Arisa Loomba

Warwick is not the rigorous academic institution I hoped for

On 13th April, the Vice-Chancellor of the Open University Peter Horrocks was forced to resign “with immediate effect” following a vote of no confidence by the university’s academic staff. Alongside proposed cuts to staff and courses, academics were outraged by his public claims that they had “got away with not...
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Posted Apr. 24, 2018

Looking forward to summer: June festivals in the local area

The Warwick Summer Festival last June may not have been the highlight of everyone’s year, nor was it anyone’s idea of good value for money. However, that doesn’t mean we should lose faith in the festival scene in Warwick’s local area. There are a multitude of artsy and cultural festivals...
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Posted Apr. 22, 2018

The best places to study on and around campus in term 3

If you’re like me and have an unexplainable inability to concentrate on work in your bedroom, then you know the pain of fruitlessly searching for a seat in the library during term 3. You’ll also know that if you don’t find somewhere to work quickly, any hopes of getting revision...
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Posted Apr. 20, 2018

Blockchain university launched by Oxford academics

The world’s first ‘blockchain university’, Woolf University, is being launched by a group of Oxford academics. It will be organised via an app, allowing individual students to connect with academics through methods such as one-on-one Skype tutorials and eliminating the need for a physical campus.
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Posted Apr. 4, 2018

Almost half of graduates believe they will never repay student loan, new report reveals

A recent report by the Office for Students (OfS) entitled ‘Value for money: the student perspective’, has highlighted the problems regarding the education and confidence of young people on issues of student finance. The study, produced by a consortium of students’ unions, assesses the opinions of 6,000 young people including...
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Posted Mar. 27, 2018

Intimate, relevant, human: A View from the Bridge review

Arthur Miller’s 1955 tragic play A View from the Bridge is the latest offering from the Warwick University Drama Society (WUDS), and does not disappoint. The play deals with what America represented to the outside world in the post-war era: a beacon of hope for immigrants. This theme is brought...
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Posted Mar. 15, 2018

Jacqueline Wilson 10 years later

Jacqueline Wilson was a fixture in the lives of most young girls in the UK. Although her novels follow a similar template of strong-minded young girls facing hardship, she has created a whole range of characters that are easy to relate to. It’s a simple and foolproof formula, which is...
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Posted Jan. 14, 2018

The best reads of 2017

I think we can all agree that 2017 was quite the year, packed so full of crazy events that it seemed to last forever. Whether 2017 was your year or whether you’re hoping for positive change in the next, the past twelve months have seen the publication of some great...
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Posted Dec. 31, 2017

Why turkey is a truly fowl choice for Christmas dinner

Flat Christmas Dinner 2017. I post a poll up on our group chat asking what meat people wanted to eat, and conflict ensued. The flat was torn over chicken versus turkey. “Turkey is tradition! It’s not Christmas without a turkey!” were the arguments of the turkey lovers, while the rest...
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Posted Dec. 20, 2017