Opinion

Andrew Tindall: Chief Executive’s resignation presents threat to our Union’s autonomy

Andrew Tindall: Chief Executive’s resignation presents threat to our Union’s autonomy

Opinion October 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm Comments

This afternoon came the shock announcement that Geraint Edwards, the Chief Executive of the recently-renamed Undeb Myfyrwyr Prifysgol Aberystwyth University Students’ Union has resigned after 14 years of dedicated and committed service. Whilst the SU PresidentRead More

Swings and roundabouts: “Banter should have no place in university culture.”

Opinion September 25, 2012 at 8:50 am Comments

FOR Grace Burton, Opinions Editor DID YOU KNOW that referring to women as “whores” makes you a lad? Did you also know that I’m not meant to be offended by the casual inferrence of prostitition ontoRead More

Michaela Kyrionymou: BREAKING NEWS: Kate Middleton has breasts!

Michaela Kyrionymou: BREAKING NEWS: Kate Middleton has breasts!

Opinion September 18, 2012 at 10:39 am Comments

IT WAS CLARIFIED a few days ago that yes, Kate Middleton, or the Duchess of Cambridge as we should now be calling her, does in fact have boobs like the rest of womankind. Topless images of Kate firstRead More

Jack Barton: Aber and the World

Jack Barton: Aber and the World

Opinion September 17, 2012 at 3:58 pm Comments

FRESHERS’ Week is upon us again, and we can approach it with all the forced excitement and poor decision making by which it is defined. The newest AU recruits will get a feel for the social life of our small townRead More

Fifty Shades of Grey? More like Fifty Shades of Abuse

Fifty Shades of Grey? More like Fifty Shades of Abuse

Opinion September 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm Comments

What scares Eleanor Carlow is not sex scenes that sound like something a rather lonely individual might construct using fridge poetry, but emotional abuse.

Huw Owen: Whilst the Olympic charade plays out, Assad continues to murder his own people

Huw Owen: Whilst the Olympic charade plays out, Assad continues to murder his own people

Opinion August 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm Comments

LAST NIGHT’s Evening Standard spent 28 pages giving us every tiny detail about the number of vacant seats in the Volleyball venue, and updating us on the specifics of the latest inane branding restrictions imposed byRead More

What are student elections actually for?

Opinion March 21, 2012 at 11:49 am Comments

THE SHARP-EYED reader may have noticed that campus has recently played host to the annual Guild Election beauty contest. Being asked to write an article on the elections for The Courier really whet my appetite; finally,Read More

Grace Burton: Make Kony famous, just do your research first

Grace Burton: Make Kony famous, just do your research first

Opinion March 21, 2012 at 9:00 am Comments

ON MARCH 6th, I found my Facebook and Twitter feeds flooded with comments about child soldiers in Uganda, the hashtag #KONY2012 and links to the same YouTube video urging its viewers to ‘make Kony famous’. OverRead More

Fraud, corruption and apathy: why I have no confidence in this Guild

Opinion March 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm Comments

Matt Calfe shares his thoughts on a night of controversy at the Guild. WELL, that was eventful… and by eventful I of course mean soul destroying, as I have witnessed the death of a democracy asRead More

Jack Barton: Do I dare be an Atheist, out loud?

Opinion February 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm Comments

FAR away from quiet Aberystwyth in my even quieter hometown, I have a close circle of friends who are exclusively atheist. This must be borne purely of coincidence because I certainly never made a conscious decisionRead More