Harry Craig discusses the pros and cons of Dry January, why the trend might be on its way out, and some potential alternatives.
How to have an alcohol free nightlife in Exeter
With Freshers’ Week in the past and new students settled, Zoe Sperry gives advice on how to have the ‘uni experience’ alcohol-free.
FAQs: How to participate in Dry January without avoiding alcohol
Cleo Gravett, Print Satire Editor, queries how to celebrate Dry January festivities whilst still drinking
It’s Three O’Clock Somewhere: How has the pandemic affected substance use and abuse?
Siobhan Bahl examines the impact of lockdown and the pandemic overall on drug and alcohol consumption, and the measures being taken or considered to prevent a rise in abuse.
Drunk me is still me
Online Lifestyle Editor, Amy Butterworth, explores her relationship with alcohol and muses on drinking in moderation My relationship with alcohol has been an awfully long and winding passage, much comparable to the swirly straw you always hope to get with your piña colada (just me?) However, my alcohol experience now leaves me with a bitter […]
Battle of the Beverage
Dry January is a contested concept amongst my friends, as it garners many different opinions, ranging from respect and admiration to detest and abhorrence. I challenged myself to a month with no alcohol for no other reason but boredom; wagering with my conscience as to whether I had any self-restraint. Turns out, it was much […]
The student drinking problem
IN a 2016 survey conducted by The Tab, the University of Exeter ranked as number 16 in a list of the UK’s heaviest-drinking universities. This ranking may easily have changed by now, but there is still no disputing that out of roughly 150 universities across the UK, Exeter is certainly up there as having some […]
Taking on ‘Dry January’
Ultimately, we drink to socialise. Exeter, for example, has a culture of pre-drinking, going out to Fever, dancing, drinking and letting go. You might even end the night eating Dominoes with friends, sitting on the scratchy carpet of your student halls corridor, crying and laughing. Some of our best memories are made on nights out. […]
Alcohol improves memory!?
Planning on getting wasted this New Year Eve? You might want to squeeze in some revision for January exams just before doing so. In 2017, a study by researchers from Psychopharmacology and Addiction Research, University of Exeter found that alcohol facilitates memory for information learned just before consumption. This effect, termed ‘retrograde memory facilitation’ was […]
We’ve all seen classic knock off products, perhaps you’ve been tempted to buy them? You wouldn’t be alone. 40% of people in a UK survey admitted to buying pirated films and music or purchasing counterfeit clothing and accessories. This is despite the fact that 90% of respondents in the same survey agreed that it was […]