All this lockdown will do is restrict people and ruin their mental health while allowing for the virus to run wild.

Right now, I feel very helpless and a little bit mugged off. After watching the announcements which were made on Saturday evening, I cannot help but feel as if Boris is still not taking the issue at hand seriously. Going into a second lockdown with the hope of saving Christmas…


This treatment of students feels scummy and close to inhumane.

At the moment, I am in my second year of university. After attending one institution for my first year, I moved to another for my second year as I felt isolated.

Right now, I’m not sure how I feel about the general response from higher education facilities around the country…


People don’t know who to vote for and just end up voting for whoever all their friends are choosing.

I spent my entire childhood growing up in East London, only very recently moving out to Brighton for university. Although seeming irrelevant it has meant that I have always been surrounded by Labour supporters, many of the older members of my family have blindly supported Labour for years, voting for…


I feel like the movement is currently in a position where it is too far gone to re-root it.

Let’s make this clear, I am not a supporter of the #NotAllMen movement and nor am I opposing the original basis of the #MenAreTrash movement, instead I’m just voicing concerns over what the idea has become more recently.

With the airing of Love Island and the behaviour of some of…


The British education system does not test intelligence at all, but instead just how far someone can push themselves before they finally break down.

Recently I have completed my A-Level exams and am patiently awaiting results day, which will be in the middle of August, to find out if I received the grades I wanted and will be able to attend my first-choice university this year.

I along with hundreds of thousands of other…


These concepts have become so engrained to be normal for some people that they don’t even realise that this is, in fact, abuse.

Emotional abuse is by far one of the most ‘swept under the carpet’ and excused types of abuse, something which is shocking considering it is so common. So many people face emotional abuse and don’t even realise it. It was found that 36% of women experienced emotional abuse growing up…


I felt like my entire life was over and there were very few people who I could empathise with.

Almost two years ago now I lost my mum to a heart condition. Having just turned 16 and started sixth form just weeks before, I felt like my entire life was over and there were very few people who I could empathise with. Although I had family all around me…


The more we make young people feel like their opinions are invalid the more we push them into isolation

This weekend I went to the “People’s Vote” march in London, the first march I have ever attended and the first time I have ever actually felt politically involved. …

Jasmine Mannan

Student with strong opinions, a passion for politics and a fond enjoyment of talking about why young people have to deal with a lot of shit.

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