Empowering women through skateboarding

Whilst we are all too familiar with the toilet paper shortage of early lockdown last year, most of us are unaware of a more interesting one – a worldwide shortage of skateboards. One of the few sectors to avoid the economic slump which has hit many industries, shops have seen an unprecedented surge in demand…

How to travel on a budget

By Emma Bralic Velho As students, we’re almost always longing for that next maintenance instalment from SFE or leeching off of our parents in order to be able to survive. At the same time, the majority of us just want to travel. I fit into both categories. As a linguist and somebody who learns another…

Brasil – será tudo favelas, polícia e armas?

De Rachael Jones Antes de ir ao Brasil em dezembro, a minha amiga brasileira falava sobre os perigos do seu país, a possibilidade de se ser assaltado e a história de como a sua avó foi raptada. Os seus avisos e a má reputação do Brasil nos media (como por exemplo, o seu presidente radical…

Пять лучших мест для посещения в Санкт-Петербурге, которые вы не найдете в путеводителе

По Georgia Boote Больше Кофе Если вы хотите пойти за освежающим напитком после посещения достопримечательностей, то вам сюда. Это кафе находится недалеко от Петропавловской крепости, именно так мы с друзьями его и нашли. Интерьер действительно классный и есть даже пруд, где можно посидеть. Место похоже на пещеру, так что это действительно уникальное место для посещения!…

Five artists to look out for in 2020

By Jane Herbelin At a time when access to culture is no further away than your pocket, it would be a shame not to make the most of it. Younger generations are as incredibly creative in their work as they are in putting themselves out there! From Instagram, to museums, here is a list of…

Being a linguist in Brexit Britain

By Freya Richold Over three years ago, our country voted to leave the European Union. I was fifteen years old at the time and so, like millions of teenagers, could not vote. I am now nineteen, and the country has finally left and has entered a period of the unknown. This will greatly affect many…

72 hours in Budapest

By Chloe-May Hornbuckle Nothing beats getting to know the culture, history, politics, and (of course) the food of each new place you visit, and it’s safe to say that Budapest isn’t lacking in any of these areas! From enjoying the panoramic views of Budapest while cruising along the River Danube to letting your hair down…

72 hours in Barcelona

By Chloe-May Hornbuckle Nothing beats a weekend escape to a place where the sun is (almost) always shining, where the streets are always bustling, the atmosphere is vibrant and where you just can’t get enough of the food… If that all  sounds perfect, then Barcelona is the place for you! Home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage…

The Year Abroad Blues

By Fabiana Barber Monday morning. I’d gently open the balcony doors to feel the warm Madrid sun hug me, as light flooded my room. I’d sip a ‘Café con leche’ with a sugar-topped Magdalena in Plaza de Callao, content with the day ahead. After lectures had finished, I’d head home to my 12-person flat filled…

The Resurgence of the Farc

By Elsie Haldane In August this year, Colombia (and the world) awoke to the news which many had feared: a call to arms from the Farc rebels, a group responsible for the deaths of more than 35,000 civilians and the forced displacement of many more. They have posted a video from Venezuela (meaning they cannot…