Molly Willis

Warwick’s Unsung Heroes

To celebrate the achievements of some of the most under-appreciated members of the Warwick community, the Boar spoke to campus’ Unsung Heroes. Rodney Gold Detchebs Last year, Rodney began a mental health drive at Warwick with no funding. He along with some colleagues, put together Warwick’s inaugural Black Mental Health...
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Posted Mar. 10, 2017

Lessons from the Slate

Last month, the University of Warwick rounded off 2016 with an occupation of its new £5.3 million conference building by Warwick for Free Education activists, beginning on December 2 and lasting for 14 days. During this time, the group rallied against the University’s participation in the Teaching Excellence Framework and...
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Posted Jan. 12, 2017

Chloe Wynne: From sexual violence survivor to game-changer

There is a transition that happens when you become a survivor of sexual violence. Who do you become from that point on? Warwick SU Welfare and Campaigns Officer Chloe Wynne became a leader. I sat down with Chloe in her office, where she revealed how she overcame being sexually assaulted...
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Posted Nov. 17, 2016

The battle against sexual violence on campus

From the moment you step on to your campus as a first-year undergraduate student, there are many things you may want to become: a dedicated fundraiser, a political force, a student journalist, a competitive sportsperson, or an entrepreneurial leader. No one, however, applies to university to become a victim of...
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Posted Nov. 3, 2016

What’s it really like to appear on TV?

Molly Willis asks English and Theatre Studies student, Lucy Cooper, about her experience on ITV’s Meet the Parents  Last weekend, Warwick students switching on to ITV were greeted by a familiar face as bright, bubbly and beautiful third-year English and Theatre Studies student Lucy Cooper featured on the second episode of...
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Posted Oct. 29, 2016

Your guide to the university rankings

Okay, so we’ve dropped out of the top 50, but what does that actually mean? Does our score in any league table truly reflect Warwick, and if so, how? We’ve put together an easy-to-read guide to help you understand. QS World Rankings Published by Quacquerelli Symonds, which specialises in education...
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Posted Oct. 5, 2016

Selective Education and the Arts

I was going to start this article with some reference to a show or exhibition being put on at the Warwick Arts Centre, before pointing out to you all that the creator or curator attended one of those hotly-discussed academic institutions named grammar schools. But Warwick Arts Centre must be...
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Posted Oct. 4, 2016

Society Spotlight: Warwick RAG

We’ve all been there – you sign up for thirty different societies at Freshers Fair and then never go to any of their meetings. However, having been crowned Society of The Year at the 2016 Society Awards, Warwick Raising and Giving – better known as Warwick RAG – certainly have...
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Posted Sep. 30, 2016

Kelsey’s closed for refurbishments

Kelsey’s Bar in Leamington Spa, a favourite amongst Warwick University students, is said to have closed for refurbishments. The nature of the works being carried out is currently unconfirmed, as is the eventual date when Kelsey’s will re-open for business. A ‘fire sale’ was held on Friday the 23rd of...
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Posted Sep. 24, 2016

Where CAN I study on campus?

While the benefits of studying in a coffee shop, by the lake, on-the-go or from the comfort of your own bed cannot be underestimated, there are still the chosen few that would actually rather be sat down somewhere on university campus to really remind them that they cannot escape the...
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Posted May. 19, 2016

WASH discuss free speech and censorship on campus

As Benjamin David took to the stage for his opening address, the audience weren’t expecting the personal revelation that followed. After reflecting on his time as president of WASH, he shared a personal account of his experience being raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, then being deprived of food by his...
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Posted May. 14, 2016

Phoebe Davies Owen on free speech, censorship and secularism

Ahead of the much-hyped event “Free Speech and Censorship within Universities”, Features sat down with incoming WASH president Phoebe Davies-Owen to talk about the importance of debate. What inspired WASH to host an event on free speech? Free speech is one of the core values that we, as a society,...
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Posted May. 14, 2016