Lad Culture

Students, Academics and Professional Staff Need to Stand Together to End Lad Culture

Susuana Amoah | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Susuana Amoah

If we're going to tackle a problem as complex and institutionalised as lad culture we need time and resources to build a strong framework against it... It's incredible to see students and staff members so engaged with the issues and ideas shared on our pilot project so far, but this is just one of many possible actions.

'Speak To Your Sexual Assaulter First' - Universities Aren't Addressing Lad Culture, Damning Report Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Almost half of universities don't have a formal policy on sexual harassment, with one institution telling students speaking to their attackers is the ...

A Third Of Females Have Been Discriminated Or Harassed At University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Yvette Cooper has described revelations that a third of female students are discriminated or harassed at university as "disgraceful". The MP, who i...

Death of the Lad: From 'Loaded' Culture to Clarkson

Dan Tickner | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Tickner

So what's left for the lad in 2015? Waking up to the frightening realization that they've signed the petition to keep Clarkson at Top Gear and Kanye out of Glastonbury on the same day. It's enough to make anyone depressed.

P&O Ferries Ban Cardiff Uni Rugby Team After Student 'Urinated On Family's Dinner Table'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A rugby team at Cardiff University has been banned from P&O Ferries after one of its members reportedly urinated on a family's table while they were e...

Lucy Sherriff

Lad Culture: Where Do We Stand Now? | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The battle against lad culture on campuses has stepped up a notch during the past year, with male and females alike joining the call to arms to turn t...

Five Ways to Ditch Your Boy Persona and Step into Manhood with Pride

Michael Carthy | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Witnessing the lives of men in London, it seems to me that many of them (many of us) are holding onto a destructive, warped and conditioned view of what happiness really is. A view that being masculine means you have to act, speak and behave in a certain way.

Six Times Student Lad Culture Was Taken Down In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Lad culture has gone from quietly pervading every square inch of campus life to being called out, tackled and shot down - all in a relatively short sp...

No More Excuses: It's Time to Boycott the Despicable Banter Defence

Daniel Wittenberg | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Wittenberg

If suggestions that the expression is inherently offensive seem somewhat far-fetched, there is no doubt that lad culture has colonised it. We see banter spilling over into both misogyny - reinforcing a false notion that 'catcalling', humiliation and physical harassment are part of a normal night out...

NUS Launches Audit To Clamp Down on Lad Culture

Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has launched a nationwide audit to investigate the scale of mainstream lad culture on university campuses. The audit...

Another Cambridge Drinking Society Is Under Fire

Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A Cambridge University drinking society is being investigated after misogynist messages, including one rating women they had slept with, were leaked. ...

'I Love Stabbing Black People'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university's hockey team is under investigation after tweets on a private account were exposed revealing racist, sexist and xenophobic messages - in...

I Wanted to Be 'One of the Lads'

Jana Bakunina | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jana Bakunina

It is with benefit of meeting and listening to talented, successful and grounded women that I can confidently say that pitfalls of 'lad culture' at universities or at work can be avoided if only we did more to celebrate female role models and put them into the spotlight for the benefit of both young women and men at the beginning of their careers.

We Need to Talk About Sexism at UK Universities

Rachel Thompson | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Thompson

Sexism at UK universities is not just a cluster of isolated incidents, but a real and present issue that students face nationwide. We go to university to learn, to better ourselves, to progress, but we do not expect to be harassed, objectified and subjected to misogyny...

The 'Lad' Label: Why We Need To Leave It Behind

The Huffington Post UK | Jess Edwards | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Student populations all over the UK are struggling with how to combat the "lad" culture dominating universities. Over the past year, many student ...

Beware the 'It's Our Year Brigade'

Chris Godfrey | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Godfrey

Somewhere along the lines confidence has become synonymous with a warped sense of masculinity. These guys have taken this notion and run with it. Their ludicrous assertions about England's expected triumph are the world cup equivalent of drinking a pint of your mate's vomit whilst stripping off naked on the dance floor.

Police Investigate Banned Cambridge Society Over 'Rape Chants'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Police are investigating a Cambridge drinking society, which has been banned by the university, after a group of men were filmed appearing to chant ra...

Lucy Sherriff

Glasgow Students Threaten Boycott Over 'Despicable' Nightclub Advertising | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at a Scottish university are threatening to boycott a nightclub after its repeated use of "sexist, despicable" advertising. One member of ...

Do Plymouth University Rugby Boys Instigate 'Lad Culture'?

Madison Taylor | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

You can look at pretty much every student website and 'lad culture' will be mentioned in various contexts. What I wanted to question is, are university rugby teams perhaps deemed the main perpetrators of it?

Everyday Sexism: Complacency Won't Serve Feminism

Nicole Davis | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nicole Davis

It appears to be a somewhat common belief that political or ideological movements have an endpoint. As if they factor onto a chronological timeline wherein the goals of said movement will eventually be achieved and we can all pat ourselves on the back, wipe our hands of it and look for something else to invest in.

Why University Sports So Aren't Worth It

Cristina Criddle | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Cristina Criddle

University sports teams are everywhere. A firm believer in the healthy body, healthy mind mantra, I turned up at the sports freshers push with open arms only to be confronted by almost comical stereotypes. Boxing babes brandishing gloves, tennis totty trying to grab your attention, and water polo wonders in Speedos - that's enough.

Stop Telling Us to Lighten Up

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louisa Ackermann

Not finding your jokes funny doesn't mean we're lacking in humour - it means your jokes are shit...

Do You Find This Poster Offensive?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A club night has been heavily criticised after using an advertisement which pictured a semi-naked woman being seemingly pinned down with a male fist i...

The Death of Student Activism and The Rise of Lad Culture and Political Apathy in Universities

Liam Deacon | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Student activism was once a force to be reckoned with. It changed the world, visibly and profoundly... But today, in the face of genuine and widely felt grievances, students are impotent and apathetic. Universities are businesses, education is job training and a degree is a holiday.

Hotpants, Fishnets And Paramedics: It Can Only Be Carnage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students in Nottingham took part in a Playboys vs Bunnies 'carnage' night over the weekend, which consisted of hotpants, fishnets, and paramedics and ...