Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
1864 views
1864 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018
New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
911 views
911 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018
Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
589 views
589 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018
499 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018
575 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018
Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
626 views
626 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018
Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
588 views
588 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018
What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
641 views
641 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018
Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
742 views
742 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018
University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
729 views
729 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018
Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
700 views
700 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018
Why we should all embrace drag
Features
831 views
831 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
1816 views
1816 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018
Brighton Needs You!
News
700 views
700 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018
Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
897 views
897 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018
France in Fine Fettle
Sports
737 views
737 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
803 views
803 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018
Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
878 views
878 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
939 Views
5 Comments

Residents left out in the cold

A student walking through boiling water streaming from the ceiling : Photo - Heather Hearn

A student walking through boiling water streaming from the ceiling : Photo - Heather Hearn

Residents of Stanmer Court, some of the more expensive accommodation on campus, are demanding compensation after two terms of irregular heating and hot water, extensive flooding, inconsistent internet connection, and a lack of cleaning that has interrupted the students social and intellectual life at the university.

Most of the major problems have occurred in block B of the building. A Student said: “the hot water has been off so many times, sometimes for two or three days. It has been a consistent problem since day one, and for the rent we pay it is ridiculous.” “When it goes off we are always offered to go to shower in four rooms in block A and C (there are 150 students in block B and four showers available to us in block A and C.) They have also offered us showering facilities in Pevensey 1 as well as the Sport Centre and Bramber House on campus, which is a massive trek and inconvenience just to take a shower, a basic necessity that we pay for.” Another student who went to use showers on campus said: “Me and my friends went to the sports centre but the showers were communal so we all had to stand guard in front of the shower curtain while we took it in turns to shower, it was just ridiculous.”

The residents say that they are ‘disappointed’ with the university response to their problems, one saying: “Our feelings in general are those of unreliability on behalf of the university. It seems like we never know what is going to happen next, and that is what is so frustrating. We pay £104 a week for a service, and practically every week they fail to provide us with a service; whether that service is hot water, heating, cleaning, security, or just general health and safety issues. The university had the same problems with hot water last year, meaning they had all summer to fix the problem. But a year on and we’re still losing out on hot water each week.”

“We had to walk through steam with a huge risk of boiling water falling on us”

105 Residents in block B have signed a petition against the conditions of their flats. A student told The Badger: “it was on the 8 October last year when the problems began, literally about a week after we had moved in…our hot water and heating is a fortnightly problem and is ridiculously inconsistent for the amount of rent we pay – by the end of last term there was a 5 to 8 day period without hot water and heating, and we were offered £7.50 compensation which was labelled as a ‘gesture of good will.’” “Most of us are unsatisfied by the amount of compensation we received, it feels like last term is unresolved, they also didn’t mention the compensation policy that the university has in the email they sent us, I only found out about it in a meeting a few days ago. There has been a complete breakdown of communication between the university and us, although we have received numerous emails, nothing is ever properly fixed.” Another student added: “it seems like everything is a quick fix in the residencies and the problem will reoccur again in the next week, which it often has done.”

Boiling water pouring through the ceiling - Photo: Heather Hearn

Boiling water pouring through the ceiling - Photo: Heather Hearn

Student anger was exacerbated in February when extensive flooding occurred in block B after a burst valve meant that boiling water poured through the ceilings in adjoining hallways between flats. One student said: “I was extremely shocked at the university’s reaction and I was quite disgusted that no one at the university seemed to appreciate just how dangerous this was for residents; the fire alarms were going off, so people were leaving their flats, but we had to walk through steam with a huge risk of boiling water falling on us.” Another student said: “I understand that the flooding was beyond their control, but we were treated in a very nonchalant way. When my flatmates went to tell reception at 7 o clock that morning, they simply told them not to worry and put a bin in the middle of the kitchen (despite water pouring through every bit of the ceiling). It was not until 11 o’clock that anything was actually done to try and get rid of the water coming through, and as our kitchen couldn’t be used we were told to eat out for the next couple of days, at our own expense.” “All our food was damaged – in my cereal box there was moisture inside the plastic and one of my flatmates opened her cupboard on the fourth or the fifth day after the flooding and there was still water in the cupboard and dirty water in all her pots and pans.” “It was only on the sixth day after the flooding that we were able to use our kitchen again and it was only yesterday [9th March] that we were able to remove our humidifiers. We still don’t use our kitchen properly because the water was so dirty.”
 

“It seems like everything is a quick fix in the residencies and the problem will reoccur again in the next week”

On the day of the flooding there was no water supply in Stanmer Court, and residents were unable to have a glass of water, use any facilities in their flats and were unable to use their en-suite bathrooms, making it impossible to live normally in the accommodation.

There have been many problems with plumbing in the flats. In one incident a student describes how “all the plumbing in my bathroom was completely messed up, sewage was coming up into my shower and there were splatters of what looked like poo in my shower, it was absolutely disgusting”. She said: “This happened on a Wednesday and they said they couldn’t get anyone to come and fix my plumbing until the following Tuesday, I couldn’t use anything in my bathroom including the toilet until then so I had to use someone else’s en-suite which was incredibly annoying and inconvenient for the both of us. I got paid £7.50 compensation like everyone else but not for the extra inconvenience of having no bathroom for almost a week and a shower with sewage.

The students in Stanmer Court have the support of the USSU Welfare Officer, Richa Kaul-Padte, who, in a statement to The Badger said: “The Students’ Union is dismayed both at the conditions in Stanmer Court and the University’s response to the situation. What is particularly shocking is the University’s ability to transcend the regulations and laws that would be applicable if the same situation were to occur in the private rented sector – the tenants could take the landlord to court. The Compensation Policy in use by the University (co-drafted with the SU some years ago) is meant to serve as a guideline, only. The university have allegedly gone above and beyond the policy to be fairer to the tenants. Many received £7.50 for the ‘inconvenience’ caused. They are one of the more expensive university accommodation and pay a high amount of rent of £104 a week, deeming the sum £7.50 far too low.” She continued, “I call upon the University to recognise that students’ lives have been disrupted, and that simple apologies and explanations do not serve as adequate responses. We would like to see the University fully recognise their responsibility to create a good home for students living on campus – through a reassurance that this will not reoccur, and by providing compensation that is reflective of the situation within the residence.”

Caution: Wet floor - Photo: Heather Hearn

"Caution: Wet floor" - Photo: Heather Hearn

There have also been several other problems with the accommodation including an unreliable internet connection, key-com phones not working, rendering the residents unable to call security and have irregular cleaning, including no cleaning of the students bathrooms for three consecutive weeks, a service which they are paying for. The gate by the station to the halls has also broken. A student said: “we pay for a secure building, and we are especially vulnerable as we are next to an underpass and a train station.” “If it’s going wrong you should look for a solution, so far they haven’t fixed the gate, just told us that they are aware of the problem.”

Regarding the problems, the University has told The Badger: “In the early hours of the morning of Thursday 26 February there was a flood in Block B of Stanmer Court, believed to be caused by a burst valve in the plant room housing the hot water supply system. Our teams immediately turned off the water to this block and alerted affected students to the situation. Whilst no student rooms were affected as a direct result of the flood, damage was caused to some communal areas and kitchens and, of course, there was a loss of water supply to the building whilst emergency repairs were carried out. There has also been intermittent disruption to the heating and hot water supply to Block B over recent months.”

“We have written to all students who have been affected to apologise for the problems. We are working hard with the developer (who have overall responsibility for maintenance of the building) to resolve them as quickly as possible. In the short term, temporary repairs have been made to the system and the Residential Services team at Stanmer Court are currently monitoring the hot water tanks hourly, to ensure the tanks remain at the correct temperature. Both the University and the developer are committed to providing a long-term solution and have enlisted specialist independent companies to investigate the issues.”

This is not the first incident to occur in Stanmer Court block B. In October 2007, The Badger revealed a similar series of problems which ultimately led to compensation of £200 per resident affected, but so far the university has been unwilling to discuss figures. They said: “We have told all affected students that we will of course consider the matter of compensation in line with our current policy, which can be viewed at online. We plan to meet with representatives of the students who are affected to discuss this, in order to compensate before the end of term next Friday (20 March).”

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam
Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
1864 views
1864 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018
New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
911 views
911 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018
Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
589 views
589 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018
499 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018
575 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018
Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
626 views
626 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018
Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
588 views
588 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018
What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
641 views
641 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018
Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
742 views
742 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018
University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
729 views
729 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018
Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
700 views
700 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018
Why we should all embrace drag
Features
831 views
831 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018
In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
1816 views
1816 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018
Brighton Needs You!
News
700 views
700 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018
Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
897 views
897 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018
France in Fine Fettle
Sports
737 views
737 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018
Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
803 views
803 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018
Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
878 views
878 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018
58 views

The Global Calendar

beckitceditor - March 18, 2019
71 views

Late-Again campaign, again!

beckitceditor - March 18, 2019
89 views

The increase in female travelers explained

Rachael Naylor - March 18, 2019

5 Comments

  1. It’s not just Stanmer Court. I live in off-campus university managed accommodation and we have had consistent problems since we moved in, from electrical faults and sparking fuse boxes to overflowing toilets and damp patches…
    What can we do about this? The university don’t seem to care.

    Reply
  2. It’s vital that everyone in sub-standard accomodation works together to get proper repairs and compensation. I would suggest considering a rent strike as a last resort, but before that, complain complain complain, try to get publicity in local papers, protest in library square etc. The first years putting up with all this don’t seem to have the Sussex spirit!

    Reply
  3. Hi Helen,
    Have you spoken to the Housing Office about it. I suggest contacting Andy Howarth directly – you should be able to find his address on the website.
    He can probably liaise with your building manager to see what the problems are.
    If that doesn’t work, please just get in touch with me. My email address is welfare@ussu.sussex.ac.uk and I can speak to them on your behalf.

    Reply
  4. I lived in Block C last year, and we got £216.50 compensation just because the hot water wasn’t working consistently. I think every resident at Stanmer did.

    £7.50 is an insult, and I’m glad we got out when we did !

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Join the Badger Team

Apply today!

Latest Posts

‘We’re Bringing our Worlds to an Audience’ – Rokia Traoré on the Brighton Festival
Music
374 views
Music
374 views

‘We’re Bringing our Worlds to an Audience’ – Rokia Traoré on the Brighton Festival

Lara Antoine - February 15, 2019

We are nearing that time of year where Brighton is flooded with arts and culture festivals. Following shortly after the Fringe, Brighton Festival runs from 4th- 26th…

Christmas Queens: Spilling the tea with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara
Interview
2333 views
Interview
2333 views

Christmas Queens: Spilling the tea with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara

Chris Ahjem - November 27, 2018

Tis the season, to indulge in some incredible drag performances! Iconic queens spanning many series of RuPaul’s Drag Race will grace the Brighton Dome on December 3…

Remakes and Reimaginings: Suspiria (2018)
#CINECITY19
1256 views
#CINECITY19
1256 views

Remakes and Reimaginings: Suspiria (2018)

Yazz James - November 13, 2018

Suspiria is a surprising and radical reimagining of Dario Argento’s 1977 film. The story is centred around Susie Bannion (Jessica Harper/Dakota Johnson), a young American, who moves…

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig
Arts
1864 views
Arts
1864 views

Full Discussion with Little Green Pig

Kate Dennett - November 12, 2018

We got the chance to talk to Catherine from Brighton & Hove’s local organisation, Little Green Pig, who work with young people to unlock their imaginations and…

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite
#CINECITY19
962 views
#CINECITY19
962 views

CINECITY Opening Night: The Favourite

Emma Nay - November 11, 2018

I did not always believe in the magic of cinema. Sitting in one of a thousand identical cinemas, looking at the waves of unoccupied seats, can make…

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero
Arts
911 views
Arts
911 views

New Poets Take to the Stage at Hi Zero

Roxana Xamán Mc Gregor - November 8, 2018

On the 30 November it was the last Tuesday of the month, meaning, of course, I was at The Hope and Ruin ready for Hi Zero, as…

Poets and Musicians Against the Arms Trade Preview
Arts
879 views
Arts
879 views

Poets and Musicians Against the Arms Trade Preview

Emma Nay - November 6, 2018

On the 10th of November in Falmer Bar’s own Room 76 a series of musicians and poets are coming together to protest against the arms trade. The…

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning: 50th Anniversary
Arts
769 views
Arts
769 views

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning: 50th Anniversary

Hal Keelin - November 2, 2018

As one of the best things to come out of the 20th Century nears its 50th anniversary, it is a chance to look back at Laurie Lee’s…

Self-Representation – Women of Colour in Publishing Event
Arts
653 views
Arts
653 views

Self-Representation – Women of Colour in Publishing Event

Florence Dutton - October 29, 2018

Over recent years, relentless injustice has caused a surge in female self-reclamation, especially across the media. More and more women from marginalised communities and backgrounds are coming…

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt
Arts
589 views
Arts
589 views

Poets Wow Crowds at The Haunt

Alice Gledhill - October 25, 2018

On Sunday evening, The Haunt welcomed a trio of poets from America and Canada as part of Neil Hilborn’s UK tour, treating guests to an uplifting night…

Top Stories
499 views

Brighton and Beyond

Rachael Naylor - October 24, 2018

Finding your feet in a brand new city can be overwhelming and confusing at first, however Brighton offers a range of alternative travel options to satisfy all…

Freshers 2018
575 views

The best breakthroughs of 2018 thus far

Sabrina Edwards - October 22, 2018

As we begin a new school year, this is a great time for Sabrina Edwards, the new Science editor, to reflect on the best scientific breakthroughs of…

De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground
Arts
672 views
Arts
672 views

De-Stressing with Rob Cowen’s Common Ground

Hal Keelin - October 18, 2018

Upon my transfer to Sussex University, I found Robert Cowen’s Common Ground a particularly comforting read. After nearly a year out from academic study, I was finally…

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again
Arts
626 views
Arts
626 views

Johnny English Fails to Strike Again

Alice Gledhill - October 18, 2018

Striking up laughter in cinema screens once again, Rowan Atkinson may have given up playing lovable Mr. Bean, but he hasn’t retired as Johnny English just yet.…

Sexual assault in the US government
Comment
588 views
Comment
588 views

Sexual assault in the US government

Tom Robinson - October 17, 2018

“I believed he was going to rape me.” are the stand out words in Christine Ford’s final testimony at the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh as an…

What’s ACCA-ning?
Arts
641 views
Arts
641 views

What’s ACCA-ning?

Emma Nay - October 16, 2018

  All you need to know about autumn at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts If you have not seen the ACCA’s new autumn programme, you…

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols
Arts
742 views
Arts
742 views

Review: Journeying with Grace Nichols

Kate Dennett - October 12, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, Sussex Student Union organised a number of interesting talks and events across October. One of these exciting opportunities was a chance…

Review: Suzanne Ciani & Martin Messier at the ACCA
Film & Theatre
703 views
Film & Theatre
703 views

Review: Suzanne Ciani & Martin Messier at the ACCA

Anonymous - October 10, 2018

At the outset, Mr Messier’s FIELD at once invoked The Matrix and Daedalus’ Boiler Room set.  The basic concept of this mixed media performance relies on transducer…

Shelf Help: The Organisation Encouraging Self-Development
Arts
1131 views
Arts
1131 views

Shelf Help: The Organisation Encouraging Self-Development

Kate Dennett - October 10, 2018

To commemorate to this year’s Mental Health Awareness Day, I found it increasingly difficult to draw attention to just one book of relevance in recognition of this…

Freshers’ Week from a second year perspective
Campus News
749 views
Campus News
749 views

Freshers’ Week from a second year perspective

Chris Ahjem - October 9, 2018

Annually, the University of Sussex welcomes thousands of new students to our Falmer campus and every year the Student’s Union and Brighton based clubs and businesses increase…

National Badger Day: 10 fun facts you might not have known
News
1193 views
News
1193 views

National Badger Day: 10 fun facts you might not have known

Chris Ahjem - October 6, 2018

To celebrate National Badger Day here are 10 fun facts about our animal kingdom namesake Badgers can run up to 16-19 miles per hour which is the…

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week
Arts
729 views
Arts
729 views

University of Sussex Joins Libraries Week

Kate Dennett - October 6, 2018

This coming week marks the celebration of Libraries Week, an event solely dedicated to praising the work of libraries across the UK. This annual event is taking…

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin
Interview
700 views
Interview
700 views

Oscar Jerome at The Hope and Ruin

Alex Leissle - October 4, 2018

The young star is often a tricky title to navigate. There are the big names, who explode into the world with noise, bright light, a big record…

How Fenty Beauty changed the face of the makeup industry
Lifestyle
1158 views
Lifestyle
1158 views

How Fenty Beauty changed the face of the makeup industry

Rachel Badham - October 3, 2018

Fenty Beauty, launched in September last year, is a makeup line created by global superstar Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known as Rihanna. It’s not uncommon for celebrity…

Why we should all embrace drag
Features
831 views
Features
831 views

Why we should all embrace drag

Chris Ahjem - October 3, 2018

Once an art form disregarded by many, 2018 bears witness to the continuous rise of drag as a legitimate, celebrated art. Spearheaded by RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag…

In Conversation with Alannah Myles
Arts
1816 views
Arts
1816 views

In Conversation with Alannah Myles

Anastasia Konstantinidou - October 3, 2018

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Alannah Myles, the 1991 Grammy winner for best female rock vocal performance for her outstanding vocal abilities for the…

Brighton Needs You!
News
700 views
News
700 views

Brighton Needs You!

Anonymous - September 28, 2018

Brighton is a vibrant and thriving city that many students at Sussex are lucky enough to call home. But there are many in the area in need…

Books Every Fresher Should Read
Arts
897 views
Arts
897 views

Books Every Fresher Should Read

Anonymous - September 19, 2018

Starting university comes with both exciting but potentially daunting changes, with both moving away from home and studying at degree level posing to be two new challenges.…

INCREDIBLES 2: The Sequel with a Feminist Twist
Film & Theatre
753 views
Film & Theatre
753 views

INCREDIBLES 2: The Sequel with a Feminist Twist

Olek Młyński - September 18, 2018

One key film in the development of anyone who grew up in the early 2000s was The Incredibles (2004). It’s comedy, vibrancy, and general sense of fun…

France in Fine Fettle
Sports
737 views
Sports
737 views

France in Fine Fettle

Anonymous - September 17, 2018

Prior to the start of the quadrennial tournament this summer, football fans across the world grew sceptical over Russia’s credentials and ability to host the most prestigious…

Dive into Brightonian Culture
Arts
803 views
Arts
803 views

Dive into Brightonian Culture

Sorrel Linsley - September 17, 2018

Boredom is impossible when you throw yourself into everything this weird and wonderful city has to offer. The specific and unique cultural wonders of Brighton are indeed…

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?
Arts
878 views
Arts
878 views

Oh, baby, baby, did you see Britney at Pride?

Anastasia Konstantinidou - September 15, 2018

During this year’s Pride Festival, Brighton had the honour of welcoming international pop star and voice of the early 2000s, Britney Spears, to the main stage. Undoubtedly,…

Union obliterates the debate – unwritten requirement used to shut down free speech debate
Campus News
2393 views1
Campus News
2393 views1

Union obliterates the debate – unwritten requirement used to shut down free speech debate

Jordan Wright - April 27, 2018

Student society Liberate the Debate’s most recent event was cancelled over a lack of compliance with the Students' Union's (USSU) requirement for a neutral chair - a…

Interview: In Conversation with University of Sussex Stuart Hall Fellow Ingrid Pollard
Artist Focus
111 views
Artist Focus
111 views

Interview: In Conversation with University of Sussex Stuart Hall Fellow Ingrid Pollard

Rosa Lichtenstein - March 19, 2019

How does photography give agency to those 'on the edge'? Elsa Van Helfteren and Rosa Lichtenstein interviewed Ingrid Pollard ahead of her panel event at the ACCA…

Culture
58 views

The Global Calendar

beckitceditor - March 18, 2019

March 2019: International Women’s Month the celebration of women’s contributions both throughout history, and now. March 17th: St Patrick’s Day A celebration on the traditional death date…

Campus News
71 views

Late-Again campaign, again!

beckitceditor - March 18, 2019

This edition, we follow-up with the ‘Late Again’ Campaign to see what they have achieved since last time we spoke... This edition I have followed-up with the…

Culture
89 views

The increase in female travelers explained

Rachael Naylor - March 18, 2019

The rise of female independence can be experienced in many ways, one of which being able to travel solo. With travel being more accessible and affordable there…

Culture
126 views

Growth, degrowth and climate change

klaratgbengtsson - March 18, 2019

Following the recent Youth Strikes that have taken place world-wide, we look at the issues of Growth on our environment. You may not be aware that there…

Culture
53 views

Cultural Bite

alainareschka - March 18, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon, so that means you better be wearing your green. This dish may not be green, but it’s from the land of…

Culture
67 views

Know where your Eat Central’s are?

rosiejoyce98 - March 18, 2019

Dinner Digs takes on University as it scours the best, cheapest foods on-campus that will see you through the 9am starts. If you’re like me and can…

Clear the catwalk for charity shops
Culture
178 views
Culture
178 views

Clear the catwalk for charity shops

Alice Gledhill - March 18, 2019

Fast-fashion is slowing down as consumers realise the growing trend of repairing their clothes and buying from charity shops. Charity shops have seen an increase in sales…

Life amongst the Vikings
Culture
302 views
Culture
302 views

Life amongst the Vikings

Chris Ahjem - March 18, 2019

An Unsuspecting Student’s Guide to studying abroad: how to make the most of your time abroad. To study abroad or not to study abroad, that is the…

Culture
100 views

Canna Kitchen: experiments in plant-based living

Rachael Naylor - March 18, 2019

The bottom floor of a vaporizer shop on Duke Street has turned into the UK’s first restaurant serving food infused with cannabidiol (CBD), a compound present in…

Culture
78 views

Private Parts Podcast – Sounds like white privilege?

Rachael Naylor - March 18, 2019

An honest and open review on Jamie Lang and Francis Boule’s Private Parts podcast. I have always been an avid watcher of Channel 4’s Made in Chelsea.…

Culture
65 views

The culture of emotions

klaratgbengtsson - March 18, 2019

How does society affect the way that we feel and perceive the world? Within this article we attempt to challenge the root of emotionality and social pressures.…

Culture
58 views

Dinner digs: roast edition

rosiejoyce98 - March 18, 2019

As the days are getting a little longer and brighter and the flowers are starting to bloom, spring is somewhat in the air. However, the comfort you…

Cultural Bite
Culture
114 views
Culture
114 views

Cultural Bite

alainareschka - March 18, 2019

With the constant rain and cold winds, you may rather stay in and eat as opposed to weathering the rain as spring approaches. Sure, you can order…

Culture
69 views

Unexpected Destinations: Kilkenny

Alice Gledhill - March 18, 2019

Why not discover somewhere new, unthought of before? Travel with us through Ireland with EngSoc. Ireland is rich in its history and draws in vast volumes of…

Culture
78 views

The Cure to ‘Wanderlust’ at University

rosiejoyce98 - March 18, 2019

Struggling with the dreaded ‘travel bug’ at university? Read this article on tips to lessen the need to take flight. Have you ever gone to a project…

Culture
53 views

Cultural Bite

alainareschka - March 18, 2019

Valentine’s Day is coming up and a delicious meal is a great way to celebrate with loved ones. Whether they are your family, a boyfriend or girlfriend,…

Culture
123 views

Be my Vegan-tine?

Rachael Naylor - March 18, 2019

Don’t know what to do for your special someone this Valentines? Prepare a date or dish with help from this spread... As Cupid’s arrow is set to…

Artist Focus
67 views

Introducing the ACCA

Rachael Naylor - March 18, 2019

With the Attenborough Centre right on our doorstep, we are lucky to to have access to year-round, contemporary performances and events. In support of this, I thought…

Arts
92 views

Getting Inspired by ‘Sustainable Gifting’

beckitceditor - March 18, 2019

We caught up with those inspired by our last edition’s ‘Sustainable Gifting’ article. See below for inspiration and to see what was crafted by our readers As…