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How TikTok Got Me Reading Again: Reviewing BookTok’s Most Famous Books!

Jodie Thompson reviews some of TikTok’s most favourite and famous reads. Have a read if you’re looking to build your summer reading list!

NHS Sexual Assault Services: Where To Get Help

As part of a new campaign, the NHS explains the services they are offering to help victims of sexual assault.

Top 8 International Songs You Should Know

Nour Morsy introduces you to her top 8 songs by international artists to turn to for whatever mood you’re in!

Questions on the Walk Home

Rosie Willoughby shares a resonant piece detailing the frequent thoughts we tend to encounter upon walking home in the dark.

A Welcome to Disney Society

Robyn Quick, Vice-President of Disney Soc, explains how to get involved and what to expect, from karaoke nights to film screenings.

A Welcome to Gymnastics Society

Lucy Hudson invites you to join Gymnastics Society – no experience necessary! – detailing the various stretches you can learn.

A Welcome to MechSoc

President Sophie Aldous invites you to join the award-winning MechSoc, the departmental society for MES students and anyone else keen!

How to Maintain a Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle at University

Cherith Robinson, Vice President of NutriSoc provides ideas and advice for maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle at university.

‘Love Burns’: A Poem for Valentine’s Day

An anonymous student shares their poem, ‘Love Burns’ for Valentine’s Day. We wish you a happy day with your family, friends and loved ones!

A Welcome To Italian Society

Alessia Trabucco, President of Surrey’s Italian Society, invites you to join them in celebrating all things Italian!

A Welcome from KISS

Tanya Chitekeshe invites you to join KISS, Surrey’s Korean International Student Society, where you can explore Korean culture and media!

A Welcome to SAMSoc

Catherine Hynes welcomes you to Surrey’s Anime and Manga Society with a run down of all the different activities you can be a part of!

How I Finally Learnt to Ski: A Welcome to SuSnow

Gabriella Culham explains her journey to SuSnow, Surrey’s Snow Sports society, where you can learn to ski, snowboard and much more!

A Welcome to Video Game Society

SVGS, Surrey’s Video Game society, invites you to join other keen gamers, compete against other universities and attend socials.

A Welcome to StagTV

The first article in our Refreshers’ Society initiative, Tiffany Parsons invites you to join StagTV, award-winning and great fun!

Rosie’s Culture Recommendations for the New Year

Rosie Willoughby recommends titles in literature, film, TV and music to sink your teeth into in 2022, from old classics to new finds.

Mental Health in Wintertime

Rosie Willoughby confronts the mental health dips we often experience in winter, reminding students of the support available here at Surrey.

Spider-Man: No Way Home, A Review and a Chat with a Fellow Fan

Robyn Quick reviews Marvel’s latest blockbuster, Spider-Man: No Way Home, as well as snippets from a chat with fellow fan, Nisha Kang.

Hope In Depression

Lily Owens explains the courses available at Hope in Depression, a mental health charity designed to offer free support and guidance.

‘In The Heights’: One Film, Many Messages

Ivy Ivanova discusses the important messages and themes of last summer’s ‘In The Heights’, the film adaptation of the smash Broadway musical.

Marvel’s Eternals: A Review

Rosie Willoughby reviews Marvel Studios’ latest release, Eternals (2021), discussing its triumphs, nuances, and failures.

Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Robyn Quick reports on the University’s vigil in remembrance of lives lost to transphobic violence, held on campus on 17th November.

Meek: Surrey Business School’s Hand in the New Platform for Start-ups

Students of Surrey Business School report on their contribution to the development of upcoming startup platform, Meek.

Expanding The Happiest Place On Earth

Rosie Willoughby discusses the renovations taking places across Disney parks as Imagineers aim to create a more diverse experience.

Centre Staged: Maud

Lisa J Cosham spoke to Norwegian musician and producer Maud about her work and what must change to bring more women to the industry.

COP26: Everything You Need To Know

Ellen Parry reports on this year’s global climate change event COP26, outlining the projects taking place and who will be in attendance.

Coldplay’s Music Of The Spheres: A Review

Rosie Willoughby reviews Coldplay’s latest album ‘Music Of The Spheres’, considering its place among the band’s previous work.

Offensive Posters Comparing Black History Month Events to Segregation Placed Around University of Surrey Campus

Peter Ferguson reports on the offensive and right-wing adjacent posters seen across the University of Surrey Stag Hill Campus.

Pride and Prejudice, And A Pandemic

Rosie Willoughby reflects on Jane Austen’s timeless classic and explains what makes its readers always return for more.

‘Blackfishing’: Why Jesy Nelson Has Caused A Stir

Karim Acolina discusses the controversy surrounding Jesy Nelson’s new music video and explains why ‘blackfishing’ is problematic.

Sarah Everard: A Woman’s Reflections

Today Wayne Couzens was sentenced to a life in prison over the murder of Sarah Everard. Betsy Goodfellow shares her thoughts.

My Queer Book Club: Recommendations That Make Me Feel Seen

Rachel Quick recommends three pieces in the media that, in her opinion, raise the voices of the LGBT+ community.

The Escape We All Need Right Now: BASTILLE’S New Single

Maisie Holcombe reviews Bastille’s 2021 single ‘Distorted Light Beam’, considering the importance of uplifting music in a challenging time.

Why ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ Is A Lie: A Compassionate Lens on Student Wellbeing

Anton Barnwell highlights the prevalence of poor mental wellbeing in students, and explores the options that are there to ease the pressure.

Don’t Be An Idiot, Avoid Bitcoin

Joel Parr examines the common misconceptions surrounding the money-making system Bitcoin, and the risks that come with using it.

How James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Has Reinvigorated The Comic Book Movie

Kieran Loughlin reviews James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (2021), considering its place and distinction within the superhero film genre.

Mental Health Awareness: A Reminder Of The Support Available To You

Luka Dehnbostel marks Suicide Prevention Day with a reminder of the mental health support available at the University of Surrey.

The Phantom Of The Opera, and A Review of The Theatre Post Pandemic

Betsy Goodfellow reviews the timeless Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, The Phantom of the Opera, and her first theatre experience post-pandemic.

Passing the Gauntlet: Black Widow and the Future of the MCU

Rosie Willoughby reviews Marvel Studios’ Black Widow (2021) and discusses the value of female-led superhero films.

AS I SEE IT – Gwyneth Paltrow’s BreadGate: Why Women Don’t Need Another Excuse To Punish Their Bodies

Hannah Gravett criticises The Guardian’s response to Gwyneth Paltrow’s panic over consuming carbs.

Surrey Decides: Question Time Night Three Roundup

Maisie Holcombe and Isobel Kavanagh provide a roundup of the final Question Time covering the Voice Zone and the Presidential debate.

Surrey Decides: Question Time Night Two Roundup

Rachel Quick provides a roundup of Monday’s Question Time covering all areas of the Activity Zone

Surrey Decides: Question Time Night One Roundup

Betsy Goodfellow and Charlotte West provide a roundup of Sunday’s Question Time covering the Community and Support Zone

HIV/AIDS Stigma in 21st Century Britain

Harry Moreby looks at the historical stigma against people with HIV and AIDS in light of Channel 4’s new hit drama ‘It’s a Sin’

AS I SEE IT – The Kardashian Paradox: THAT Khloe Photo that Broke the Internet

Hannah Gravett looks at the recent Khloe Kardashian scandal, arguing that by defending the exposure of her natural photos she is further perpetuating the damaging desire for perfection in young women.

REVIEW: WandaVision – Why I’m Excited To See More of Wanda Maximoff

Rosie Willoughby reviews Marvel’s first tv series on Disney+, WandaVision, discussing the way the show handles grief and its presentation of female characters within the Marvel Cinematic Universe

After Atlanta, Confronting Anti-Asian Racism Is Long Overdue

In response to the anti-Asian mass shooting in Atlanta, Russell Sherrard-Smith explores the racism against Asian people and the prejudices we continue to believe.

AS I SEE IT – Is TALA’s Collaboration with ASOS Undermining their Sustainability Efforts?

Following the announcement of TALA’s collaboration with ASOS, Yasmin Norvill examines whether this partnership has undermined TALA’s sustainability efforts.

AS I SEE IT – It’s Okay to Be Anxious About the Easing of COVID Restrictions

Maisie Holcombe explains why she believes the easing of restrictions will be difficult for some people.

Sarah Everard – British Women and their Collective Grief for a Life that Could Have Been our Own

Reflecting on the disappearance of Sarah Everard, Hannah Gravett examines what it means to be a woman in Britain today, highlighting the painful experience of communal grief and the heartbreaking statistics of which we have become numb to.