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No More 3 for 10 Jagers?

No More 3 for 10 Jagers?

Anna Maria Papaoikonomou, Zine Editor I can’t ever go back to my first two months of university. Not because I had a particula...
Sabbatical Officers Hustings: Thoughts from the Chair

Sabbatical Officers Hustings: Thoughts from the Chair

For seven hours last week, I sat on stage with candidates for all six Sabbatical Officer positions and had the chance to question ...
Unpaid internships: when did free labour become normalised?

Unpaid internships: when did free labour become normalised?

There is a sense of excitement when searching for Summer Internships on, what seems like, the endless amount of job finding sites ...
“Rape is not normal; it is normalised”: A First-hand Account

“Rape is not normal; it is normalised”: A First-hand Account

Trigger warning: mentions and graphic details of r*pe and sexual assault  Everyone has drunk sex at university, right? That’s w...
The Damning Depop Divide

The Damning Depop Divide

I was fourteen when I first downloaded Depop. Back then, I could find a nice top or dress for £10 and get a good bargain f...
Separate But Equal: Social Sciences’ Superficial Inclusivity

Separate But Equal: Social Sciences’ Superficial Inclusivity

I chose Social Sciences as my undergraduate degree thinking, almost naively, that understanding the world around me would help me ...
If you want a functional Students’ Union, you won’t get one here. 

If you want a functional Students’ Union, you won’t get one here. 

The other day I got a text from my editor: ‘there’s a virtual Students’ Union Executive meeting, you should go check it out’. Natu...
Who is BAME? Not Me.

Who is BAME? Not Me.

BAME is a term that has been in use for some years but shot up to the headlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. It stands for Black,...
Government Cuts to the Arts: A Student’s Perspective

Government Cuts to the Arts: A Student’s Perspective

  In July 2021, Gavin Williamson, the former Secretary of State for Education, announced the Conservative party’s plans to...
UCL’s Disability Support, Or Lack Thereof?

UCL’s Disability Support, Or Lack Thereof?

I chose Education Studies for my undergraduate degree at UCL. The university has ranked number one in the world for Education for ...
UCL’s Ethnographic Collection: A Road Towards Decolonisation

UCL’s Ethnographic Collection: A Road Towards Decolonisation

While researching a mask belonging to the Sande society of Mendiland, Sierra Leone, for an assignment, I was puzzled to discover t...
Discrimination against Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities has fatal consequences

Discrimination against Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities has fatal consequences

I live in a small village in South East England. I first heard the word Traveller used to describe a group of people when I was ab...
What it feels like to be at the centre of J.K. Rowling’s “TERF Wars”

What it feels like to be at the centre of J.K. Rowling’s “TERF Wars”

Trigger Warning: Mentions of violence against transgender people.  Let’s talk about J.K. Rowling; author of the impossibly succ...
Change shouldn’t be a ‘women’s burden’

Change shouldn’t be a ‘women’s burden’

Male violence against women must be diminished. Intersectional solidarity is the way forward - a movement of which men must become...
We cannot let the persecution of Uighurs escalate

We cannot let the persecution of Uighurs escalate

By Amber Kite *Trigger Warning - this article contains mentions of sexual assault and violence* “I would have done som...
Examining UCL’s Apology for its History of Eugenics

Examining UCL’s Apology for its History of Eugenics

By Rusheen Bansal   On 7th January 2021, UCL issued a formal statement of apology regarding their role in the “deve...
Extended Family: Halls and Isolation – and how you can overcome it

Extended Family: Halls and Isolation – and how you can overcome it

Vaania Achuthan As part of Isolation Diaries Trigger Warning: Mention of suicide Ever since students have moved i...
What is the cost of isolation for working-class students?

What is the cost of isolation for working-class students?

Eleanor Corney As part of Isolation Diaries Being a student is hard - that goes without saying. Being a student in the m...
Remote Learning and Isolation: My Own Thoughts…

Remote Learning and Isolation: My Own Thoughts…

Eleanor King as part of Isolation Diaries 2019 and 2020 have been two binaries for me. The joy of finally graduating wit...
Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

Jakob Kiessling as part of Isolation Diaries Every day, between 9 PM and midnight, a man appears in my flat. He’s tall, ...
No Child Should Go Hungry During A Pandemic

No Child Should Go Hungry During A Pandemic

Riddhi Kanetkar Recently, a Labour motion to extend free school meals until Easter has been rejected by the government, by...
The lies behind the 2020 exams scandal

The lies behind the 2020 exams scandal

Eleanor Corney Young people are always told that they are the future. When did it become acceptable for others to control t...