Justifiably discontented students threatened by financial loss, and a government that risks losing the vital support of a substantial proportion of the electorate, this is a dispiriting situation in which there is no winner.
Being able to admit that you need anti-depressants and ask for the help, let alone openly talk about it, makes you a strong person in itself and mental health needs to start being taken as seriously as physical illness so people are encouraged to feel comfortable with it.
Mental health has been a skeleton in our country's closet for too long. Now, new information and recent studies have rattled the cage door, we can start to give our young people the support they so desperately need.
Today NUS and Labour join forces and are calling for action. We have been working together for some time to ensure that as many people as possible can take part in our democracy and to make it the vibrant, exciting opportunity that we know it can be. We need to make sure that as many people as possible and students all over the country register to vote in the next week. In the next election it is imperative that their voices are heard loud and clear.
Throughout modern British history, mass demonstrations and protests have often been demonised and depicted as the work of trouble-makers, hooligans and extremists. It was the same old story last week as 10,000 students descended on London to protest against tuition fees and the abolition of maintenance grants, which led to the arrest of 12 protestors.
Just being a little more conscious about how you wash, care and wear your clothes will not only save you from chucking out some of your fav items but also save you some of the rare spare cash you have.
As a final year journalism student I'm well aware of the implications of social media and how to use it responsibly. It wasn't until a tweet of mine went viral that it actually hit home however. I'd never imagined that a misspelt tweet would end up with my photo on every news site, a video of me broadcast on ITV, and people across the country sending me messages. What was this tweet? Simply declaring that rioters were trying to hurt police horses and when I intervened one of them turned on me...
When it comes to university, there are two opposite lines of thinking. The first is that a university education is highly overrated - some people would advise you not to bother. Instead, just follow your own passion. This view is expressed seriously by very senior and successful people.
As I prepare to embark on a year studying at California Polytecnic State University, where I hope to focus more on my potential major in Politics, I would fully recommend to those with any doubt over which subject(s) to take at university to consider the extensive benefits of a Liberal Arts degree.
Having made it through a three-stage application process over the summer (much to my genuine surprise) I've managed to secure myself what many people ...
As Julia King said, this was the first event of its kind and there were bound to be areas for improvement. In my last piece I said that my goal was to leave the event in a better position than when I arrived, and I feel like I achieved this.
Bullying and abuse online is unacceptable, but the fact that it is online is not the problem. In the last few days alone, my Twitter stream has been a stark reminder of the very real and horrific reality of anti-semitism that Jewish students face in Britain. Izzy Lenga, the education officer at Birmingham Guild of Students, has been subjected to abhorrent abuse and threats for daring to challenge anti-semitism on campus.
We all know journalism does a lot of reporting but it is about time that the industry addresses this problem, which ironically exists under its very nose. If it does, a more diverse range of voices will have a platform to be expressed which can only lead to a more democratic industry.
On November 4th, Swansea University Students Union will be travelling to London amongst several other students union across the country to voice our o...
Recently my ex-boyfriend wrote an article entitled "Why I don't go down on girls." Naturally my heart sank, a common experience for anyone who was once in a relationship with a writer from the Tab. One point to get out the way: the facts are simply not true...
Despite being a natural bodily function that happens to over half of the population, periods are still seen as a taboo subject. They're seen as an embarrassment, a source of shame, and something we should keep quiet about. This needs to stop. We should be talking about our bodies, and the associated cost of them, so that we can move towards a society where we do not have to pay an extra charge just because we were born with a healthy uterus.