Articles by: Ffion Murphy

The perfect minimum wage is no minimum wage

The perfect minimum wage is no minimum wage

Opinion June 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm Comments

IN A SOCIALIST society, saying that we should get rid of the minimum wage would probably get me stoned in public. Despite the noble intentions of the minimum wage, of attempting to help provide a wageRead More

Let’s talk about…. the student loans crisis

Let’s talk about…. the student loans crisis

Let’s talk about…, Opinion May 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm Comments

WITH TUITION fees increasing in price to £9000 pounds (non-international); which are adjusted with increasing inflation, an average graduate will have to pay back £36000 in tuition alone. The question is: why are loans becoming so expensive?Read More

Betting against the bubble

Betting against the bubble

Opinion May 20, 2015 at 3:10 pm Comments

THE EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) has finally started to implement its quantitative easing (QE) programme, which consists of a stimulus package worth one trillion Euros, and will purchase government bonds throughout the Eurozone. Citi Research Group’s Panic/EuphoriaRead More

One term more: time to take a breath

One term more: time to take a breath

Opinion April 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm Comments

TICK, tock. Tick, tock. I looked up from my work and stared at the clock for a whole minute. Sixty times I watched the second hand move, and sixty times I had the same thought. Wow,Read More

We’re sorry you’re leaving us

We’re sorry you’re leaving us

Lifestyle, Student Living April 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm Comments

GRADUATION. Sick feeling in stomach – check, job searches active – check, interview clothes – check. It’s enough to make your heart beat loud enough that you can hear it in your own ears. If you’reRead More

Wise up before they pile up

Wise up before they pile up

Opinion March 28, 2015 at 1:05 pm Comments

GAS, ELECTRICITY, water and internet; all are bills a normal student living in private accommodation will have to deal with on their own. For many, this can be a daunting prospect and is uncharted territory afterRead More

Bin your thoughts on sell by dates not the food

Bin your thoughts on sell by dates not the food

Opinion March 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm Comments

FOR A WHILE now, debates on whether people are too strict with their sell by dates have been staggered throughout the media. TV programmes on how to eat well for less are also appearing and societyRead More

Social Eclipse 2015: I have superpowers now

Social Eclipse 2015: I have superpowers now

Opinion March 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments

LET ME SET the scene for you. It’s early. Really early. You were awake until 3 in the morning gaming- I mean, working hard. 5 hours later, your alarm rings. Why would anyone set their alarmRead More

Let’s talk about… Bay24

Let’s talk about… Bay24

Events, Let’s talk about…, Music, Opinion March 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments

COMIC RELIEF. It’s almost upon us, and, just like Children in Need, it is a huge UK-wide event televised on the BBC… in case you didn’t already know. It would be brilliant to see Aber UniRead More

You’re probably a feminist, accept it

You’re probably a feminist, accept it

Opinion March 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm Comments

LET’S START this all off with a little quiz. Do you believe in the social, economic and political equality of all sexes and genders? If yes, then congrats, you’re a feminist. If no, then you’re probablyRead More