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The Reality of Sex Work at University
Opinion

The Reality of Sex Work at University

All names have been changed to preserve anonymity. ‘I’ve been very lucky that all of the arrangements I’ve had have been with really genuine people’ – surely it indicates something foul when someone feels lucky to have encountered basic respect? Surely such respect, and ‘genuine people’, should be the norm? Are we so doomed as a society? I would like to believe we are not. However, when it comes to the industry of sex work, and young people entering it, it may be a different story.               According to a pre-pandemic stat by Leicester University, an estimated 5% of UK students turn to sex work, and one in five consider it. Remember, that is pre-pandemic. If Covid generated any mainstream student story, it was the...
39 Found Dead Inside Lorry Container
News

39 Found Dead Inside Lorry Container

Police reported the vehicle was found just before 1:40 BST at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays. The report states that the bodies of 38 adults and a young teenager were found within the container, which has been confirmed to have been registered Bulgaria. It has been stated that the people within likely froze to death due to conditions within the container. The police told reporters that the trailer arrived by ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium into Purfleet-on-Thames. The driver has been identified locally as 25 year old "Mo Robinson" from Northern Ireland and has been detained by the police on suspicion of murder. The police have also stated that identifying the victims has remained their "number one priority" but expected the whole affair to likely be a "lengthy process". Despite th...
Essay Mills
News

Essay Mills

Every student at Royal Holloway knows the feeling of stressing over deadlines, essays, and assignments. From midterm to the end of the term, the level of stress reaches an all-time-high. Some students decide to take the weight off their shoulders by contacting ‘essay mills’ or by using fellow students to write their essays. An essay mill is a company that provides provides academic essays in exchange for money, tailored to any course, module, or specific essay question. These companies have professional business models; they are very easy to find and contact. I decided to get in touch with an essay mill to see just how easy it was to commission a piece. Within five minutes, I received an offer of a 3000-word essay for a price of £150. The person in the chat-room was extremely pushy and wa...