Social Media Activism: A Student Perspective

Defunding the police. The climate crisis. Lists of Black owned businesses. Non-optical allyship. How you can support Ukraine. These are just some of the bold-fonted and pastel-coloured posts I see from a quick scroll through my Instagram explore page. And the harder I search, there seems to be a post, infographic or informative slideshow for almost every cause I could imagine. Social media, for better or for worse, has become a news source.

High stakes in the hunt for housing: how has increased competition affected the search for student accommodation?

The last-minute scramble for student housing is fast approaching. In the coming weeks, floods of students will face the annual rush to secure the last remaining student houses on the rental market. In a city already infamous for its housing shortages, how has the University of Bristol’s massive student influx affected the search for private student housing?

Women are Being Systematically Ignored by the Healthcare System

When we think of the inequalities facing modern women, we tend to think of the gender wage gap, the ever-looming threat of gender-based violence, or limited access to safe and legal abortions worldwide. But we rarely consider the gender disparities in healthcare. From the gender bias in medical trials to the disbelief towards female pain and the subsequent disparities in women’s treatment, the dismissal of women and people AFAB in the medical field is a downplayed but glaringly critical issue.

Why Do We Need to Decolonise English Curriculums, and is Bristol Doing Enough?

The past decade has seen a radical increase in efforts to decolonise a higher education system that, for so long, had become closely associated with a Eurocentric academia that valued Western texts and ideologies as intellectually superior. With Black History Month taking place in October, it’s the perfect time to consider the University of Bristol’s work to decolonise the English curriculum.