• Events,  Huddersfield,  University

    Student leaders help improve your university experience: here is why you should vote!

    Student Leadership is an integral part of student success, as well as a fulfilling academic experience for every student attending university. With SU Elections approaching fast, our student nominees getting ready to start their campaigns, and the atmosphere at university filled with electric anticipation, it makes us think; Why? Why is it so vital to participate in the voting process? And why do we even NEED students at university leading and taking charge? It is known that Leadership and Passion often go hand in hand; leaders passionate about their work and what they believe in and having the ability to arouse that passion in their fellow students and team members…

  • Huddersfield,  Mental Health,  University

    How to pick yourself up after a low assignment grade: tips and motivators

    Time at university is full of surprising ups and downs, self-actualisation, and opportunities to improve and develop yourself to a professional level, and therefore, failures and let-downs are a very regular part of student life. Of course, no one likes to fail, but as much as we are wary of it, it is guaranteed and necessary if we want to make something out of ourselves. In fact, the only way you can avoid failure is never trying in the first place. Despite realising this, failure is painful and often difficult to accept. When faced with it, a lot of people do not know what to do next, or how to…

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    University Lecturer releases latest novel (Review)

    One of our great and powerful leaders (okay, University Creative Writing Lecturers) has released his first collection of short stories. We like to think that we inspired him, improved his writing ability, pushed him to succeed even. (However in reality, he was probably pretty talented before arriving at the University). Michael Stewart has had previous success with his novels ‘King Crow’ and ‘Café Assassin’ along with his poetry collection, ‘Couples’. The new short story collection named ‘Mr Jolly’ is set to propel the award winning author further in to a sparkling career. There are 15 stories within ‘Mr Jolly’ and all have a compelling insight into the human condition. This…

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    Freshers’ Focus: Sigma

    Evolving from underground illegal raves in the 90’s to becoming mainstream music in recent years, the undeniable rise of drum and bass has been practically impossible to ignore. The eagerly anticipated HudLive boasts one of the biggest names around, Sigma, as its headlining act this year, which is proving extremely popular amongst Freshers coming from all over the country. After seeing them live earlier this year, I can assure anyone who has bought a ticket that they’re in for an amazing night. Bringing the feel of an underground party to the bouncing island of Ibiza, Sigma’s sold out show at Ibiza Rocks is really something to witness. Sat in my…

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    Fanny Fears

    Vaginas, by any preferred term, frighten people when brought up in conversation. Their mention is usually faced with a few giggles, plenty of blushing and a lot of hard-core cringing. The issue? Society is scared of them. They only seemed to be discussed when they’re emitting a strange smell on Embarrassing Bodies, or when a TV detective needs to swab ‘down there’ on crime dramas. Due to this, not many women actually refer to their vaginas as vaginas – instead choosing from a range of euphemisms, which can be hilarious, crude or cutesy depending on preference. Aside from the fear of the word, there remains a general rule that men…