How Better than Zero is changing the hospitality industry

The state of the hospitality and service industry is at an all time low. Young people are being shafted – through low pay, precarious hours, and even harassment and danger to one’s health. Does this sort of thing sound familiar? Have you had shifts cancelled with no warning? Have you or a friend been fired […]

Think before you tweet

It started with Zoella. Then Alfie got hauled in. New Gay Times editor Josh Rivers lost his job over it. And now Jack Maynard has been forced to leave the jungle. What happens on the internet stays on the internet – and then the press get their paws on it, and the world implodes. Yep, […]

How to make the most of Freshers’ week

So you’ve met your conditions, your place in halls is secured and you already feel like you’re swamped with reading lists. But before classes start, you have to navigate the infamous Freshers’ week. To make it a little less daunting, we’ve compiled some helpful advice that we wish we’d known as fresh-faced 17-year-olds stepping foot […]

A letter to my first-year self…

Dear Saskia, First of all, congrats on getting into university. I know this is something you’ve wanted for a long time, so you must be very proud of yourself. I am writing to you because going to university can be tough, and unfortunately, I know it will be tough for you, so I hope this […]

The dos and don’ts of university open days

So the time has come for you to start thinking about your life after school. This can be daunting, but if you’re considering going to university or college, one of the best ways to put your mind at ease is to visit open days, see the place for yourself and get a chance to ask […]

What I learned from results day

Results day is weird. You wait a long, long time for it, and it’s over in a second. This year, the wait from my last exam to 8 August felt painfully slow, especially given the fact I’d just sat five Highers and this was, arguably, the most important academic year of my life. I don’t know […]

The 10 stages of exam results day

Never has a text message meant so much. Not even when that babe from your maths class replied with a winky face a few months ago. Your phone will be vibrating at ungodly o’clock tomorrow morning, one little text message revealing your fate. Exam results day is almost here. Whether you’re celebrating or commiserating tomorrow, […]

Staying safe on the road

Congratulations! You’ve passed your driving test and all you’re waiting for is your updated insurance papers and your little pink card. Driving is a wonderful skill to have, but at the risk of sounding exactly like your parents, it comes with a lot of responsibility. August is National Road Victim Awareness Month, so it’s important […]