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27 January 2020

Storytelling plays a fundamental role in the interpretation of reality. Stories, anecdotes and narratives shape our understanding of facts and events, triggering feelings ranging from sympathy and solidarity to hate. For these reasons, storytelling plays an essential role in radicalisation. Read more…

27 January 2020

Constructed languages (or conlangs) are languages designed with a specific purpose in mind. While these languages are very different in their structure and the way they sound, they have one thing in common: they support the storytelling of the authors who work with them. Read more…

27 January 2020

I grew up around artistic, paint brush-wielding sisters who wanted sketch pads and watercolour sets for their birthday, so I always felt like the odd one out. I wanted old books. War-time poetry anthologies… Read more…

29 July 2019

I’ve had lots of jobs and written lots of things - separately, mind - but working as a Digital Student Ambassador is the first time I’ve actually been paid to write. Read more…

25 July 2019

You lived in halls for your first year at uni and are now thinking about renting. But how do you know what to look for in a housemate? Read more…

11 September 2017

The Students’ Union is a great service, and something you should get to know. They are there for you, the student, and will help with all kinds of things. Here’s just some of what they offer! Read more…

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