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Five Fab Slam Dunk Festival Performances you cannot miss!

By Nariece Sanderson It’s that time of the year where the Forum opens its doors for a mighty day of pop-punk, rock and metalcore. Here are five bands that may not be on your schedule… but really should. Vukovi Energy fuelled and charismatic, these Scottish sparklers will hit the Rock Sound Breakout Stage at around 3:20pm! Their tune Animal attracted the attention of Radio 1 and demands some dance moves Bowling For Soup What goes better than bread and butter? Comedy and rock.

Bestival – The Future Is Now

Image: Stevie Gedge [Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] I remember thinking once the fireworks were high in the sky and rain was pouring down my face that these were the best four days of my life. Just 11 months later and I’m not too far away from Bestival 2016, adding another amazing four days to my list. Image: Bryony Wharfe Last year, between 10th-13th September, I was at the Robin Hill Country Park in the Isle of Wight. The sun was shining high and everyone was wearing

Holiday Destinations for Students on a Budget

Image: Ayo Busari [Mohammed Ayo Busari | Contributing Writer] Whether you’re looking for a quick beach relaxation, or you want to explore somewhere that is a bit calm with the best meals than your usual Mcdonalds in The Galleria (a perfectly respectable alternative), we have sourced the globe for the cheapest holiday choices for 2016. #1 São Paulo, Brazil. São Paulo, a place to learn the salsa dance. It is the largest city in South America. The cuisine and art is as multinati

Three new releases to check out this summer

Image: Pixabay [Katie Noble | Entertainment Editor] So you have finally have time to do a bit of pleasure reading – time to read what YOU want. Ha, I’m joking. Now I’m making the reading lists. Let me introduce you to some fabby new releases that you need to read this summer. Human Acts – Han Kang Although technically not a new release, Han Kang’s Human Acts has been given a wonderful English translation from the brilliant Deborah Smith, that was published on 6th January by P

Hertfordshire and Beyond: Cesky Krumlov

Images by Amy Parry [Amy Parry | Contributing Writer] A few weeks ago Amy Parry shared her experience of becoming an intern in the Czech Republic, what it was like to work there and how she had overcome personal fears in order to teach her colleagues English. Then Amy let us in on what it was like to live in another country and how she’s been getting on. Today Amy tells us about her visit to Cesky Krumlov. This weekend we rented a car and drove down south to a city called Ces

Hertfordshire and Beyond: Working and Living in Czech Republic

Images by Amy Parry [Amy Parry | Contributing Writer] A few weeks ago Amy Parry shared her experience of becoming an intern in the Czech Republic, what it was like to work there and how she had overcome personal fears in order to teach her colleagues English. This week, Amy lets us in on what it’s like to live in another country and how she’s been getting on. APARTMENT HUNTING Before we came to the Czech Republic the plan was to stay in a hotel room for the first few weeks un

The History of Notting Hill Carnival

[Taveena Atsu | Features Sub Editor] You might not have heard about Notting Hill Carnival but if you’re a Londoner like me it’s a time for you to drink, eat delicious food, and dance on the street throughout the bank holiday weekend every August, this year it’ll be on the 30th and 31st. However, originally politically motivated, the Carnival has a history not many know about. Notting Hill Carnival is arguably the biggest street party in London, nowadays, that is all it’s seen

For and Against: Summer Internships

Images: Pixabay This week our writers battle it out over Summer Internships. Are they worth while, or just a waste of your precious summer months? Against: Carpe Diem [William Ahmed | Web Manager] Many students will look to summer placement schemes when trying to gain real-world experience that will complement their university education. Whilst I accept that this experience will help when it comes to writing a CV, it gives very little in terms of useable experience. I myself

Hertfordshire and Beyond: Working in Prague

Images by Amy Parry [Amy Parry | Contributing Writer] Five months ago my boyfriend told me the most amazing news; he had been offered a six month placement in the Czech Republic to work for the third biggest information technology company in the world. I was lost for words, I felt like the proudest girlfriend in the world but there was a part of me that felt broken. He wanted me to come with him for the summer but I was unsure on what to do. Part of me wanted to play it safe

NCS programme comes to Hertfordshire Students’ Union

[Kealie Mardell and Shelby Loasby | Heads of Print] NCS, the National Citizen Service, is a four week programme targeted at young people aged 15-17. Running every year, NCS aims to give young people the summer of their lives. This year the programme came to Hertfordshire Students’ Union for print, radio and TV workshops run by the university’s media outlet, Trident Media UK. The workshops provided an opportunity for young people to learn the skills involved in writing, filmin

Top 10 tips for a summer romance

[Tobi Olasupo | Photography Manager] From Summer Lovin’ to Summertime Sadness, every summer romance has its’ ups and downs. Some relationships will blossom and grow, while others will wither and die. But what is the secret to the perfect summer romance? Find out with Trident Media’s Top 10 tips! #1 Ask yourself, do you really want a summer romance? Don’t put yourself in a position you really don’t want to be in, mainly as there is a difference between wanting to be with someo

4 top tips for Summer language learning

[Katie Noble | Entertainment Editor] One of the most challenging things about learning a language as part of your degree is keeping that flow going throughout the summer months. This is even more important as a beginner as the foreign vocabulary and grammar is not yet solidified into your long term memory. Why spend hours and hours during term-time perfecting that smooth pronunciation just to lose it all over summer? Here’s our top tips for keeping your language skills tip to

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