Braedie Atkins

How can universities improve lower income representation?

Getting a place to study at a Russell group university is a difficult task for any prospective student. Still, it is sometimes much harder for students who are going against the societal grain that is pre-mapped for them. Working-class, or low-income students, are massively underrepresented in Russell group universities, with...
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Posted Apr. 13, 2020

A checklist mentality can ruin your travels

Being able to travel and visit different places is a privilege. When I travel, I have it in the back of my mind that I have to soak as much up as possible. No hour can go to waste. Yet, I’ve recently started to wonder if visiting somewhere with a long checklist of places to see is truly the best way to go about this. Does planning months in advance ruin the element of being able to ‘get lost’ in your destination?
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Posted Mar. 19, 2020

Disposable cameras make for the best travel photos

Part of me thinks that by taking too many photos, and I’m guilty of this myself, we become more worried about how the photos turn out rather than what we’re taking a picture of. Disposable cameras, I believe, offer a solution to this, where we can still have our cake and eat it.
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Posted Feb. 14, 2020

How do we pick out the most meaningful travel souvenirs for the people back home?

Wherever we go, there is bound to be a souvenir shop selling fridge magnets, t-shirts, shot glasses, and lighters featuring the flags and national symbols of the place we’re visiting. Yet, do these necessarily make for the most meaningful souvenirs? Ultimately, a meaningful travel gift differs from person to person. However, if it is sentimental to the person you are giving it to, you can never go wrong.
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Posted Jan. 22, 2020