For October’s guest blog over at Unidays, I thought about why and how we normalise a certain drinking culture at university among students, and why I think we need to rethink the narrative around getting drunk. There is no easy solution. It is something we must work on together, as a society. But what I do know is this: nothing will change anytime soon if we continue to normalise unhealthy drinking habits as simply “part of being a student”.
If you’re looking for free things to do in Paris, it’s hard to find something as simultaneously awe-inspiring and unique as 59 Rue Rivoli, an artists’ workshop which is completely free and open to the public. Situated just along the road from the Hotel de Ville, the Louvre, and numerous other more well-known tourist spots, 59 Rue Rivoli is multiple floors of workspaces where artists work throughout the day as a steady footfall of visitors pass by. The walls (and sometimes the floors and ceilings) are filled with art in a huge range of styles, and in some of the workshops, small postcards and paintings are laid out for visitors…