All posts tagged change

Personal Platform: An Existential Poem About Pre-Cut Fruit

I’d never thought I’d cry over pre-cut fruit It lays in front of me, wrapped in plastic The juice drips over my boots My room is a mess, my shoes […]

‘And they lived happily ever after…?’

‘And they lived happily ever after…’ This is the ending line in most children’s fairy tales.  Young girls are taught to expect that they will grow up, find their ‘prince’ […]

Making time for third year-nostalgia

Like most of us, I spent a couple of weeks at home over the holidays. One topic of conversation was proven unavoidable. When I just met somebody, when I saw […]

Personal Platform: The Tree of Knowledge.

The brain is like a flower, It needs to be watered to grow in power, Like a flower craves food and sunlight, The brain needs similar nourishing in its plight, […]

Bahrain Art Week: the Middle East and Contemporary Art

A region not historically known for its contemporary art, the Gulf States have endeavoured, quite successfully, to make a name for themselves in the past few years. The opening of […]

Reflection: A Story About Growth

I have always been a keeper of notebooks. I used to collect them, but not write in them for fear of tarnishing their beauty with my less-than-perfect handwriting. Then I […]

Mental Health services – are they doing more harm than good?

Mental health trusts and hospitals are supposed to be safe havens. Yes, their resources are strained and understaffed, and although some people have to wait years to receive treatment, and […]

The Twilight Renaissance – discovering the Saga again.

Back in July, when the last few weeks of summer stretched out in dullness as people started to leave and night outs started to repeat, I was looking for something […]

Culture Is A Book In My Library.

Many students at Queen Mary have another cultural background. Yet when asked whether they feel more British or more their other culture, many struggle to define and weigh up how […]