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Why You Need to Be 'Mole' Aware This Summer for Early Detection of Skin Cancer

Diane Knox | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diane Knox

I'll never forget sitting with my friend in the hospital and being told that it was cancer. Being diagnosed was the scariest experience of my life. Still, to this day I really find it difficult to express how much of a shock it was, just because you hear stories all the time and the word 'cancer' fills you with fear. You think, 'it won't happen to me'.

I'm On It - Are You?

Ronke Oke | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ronke Oke

The low number of black and mixed race people signed to the UK stem cell register is sadly a reoccurring pattern. For example, the number of black or mixed race individuals who are active blood donors across England and North Wales is less than 1%.

UK Needs Bold Leadership to Cure Cancer

John Piears | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
John Piears

When we look back on this time in history, we will not be proud that we made record profit margins from cancer drugs while one person died of cancer every four seconds, but we can be proud by making a stand to change this.

Cancer Widower Launches Campaign: Dying for a Cure

John Piears | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
John Piears

The current system for developing cancer drugs depends mostly on private investment from pharmaceutical companies and, as investors demand good returns on their investment, it's no surprise that what we've ended up with is very profitable drugs rather than very effective ones.

Let's Get Visible! Why Our Cities Need a Fem-Over

Bee Rowlatt | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK
Bee Rowlatt

For the record I'm not remotely interested in taking anyone's statue down. It's just high time we got some new ones. So that school kids in Hackney, Liverpool and Manchester can look up to people who look a bit more like them; people who achieved great things and are finally recognised as having done so.

Raising Awareness for SAMH

Kate Elliott | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

Raising awareness of mental health causes is something that has always been really important to me. I strongly believe that improving people's understanding of mental health difficulties and normalising discussions about these issues can have a positive impact on reducing the associated stigma enabling people to be more open about their own struggles. I was really impressed by a recent awareness campaign held for SAMH in Scotland.

We need to talk about gambling and its effects on society

Adam Bradford | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

Today marks the launch of Gambling Awareness Month. One entire month that I am going to dedicate to raising awareness of the problems that gambling can cause for individuals and their families.

Ever Closer Students Union: How Students Are Now Leading the Fight for Britain to Stay in the EU

Charlotte Martin | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Martin

As one of the 7/10 students who, according to the Higher Education Policy Institute, want the UK to stay in the EU, who does not want to wake up on the 24th June to a UK which has left the EU. Now more than ever, students need to be in the public eye.

On a Budget and Looking for Make-Up for Darker Skin? Well Look No Further... Literally

Miriam Fagbemi | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Fagbemi

I've grown tired of watching low-budget beauty brands pick and choose when and when not to cater to women of colour, tired of applauding the beauty industry for its progression when it's still making women of colour feel like we are worth less.

Stolen Campaign Banner Struggle Finally Over for LUU Exec Candidate

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hinchcliffe

The struggle is finally over for LUU Exec candidate, Jack Palmer's campaign banner after it was returned by hostage takers demanding tickets to the Leeds University Union club night, Fruity. The demands were set out a week ago from the anonymous students, with a ransom demand of several Fruity tickets after stealing the banner for warmth from the freezing Leeds early morning conditions.

#WhatMakesMeBeautiful Campaign With Heal Project

Clementine Desseaux | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Style
Clementine Desseaux

This year is the year of the diversity for Fashion and for Women in general. We have seen tremendous efforts from all parts in promoting diversity in the perception of beauty. From Lane Bryant to VOGUE to TARGET and Sports Illustrated, everyone is finally realizing that diversity and self love are absolutely vital and beneficial for all of us.

The Importance of Remaining Vocal About BPAS' #WeTrustWomen Campaign

Lauren Kay-Lambert | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Politics
Lauren Kay-Lambert

We are living in a developed, progressive society, so it might shock you to find that, under the 1967 Abortion Act, women need two doctors' signatures...

Mental Health Affects All of Us

Laura Darrall | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Laura Darrall

I started the #itaffectsme campaign to encourage people who have suffered or who know someone who has suffered to post selfies on social media to prove that the one in four people who suffer from mental health issues really are everywhere. That mental illnesses are universal and have no prejudices about who they affect.

Disabled Passengers At Manchester Airport in For A Drag

Martin Emery | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK
Martin Emery

Manchester Airport dealt a damning blow to more than 8000 people who signed a petition asking Manchester Airport to introduce special transfer hoists,...

Donald Trump's Rival Ted Cruz Left Red-Faced After Daughter Flicks Him Away

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Ted Cruz wins Republican nomination in Iowa caucus Republican politician Ted Cruz has been embarrassed by his own daughter in a cringeworth...

My Money, My Life - A Rallying Cry Against Financial Abuse

Sandra Horley CBE | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Sandra Horley CBE

Domestic violence is often more than physical violence alone. A physical assault can be easy to identify but other ways of controlling a person are more insidious and can be harder for victims to recognise. This is often because these controlling behaviours are so embedded within normative beliefs about the roles of men and women. Financial abuse falls into the latter category.

A Truly Civilised Nation Opens New Libraries.... It Doesn't Close the Ones It Has!

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

I love libraries. I always have. They are universities for the masses. Seats of learning with no tuition fees. Places where whole new worlds are o...

Rebel Rebel: #EverydaySexism And The Art Of Protest

Philip Ellis | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK
Philip Ellis

Be it the tale of the Suffragettes winning the vote for women over a century ago, or a single woman in 2015 finding the courage to report harassment, it is impossible to predict what the ultimate combined impact of all these tales will be.

We Must Be a Voice for Elephants at the Political Table

Rob Brandford | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Rob Brandford

This weekend presents a big opportunity to make our concerns for Africa's elephants known to our political leaders. Elephants might 'trumpet' and be able to communicate by infrasound - but at the political table they don't have a voice and we must be theirs, shouting loud.

Hope in Action #NoMoreEmptyArms

Sara Meredith | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents
Sara Meredith

My heart is forever broken and it is this pain and the missing that makes me determined to fight hard for the cure for Rett Syndrome. To fight on that no other parent has to feel my loss.

London Is Your Campus, LSE Will Become Your Home

Aysha Al-Fekaiki | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Aysha Al-Fekaiki

Get involved from the get go and you will have a valuable time here whilst being fully supported by your representatives. Our Student's Union is made by the students, for the students, and we can't wait to welcome you into the LSESU community.

How Russia's Destruction of Food Led to the Birth of New Leaders

Dmitry Savelau | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Dmitry Savelau

Today is an important day in Russia: over 400,000 signatures will be delivered to President Putin in Moscow in protest of the Government's destruction of imported food.

Where Have the Past Five Years Since Jack Died Gone?

Lucy Herd | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Herd

I often look back to the day it all started for me, the day I decided I had to find a positive way to honour Jack's memory, I can honestly say if I hadn't started my petition just six months after his death, I have no idea what I would be doing.

No More Empty Arms

Sara Meredith | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents
Sara Meredith

Nearly seven years ago my beautiful daughter Olivia lost her battle to the devastating neurological condition Rett Syndrome. In the early hours of November 7, 2008, our world was torn apart. Nothing could have prepared us for the impact and pain we have had to face as a family.

Labour Leadership Grassroots Campaign

Rebecca Barnes | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Rebecca Barnes

We've had war-mongering Blair, pro banker Brown and fair but bland Miliband, Labour members deserve better. We need a party to be proud of. Jeremy is popular and will gain votes. As leader he'd re-claim our roots and rekindle Socialist values; values that are as important today, with inequality endemic, as they ever have been.