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NCTJ Law revision - attention Year 2s and PGs

Jan
16

Don't forget we have a final NCTJ Law session on Wednesday January 18th from 2 - 4pm in the large UG newsroom. This is for both groups and replaces this Friday's usual law sessions. Please remember to bring with you the Christmas holiday test paper (Jan 2016). And a reminder that teaching for the NCTJ Court Reporting module starts on Friday January 27th - same times, same rooms as last term. If you intend to take this module please make every effort to attend ALL the Friday sessions as we are on a tight schedule.

Posted By Sarah Fuller read more

Eurotrip: easy way to make your holidays enjoyable

Jan
16

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer – this well-known phrase hides a lot of meaning and depth. Travel is great not only for its beauty, but also for its spiritual enrichment. It develops us, expands our horizons, broadens the outlook, introduces us different cultures and traditions, makes us to think much wider and more global. There is something magical and special about traveling, something that encourages people to travel again and again.

Posted By Karina Pavlova read more

Am I Fake News?

Jan
16

With just three days before Donald J. Trump stands in front of the US Capitol in Washington D.C. to take the oath of office and be inaugurated to arguably the highest office in the globe, it seems like an opportune time to look at what makes the man beneath the hair. It has been common for the media and in turn the public to place a lot of emphasis on the Mr Trump’s words, which is, of course what the man himself wants, whether it be in the form of an orator or a keyboard warrior. But an element of President-elect Trump’s persona that fascinates me is his body language.

Posted By Alexander Crean read more

Being a straight person in today's society

Jan
16

BEING A STRIAGHT PERSON IN TODAY’S SOCIETY

Not a single cell in my body responded the way I had disciplined them. No, they weren’t yet ready to tackle the stimulus of a flawless full-face makeup but on a man’s unshaven face. What an irony it was…after all I am the biggest fan of Sam Smith, who is also gay.

Posted By Srijana Rai read more

Social Media - A Terrible Personal Commentary

Jan
16

Several reports have been released linking constant social media usage to anxiety and depression. A serious matter no doubt, as anxiety and depression diagnosed in young people has increased by 70% in the past 25 years. Leading to frankly worrying statistics such as suicidal thoughts being admitted by a quarter of all young people, as well 1 in 10 suicides in the UK being committed by people between 15-24 full statistics available here.

 

Posted By Joe Dawson read more

The ordeal of my first attempt at journalism and other interesting lessons

Jan
16

The course of journalism never did run smooth.

That was a lesson I learned the very first time I ever introduced myself to anyone as a journalist. A few weeks before the start of my second year at university I was offered a press pass to review an obscure literary festival in the east of England. The idea was that I would represent my student newspaper that I had recently joined while a friend was there on the behalf of his radio station.

Posted By Ruby Lyle read more

The weather outside is frightful

Jan
16

A couple of days ago, I experienced something very rare for most Brits; snow. The past few years have seen next to no snow at all, and for what I can say, that counts for this year too.

It was a Thursday, a bleak and rainy Thursday, when my parents texted me and told me snow was on the way, as they were my parents, I didn’t believe them. But as it often proves, I was wrong. Around 6pm snow began to fall around my home in the South East. It was a calm and blissful sight, soon ruined by the havoc of panicking English people.

Posted By Emma Woodhouse read more

Progression in Southern America

Jan
15

After three months in England my return to America was met with a rush of a new but familiar culture that I had once been so accustomed to. The fusion of so many different places around the world into one country and reformed into its own culture. The south particularly (Birmingham, Alabama and Nashville, Tennessee is where I spent most of my break and time growing up) has a strange culture of its own.

Posted By Holly Tidwell read more

Fake news stories are spreading on social media like the plague

Jan
15

So in the fantastic year of 2016 which just seemed to keep giving many wonderful surprises, news outlets had a field day covering all the madness and this has led the public to believe that just about anything is possible.

Posted By Phil Wellbrook read more

At long last the time is Grime

Jan
15

The changing of the guard that saw us enter 2017 from a year notorious for how it inflicted tragedy on the famous, is a significant moment to reflect on how far the genre of Grime or UK Hip-Hop as it has been mistakenly referred to, has come. 2016 again was a year of excellence for Grime as without fail new and exciting talent continued to emerge from London streets with an appetite for success and crucially with an understanding of how to get it.

Posted By Salem Hassabala read more

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