Long-form explorations from the Forge Press team.
February 24, 2015
Student Story: Ten Years on the Streets
Del Pickup is a part-time student and welfare consellor at the University of Sheffield, but before he came to Sheffield he struggled with drugs and alcohol and undiagnosed mental health issues. Del shares his story of his time living on the streets, and how he found his way out.
February 21, 2015
Features editor Polly Winn takes a look at the way attitudes to self-help and self-improvement have changed over the past decade. It is clear that social media trends have massively contributed to this change in opinion, but has the internet been more of a help or a hinderance?
February 20, 2015
Are our politicians willing to go Above and Beyond?
University of Sheffield students’ Thom Brown and Drew Carswell are running in the May general election to become MPs for the Above and Beyond party. Features interview them both and find out why.
December 7, 2014
Have a Cultural Christmas with Forge
We decided that as an international university in honour of our university’s diverse student community we would explore diverse traditions around the globe
December 5, 2014
The Greatest Story never told with Aleida Guevara March
Dr Aleida Guevara March, eldest daughter of Che Guevara, visited our Students’ Union and gave an informative and captivating speech which provided insight into Cuban internationalism and much more than just Cuba’s role in combatting Ebola
December 5, 2014
How do you solve a problem like misogyny?
Forge contributor Alex Burns explores the direction of modern feminism and its recent challenges
November 24, 2014
Zombie Uprising: An airsoft survival event that will loosen your bowels
It’s dark. My head torch is weak and my boots are soaked through. It’s cold…
November 23, 2014
Are we trivialising celebrity mental health issues?
Jessica Keen explores the implications of the media’s approach to covering mental health issues and…
November 22, 2014
Everyday Voyeurism, and why we are so drawn in by YouTube vlogs
Why do I suddenly think that I’m a beauty expert?
November 21, 2014
Hollie McNish: A Word on Spoken Word
Hollie McNish is a poet and spoken word artist, born in Reading, and living between London, Cambridge and Glasgow with her partner and daughter