Aisha Zahid

Eight apps to make student life easy

Student life can be pretty tough at times, so we set two of our writers the challenge of putting together eight apps that could make your new life a whole lot easier… YikYak This anonymous app allows discussion threads within a 5-mile-radius. It is essentially a massive group chat in...
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Posted Oct. 4, 2016

University: a price worth paying?

We’re living in a day and age in which higher education isn’t exclusively for the rich and privileged. What’s the catch? Well, you will have to meet the entry grade requirements set by the university, go through a fairly lengthy UCAS application, possibly go through interviews. Oh, and you must...
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Posted Oct. 1, 2016

Global Student Stories: Summer 2016

Here are just a selection of global student stories from Summer 2016, from America, Afghanistan, Tanzania and South Africa. America – Students protest in solidarity with employees affected by worker’s rights abuse American University students in Washington, D.C. are to stage multi-day protests and sit-ins to stand in solidarity with...
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Posted Sep. 28, 2016

50% increase in students accessing counselling services

Recent figures obtained by the Guardian show that the number of students seeking counselling services at university has increased by 50% within the last five years. University counselling services are subsequently faced with an increasing pressure as demand for the service grows. The Guardian reported that some counselling services are...
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Posted Sep. 27, 2016

Warwick students design fully-orbiting satellite

A fully-orbiting satellite aiming to help global conservation projects is being both designed and built by Engineering students at Warwick. The satellite is set to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS). The Warwick University Satellite Project (WUSAT), based at Warwick’s School of Engineering, is developing its third satellite...
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Posted Aug. 17, 2016

Solar Impulse 2: The electric plane with a point to prove

We’ve all heard about the new age of self-driving cars, but the recent innovations in technology in the aviation industry is something you might know a bit less about. Solar Impulse 2 recently made history by completing a round-the-world trip while being fuelled by solar energy. The trip itself took 16 months in...
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Posted Aug. 14, 2016

Warwick RAG wins Society of the Year

Warwick’s annual Societies Awards returned on June 25, with Warwick RAG winning “Society of the Year” at the ceremony, held at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. As well as “Society of the Year”, there were a further nine categories, alongside awards for Individual Contribution. For this year’s awards, a...
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Posted Jul. 13, 2016

Modular madness: The rise of Project Ara

Consumers already have the ability to customise their smartphones, whether it be through the selection of specific apps or picking out cases. Now imagine taking the element of customisation several steps further – that is Project Ara. The intention is to make it relatively easy and straightforward for the handset...
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Posted Jul. 9, 2016

#RateMySabbs: End of year review

As the academic year draws to a close, Boar News have conducted their annual review of the Sabbatical Officers. Firstly, a recent survey conducted by the Boar questioned students on their views towards this year’s Sabbatical Team. The average ranking overall was 6/10 for the Sabbatical Team’s performance this year,...
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Posted Jun. 24, 2016