GUEST BLOG: “I felt trapped trapped inside my own body; fighting a battle that no one could see”

The final blog post in our series, written by our students to provide visibility to the broad range of disabilities and the issues that students with disabilities face Writing blogs is not something I’ve really done much of before, but when this amazing #DisabletheLabel campaign was launched, I knew it…

GUEST BLOG: Coming to accept the term disability

Another in our series of guest blogs written by our students to provide visibility to the broad range of disabilities and the issues that students with disabilities face. Disability was always a distant term to me, it didn’t seem to fit into my identity despite being chronically ill. The suggestion…

‘My mind was numb. Just a swirling pool of white noise’ – Student Officer, Welfare openly talks about her own mental health as part of our ‘Think Out Loud’ Mental Health Campaign

I wanted to write this blog post not only to tell my story, but to reach those out there who might be struggling with their own mental health, to reach those that might think everyone else’s lives are perfect and they couldn’t possibly know what it’s like. In actual fact…

GUEST BLOG: My firsthand account on why a loud and clear ‘yes’ is so important.

Last year I was raped by a guy I had been seeing. He doesn’t realize that he has raped me. It took me months to come to terms with the words ‘rape’ or ‘sexual assault’. I told myself that I didn’t fight him off enough. I told myself that it…

Blood Drive on Campus – if you Can’t Donate. Nominate! Help us lift the MSM blood ban

Last semester we launched our campaign ‘Can’t Donate. Nominate’ to end the lifetime blood ban for men who have sex with men (MSM). The ban is discriminatory on the grounds of sexuality, and is founded on an outdated hatred of men having sex with men as an abnormal behaviour, or…

Guest Blog – Vicky Potts from Ivea Labs gives us her top 5 Dragons’ Den Moments

Thinking about entering QUB Dragons’ Den this semester? Vicky Potts one of last year’s finalists gives us her top 5 Dragons’ Den moments. 1)    Pitching in an authentic Dragons’ Den on camera  – a terrifying but exhilarating experience. 2)    Learning how to answer the “So What?”question – everyone has an…