Noah Keate

Travelling home for the holidays taught me the value of routine

As a first year undergraduate, returning home from university for the first time was always an intriguing prospect. I’m sure everyone has repeatedly questioned, internally or openly, whether they could survive their first term at university. That certainly dominated my mind, having not lived away from home before. Thankfully, my first term was most enjoyable, full of different experiences and very eye-opening. Nonetheless, after four essays and multiple readings, I was ready to return home, celebrate the Christmas period and spend some time away from Warwick. 
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Posted Jan. 31, 2020

The runners and riders of the labour leadership

A new decade deems a new start. That is certainly the case for the Labour Party, who have begun the process of selecting a new leader. Following their disastrous election performance last month, delivering them the fewest number of seats since 1935, the contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn is underway. A...
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Posted Jan. 19, 2020

Why we need to reconsider New Year’s Resolutions

How did you spend Christmas Day? After all the turkey had been eaten, presents discarded, wrapping paper thrown away, there was plenty of time to consider what the future holds. Of course, everyone would have attempted New Year’s Resolutions, that annual delusional aspiration of self improvement. Just like an organised...
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Posted Jan. 14, 2020

Casting a ballot in the December election is simple and necessary 

Ebenezer Scrooge is an iconic character in the literary Christmas canon. Charles Dickens’ character is the antithesis of all the excitement and anticipation winter brings: an outsider known to loathe the festivities and joy that concludes every year. Yet his irritation could mirror a large proportion of the UK population...
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Posted Nov. 27, 2019

How did political discourse get so toxic?

Youv’e probably heard of desensitisation. It means becoming less aware of a problem by getting used to its presence. That was certainly the case in F Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ where citizens of 20th century New York would repeatedly attend wild parties to mask the void in their lives...
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Posted Nov. 22, 2019

How will a recent drop in employment affect Warwick students?

I’ve only been at university for a month yet thoughts about next summer have already entered my mind. To be clear, I am not fantasising about the time away from academic studies whilst relaxing in the sun. Instead, I’m thinking about what form of internship, work experience or employment I’d...
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Posted Nov. 10, 2019

Life in the slow lane

Noah Keate shares his first impressions on the fast pace of university life, suggesting that we all start to take life in the slow lane.
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Posted Oct. 15, 2019