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UPDATE: University convinces UCU to end marking boycott with new incentives

On Wednesday (June 1st) the Sheffield Branch of the UCU met with the University in 'constructive negotiations' to discuss...

Government launch plan to tackle surge in student spikings

Following a massive surge in student spikings over the past year, the Department of Education have announced the launching...

SU News: A Crisis of Committees?

A recent email sent to University of Sheffield committees highlights the rate of which applications for essential roles has...

All aboard the strike train

Rising inflation, the cost-of-living crisis, job insecurity, and pay freezes have led train workers to turn increasingly to trade unions to assert their economic interests recently. On the 21st, 23rd...

Vote of no confidence: Boris’ fate

Over the past six months, since the word ‘Partygate’ entered the vocabulary of the British people, Boris Johnson's fate...

Sheffield’s Students Union becomes No. 1 Students Union in the UK for fifth year running

The University of Sheffield Students Union has been awarded the “Best” students union in the UK at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022. 

Festival of Debate 2022: What to expect

Over the next fortnight, annual Festival of Debate will open its floors to the likes of former Labour Party...

How will Sheffield students deal with spikes in spending?

Next academic year, students are facing even more rises in prices. Travel has become more expensive, every day essentials...

Sheffield students may not graduate due to new UCU action

UCU say students “may not graduate” as a result of new industrial action

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All aboard the strike train

Rising inflation, the cost-of-living crisis, job insecurity, and pay freezes have led train workers to turn increasingly to trade...

Summer Read: Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe (1839)

Fancy a scare this summer? Then Poe’s collection of gothic stories are for you. Each short story is wildly...

A Guide To Tramlines

Every year 30,000 people come flooding through the gates of Hillsborough Park for a weekend of great music. Since...

Opinion

Should the UK continue with no Covid-19 restrictions?

Thoughts on shifting attitudes towards Covid-19 since the last restrictions were lifted in the UK, and how life must go on after two years of disruption.

The Heard-Depp trial and the future of domestic violence cases

An insight into a turbulent trial concerning domestic violence, stirring media discourse and begging a question: how will the Depp/Heard trial impact future cases of the same sought?

Are student strikes helpful or do they cause more disruption?

Here we go again. Everywhere, starting from social media...

Should NHS staff be dismissed if they are unvaccinated?

“A greatest and most representative demonstration against the Vaccination...

Should students back the strikes?

In recent weeks, many students at the University of...

The mobbing of Starmer should alarm all political sides 

It’s a difficult position modern Britain has found itself...

When the (Tory) party’s over

Think of the most Tory scandal you could commit....

Features

All aboard the strike train

Rising inflation, the cost-of-living crisis, job insecurity, and pay...

Unpaid carers: A national crisis

Every year across the United Kingdom, more and more...

Shon Faye at the Festival of Debate: An insightful look into the gender debate

The debate around gender identity is certainly a pervasive...

The Foodie’s Jubilee

This belated May bank holiday weekend, Sheffield’s Peace Gardens...

Jeremy Corbyn at the Festival of Debate: A naturally relatable and empathetic speaker

Though seen as a controversial figure in contemporary British...

#Break The Bias – gender based discrimination in a workplace

This years International Women’s Day followed the theme #BreakTheBias,...

“I felt really bad that I am stuck in Sheffield but going back would be risking my life’’- Ukrainian student speaks up about Russia’s...

On Thursday 24th of February Vitali Yalahuzian, a second-year journalism student at the University of Sheffield, was on his way to the Newsday, when he found out that Russia had attacked his home country – Ukraine.

‘We are not only mourning the loss of another innocent woman, but the loss of our safety.’- Can women ever truly feel safe in the...

Beyond all the performative activism and Instagram collages that arose in protestation, a real epidemic of male violence against women is imminent, and is clearly not shifting. 

Science & Tech

Large predatory dinosaurs can hunt underwater, new study reveals

The Spinosaurus, one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs ever...

A case of favouritism: Mosquitoes may be drawn to specific colours

A new scientific study has suggested that mosquitoes may...

Controlling the Weather with Chaos Theory

Every small change can make a big impact. So,...

Robotised insects may search collapsed buildings for survivors

How do you design a drone capable of carrying...

Renewable floating wind energy offers hope

Since the invasion of Ukraine, surging energy prices have...

Darwinism, sexism and sexual selection

Biologically, sex is an investment. To procreate requires time,...

Fossil records suggests a prehistoric dinosaur flu

Colds, coughs and fevers are experienced across the animal...

Gene-Editing Crop Research in China gets the go-ahead

China’s decision to relax guidelines surrounding research into gene-edited...

Lifestyle

Trying something new: a language and module outside your department

When arriving in Sheffield last September I faced a...

How to be there for your stressed friends finishing third year

Over the upcoming months, many students are set to...

Learning to love yourself after a breakup

Whether it’s the end of a long-term relationship, or...

Easy, vegan, healthy lunches to take to campus and keep you full

You’ve been back at university for a few weeks...

Indoor Activities to brighten up stormy days

10 rainy day activities to keep you busy when the British weather kicks in.

Incremental Mindfulness: finding the time to train your mind

As we depart from the never-ending lockdowns and the...

Everything you’ve wondered about hand-poked tattoos

Everything you have ever wanted to know about handpoked tattoos from an avid tattoo getter.

Sheffield Vegan food spots perfect for Spring

The best vegan spots for fresh spring menus in Sheffield.

Arts & Theatre

Summer Read: Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe (1839)

Fancy a scare this summer? Then Poe’s collection of...

Summer Reading Challenges 2022

Finished exams and looking for some productive entertainment so...

Migration Matters Festival: Sheffield’s answer to Refugee Week 2022

Refugee Week is a country-wide celebration of refugee contribution...

Review: SUPAS’ Curtains (27th-30th April 2022)

SUPAS’ Sister Act was definitely “A Tough Act to...

Agatha Christie’s Greenway: ‘The loveliest place on earth’

Welcome to Greenway, the Devonshire holiday home of England’s...

Review – Open Water By Caleb Azumah Nelson

Tadhg Kwasi reviews the award-winning debut novel by Caleb Azumah Nelson.

Student-Led Festival Returns to Sheffield

One feature that distinguishes Sheffield from neighbouring cities, especially...

Music

A Guide To Tramlines

Every year 30,000 people come flooding through the gates...

Sheffield Spotlight #02: SHEAFS – Monotonal Living

Gearing up for the release of their debut album, A...

Forge Press Music at… Meadowlands Festival

On Friday, 3rd June, we travelled to Victoria Embankment...

Review: Drake – Honestly, Nevermind

As the most successful contemporary rap artist in the...

Live Review: Miles Kane @ The Leadmill

After his tour was postponed due to lockdown restrictions...

Interview: The Rosadocs – “Gigs are always going to be different in Sheffield”

Sheffield sweethearts The Rosadocs are set to play Meadowlands...

Sheffield Spotlight #01: Minds Idle – Spaceman

Our first ever Sheffield Spotlight goes to Minds Idle...

Screen

Elvis “this tantalising dreamland is enough to entice anyone” – Review

The biopic takes the viewer through Presley’s life from cradle to grave.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: “A pure nostalgic feeling and a fine addition to the collection” – Review

Obi-Wan Kenobi is Disney's latest addition to the Star Wars franchise that had fans hyped for the return of their favourite actors and characters from years gone by. But could it live up to the hype and deliver for both casual and die-hard fans of Star Wars?

Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1: “A brilliant addition to an already brilliant show” – Review

Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 has taken the internet by storm but what has made this season so good?

OPINION: Stranger Things Volume 1 and Volume 2: A Nod to the Old World of Television?

Netflix released Stranger Things in two separate parts in a rare move. Did it pay off and add to the experience or did it ruin the possibility of binge-watching?

Top Gun: Maverick – Review

“jingoistic, ridiculous, and patently propaganda”

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once: “Is it a tribute to the best of what cinema has to offer?” – Review

"I have talked to people who left the cinema more confused than they were impressed"

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness: “Worth watching, at the risk of being underwhelmed” – Review

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was one of the most anticipated movies of the year but could the latest MCU instalment live up to the hype?

The Adam Project: “Let down by weak, uninteresting characters” – Review

Although Ryan Reynolds is great and amusing, he does feel slightly repetitive - does this leave audiences unsatisfied?

Games

The best games for long distance couples and friends

Over the past few years, we have all become...

Review: The Stanley Parable : Ultra Deluxe

Crows Crows Crows have brought back the classic office...

Debunking video gaming myths and misconceptions

Gaming, just like similar subcultures and communities, doesn’t escape...

Four lessons open world games need to learn from Elden Ring

At risk of sounding boomer-y, these days big budget...

The National Videogame Museum: Playing With History

If you don’t like museums, find them boring, or...

Xbox uses its NintenDOUGH for another surprise acquisition

Who could have seen it coming? As if the...

Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City goes to the Ripperdoc for Patch 1.5

Remember Christmas 2020? The world had seemingly changed forever...

First Impression: Elden Ring

Initially I’d planned to play an hour of Elden...

Sport

“A season of two halves” – Sheffield United 2021/22 Season Review

Spirits were high in August following the appointment of Slavisa Jokanovic, a manager with a proven track record of achieving promotion to the Premier League. The early season optimism soon faded following an opening day defeat at home to Birmingham City.

Preview: Women’s Euro 2022

The women's Euros are coming to Sheffield in 2022 but will England be able to bring the trophy home?

Sport Thoughts: UEFA announce Champions League reforms for 2024

In recent weeks UEFA has announced reforms to the...

Gregory keeps Owls’ automatic promotion push alive

Lee Gregory’s second half penalty proved the difference as...

A landslide victory for the University of Sheffield at Varsity 2022

Over the last fortnight, the University of Sheffield took...

Dramatic Gregory winner strengthens Owls’ promotion pursuit

Lee Gregory scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Sheffield...

Injury for Uni of allows Hallam to battle to draw in men’s tennis

A mid-match injury to one of University of Sheffield’s...

Rock and roll performance from Jagger gets ball rolling for Hallam

Several strong performances saw Sheffield Hallam run out winners...

Break

STOP telling me your music taste is better!

Imagine if you will… you are out at a...

Oh Boris, we feel so sorry for your hardship…

After nearly two years of financial burdens, restricted lifestyles,...

Halloween from the pumpkin’s perspective

Get that candle away from me! And you can...

Valentine’s Day Event Launched to Cure Lockdown Dating Blues

Covid-19 has hit a lot of things...

Mr C. Ovid Rides Again

Dear Forge, I’ll be honest, I’m getting so sick of...

Moments of the month – electric cars, elections and an elusive reptile

Bentley catches drift, casts off shackles, and goes electric You...

Lockdown 2’s Good News Update

Coronavirus vaccine found to be 90% effective It can...

A Letter from Mr C. Ovid – Where has all the rebellion gone?

Dear Forge,   Well, here it is. Another lockdown for the...