Category: The Student Discussion

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Have you ever wondered how people celebrate Christmas around the world? More than a hundred and sixty countries celebrate this festivity, however, not everyone has the same traditions. A year ago I experienced for the first time the many Christmas...

/ 3rd December 2018

Breaking Stereotypes: Strangers are not Scary

I have been told all my life not to talk to strangers. As a 19-year-old living in a foreign country I call that nonsense. Living in UK can be a nightmare for an extrovert. I find myself being told off...

/ 1st December 2018

Black Friday: good bargain or a commercial trick we all fall for?

Black Friday is the name of the American tradition of hosting sales on the day following Thanksgiving, to kick off the Christmas shopping season. However, every year the same question is raised: Is it a good bargain or just a...

/ 25th November 2018

Student Representative Elections, 2018

The DMU Student Representatives elections will be running throughout the week (from Monday, 29thof October to Thursday, 1st of November). Last year, issues about the regulation of the Student’s Union election were raised and the university’s Board of Governors has decided...

/ 30th October 2018

Black History Month – The Windrush Scandal

So, it’s black history month again and amidst all the Brexit tensions I thought it would be best to write what black history month means to me and what, in the recent months, has interested me about this country’s attitudes...

/ 26th October 2018

Thoughts on the First Feedback Forum

13th of November, 2017. 14:00. Queens Building. Room 1.12.  Walking into the big lecture hall where the very first session of the newly installed student Feedback Forums was taking place I immediately noticed a variety of surprising things: One, a...

/ 23rd December 2017

The Freshers TV Experience

Hello, my name is Henry Johnson and I am a current De Montfort University fresher. I started here on the 24th of September and so far, it’s been a world-wind of enjoyment from fresher’s week to representing De Montfort in...

/ 13th November 2017

Why Trump’s Attitude Towards Disabled People Offends Me

At an election rally last November, Donald Trump caused outrage when he openly mocked disabled journalist Serge F Kovaleskia. The reporter suffers from a congenital disability which affects the movement of his arms. Trump was seen and filmed making flapping...

/ 15th February 2017

Vociferous Voices: The Power of Being ‘The Other’

A home is a place. Home is friends and family. It is a reverie of the past. The feeling like you belong. But for the thousands of international students who travel to university each year, it becomes just that, a...

/ 18th January 2017