The rise of handmade clothing

With the rise of Climate Change awarness has become an increase of young artists taking advantage of sustainable fashion to put on the market. I talked to artists Julius Thieroff, 20, Germany, and Morgan Wallace, 20, Cornwall, who have their own individual clothing brands about their projects and how their art based items are climate…

Reflecting on my first person pieces

For this piece I chose to write about my experience of trying out rowing from scratch at the beginning of university. I chose this, as I knew it would be easy to make it in to an engaging piece, because I could be expressive in my language and imagery and back it up with photographs…

This is what UOG rowing member does to reduce her carbon footprint

Michelle Barden talks about the changes she’s made to make her lifestyle more sustainable, why they’re important and how they allow her to save money as a student at the same time. What lifestyle changes have you made to be more green? Recycling: “I’ve stepped up my recycling, even just bits of paper that used…

Why real life is more isolating than the online world

So, I was told the other day: “You post too much on social media.” The cheek of it! How dare he criticise what I do online. I tried to justify in my head how much I post on Instagram by comparing what I post to the people around me. I don’t post half as much as…

Top 5 lifestyle changes you can make before World Environment Day

World Environment Day takes place in 2 months, encouraging people internationally to get involved in the fight against air pollution. It’s easy to think your actions don’t make an impact but in the short space of 2 months you can make some simple changes to your daily routine to massively reduce your carbon footprint. 1)…

Opinion: The week when class turns to objectification

Picture this. You’re at the Gold Cup. You’ve saved up all year for this only to gamble and probably lose all of your earnings. You’ve travelled to Cheltenham especially to get all dressed up and flaunt your £20 and £50 notes around as if they’re nothing. You try and speak in a high-class accent and…

Experience: I overcame my fear of not being good enough

There’s that voice of insecurity inside all of us. We’ve all experienced it: “You’re not good enough. You’re not trying hard enough. You should give up.” I’ve long battled with that voice, both in my work and any hobbies that I’ve had. Once you believe it, it’s hard to overcome. Comparing my competitive ability to…