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The Local Government Association (LGA) Respond to Civic University Commission Report

Editor | Cassandra Lau Last October, the Civic University Commission, which sets out the place of universities in civic life, published an extensive progress report. The UPP Foundation Civic University Commission’s aims is to “explore and understand what a modern civic university is and what it should do.” Responding to the report by the Civic University Commission, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government … Continue reading The Local Government Association (LGA) Respond to Civic University Commission Report

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Announcement: National Storytelling Week Competition

What is National Storytelling Week? National Storytelling Week is the celebration of differing means of story telling. From ancient oral storytelling to written or drawn methods, its aim is to empower the narrator and support the unique bond between the story teller and listener. So what’s the deal? For 7 days of the week from 26th January to 2nd February, there will be 7 awards … Continue reading Announcement: National Storytelling Week Competition

Not Encouraged Antidote to Last Minute Essays

*Warning: This behaviour is not endorsed or encouraged by The Founder. Editor | Cassandra Lau Tis the season to be stressed and worried, fa la la la la, la la, la la. Fortunately, this year the English department has introduced staggered deadlines which will greatly help reduce essay burdens off of English students. However, for those who find themselves in the unfortunate situation of having … Continue reading Not Encouraged Antidote to Last Minute Essays

World Soil Day: How to tackle soil pollution with 1 action

Editor | Cassandra Lau This week kicked off with World Soil Day which is celebrated annually on the 5th December at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations headquarters in Rome. This year’s focus was on soil pollution, a “virtually invisible” impact of the changes people have made to our planet. Soils are a “nearly forgotten resource,” says FAO Director General José Graziano da … Continue reading World Soil Day: How to tackle soil pollution with 1 action

Ally Pally Gets a Make Over!

Editor | Cassandra Lau Following a £27 m restoration of its Theatre and East Court supported by National Lottery and Haringey Council, our beloved Alexandra Palace will be hosting its first ever Christmas carnival to run 1st to 16th December! The Theatre and East Court were closed off from the public for 80 years, and last weekend, the Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust (APPCT) … Continue reading Ally Pally Gets a Make Over!

The Addams Family: A Spooktacular Performance

Editor | Cassandra Lau Royal Holloway’s Musical Theatre Society brings a spooktacular performance of The Addams Family to the Student Union’s main stage. Director Harriet Williams has steered the society towards a different direction this year, bringing “some comedy to the society”. Besides loving a good laugh, Williams explains, “I wanted something different: something fun and funny.” Admitting that “comedy’s quite hard”, she says she has been … Continue reading The Addams Family: A Spooktacular Performance

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World Tolerance Day 2018: Understanding Intolerance is Key.

Featured Photograph: During the time of Apartheid in South Africa, when black people were denied their basic human and political rights, two youngsters of different races forge a connection in Cape Town. / UN Photo (1982) Editor | Cassandra Lau   World Tolerance Day marks the 16th November every year as a day to generate public awareness of the dangers and unacceptability of intolerance. “Tolerance … Continue reading World Tolerance Day 2018: Understanding Intolerance is Key.

Who Picked My Tea?

Editor | Cassandra Lau   When I first landed in London in 2012, I recall walking into a souvenir store with dim white lights, and overstocked shelves of snowglobes, stationary, cups, plates, clothing and you name it. Amongst all the clutter of miniature London attractions, the one thing that stood out to me was the slogan, Keep Calm & Drink Tea. Back when the 1939 … Continue reading Who Picked My Tea?

Millennials Are Less Content With Their Lives

Editor | Cassandra Lau   Based on new research co-commissioned by the Martin Roberts Foundation and a 2018 iteration of  Achieve – a two day event featuring prominent celebrities delivering talks on health, wealth and happiness -, “millennials are less content in their lives while also being more likely to feel envious towards celebs and social media stars.” Millennials, or Generation Y, are described by … Continue reading Millennials Are Less Content With Their Lives

How Do Egham’s Estate Agencies Compare?

Editor | Cassandra Lau The thought of renting a student accommodation can be terrifying to many, especially if you have had no prior experience or guidance on what the procedures are and what you should be keeping an eye out for. Many said that they wish they had advice from students in years above, so I created a survey that gathers responses anonymously so that … Continue reading How Do Egham’s Estate Agencies Compare?