Cascais is a Capital for the Youth

A tiny town in the seaside just 30 minutes away from Lisbon, Portugal’s capital. A sunny place, with a vibrant energy, lovely beaches, museums and natural parks. This is Cascais, 2018’s European Youth Capital. Following cities like Rotterdam (Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium), Maribor (Slovenia) and another Portuguese town, Braga, is Cascais turn to showcase why is … Continue reading Cascais is a Capital for the Youth

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Has “The X Factor” lost its X Factor?

With the ITV talent show currently airing its fourteenth series overall, is it time that the programme is given the axe?  Reality shows and talent shows are now a long running fixture in the yearly television schedule. Big Brother, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing are just a few of the … Continue reading Has “The X Factor” lost its X Factor?

Safe Week: Making Solent LGBT+ Inclusive

We as a union, a university and a city pride ourselves on being welcoming and inclusive to all. That means that we value the contributions of minority groups, we work hard to be allies and provide support if needed. Solent is pretty great for its LGBT+ inclusivity, we have an incredibly active staff network that … Continue reading Safe Week: Making Solent LGBT+ Inclusive

Safe Week: I Love Consent

Today probably won’t be as fun or personal as yesterdays post, but sometime we need to get real for a few minutes. CW for the rest of post for this sensitive area, although no specific topics. Consent. The word itself has so many negative and positive connotations, for so many reasons but the basic jist … Continue reading Safe Week: I Love Consent

Safe Week: The Importance of Sexual Health

It's the start of Safe Week here at SOSU. Sex education is the first place you really start to have adults tell you about ‘sexual health’ right? Personally, this made me cringe so much and I can’t remember why. I just remember it being awkward and uncomfortable! Maybe it was the fact that my friends … Continue reading Safe Week: The Importance of Sexual Health