Media are often guilty of treating athletes like they are programmed to win, however, the story that dominated the Tokyo Olympics was not about success at all costs but, rather, how this attitude can impact the wellbeing and mental health of athletes.
Like most of the nation, I binged-watched Line of Duty, a gripping drama about police corruption. Centred around the investigations of AC-12, an internal anti-corruption unit, Superintendent Hastings is on the lookout for ‘bent coppers.’ The show is a success because the public are intrigued by what goes on behind the scenes of a police force, but also due to the many dramatic scenes. I have not heard of a single person who did not enjoy the show and was not trying to figure out who ‘H’ was. You do have to wonder where Jed Mercurio, the creator of the show, got his inspiration from. While some storylines are inspired by real events, I would have thought a television drama would make things seem worse than reality. However, a report was recently released which branded the Metropolitan Police “institutionally corrupt,” something they deny, of course. So, what was this enquiry all about? Set up in 2013 by Theresa May, the independent enquiry reviewed the investigation of the 1987 murder of Daniel Morgan in a South …
Vice-Chancellor Nishan Canagarajah responds to the letter of no-confidence written to him by the Students’ Union Yes campaign team regarding ongoing staff redundancies. Reed James gives his views.
Toby Cray takes a satirical lens to ongoing disputes between the university and student body.
An exploration of tennis champion Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open after her refusal to participate with the press due to her mental health.
Health secretary Matt Hancock says ‘F*ck them kids,’ but which ones is he talking about?
The University of Leicester has spent much of this academic year embroiled in controversy over its ‘Shaping for Excellence’ plans, which include 26 staff redundancies. Students must take inspiration from other University student groups and protest.
Music, much like all art, has long romanticised toxic relationships, but in recent years it’s possibly been taken too far.
Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have announced they have agreed to establish a new competition, the European Super League (ESL). The league notably excludes PL title winners and current top 4 team, Leicester City.
Following the news of Prince Phillip’s death on Friday, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo swiftly mounted their one-trick-pony, and by the very same evening had posted a topical cartoon to their Twitter, depicting ‘l’hommage d’Harry & Meghan au Prince Phillip’
When people talk about their mental health, I never claim I have anxiety because I feel like I don’t suffer like some people do. But I do.
A raw inside look into the realities of a real break-up from the perspective of the one ending the relationship.
Gender based Violence is a global issue, a national issue, a local issue and perhaps a personal issue to too many of us here today.
The new Netflix Original is so obviously a dramatic ‘Gilmore Girls’ knock-off they reference it 10 minutes into the show, but is it worth the watch?
Or brown. Or disabled. Or gay. Or trans.
The Tacit Colonising of Critical Cuts at the University of Leicester
Written by Trinity Barnatt It’s 10pm and I’m walking home alone after finishing my shift at work. There’s a man walking towards me. He’s about 6ft. Dark hair. Caucasian. Roads too busy I can’t cross it. I get my keys from my pocket and hold them between my fingers. My heart starts racing as he walks towards me. Maybe I should have got on the phone to someone. Anxiety builds in my chest as he gets closer and closer and closer… A wave of relief runs through me as he walks past me. Sarah Everard never felt that wave of relief. For anyone unfamiliar with the recent case of Sarah Everard, she went missing last week after walking home from a friend’s house in south London. Since then, her body has been found and a serving police officer arrested on the suspicion of her murder. While Sarah Everard’s case is devastating, that is not what shocked me. What shocked me was the response: #NotAllMen trending on twitter. In response to a callous crime, thousands of …
It comes as no surprise that COVID has had a huge impact upon the job market.
The free-speech champion, announced early this month, is set to ‘protect’ the legal rights of students and staff on campus — but will it really? Or could it just be another power grab by the government?
2020 may be over, but the fight against racism isn’t. Awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement should not die with 2020, and now, more than ever, it is vital that we continue to talk about it.
From family reactions to unrequited love, Bethany Walsh honestly details her process of coming out as a lesbian woman.
JoJo Siwa came out, and this is why it is so important to the LGBTQ+ youth of today.
Muzammil Khomusi writes about the cuts to the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour from a student’s perspective
Sexual assault is normalised, and women are told that it is our fault.
As Valentine’s day approaches, two writers give their opinions on love from vastly different stances and try and encapsulate the modern attitude towards love.
‘Frustrated’, ‘fragile’ and ‘numb’. These are the words that now define what it feels like to be a university student during a once-in-a-generation crisis.
Written by Ed Morrison Last week, in response to a question about tuition fee refunds from a red-faced Piers Morgan, the universities minister, Michelle Donelan, exclaimed: “We set the maximum level of tuition fees and it is up to universities to then decide what they are going to charge.” Donelan’s OIA level advice rejects any proposal for the government to pay students compensation for their undervalued tuition and is a bitter pill to swallow for those, like myself, who felt reinvigorated and hopeful that change was on the horizon, especially after a government petition for reduced tuition fees received over 550,000 signatures. In light of this, it is perhaps unsurprising that this latest government advice has fallen on deaf ears among students, who feel sick and tired at the treatment they have received this academic year. These views are expressed in a new poll by the University of Leicester Students’ Union as part of a new ‘Tuition Fees Campaign.’ Organised by the SU President, Mia Nembhard, she hopes it will “help get as many students …
It may be uncertain and difficult times, but the latest email from the University of Leicester to students simply wasn’t enough, and I for one am tired of emails promising more and not delivering.
A student response to Guy Adams’ disparaging Daily Mail article.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union was once heralded as a watershed moment in European politics, a flagbearer to a coming wave of anti-globalist populism and the death knell to the European Integration Project. Five years on, no one has followed Britain’s charge.