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.
Christopher Biggins and biphobia on Celebrity Big Brother
Let’s take this controversy as an opportunity to talk openly and educate those who are still confused about bisexuality.
Maintenance grants axed while tuition fees soar proving support for poorer students is dwindling
Politics has not been kind to 16 to 25 year olds and it doesn't appear that this is going to change anytime soon.
Germaine Greer: once provocative and progressive, now misguided and embarrassing
When talking about Germaine Greer, it is impossible to think of anything other than her rallying cry to women: she is both a household name and a synonym of the roaring, raging feminist wave of the 70s.
NUS demands 'New Deal for the Next Generation' in general election
As the general election draws nearer, the NUS have released a manifesto outlining what its 600-strong body of student unions will be demanding from the party that triumphs in 2015.
TNS meets Emily-Rose Eastop, the Oxford student who crowdfunded her masters
Emily-Rose Eastop's bid to crowdfund for her masters at Oxford University became one of the most talked about student campaigns of the summer; her ingenuity and resourcefulness has been both celebrated and harshly criticised, as many have condemned her as a "posh brat". However, in spite of a smattering of vocal critics, the generosity of her sea of supporters and well-wishers has helped her raise an impressive sum of 26.3K to cover the considerable cost of fees, accommodation and living she will face as a postgrad. TNS spoke to Emily-Rose to hear her side of the story.
Students react to NUS Israel boycott
Reaction to the NUS's decision to boycott Israeli companies has been mixed. Here, Charlotte Walmsley talks to representatives from both sides.
Crowdfunding a degree: selfish or a stroke of genius?
Since Emily-Rose Eastop hasn't been allocated funding for her masters, she's had to get creative. So why the online vitriol?
60,000 testimonies later, the Everyday Sexism project celebrates its second anniversary
Two years ago, after a bad week and a string of sexist incidents, Laura Bates decided to shout back.
Video: What does 'development' mean for tribal peoples?
A new short film created by Survival International and voiced by David Mitchell examines what the overused, and often questionable term, 'development' means for the fragile futures of indigenous tribes.
Design a part of history: The first UK Blog Awards are on the lookout for designers
Awards ceremonies have always been characterised by their trophies: think celebrities clasping the iconic Oscar or the deadpan golden face of the BAFTA awards.
When I Grow Up I Want To Be Megan Beech: an interview with the UK's most exciting performance poet
As part of our celebration of International Women's Day, I spoke to performance poet and King's College London student Megan Beech who has had the British poetry scene in thrall since the release of her magnificent debut book When I Grow Up I Want To Be Mary Beard in 2013.
The Sun battles breast cancer... with cleavage shots and glamour models
The Sun's campaign shatters a new glass ceiling of tastelessness.
Top of the blogs: 2014 marks first UK blogging awards in London
Interest in internet blogging has flourished in recent years as Tumblr and Blogger have become household names and rising numbers of would-be journalists, chefs and designers have turned to blogging as a starting point for internet fame.
Will young people ever vote again for the Tories or the Lib Dems? The Cardiff iStudent debate
A rainy evening last week in the Welsh capital heralded the first iStudent debate chaired by Oliver Duff, editor of i.
Young Person of The Year Award: changing views of young adults in the media
Tired with the deluge of negative headlines that saturate our press and stories of ASBOs, "baby-faced thugs" and "troubled teens", Tony Gearing, the former deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph, decided to change the image of young people in modern Britain.
Nelson Mandela: 1918 - 2013
Yesterday came the news that Nelson Mandela, politician, statesman, Nobel Peace Prize winner and revolutionary, has died aged 95.
Internet crackdown as 90.9% of the public demand new cyber bullying laws
A recent survey has emphasised the need for tougher laws to tackle cyber bullying.