Dammy Sokale

Debt-related stress has a major effect on student wellbeing at University

According to a recent survey, three-quarters of university students who receive a maintenance loan feel stressed about the amount of debt they accumulate while studying. The survey, conducted by Intelligent Environments, a financial technology company, found that 39 per cent of students cannot even afford their weekly food shop. In...
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Posted Mar. 2, 2017

“Are You OK?” day tackles housing stress

Warwick Students’ Union (SU) hosted its second “Are You OK?” day on Thursday 24 November. This month’s focus was on housing stress. The campaign launched last month with the goal to be more open about mental health and wellbeing. It primarily aims to promote dialogue between friends, destigmatise student mental...
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Posted Nov. 25, 2016

National Demonstration against HE Bill happening today

A demonstration against the Higher Education (HE) Bill will be held this weekend, 19 November. Students across the country will be coming together for the “United for Education” demo to protest proposed changes to the HE system. The HE Bill includes plans to increase university fees beyond £9,000 a year...
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Posted Nov. 19, 2016

The Unsung Heroes of the Theatre: The Production Team

A large portion of my time at Warwick has been spent on production teams. I have had lots of different roles working on various musicals and plays– mainly as Producer or Marketing Manager, roles most people barely get to hear about. There are so many misconceptions about being on a...
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Posted Nov. 15, 2016

What happened at society initiations this year?

Societies and sports clubs have been conducting initiations over the past few weeks, where freshers and other new members are often forced to do embarrassing or humiliating things. The Boar spoke to some clubs to find out what has been going on this year. RUGBY The Men’s Rugby Union Club...
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Posted Nov. 4, 2016