Leila Lawrence

Leila Lawrence
Cambridge University


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YCA Week Three: Competition, Crushes and Crushing Realisations

Everything’s opening up and some of us are breaking down

YCA Week Two: Painful Procrastination

Looks like the exam stress might finally be kicking in…

YCA Week One: Diving Back In

Left out of groupchats, worried about accom, dating someone struggling with their mental health, and much more!

Your College Aunts: Back and Better Than Ever

An Easter Term of content you didn’t even know you wanted

You are not alone: How other Cambridge students have found mental health support this term

There are so many places you can turn to when you feel like giving up

Your College Aunts Week Six: Woes and worries

Worries for next term, what to do when you’ve been ghosted, and how to avoid slipping back into childish habits while working from home

Your College Aunts Week Five: Prospects and pressure

We asked for your worries about the future but still managed to get romance-related submissions…

Your College Aunts Week Four: Valentine’s Edition

Yes, Valentine’s Day was yesterday but we know you’re still thinking about it.

Your College Aunts Week 3: Breaking up and Locking it Down

Failed lockdown romance? Not again!

Your College Aunts Week 2: New Term, New Me?

Expectations… let’s talk about them

Your College Aunts Week 1: New Term, New Me?

It’s time to address the elephant in the room… how do we get through this remote term?

New Year, New Podcast? YCA is back and better than ever

We need YOU to submit your questions and worries!

Cindies’ closure, coming back in Lent term and fighting over boys: Latest YCA podcast out now

Guiding you through the end of term

Students told they will not receive their degree if they leave Cambridge for lockdown

Those who leave without permission will be unable to progress to the next year of their degree or graduate if they are a finalist

Downing students fined for socialising with other household members who have tested Covid-positive

An isolating household was fined £25 each for breaking college rules

Night-time cuddles, catching feelings and closure is fake – The first YCA podcast is out!

You’ve read the column – now it’s time to listen to the podcast for more quality advice!

Cambridge tops The Times’ Good University Guide, yet is lowest for social inclusion

In spite of coming top of the Good University Guide, Cambridge gets beaten by Oxford for the title of ‘University of the Year’

Cambridge to offer weekly COVID testing for students living in college accommodation

Students living in college accommodation will be able to have a weekly test, even if they are showing no symptoms

These 10 tweets show access is a problem even once you’ve got to Oxbridge

‘I got told I would never be a good historian if I only spoke one language’

Most influential women and non-binary Cambridge students 2020: Part two

Because one article wasn’t enough!

Cambridge holds onto top spot in Complete University League Table for the 10th year running

Nice try Oxford

Breaking: Cambridge tuition fees to remain the same next year despite no face-to-face lectures

The Senior-Pro-Vice-Chancellor told The Tab that ‘all other aspects of education’ will continue

Cambridge tuition fees to remain the same next year despite no face-to-face lectures

The Senior-Pro-Vice-Chancellor told The Tab that ‘all other aspects of education’ will continue

Extinction Rebellion targets Cambridge businesses from ‘polluting industries’ with spray paint

Socially distanced rebels from XR Cambridge targeted several businesses

Cambridge Big MAC appeal raises over £20,000 for charity

The Big May Ball Appeal for Coronavirus launched four weeks ago

Professor Stephen Hawking’s family donates his ventilator to Cambridge hospital

The Hawking family have donated Stephen Hawking’s personal ventilator to the Royal Papworth Hospital

Downing’s popular weekly Café event moves online for Easter Term

The College’s cherished “Keith’s Café” moves online to a Discord server to allow inter-college socialisation to continue as usual

Lockdown Lookbook: What I’ve been wearing in self-isolation

Just because no one can see you doesn’t mean you can’t still be a fashionista!

Law Faculty is the first to announce decision relating to Easter examinations

The Law faculty proposes examinations that will take place on a ‘take-home’ basis.

Meet the student asking Cambridge University to reconsider COVID-19 exam arrangements in a powerful open letter

Finn Cormican is the Undergrad Rep for Arts and Humanities

Queens’ and Churchill are the next colleges to ask students to go home due to COVID-19 concerns

This follows Trinity’s decision to send students home two days ago

Four fashion truths that can’t be stressed enough

There are no rules when it comes to fashion… except when there are.

Prince Charles asks Cambridge engineers to ‘act quickly’ to save the planet

The Prince of Wales addressed the engineers on his trip to the Whittle Laboratory yesterday

How to ‘actually’ make a quarter-zip look nice

Since there isn’t an item of clothing that Cambridge loves to see more, here’s how to make sure you’re wearing it right