A response to the one word prompt ‘understanding’ https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/27030/posts/1056420811
Today the world woke up to news that Omar Mateen opened fire in an Orlando night club, killing 50 people and injuring many more. It is an event so terrible it is beyond comprehension and reminds us that while many societies may be becoming more understanding, there is still a long way to go. Continue reading “Understanding”
What if help never comes for you? What if you started to see things? If a little girl with an X shaped scar where her mouth should be is trying to get in. And nobody else could see her.
On the wonderfully sunny 5th of May I was lucky enough to attend a performance of Alistair McDowall’s claustrophobic new play ‘X’ at the Royal Court Theatre in London. The premise of X appears a classic sci-fi trope, five astronauts left stranded on Pluto following a failure to contact Earth. However, from this simple idea an enormous range of complexities and tensions emerge, engaging with postmodern concerns such as our perception of time, memory and reality. Continue reading “X”
So after an embarrassing five months of computer problems I can now access the blog again. Huzzah! I’m sure everyone is very excited to read about me twittering on again 😉
In recent years, universities have seen the rise of alternative culture with many societies dedicated to rock and metal, fandom, and (in some extreme cases) fetish. With the emergence of these societies, mainstream university events have begun to see competition between the alternative nights and their own activities.
So why do people want to go to the alternative parties?
Continue reading “Drifting from the mainstream”
Tonight I will be attending the alternative Christmas ball run by the university rock society. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get enough quotes to write an article on the rise of alternatives to mainstream university activities.
Being ill is an unpleasant experience for anyone, but at university there are additional complications. The difficulties faced in recovering are compounded by the need to catch up on any work that is being missed during the recovery period, which may have to be spent in another city. I aim to discuss the difficulties of absence at British universities in addition to some of the help that is offered to students unfortunate enough to become seriously ill. Continue reading “Sick leave and University”