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Student Voice: Valentine’s Day is bad from within and without

Student Voice: Valentine’s Day is bad from within and without

Lily Rosenberg contemplates her love hate relationship with Valentine’s Day, concluding that the grass is not always greener on the other side of love
The problem with normalising ‘situationships’

The problem with normalising ‘situationships’

With labelless relationships promoted by reality TV, is having no expectations the new expectation?
Review: Little Fires Everywhere

Review: Little Fires Everywhere

Writer Sam Bronheim reviews Celeste Ng’s New York Times bestseller and its exploration of the multiple roles of women
Being single: it’s actually pretty great

Being single: it’s actually pretty great

Following Singles’ Day on November 11th, Bec Oakes celebrates everything great about being single
Review: ‘The Definitive Book of Body Language’ by Allan and Barbara Pease

Review: ‘The Definitive Book of Body Language’ by Allan and Barbara Pease

Ever wondered what your palm facing away from you really means on a date? Jamie Mattinson reviews The Definitive Book of Body Language to find out
An open letter to Manchester, my wonderwall

An open letter to Manchester, my wonderwall

Holly Ktorou explores the importance of discovering self-love and support in the city of Manchester.
How to save a city from heartbreak

How to save a city from heartbreak

Relationships are rooted in the locations we share. Alice Crowley writes a love letter to Manchester, the city which kept her safe through a tumultuous break-up.
Majority of students ‘exposed to unwanted sexual behaviour’

Majority of students ‘exposed to unwanted sexual behaviour’

A survey of 5,649 UK university students has found that 53% of respondents experienced unwanted sexual behaviour from another student
Laying it Bare: Oloni

Laying it Bare: Oloni

Speaking last week at Sexpression: Manchester’s ‘Sex Week 2019’, the award-winning sex and relationships blogger Oloni shared her sex-positivity
A 21st century ghost story

A 21st century ghost story

Kate Fawcett explores the modern dating phenomenon of ghosting, and its harmful impact on self-esteem
Five hundred friends and no-one to talk to

Five hundred friends and no-one to talk to

It is no mystery that social media has shaped the way we interact. However, new studies have found that online platforms are contributing to relationships becoming increasingly superficial
In conversation with: SHAG

In conversation with: SHAG

SHAG is a website and platform aimed at creating a safe space for sexual expression. It merges art with important conversations, increasing awareness of sexual experiences – both good and bad.
Dating Apps: do they contribute to the culture of anonymity?

Dating Apps: do they contribute to the culture of anonymity?

Dating apps are becoming ever increasingly popular, and many are finding true love through their phones. But does this online world encourage a disingenuous approach to relationships?
Lean In: a satire

Lean In: a satire

Buckle up: the girl you love to hate spills her secrets on how to have it all.
Review: ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney

Review: ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney has been getting a lot of hype. Urussa Malik reads her latest novel, Normal People, to find out how such a comparatively young writer (she’s written two best-selling books by the age of 26) has been so successful.
Album Review: Rejjie Snow – Dear Annie

Album Review: Rejjie Snow – Dear Annie

One of the most significant and creative hip-hop releases of the year
Review: Phantom Thread

Review: Phantom Thread

Sharon Lim has high praise for this post-war lovers’ tale

Recognising a toxic friendship

Are you having doubts about whether a friend is treating you right? Shannon Winterbone looks at how to determine when a friendship’s become toxic and how you can make it better

How to handle a breakup at university

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we thought we’d give you some advice to those unlucky in love: how to handle a breakup at university

Can you go the distance?

As a new term gets underway, we look at how long distance relationships can affect your university life and the best ways to avoid heartbreak…