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Student Satisfaction Drops at the University of Surrey for the Fifth Year Running

The 2020 National Student Survey revealed that Surrey has dropped in overall student satisfaction for the fifth year running, Charlotte West reports.

I Can Speak English, You Know

Isaiah Ting shares his experience with racist abuse and the feelings of anger, confusion, fear and hopelessness it causes him.

“He’s like a second Dad to us” – Surrey Students’ Favourite Night Bus Driver

Charlotte West highlights the Instagram account of the Surrey night bus driver and speaks to fellow students about why he is their favourite.

Creativity as an Escape in a Pandemic

Samuel Awonuga describes the inspiration behind creating the ‘Surrey at Home’ anthology released by the Community Zone last week.

To Pub or Not to Pub? The Polarisation of the Nation: the Unexpected Symptom of COVID19

Hannah Gravett reflects on the reopening of pubs last weekend and urges the public to direct any anger towards the government rather than each other.

Centre Staged: Marsicans

Yasmin Norvill interviews up and coming indie stars, Marsicans in the first instalment of her brand new series ‘Centre Staged’

LGBTQ Representation in Film: A Look at the Stats

Lily Pearce investigates recent statistics regarding on screen LGBTQ+ representation and argues the importance of diversity in film.

EU Students to Lose Home Fee Status

Irene García Mir covers the statement from the UK Government confirming EU students starting 2021/22 will not be eligible for home fees or student finance.

Black Lives Matter: Poetry and Art

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Lisa Ncube has written a poem about racism and created a painting to accompany her words

The Philippines’ Anti-Terror Bill and Why it’s a Threat to Democracy

An anonymous writer warns of why the Philippines’ Anti-Terror Bill is a dangerous threat to democracy, the circumstances surrounding it and how we can help.

The Curse of Performative PR

Alex Teng investigates how companies have used Pride and Black Lives Matter to boost their public image, rather than implementing diversity internally.

The Mistreatment of Transgender Athletes in Sport

Clarisse Fullerton explores the ways in which transgender athletes have been treated in America and reveals what Surrey is doing to combat the issue closer to home.

The Dangers of Dating Apps for the LGBTQ+ Community

Patrick Hope explores the danger of online dating for the LGBTQ+ community, with multiple surrey student interviews highlighting the widespread issue.

Why Diversification in the Workplace is a Positive Initiative

Laura Gainor makes the argument for greater diversification in the workplace and why it’s an overall benefit to everyone.

A Hoarder’s Quest in Sustainability: The Inconvenient Truth of Eco-Shame

Hannah Gravett describes her experience of eco-shame and her internal conflict of wanting to save the turtles and also online shop.

Don’t Trust the Media: The Truth About the BLM London Protests

Rubi Ager recalls her experience of the London Black Lives Matter protest and criticises the media for their portrayal of the protesters as violent.

The Contact Tracing App and Your Privacy

Adam Dowse looks at the government’s track and trace app, questioning its privacy and exploring the reasons why it hasn’t been widely adopted already.

Three Lessons I Learnt From (Not) Graduating in the Midst of a Pandemic

Final year Rufaro Mazarura discusses the end of her time spent studying at Surrey – sharing her perspective as she moves into a new period of her life.

Netflix’s ‘The Last Dance’: How Ego Championed the Chicago Bulls’ Success

Following the release of ‘The Last Dance’, Clarisse Fullerton delves into the story of the Chicago Bulls basketball team and the drive behind their success.

Learning to take Pride in Coming Out

Deputy Editor Pete Ferguson shares his journey on how he came to terms with taking pride in being LGBTQ+

How Your Favourite Fast Fashion Brands are Exploiting the Pandemic, their Workers and You

Editor in Chief Yasmin Norvill examines the exploitative measures fast fashion companies have asserted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guildford Black Lives Matter Protest

James Steel reports first hand on the Guildford Black Lives Matter protest. Exploring the atmosphere and symbolism present at the event.

Black Lives Matter: A Joint Statement

‘The Stag’ has united with various student publications around the country to release a joint statement on the Black Lives Matter Campaign.

A message from LGBT+ Society in support of Black Lives Matter

Sophia Newman writes in support and solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement from her position as the BAME Officer for LGBT+ Society.

Surrey Men’s Rugby Demoted from a ‘Club’ to a ‘Sport’ Over Group Misconduct

With recent press coverage of Rugby’s shocking ‘initiations’, Clarisse Fullerton investigates what happened and what action the Students’ Union has taken.

It is Time for a New Narrative for the Black Community

Louisa Daley discusses her experience as a black student and how the curriculum failed to provide a full insight into the nuances of black identity.

SurreyFess Fesses Up: Behind the Confessions with the Admins

Through interviews with the SurreyFess admins, Charlotte West explores the range of challenges they face, from racist hate crimes to overwhelming workloads.

A Month Into Leadership: Sir Keir Starmer QC

Pete Ferguson takes an in depth look at the recently elected leader of the Labour party. Exploring a variety of reactions to his performance so far.

An interview with Lizzie Rodulson – Candidate for President

Peter Ferguson and Rosa Heaton interview Lizzie Rodulson, running for Students’ Union president in Surrey Decides 2020. Voting closes Saturday at 7:00pm.

An interview with Ajay Ajimobi – Candidate for President

Peter Ferguson interviews Ajay Ajimobi, running for Students’ Union president in Surrey Decides 2020. Voting closes Saturday at 7:00pm.

Surrey Decides 2020 – Round Up of Question Time Night One

Megan d’Ardenne provides a detailed summary of Question Time Night One. Where candidates for Support and Community roles were put under the spotlight.

Surrey Decides 2020 – Support and Activity, and Societies Chair Candidates

Candidates have been offered the opportunity to write a short statement for The Stag. Offering a clear and concise breakdown of their ideas & policies.

Surrey Decides 2020: Voice, Community and Union and RAG Chair Candidates

Candidates have been offered the opportunity to write a short statement for The Stag. Offering a clear and concise breakdown of their ideas & policies.

Putting the F into Festival Line Ups

Yasmin Norvill explores current festival lineups and highlights the extreme lack of women filling headline slots, and not for a lack of audience appetite.

A Hoarder’s Quest In Sustainability: Should we combat our love of indulgence for the safety of our planet?

Hannah Gravett talks explains her recent realisation of her consumerist habits. Breaking down her lifestyle and understanding the harm it can cause.

Why Ecuador should be your first solo travel trip

Eve Willis recounts her recent trip to Ecuador and looks at why this South American country is the perfect place to test the waters of solo travelling.

Veganuary: Does it make any difference?

Megan d’Ardenne explores the benefits of Veganuary – from supporting the environmental to improving your health. Could a vegan diet suit you?

The Anti-Vaccination Movement and its Effects on Society

Anthony Balchin explores the origin of the Vaccine and the overall impact the anti-vaccination movement has on humanity and the risks posed.

Conversations With Surrey’s Anonymous Instagram Poet

Rosa Heaton has a discussion with Surrey’s successful instagram poet, known as Perseus. Exploring his inspiration and tips on running a successful account.

The Guildford Election Hustings, the Good, the Bad, and the Really Bad

Irene García and Peter Ferguson break down the recent University of Surrey’s hustings for local election candidates with an in-depth comparison.

Analysing the ITV Prime Minister debate.

With the 12th December rapidly approaching, Michał Smejlis takes an in depth look at the ITV Prime Minister debate. Exploring both candidates successes and faults.

Is Nuclear Fusion an Answer to Our Climate Crisis?

Holly Thompson briefly explains Nuclear Fusion – a potentially ideal power source, with no pollution and an arguably limitless source of fuel.

Guildford’s Climate Strike

Ellen Parry explores the upcoming ‘Strike 4 Guildford Climate’ march and the positive impact similar marches are having on governments internationally.

Why Students Should Celebrate Christmas Early (and How to Do it Best)

From festive flat ideas to local events, Charlotte West provides a festive guide on what Surrey Students can do to get in the holiday spirit!

How the GP Freeze Failed Me

Alone without basic healthcare, medication or advice. Pete Ferguson reveals his experience when The Guildowns Group Practice began refusing new patients.

Hands.

A short story by University of Surrey student Will Brook.

Sustainable Beauty Alternatives

With the UN declaring a ‘Planetary Crisis’, Megan d’Ardenne explores the impact of the cosmetics industry and what we can do to help.

‘Everyday Life’ by Coldplay

Edward Ward comments on Coldplay’s upcoming new album, after it’s strange announcement in a small welsh newspaper alongside some cryptic social media.

The Booker Prize 2019 Explained

Kieran Adamson explores the recent Booker Prize, controversially awarded to two authors. He looks into the reasons behind the decision and public responses.

Anushka & Bertie: The Pawfect Day at Pug Café

Bethany McAtee interviews Anushka Fernando, founder and owner of Pug Café, and her inspiration Bertie the pug.