My Relationship with: Depression

By Rhea Turner As I sit across from Anna I can see the fear etched on her face. She fumbles with her hands and looks shiftily around the room. She is about to address one of society’s biggest taboos as she tells us about her difficult relationship with Depression. This is Anna’s story… “Growing up […]

Is immigration a dirty word?

by Rhea Turner Immigration is the word on everybody’s lips as politicians step up once again for the General Election. Promises to cap immigration and save the country dominate the headlines, but is addressing the issue of immigration negative or necessary? Rhea Turner took to the streets of Leicester to speak to the people that […]

Stereotypes, success and stepping out – the Asperger way

How do people with Asperger’s Syndrome beat the labels and succeed in life? With the help of Laurie Morgen, former University Support Mentor, Grace Liu explores the issues. Unemotional. Lacking in empathy. Cannot manage independently. Having Asperger’s Syndrome often means accumulating a whole variety of labels. And no, that doesn’t mean obsessively collecting those of the […]

How my sister dealt with the dark cloud of depression

In light of Mental Health Awareness week, Emily Paget discusses with her sister Sarah how depression affects her life. Black clouds hang over 450 million people worldwide. For one person, Sarah, that cloud is depression and it follows her everyday. “Depression takes over everything like your thoughts and feelings, sending you into a pit of despair,” […]

Ukip MEP talks immigration, leaving the EU and why David Cameron will fail on delivering his promises to the public

Jessica Lambert speaks to UKIP MEP Roger Helmer about ‘Britain’s single biggest issue’ – immigration, and why he’s a supporter of the Better Off Out campaign. Back in 2006, David Cameron stated that UKIP was full of “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists.” It’s fair to say that until more recently, no one has paid much […]