I’m an English Language student at Lancaster University. I write for The National Student, On: Yorkshire Magazine, and SCAN, focusing heavily on reviews and features. I am a Student Ambassador here at Lancaster, working with both recruitment and outreach, and I am the current President of Making Memories UK.
Wizards, wands, and witches: Diagon Alley opens a new chapter in theme park entertainment
Mathew Gillings visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Orlando.
Theatre Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka has opened his looming metal gates once again - this time, for guests at the Royal Theatre Drury Lane in London.
The Harry Hill Movie Premiere
The stars were strutting along the red carpet yesterday evening, as the cast of “The Harry Hill Movie” met in Leicester Square, London for the world premiere.
Theatre Review: The 39 Steps
It's easy to see why The 39 Steps has been running for seven years at Londonï¿½s Criterion Theatre. High on energy and laughter, this frivolous performance manages to combine the lot. It's witty, energetic, and incredibly clever.
Lucky Duck? Indian Runner Duck narrowly escapes Christmas chop after masquerading as goose
There's a good reason why one particular duck from Hostingly Farm in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was given the name 'Lucky'...
TV Preview: Educating Yorkshire at Christmas
The staff and students of Thornhill Community Academy will be back on the nation's screens this evening, as Educating Yorkshire returns for a Christmas special. The programme will be catching up with some of the best-loved characters from the television hit series.
Essex schoolboys to be 'taught how to chat-up women'
In January, Chase High School in Essex will be introducing a mentoring scheme which aims to boost the self-confidence of boys who lack positive male role models. They will be taught how to "chat-up girls" amid fears pornography has distorted their view of women.
Which university is the cheapest for students?
A new study by Ukash has revealed that Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University offers the cheapest cost of living at the UKï¿½s top universities.
Interview: Benedict Allen
Benedict Allen, a British writer and explorer most well known for engrossing himself amongst indigenous people, will be speaking at The Adventure Travel Show 2014. This fearless adventurer has stared death in the face on several occasions, yet still has a clear undying passion for traditional exploration and immersion.
Obituary: Ronnie Biggs
British criminal Ronnie Biggs, most famously known for his part in the Great Train Robbery in 1963, has died aged 84.
Brian Griffin returns to Family Guy
Popular cartoon canine Brian Griffin has returned to Family Guy as the show's creator responds to audience criticism.
Review: John Bishop's Christmas Show
Comedian John Bishop has hand-picked his favourite performers and heï¿½ll be showcasing them to the nation in his BBC1 Christmas special, aired on Monday 23rd December 2013. With a fantastic line-up of comedians, singers, and dancers, itï¿½s going to be an absolute treat. I managed to get tickets to the filming. You wonï¿½t be disappointed...
How to Survive a Long-haul Flight
Unless you're willing to fork out for a first-class ticket (and as a student, we're guessing you aren't), long-haul flights are generally considered tedious, uninteresting, and downright boring. Here are ten top tips for how to survive an arduous journey through the skies...
Sacked chef creates Twitter frenzy
A pub in Oxfordshire got more than it bargained for this morning, when their head chef used the company Twitter account as a personal soapbox.
Universities UK guidance on gender segregation withdrawn
Universities UK have retracted their guidance regarding gender segregation following criticism from students and politicians, including the Prime Minister. The leading universities body is in the process of reviewing its stance, but insisted the legal position remains "unclear."
Film Review: Saving Mr. Banks
Disney hit all the right notes with the story of how they brought Mary Poppins to the silver screen.
Enactus Lancaster: Jailbreak 2013
Last weekend, 68 Lancaster University students set out on the ultimate charity hitch-hike. Participants, who organised themselves into teams of two or three, had 36 hours to get as far away from the university campus as possible, without spending a single penny on transport. I decided to take part in the fundraiser for the second year running. It really is easier said than done.