me not to …

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May 25

The Bucket List: Wearing Onesies to the Library…

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  Despite the exam pressure forcing Frenchay library to be at full capacity, we finally decided to put on our onesies and make complete and utter fools of ourselves. Pretty self-explanatory – we thought with the huge hype of onesies and for the need to do something a little bit controversial in the library this …

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May 17

#29 Haters and a Crisis of Identity

‘It is easier to be critical than correct.’- Benjamin Disraeli This week led to my penultimate exam of university; I am currently experiencing my last weekend in St. Matthias library, with three days to go until my final -final. How? In facing the bittersweet end of university with only Ben and Jerry for company, I …

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May 12

How To Survive Your Housemates: Disturbing the Peace

For the past few weeks you have found yourself sat at home, on your own on a Saturday night; surrounded by library books and barely legible lecture notes at least once. It might feel like a lame way to spend your weekend, and you might feel like you’re missing out; but it is the best …

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May 09

#28 Food Fights

Sunny Saturday marked the start of the countdown to the beginning of real life, post-university; I found myself inconveniently experiencing a magnetic pull to Topshop, and away from revision. I did not manage to hi-jack the water slide, but instead found myself watching When Harry Met Sally for the 394294539th time; this is what happens …

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May 09

Jeremy Deller’s ‘English Magic’

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Jeremy Deller exhibition at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery runs until 21st September 2014. Open daily, free entry.  By Emma Farr   This exhibition displays a cross-section of what is considered to be English Magic and this includes wall-size murals, drawings (by ex-prisoners), spearheads and artifacts, William Morris ceramic tiles and a collection of …

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May 06

How To Survive Your Housemates: It’s Not Over Till the Fat Lady Sings.

So the university year is coming to an end, you’re facing last assignments, final exams and are putting the finishing touches to your group projects.  We all deal with exams in different ways, some spend weeks sticking to a perfectly constructed study plan, others will spend a week revising and the rest will have a …

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