A key figure in student development at the University of Essex has stressed the importance of the first six weeks of a student’s experience at university.
Victoria Frost, the head of Residence Life & student support at the University of Essex, spoke of the crucial first few weeks of a student’s life at university, which can define how a student’s university experience will be shaped, and why the Residence Life programme is so important at the university.
As we draw our year review to a close, we saw the end of the sporting calendar reach its exciting finale. With heartbreak and triumph galore, we began October with the culmination of the Ryder Cup, as Team Europe battled Team USA.
The jury of the Hillsborough inquest have determined that the 96 football fans that died in the disaster in 1989 were unlawfully killed.
Families of the victims, as well as Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham, were all present as the verdict was delivered at around 11am, which confirmed that police failures led to the deaths in the tragedy.
Over the past couple of centuries, the evolution of news, technology and people have seen the traditional newspaper go from the dominant source of gathering news, to a method that is slowly deteriorating. Newspaper readership and sales have decreased dramatically over time, and the question on everyone’s lips now is simple: Do newspapers still have a future? In this blog I will explore the ways in which newspapers have declined in recent years, why they may or may not have a future, and how newspapers have to adapt and survive in the forthcoming years.
With another International football tournament nearly upon us, the whole country eagerly anticipates. England breeze through qualifying, win some friendlies impressively and hype begins to build. Pessimistic fans suddenly find their glass half-full and talk begins that maybe, just maybe, England might have a chance of winning the next tournament. Football is coming home! And then suddenly England crash out at the hands of (our many) superior opponents. The post mortem begins by fans in the pub who think they are Gary Neville, and by ancient pundits you haven’t seen since the last time we won a tournament. The emphasise becomes “why don’t we focus on the youth?” and the ever common “why can’t we have a set up like Spain or the Germans?!” Then we see that we have San Marino, Lithuania and Slovenia in qualifying and thus, the cycle restarts.
However, this time it feels a little bit different. Slowly but surely, recent performances have given England fans a little more than just a flicker of hope this time. Maybe, just maybe, we have a fairly good chance of winning our first tournament in 50 years? I will weigh up the pros and dilemmas that Roy Hodgson, and the fans will have, if England is to finally deliver on the biggest stage.