We've got plenty to fight against. In recent months the Tories have been very keen to talk up the so-called 'economic recovery'. George Osbourne claims that the minimal growth showing in recent figures vindicates his austerity policies. In reality, not only has the British economy barely moved from stationary to first gear.
As Freshers' Weeks get underway across the country, it's all too often a negative picture that's portrayed of young people who seem keener on partying than they are on knuckling down to study. This is a reputation that's outdated and unfair; today's students have so much to offer the country at large and the local communities in which they live.
Information is everything these days. And with social media our access to it has become ever easier - a wealth of overwhelming possibilities at the click of a button. And yet a new survey released by NUS, taken from a sample of over 800 students, reveals that careers advice, especially in relation to apprenticeships is failing young people.
At the annual general meeting (AGM) of the University of Chester Students Union, students voted in favour of a referendum on continuing affiliation with the National Union of Students. The vote was made up of a variety of sports clubs and societies, including the University of Chester Debating Society that has had major disagreements with the NUS in the past.
Like most normal people with a sense of proportion, I was upset and angry with the idiots who decided to organise Thatcher death day parties. This isn't because I'm a particular fan of Baroness Thatcher, but for the same reason I was disgusted that Americans were throwing street parties to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden.
The University of Chester Debating Society attempted to host an event with the MP for Bradford West, George Galloway. As an elected official, the society thought that his contribution to a debate on immigration would be valued (probably controversial) and contestable - as is the nature of a debate. However, due to the National Union of Students' (NUS) 'No Platform' policy, his appearance was barred.