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Married in a lecture theatre: Iran’s mass student weddings

Header image courtesy of Mehr News. Five hundred young couples, hand in hand, sit next to each other in the amphitheater of Tehran University. Girls are wearing white Chadors (a symbolic sign for a bride)...

Flipping the lens: the refugee journey photographed from a new angle

Amy Lineham is a UCL medical student, photographer, and activist – of a kind. At the start of this year, she spent six weeks in France volunteering in refugee camps in Calais and then Paris’s newly opened Port...

Student class-action lawsuit takes on “dismal” LSE accommodation

LSE students are preparing for a lawsuit against their university over construction noise and mould, which left one student requiring hospital treatment. Residents of Sidney Webb House, on Great Dover Street...

University of London takes gold but LSE and SOAS relegated in new Teaching Excellence Framework

London universities have fared well in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rankings, released today. Imperial College, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London and other...

Here’s what you should understand about ableism

I’ve been disabled all of my life, and I’ve never known anything different. I think I’ve got a pretty good grasp on what ableism is – I’ve certainly encountered it enough. But my view isn’t definitive, so...

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Mélenchon’s Irresponsible Silence

Ex French Presidential hopeful Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s failure to endorse Marcon is irresponsible and disempowers the very supporter base he seeks to represent. As official campaigning for the second round of the French Presidential elections...

Everybody you’ll meet at NUS Conference

Conference, we are appalled… The apolitical SU lover “Don’t you think SUs are amazing?” they ask you. You’re at the NUS conference. Of course you’re a fan of student unions. “No but, like, just so so amazing?” Yes. You agree. You just want to...

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AFROPUNK Preview

The 2016 edition of AFROPUNK London saw a line-up distinctly lacking in alternative flair. But 2017’s line-up is one that reflects its Brooklyn punk origins. With artists like SATE and Big Freedia, this year’s festival promises to be one...