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Students against tampon tax

Students against tampon tax

Monday 3 September 2018Student Journalists

This month Scotland announced that it would provide free sanitary products to all students at Scottish universities, an initiative it claims is a world first. With news like this, we see the fight against the tampon tax – the name given to the VAT which must currently be paid on all period products, as they are not currently classed as essential items by Westminster – now causing real change at a governmental level. Yet the fight to banish the tampon tax, and to make sanitary items accessible more generally, has long been growing in universities. Up and down the country students have been at the heart of the fight against the tampon tax. 

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Unconditional Offers

Unconditional Offers

Thursday 16 August 2018Student Journalists

Just before I started university I wrote a precocious article for Guardian Students defending the increase in unconditional offers, from the perspective of a student who had very happily received one. I lauded the way they released some of the stress surrounding A Level revision and exams, as well as the extra time they allowed for sorting out that big move away from home. But four years later, having just graduated from my degree, I’m less sure that unconditional offers benefit students as much as they do universities.

Just before I started university I wrote a precocious article for Guardian Students defending the...

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How to support an artist for free

How to support an artist for free

Wednesday 20 June 2018Student Journalists

If you’re anything like me, you’ll often find yourself staring longingly at the Etsy store or Kickstarter project of a small artist and wishing you were able to financially support them. You love their work, you’ve been following them on social media for what feels like forever, but there’s no way you can afford the cost of independently manufactured merchandise, as beautiful as it is.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll often find yourself staring longingly at the Etsy store or...

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