Becky Orr

What is the Office for Students (OfS)?

The Office for Students (OfS), the new regulator for the Higher Education sector, has legally come into force as of the 1 January 2018. But what is it? According to the government website, the OfS is “designed to champion the interests of students, promote choice, and help to ensure that students...
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Posted Jan. 21, 2018

Festive arts at Warwick and beyond

With the nights drawing in and the end of term in sight, ’tis the season for pantomimes, Christmas films, and other festive arts fun. Thankfully, for those looking to get their culture fix over the holiday season, there are plenty of options on and around campus. Close to home, the...
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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

A bold reinterpretation: The Ballad of Lady Bessy review

It is rare to find a historical play that offers a bold reinterpretation of a familiar subject while remaining accessible to a lay audience. It was a pleasure then to see The Ballad of Lady Bessy, a new play written and directed by David Fletcher, a PhD Candidate in History...
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Posted Nov. 30, 2017

Russell Brand: Re:Birth review

While waiting for Russell Brand’s Re:Birth show to begin, the audience are shown a slideshow featuring snippets from his book Recovery. Choice quotes flash up on the screen attesting to the prevalence of addiction in society, and the importance of awareness and kindness in overcoming the “unhealthy habits and attachments”...
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Posted Nov. 21, 2017

Travel anxiety tips

For some people, a solo backpacking jaunt around South America is not something they hesitate to undertake. But for many others, travel can be anxiety-inducing in more ways than one. From fears about flying, concerns about being away from home, to worries about getting ill, travelling can be challenging to...
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Posted Nov. 13, 2017