Anonymous Writer

Studying Abroad: Life experiences and embracing the moment

Studying abroad can either be one of the best experiences you have or an experience to completely forget. During my time at university, I have been fortunate enough to undergo two academic changes, one at the University of Waterloo in Canada for eight months, and one at Tsinghua University, China, for two weeks. Both of these experiences took place under different contexts with different objectives yet, both taught me valuable lessons that I needed.
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Posted Sep. 4, 2019

Sex and Stigma: Why I write Erotica

I‘m an old-fashioned girl. I sit on the armchair in a noisy corner of Caffe Nero with a soya flat white perched on the edge of the coffee table, invisible to the people around me and blending in seamlessly. The whirring of the coffee machine, the click of the keyboards...
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Posted Jun. 17, 2019

A letter to Warwick men, from a Warwick man

To my fellow Warwick men, The group chat scandal that engulfed this university caught the attention of both the wider community and the nation. Why? One reason, perhaps, is the apparent normality of those men whose names and faces have been broadcast all over social media, those who spoke about...
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Posted Feb. 14, 2019

Lessons learned from the asylum seeker challenge

In week four of this term, members of the Warwick STAR team participated in the Asylum Seeker Challenge, which aimed to understand the struggle that asylum seekers face when moving to the UK. In this, individuals are given £38 for their livelihood, which does not roll over if they save...
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Posted Feb. 8, 2019

Living at university with an eating disorder

What is it like living at university with an eating disorder? One writer shares it all. (Trigger Warnings: Eating disorder, Bulimia) One of the many infuriating aspects of having mental health issues is the desire to combat the stigma surrounding them, yet wanting to maintain as much normality in your own...
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Posted Dec. 4, 2018

Why Boris Johnson should not apologise for his Burka comments

Another day, another reason why national icon BoJo finds himself in the headlines. This time, the former foreign secretary has come under fire after comparing those who wear the Burka, a full-face veil worn by some Muslim women, to ‘letterboxes’ and ‘bank robbers’. Following the publication of the comments in...
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Posted Aug. 19, 2018

University dropouts have nothing at all to be ashamed of

Advice for freshers starting university? Be nice to your halls cleaner. Cooked chicken is white all the way through. Don’t lie about how much sex you’ve had. Simple. Second and third years love to patronise first-time students with banal common sense. However, there is one particular piece of advice that...
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Posted Aug. 16, 2018

Understanding the British Asian identity

Following a survey conducted by ComRes, it was revealed that more than half of British Asians had toned down their Asian identity to fit in. In light of this, five Warwick students share their thoughts on the results of this survey, and their own personal experiences. Aamena Patel It’s not...
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Posted Aug. 15, 2018