DHM Spotlight: “I have a fear of being ‘too much’”

Sophie is a first-year student at the university, who bravely opens up about her experience with her mental health.

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DHM Spotlight: “All of my conditions are interlinked with one another”

Iona, a postgraduate student in her fourth year at Leicester, opens up about her experiences with multiple conditions, including learning difficulties and mental health issues.

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DHM Spotlight: “Hidden conditions aren’t really hidden, they just present differently”

LSM President and SU Accessibility Officer, Ella, shares her experience with ulcerative colitis (UC) and its impact on mental health.

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Leicester students vote to support UCU strike action

Students at the University of Leicester have voted in favour of supporting this week’s UCU strike action, according to a statement released by Leicester Students’ Union (SU) this afternoon.

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All Too Well (10 Minute Version) – Taylor Swift’s Best Song Just Got Better

I have long believed All Too Well to be one of the greatest breakup songs ever written, but Taylor Swift undisputedly solidifies this status with nothing less than a ten-minute-and-twelve-second masterpiece.

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Leics Tackle Period Inequality! Wellbeing Win Sees Free Period Products Brought to Campus

Free and sustainability-sourced tampons and pads were made accessible in three buildings across campus last week, following successful work over summer by the Leicester Students’ Union’s Wellbeing Officer, Karli Wagener, in securing a deal between the University and UK-based social enterprise, Hey Girls.

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Content houses: the business model turning the young, privileged and problematic into social media megastars

TikTok is everywhere. Even if you’re too stubborn to download the app itself, you probably will still have heard of the likes Addison Rae and Charli D’Amilio. Stars of the video-sharing app are making a name for themselves in the ‘real world’, and it’s safe to say that a noticeable amount of popular content creators belong to, or at least used to belong to, a content house.

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Charlie Hebdo’s Meghan race bait isn’t ‘satire’ – it’s a cheap garner for relevancy, and it’s boring.

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’

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SU Elections: Who will be your next Wellbeing Officer?

As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, SU Executive Officer elections are very much underway. As part of LSM’s election coverage, I spoke to the two running candidates for Wellbeing – Karli Wagener and Millie Loader – about their manifestos and aspirations for the next year if elected.

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