August 2013

First-years: ignore our advice

I worry when I see people in my own position giving advice about what’s important in your first year of university. With only a third of our time at university behind us, it’s difficult to even say whether it will have had that big an effect on our own university experience, let alone our whole life. And certainly not someone else’s

Portrait of an Artist: Seamus Heaney

Georgia Woodroffe looks over the life of Seamus Heaney, acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats

Festival Review: Reading 2013

The 2013 edition of Reading Festival offering a surprising variation of sounds and an exciting variety of new stages. The organisers absolutely pulled it off, writes Rosie Shields

The Ugly Ducklings

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society need a new mascot and it’s up to the general public to vote. Which will you choose?

Top tablets on a student budget

Jasbir Norris brings you a round-up of the best tablets under £300

A tragedy for Britain and Syria, inflicted by our own parliament

Adam Seldon bemoans Parliament’s unwillingness to take action over Syria

Inspired by the GBBO: Week 2 and glorious bread

Welcome to the first in a series, rounding up of each week and the Nouse food and drink team’s own culinary feats, as seen on Great British Bake Off

How To Keep Your Knickers On

Poppy Bullard reveals the definitive “keep well away” list of York fancy-dress nightmares

Asbestos fears in nearly 850 campus bedrooms

847 student bedrooms in the University are known or suspected to contain asbestos

Festival Review: Galtres Festival

Tom Witherow was at Galtres, a small acoustic focussed festival in North Yorkshire that showcased the extraordinary range of music that the North East produces

Society in Focus: DramaSoc

The latest in the series, Zoe Biles explains why you should be joining DramaSoc, who perform weekly plays in the Drama Barn

Freshers guide to becoming a BNOC

Alex Donaldson offers some tongue-in-cheek advice for anyone who fancies themselves as a future Big Name on Campus