The idea of Halloween, as we know it now, stemmed from a Celtic festival which marked the turn of the season and the end of summer. This was the time of year most associated with human death. As time went on, the tradition of Halloween spread to America. The Americans started to borrow from the Irish and English traditions and began to get all dressed up in scary costumes and go from door to door asking for food or money, a practice that has now become known as “trick-or-treat”.» >Read More »
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The Mental Health Foundation supports people with Mental Health by devoting a week of recognition to those who suffer by raising awareness for diseases and conditions which affect people’s day-to-day lives, often to the extent that they no longer wish to look forward.
Students are a huge sector of the number of sufferers, as University provokes huge waves of fear, stress, and emotion. The Children’s Society(2008) assert that 70% of young people who experience mental health problems ‘have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age’, and The Mental Health Foundation says ‘mental health and behavioural problems (e.g.» >Read More »
Reading University Campus Newspaper, The Spark Newspaper, prints once per month and is put together from start to finish by students.
We are looking for new and returning students to join the team as writers, photographers, illustrators, designers and editors.
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The university’s largest of its five worldwide campuses, Whiteknights, has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award again this year, following a vote as one of the best green spaces in the UK.
2018 marks the eighth consecutive year that Whiteknights Campus has received the award, thanks to the long-standing effort and hard work that the university’s maintenance and management teams have put into ensuring that Whiteknights is the natural haven that it is today.» >Read More »
Just got into uni? Here's all you need to know about the Meningitis injection and why you need to get it...Read More »
With only 4 weeks to go until Reading Festival 2018, further acts and line-up timings can now be revealed.Read More »
This May issue covers the latest news, lifestyle tips, entertainment reviews and sport updates on campus during the exam period.Read More »