I'm a former Cardiff University student (BA French and Spanish and MA European Studies). I'm now about to embark on an AHRC funded PhD, co-supervised at the University of Exeter and Cardiff University. I have a particular interest in gender, contemporary politics and Europe.
What if living your dream meant living a lie? Heart-wrenching video paints a sad picture of Sochi Winter Games
All-Out's controversial two-minute film addresses the dark truths underpinning the upcoming Olympics under the unremitting glare of stage lights.
Student wins Halloween costume comp with blackface - so, when is dark humour just bad taste?
For many, the awkward jumbling together of home-made costumes that quickly become limp reminders of your over-ambition is the chief delight of Halloween. However, this Halloween has been haunted by more than drunk witches in bad wigs - rather, an uncomfortable legacy of racism, as a student in blackface is awarded first prize in a ULU Halloween costume competition.
Student sex work study underway at Swansea University
As statistics expose a growing number of students turning to sex work, an ambitious project based in Swansea, South Wales, aims to push student sex work out from its hazy obscurity and into public consciousness.
The Girls' Network on teenage girls and the gender gap
Charly Young and Rebecca Dean have set up a mentoring programme aimed at girls aged between 14 and 19 in disadvantaged communities, as a means of interweaving high-powered contacts with the classroom.
7 out of 10 young people experience cyber bullying, says Ditch the Label
Anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label has recently revealed that 7 out of 10 young people have experienced cyber bullying and more than one million youngsters are subjected to daily harassment on social networking sites, according to worrying results from their comprehensive survey of over 10,000 young people.
Interview: David Gordon Green
As a director, David Gordon Green is somewhat of a chameleon. His new film Prince Avalanche is a reversion to his indie roots in a cinematic feast of stunning visuals and stripped down storytelling.
Freshers' Week: What are you expecting?
TNS talks to six freshers about to embark on what promises to be "the best week of their lives."
The Ban on Blurred Lines
Edinburgh's decision to ban the ubiquitous summer hit has pushed other universities to follow suit.
How clued up are you about contraception?
A new survey has shed light on students' sexual health.
#DONTRETALIATE: Cyber bullying and the real dangers of the virtual world
As cyber bullying remains a little understood but increasingly common phenomenon, The Cybersmile Foundation decided to team up with Rattling Stick, an award-winning production company, to raise awareness of online abuse with an unsettling video entitled #DONTRETALIATE.
'Blurred Lines' banned at Edinburgh University
Edinburgh University Students' Association has banned Robin Thicke's controversial chart topper in a move to eradicate sexism and lad culture on campus.
Welcome to the Grey School of Wizardry: real life Dumbledore's Harry Potter haven
TNS asked Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, the real-life Dumbledore, about the creation of the world's first wizarding school.
One Direction documentary drives twitter rumours of multiple fan suicides
'Crazy about One Direction' prompted an outpouring of outrage as directioners felt they had been unfairly depicted as crazed stalkers rather than loyal music fans. The documentary followed the lives of 1Dï¿½s most dedicated, and arguably deranged, sect of its far reaching fandom.
Cabs should cut prices for scantily clad women, says councillor
Councillor Chris Hossack is heading a new action group charged with protecting the honour of the scantily clad ladies of Brentwood in the thunderous wake of The Only Way Is Essex. His first plan of action: cutting taxi fare for the skimpily dressed.
Taxi! Taxi! Graduate advertises CV in London cab
Emma Clifford, 21, had been turned down for dozens of interviews after graduation when she decided to plaster her CV across cab seats in the capital as part of a desperate plea to get hired. TNS caught up with Emma after her story went viral.
Study debunks student sex myths
Current students actually have no more casual sex than previous generations, a study has found.
75% of over 35s regret not travelling more when younger
Whilst A-level students are carefully considering alternatives in case they don't achieve the grades necessary to get into university, a survey conducted by Contiki Holidays questioned over 2,000 people to investigate whether people travel as much as they would have liked when they were younger. They collected some interesting findings.
Gap years: virtuous volunteering or a colonial hangover?
The gap year is often plagued by controversy and criticism.