Category: The Student Discussion

Fed up of Feminism?

For International Women’s Day events are taking place across the globe. DMU’s very own Janie Codona MBE held a talk earlier this week about her experiences and it got me thinking: What exactly does International Women’s Day mean for both...

/ 8th March 2015

Time to really man-up and embrace equality

How many women have you listened to recently? Outside of family and friends, you probably haven’t anywhere near as much as you’ve heard from men. You’re reading the words of a man right now (the irony is not lost, don’t...

/ 8th March 2015

50 Shades of Grey: BDSM, blurred lines and control freaks

It is all anyone wants to talk about. Fifty shades – Whether you love or loathe it, it is still the words rolling off everyone’s tongues. Cleverly marketed, both singletons and those in relationships alike rushed out to cinemas to...

/ 27th February 2015

Sia’s ‘Elastic Heart’ music video caused some unnecessary palpatations

Sia released her new video for ‘Elastic Heart’ last month and it certainly has caused a bit of a stir. Upon her return to the music industry after a lengthy break, the blonde songstress has decided to keep her image...

/ 23rd February 2015

PaidToPlay: Chasing the online dream

Video games, once an idle waste of time, are earning young men scholarships and status as professional athletes thanks in part to one game – League of Legends. As the players turn pro and the games become ‘eSports,’ has gaming...

/ 16th February 2015

YourWord: Climbing Mount Snowden

Equipped with a desire for adventure and backpacks full of snacks, I and fourteen other DMU students began climbing Mount Snowdon as part of our fundraising task for a local charity. With our mountain climbing guide leading the way, we...

/ 15th February 2015

Make Valentine’s Day personal

Ignoring the first sixteen Valentine’s Days I spent without a partner, for obvious reasons, this year will be my first as a singleton. Am I dreading it? Not particularly. Will I feel the urge to go get stupidly drunk and...

/ 13th February 2015

5 things to avoid if you’re single on Valentine’s Day

Every single girl’s worst nightmare is being alone on Valentine ’s Day. If it is not bad enough that your parents keep asking you ‘So when you going to bring a nice boy home for us to meet?’ you have...

/ 9th February 2015

So you think you’re really pretty?

When I was younger, I was often told that boys loved a girl with confidence over any other trait or look. If a girl was sassy and knew she was sassy; great. If a girl told herself she was beautiful...

/ 8th February 2015

But first, let me take a selfie

“Oh my god, I got so many likes on that last profile picture. Did you see? I need to break even with my next one at the very least. Hmm, what filter should I use? Valencia? No, too blurry. Hudson?...

/ 6th February 2015