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Undergraduate Prospects: What Now?

By Elliot Morgan

For third year university students, the final furlong has begun as the Easter break comes to a close. In less than a month, exams will finish and deadlines will have passed, leaving the door open for a batch of new undergraduates to enter the job market and the world of work. Continue reading

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Why don’t the English celebrate St George’s Day?

By Elliot Morgan

In Great Britain, the Patron Saints days are occasions to raise a glass in homage to the cultures of our individual nations. Traditional food, drink, dance and songs, unique to the heritage and cultures of each country, are promoted with stalls, parades, events and decorations around a lot of towns in the majority of the home nations.

Arguably, St Patrick is the most popular Patron Saint. People young and old, not just nationally but worldwide, let their hair down and jump on the green bandwagon to enjoy a Guinness and a spot of Riverdance, whether they’re Irish or not. Continue reading

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SHU Lecturers Strike Over Pension Row

South Yorkshire universities and colleges make a stand together

Lecturers walked out at both Sheffield Universities over the Government’s plans to cut pensions.

Members of the University and Colleges Union manned picket lines and refused to enter the buildings they work in on Thursday 24th March, in a national strike that they hope will make a difference. Continue reading

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“Sheffield’s Next Top Model” Event Raises over £1000 for Charity

A team of third year students organised the success that was Sheffield’s Next Top Model as part of their final year project.

The event that took place on Thursday 10th March at Walkabout bar on Carver Street, saw the female and male finalists take to the catwalk and battle it out for the year long modelling contract with DK Model Management, whilst raising money for charity. Continue reading

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‘Appy Feet’ a Red Herring?

By Elliot Morgan

Remember last year when the latest barmy beauty treatment took Meadowhall by storm? The ‘Appy Feet Fish Foot Spa’, a method popular in the Far East, was introduced to South Yorkshire in March 2010 and locals and students flocked in their thousands to try out this new age beauty phenomenon sweeping the west. Recently however, there have been concerns raised by UK health experts about its safety after reports suggest the creatures could spread infections from person to person.

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Touring Vintage Fair Comes Home To Snowy Sheffield

Vintage vultures were prepared to swoop…..despite an unexpected arrival of snow! Yet the show must go on, and so the UK’s largest touring vintage fair arrived in Sheffield on Saturday 19th February.

As the doors opened at 12pm, it became apparent that this fair had been long awaited as flocks of eager students looking for a stylish bargain flooded in. The Circle on Division Street played host to the fair on Saturday, where you were plunged back in time by DJ’s spinning tunes from artists such as Soft Cell, Bucks Fizz, and The Nightingale. Continue reading

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Student Myths, Busted!

By Elliot Morgan

Students. We have a few stereotypes. A lot in fact. But are they justified? Are we really at the bottom of societies opinion food chain? Or are we mis-represented and tarred with the same brush? Continue reading

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