• Messenger Joins #MissingLiveTheatre Campaign

    As theatres across the UK remain closed and unable to stage live performances, there is a noticeable difference in their appearance. In life before Covid-19, theatres were busy and vibrant buildings – but the UK lockdown has significantly changed that.

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  • Finishing Year 11 in 2020

    On the 20th March, schools shut their doors to all but a few students. “Exams will not take place” were the words that some rejoiced at, whilst others almost cried over. Two months ago, I was the latter.

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  • Big Sis C.I.C reach £18,000 in community fundraiser

    Big Sis C.I.C have already raised £18,000 to support girls’ mental health in the South West – but they still need your help.

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  • The Big D

    “Not to be too deep”, but death is inevitable. We don’t know how, nor when, but it is unequivocally part of the human experience – something that nobody can escape. It is beyond race, class and gender.

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  • University of Plymouth Students Reflect on Lockdown Exams

    COVID-19 has impacted our lives in many ways and exams are clearly of no exception. While you might think alternative coursework, or even a classic essay, may be wise in these circumstances, most departments at the University of Plymouth decided to push ahead with exams in an online format.

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  • Graduating From Home

    I had been preparing for the last mile of the degree race for the last two and a half years of my life. Ever since my first open day, the idea of completing and physically handing in a bound dissertation was incredibly exciting to me.

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Life In Lockdown Series

Life in Lockdown: Tobias Chalcraft

Following a conveniently timed, weekend-long birthday celebration and having spent the day on placement in the city centre, I finished early in order to go to my Monday afternoon university lecture. It’s as if my subconscious knew this would be my last, or at least final class outside of Zoom.

Life in Lockdown: Amber Weeks

What is life in lockdown to me? You would think that was a simple enough question to answer, wouldn’t you? But it’s not. Lockdown has been weird – there have been days where I have completely forgotten about it and then there have been days that I can’t seem to get it off my mind.

Culture

The Big D

“Not to be too deep”, but death is inevitable. We don’t know how, nor when, but it is unequivocally part of the human experience – something that nobody can escape. It is beyond race, class and gender.

Environment

Opinion

Opinion: Are we living in our very own apocalypse?

As an English Literature student at Plymouth University I have the opportunity to read and study a wide variety of books and genres. We’re taught to analyse, look for the deeper meaning, examine the context. This year I’ve taken a module called ‘Apocalypse and the Modern World’ and enjoyed it so much it became a starting point for my dissertation.

Education

Business

Food