I’ve got a problem, and I need all your help to fix it.


It’s 4:30am on a Monday morning and I can’t sleep after being woken up by the dog needing a wee! After trying but failing to nod back off for half an hour I grab my phone to check Facebook.

Big mistake…

The current hot topics are Covid-19 and the BLM movement.

My newsfeed was a light with both.

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I’m running a half marathon…

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Mental Illness is on the rise, and over recent years more and more has been done to break down the stigma surround it. We now see various national advertising campaigns, reports in the news about ‘new government policy’ that aims help those who need and even have celebrities pushing the message that it’s OK to talk about mental health. But is it enough?

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#StrongerIn

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Ok, so you’ve probably clicked this link and followed it through from my Facebook page. I’m not going to take credit for writing any of this blog post, it’s all ripped off a post I saw shared on another blog and then the original poster deleted for one reason or another! I managed to copy and paste it all into here before it vanished off the face of the social web! So thanks to that anonymous man for saying what I found so hard to put into words in the first place!

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#NoHumanIsIllegal

Where are you from? Earth...

Where are you from? Earth…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this last few weeks, you will be aware that the current hot topic is the increased number of “illegal immigrants” putting pressure on EU borders. The fact the situation has escalated over the summer months, resulting in thousands of needless deaths has pushed the situation to the for front of our attention, and it’s left the continent divided over how to deal with the increasing number of these “illegals”, mostly led by Syrians fleeing war in their homeland.

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Voting Day is here!

In the build up to the EU elections there has been lots of talk about UKIP, I posted a blog article about them a few weeks ago when the publicity started doing the rounds. More recently though one of UKIPs promotional campaigns on twitter back fired in spectacular fashion! The #WhyImVotingUkip trend has made me cry with laughter.

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A Broken Clock is right twice a day!

Uncle Nigel needs you!

Uncle Nigel needs you!

With the up and coming Local elections and next years General elections looming on the horizon there has been a large spike in publicity materials doing the rounds in my local area. With that in mind I wasn’t surprised to see a UKIP flyer stuffed in my letterbox when I returned home from work earlier this week. A quick look on my FaceBook wall would show that I’m not the only person to have had one either.

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First thoughts from the other side.

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From the other side

It’s been a little while since my last blog post, and quite a bit has changed for me. I have since left Warwick SU and have moved back to Chester. This time though, I am working for the University of Chester Careers and Employability team, aiding students find work and gain skills and experience that will (Hopefully) set them apart from the pack!

Over the last 6 weeks or so in this new post I have had to learn fast. Things are very different on this side of the fence and I am starting to see things from a different point of view, I now have a new found respect for the hard work university support staff put in to engage with the student body.

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“Why would a Male SU President be a bad thing?”

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As you may or may not already know, I work within a Students’ Union. These organisations are charities and are external organisations to the University they are affiliated with. As a result Students’ Unions are not governed by any of the university rules, policies or regulations even though most of a unions funding will tend to come from the university! Students’ Unions are ran by the students themselves and are democratic organisations. Every year around this time, elections happen, students put themselves forward as candidates and call on the rest of the student population to elect them as student body representatives for the next year. Continue reading

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this is ‘murica

Superb Owl enjoyed the Super Bowl!

Superb Owl enjoyed the Super Bowl!

So last night was the Superb Owl…Or Super Bowl…It was one of the two and it involved some sort of football from over the pond! All I know is both were trending on twitter and facebook and I enjoyed this picture!! I also noticed that during the 48th annual hand-football rugby Super Bowl game 2014 (I don’t do sports!) #fuckcoke was trending! After clicking a few of the tags and tweets, I found out why…

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“Student-Led lectures…seeks to address the concerns of students who are missing lectures”

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Its been a little while since I let out a good blog!! This isn’t because of a lack of reasons to get on the proverbial soapbox and have a good rant, but because I have just been a busy bee, so for that I apologies. To make up for it, this will be the first of two posts today. Lets start with getting this pile of horse off my chest! Continue reading

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