Sophie Porteous speaks to students and staff about the seemingly unfair treatment of music and theatre societies in light of Covid- 19.
How can societies survive an uncertain future of continual restriction? Sophie Pourteous discusses the future of these cherished groups.
I HAVE a tendency, when anyone asks, “Don’t you think you’ve taken on a bit much this year?”, to wave a hand and laugh, trying to hide the fact that the laugh is forced and slightly tinged with hysteria. “I’m fine!” I say and rush off to change my stash for the third time that […]
First year won’t be the best year of your life. There, I said it. It will be filled with its fair share of loneliness, tears, homesickness and general heartache. The excitement of being a fresher won’t make you immune to the natural sadness and confusion of moving away from home and growing up. And that […]
I may not have found a grey hair yet – only an oddly yellow one from my disastrous attempt to go ginger – but this year marks my third, and presumably final Freshers’ Fair. Instead of wandering around as hopelessly as a cloud in a June sky, it would have very much helped my first […]
As the yearly society committee elections come around again, it feels weird to look back on my year on Exeposé committee. When I ran for Print Lifestyle Editor last year, I definitely underestimated the impact this role would have on my overall experience. Being on a committee has not only provided me with valuable knowledge […]
I realised the odds were against our committee when at the handover meeting the former President ever so casually mentioned the £3000 of debt that we’d be inheriting, and a quick glance around all of my new committee buddies confirmed that this was in fact Brand New Information™. It was not a great start, but, with a […]
So exams are over, your student loan has run dry and the Forum’s eerily empty. It’s the end of another year at Exeter, and whether you’re a Fresher who can’t wait to head home so your mum can wash all your socks, or a soon-to-be grad enjoying your last few weeks of freedom before you […]
With so many events happening all over campus, Christmas is the best social season of the year. Whilst there are endless ways to get involved in the festivities, dressing up with your friends for the night and heading to a society ball can be a perfect way to mark the occasion. However, for some the […]
Many new students who come to university feel painfully dislocated from their familiar home. For me going to university never felt as if it was a conscious decision; I just found myself, like many others, just drifting towards what felt like the next natural step lying for me at the end of the summer holiday […]