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EDITOR’S NOTE Editor in Chief | Connor Stringer Deputy Editor in Chief | Chloe Randall Comment Editor | Beth Dean

Features Editor | Josh Burgess Entertainment Editor | Tara Proudfoot Lifestyle Editor | Abbie Bradford Sports Editor | Carlo Simone Social Media | Lizzie Beadle Head of Design | Jake Carter Deputy Head of Design | Joshua Buck Editorial Consultant | Mary Hogarth

“Nerve Magazine as you’ve never seen it before” - Connor Stringer @connor_stringer Nerve Magazine is produced by Nerve Media student volunteers and published by SUBU. Nerve Magazine, Nerve Media Dept, Students’ Union at Bournemouth University (SUBU), The Student Centre, Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB. Printed on 100% recycled paper by Indigo Press Ltd, Cambridge Road, Southampton, SO14 6TB.

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he allure of change never seems to fade. Nerve Magazine has been a staple product of Bournemouth University for almost two decades with each year branding their own mark on our loved student publication. This year is certainly no different, with the entire spending the better part of 3 months to turn the magazine into the best it has ever been. You may have already seen evidence of that for yourself, as we have placed a renewed focus on their online and social media content. With this, our first issue of the new semester, we’re unveiling a new look from the usual design you are used to. A new size, a new design and with a renewed focus on our online content, the magazine will showcase the best story telling our university has to offer. So, expect to see that and more from us throughout the academic year, but for now, I leave you with this: issue one of the new Nerve Magazine.


CONTENTS Commentary 3 Lion King 5 Our Food Health 7 Cancel Culture 9 The Big Debate

Fashion & Lifestyle 12 Boujee on a Budget 13 Student Life Hacks 15 Crepe Check Autumn 17 Picture of the Month 19 Brunch Club 21 Boardmasters Cancelled

Features 23 Mental Health Awareness 26 The Stress of Change 27 An Artist’s Escape

Entertainment 30 Alaskalaska Interview 31 Reviewed 33 Circa Waves Interview

Sport 38 Ashes Round-Up 39 Biggest Football Transfers 41 AFCB Review Careers 43 Varsity View 46 Successful Alumni 50 A Little Career Advice 51 Placement Experience


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Are Disney remakes needed or is it just a money making method? Written by Calum Huggett | Designed by James Harris


isney remakes have dominated our cinemas over the last decade and in particular this year. Calum Huggett takes a look at whether the remakes are a necessity in our politicallychanging world or whether it is simply to make money out of a different generation. My first initial thoughts towards this debate were hakuna matata, how can there even be a question as to whether Disney should be remaking their classics or not? Upon seeing the live action version of The Lion King, I thought ‘yet again another perfect adaptation of one of your classics.’ But when I started looking into this, who knew the public’s opinion could be as sinister as Scar, with people being seriously against reliving their old favourites. Disney have stormed the box office this year with their remakes with Dumbo and Aladdin being released earlier in 2019 and The Lion King roaring into cinemas in July. According to Box Office Mojo, Disney have dominated box office records with all their films this year, not just their remakes. The decision to buy the Marvel franchise was a successful one, with Avengers:

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Endgame leading the way and Captain Marvel coming in fourth. Their remake records were also impressive with The Lion King coming in second, Aladdin in fourth and Dumbo in seventh. Toy Story 4 did not disappoint either with it falling in third place on the box office records. With this in mind, the motive for recreating classics could be simply to make money. The Disney brand depends on nostalgia to draw in both children and adults alike. After all, Disney’s earliest animated successes such as Snow White, Pinocchio and Cinderella were not original stories by Disney, but were in fact variations of stories everyone had been told in childhood which immediately drew people in to watch the film. Even today their latest formula works in a similar way, they are taking an old story which will

comment appeal to children, their parents, and a generation of adults with a specific, nostalgic connection to the animated version. With developed technology, famous actors, relatable references and songs that everyone can sing along to, you have a Disney film making millions. Although this is profitable for the studio in the short term, by investing more and more into live-action remakes, Disney is moving further and further away from the USP of the brand. Arguably, the animated renaissance of the 90s demonstrates that Disney generates their most iconic movies by sticking to its most traditional skillset: hand-drawn animation and original songs. Nerve spoke to Disney blogger Sparkly Ever After, on their opinion on Disney remakes to which she said: “I prefer to see animated remake films with live actors over complete CGI remakes like The Lion King and The Jungle Book because they actually feel different than the original. I enjoy a good fairytale and like to appreciate art and a story through different creative interpretations.” Arguably, the remakes are necessary due to

political correction. Let’s look at the remake of Aladdin. It’s 2019, and Princess Jasmine doesn’t want to be a princess any longer. Jasmine has her sights set on succeeding her father as the sultan of Agrabah. But with it being traditionally a man for the job, this isn’t possible so this is where we see a different Jasmine to the animated classic. This is not the Jasmine of our youth, the one whose main preoccupation was marrying a prince of her choosing. This is Jasmine 2.0 — an ambitious, career-focused heroine whose belly button is never exposed. ‘The Little Mermaid’ remake will also be part of our politically-correct world with it recently announced that Halle Bailey will be playing Ariel, making her the first person of colour to play a live-action Disney princess who was white in the original production. This conversation has gone viral on Twitter and many debates have been launched since.

This is definitely progressive for the brand since the animated classics were released, and are great for this generation to grow up with, but it does run the risk of 90s babies being disappointed with the nostalgic element not being completely maintained, but that is for another day. Disney remaking their classics brings in big money at the box office only temporarily but it does help long term political correctness for the previous animations. As for the modern classics like Frozen and Tangled, they should be left there and Disney would be wise to look for its next original movie in order to capture hearts like it is known for, rather than remaking them in decades to come. Only time will tell what remakes Disney will come out with next.



n a world where so much of our food is wasted, how can we safely reduce this by eating our leftovers?

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We’ve all been there. Not wanting to make our own food, we ordered from the saviours known as Deliveroo or Just Eat, and relax. But just as it arrives, we realise that we ordered an obscene amount and only make our way through a tiny portion before throwing the rest away. The food and agricultural organisation of the United Nations reported that 1.3 BILLION tonnes of food are wasted a year. That’s a third of the food produced for

away. Most of the issues come from knowledge on how to safely cook, store, and reheat food. If we are worried about getting food poisoning, why would we risk heating up our dodgy leftovers? Food poisoning is caused by spores of Bacillus Cereus, a bacterium that thrives in badly stored cooked foods. I did some investigating of my own, as I had never ventured into the dangerous lands of reheated rice and found Professional chef

consumption, in the bin. In the UK alone, we are facing a food waste crisis. We waste over 1,9000,000 tonnes of edible goods each year! This amount of food could feed over 30 million people a year, and we are needlessly throwing it

Paul James. He explained it well: “The biggest danger with rice revolves around cooling it safely rather than in reheating. After cooking the rice, cool it as quickly as possible and do not leave it in a rice cooker or saucepan to cool. Keep it


WANT NOT in a fridge for a maximum of 24 hours. When reheating, make sure it is hot all the way through, and only reheat once.” BBC Good Food recommends getting your leftovers cooled down and in the fridge within 90 minutes of cooking. My main tip would be to make sure no food is left out overnight, as this is prime time for Cereus bacteria to ruin your meal! Get the food as soon as possible out of the pan you’ve cooked it in, into a larger shallow dish to aid cooling and pop in the fridge or freezer. Investing in some Tupperware or Ziploc bags also means that you can safely store your leftovers in the fridge.

how much pasta to cook is a common student strife). If you’ve decided that you want to freeze your food, then most leftovers can last over a month. The Food Standards Agency advises that any food you reheat needs to be cooked in a heat safe dish. Depending on how you plan to reheat your food, the container you cook it in needs to be either microwave or oven safe. The basics of reheating is that you need to cook the food again. It isn’t a case of warming the food through, you have to make sure it is piping hot all the way through before you eat it. BBC Good Food

If you’ve stored your leftovers in the fridge, it is important to date them as they are only safely edible for a couple of days after you made them. This works if you have a small amount of food left for lunch or dinner the following day (figuring out

advises that food should reach 70C or above, and be able to maintain that temperature for 2 minutes. Just make sure that the food is steaming hot if you aren’t able to locate a fancy food thermometer (you can do this by stirring or cutting

The revolution of reheating the food open). Microwaving is a popular way of reheating food. If you do, take the food out halfway and give it a stir, as microwaves often heat the outside well but leave the middle cooler and unsafe to eat. Food waste is a giant problem, with the UK being one of the worst culprits. Be a part of the food revolution, use Tupperware and reheat!

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To boycott or not to boycott?


uentin Tarantino released his 9th ever film this summer - Once upon a Time in Hollywood - and with it, controversy has been dredged up surrounding the director and his attitudes towards women. Tarantino’s career has been plagued with accusations of misogyny for years, most notably in the wake of the #MeToo movement. He has admitted to being aware of Harvey Weinstein’s actions and doing nothing, has been quoted defending Roman Polanski in the aftermath of his sexual abuse scandal, and has long been accused of depicting 7 |

unnecessary violence towards women in his films. Tarantino is widely regarded as one of the best directors in Hollywood. Since he made his directing debut in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs, closely followed by instant hit Pulp Fiction, his reputation for producing guaranteed cult classics has been undeniable. But the man and his movies are not without criticism. In an expository interview with the New York Times in 2018, Uma Thurman, star of Tarantino’s Kill Bill

and Pulp Fiction, spoke at length of the


comment she faced at the hands of the director – including negligence during the filming of Kill Bill that led to her sustaining lifelong injuries to her spine and knees. Thurman was quoted claiming that Tarantino had not only allowed her to complete a dangerous car crash stunt without a double or appropriate safety gear, which led to the accident, but had also himself lent his hand at some of the more sadistic scenes in Kill Bill - spitting in her face in the scene where Michael Madsen is seen on screen doing it and choking her with a chain in the scene where a teenager named Gogo is on screen doing it. However, Tarantino’s close relationship with Miramax, Weinstein’s production company, is the primary reason many critics are calling for a boycott of his films. He worked with Weinstein’s company throughout his 25 year career as a director, and said in a New York Time’s interview in the wake of the scandal:

“I knew enough to do more than I did.” With the evidence stacked up against him,

including a recording of a 2013 interview resurfacing in which Tarantino seems to defend director Roman Polanski, who faces charges for the rape of a 13 year old girl in the ‘70s, it is hard to deny that Tarantino is not the most likeable man in Hollywood. This fact, one could argue, is reinforced in his new film Once upon a Time in Hollywood – as it takes viewers back to what Tarantino evidently perceives as the golden age of cinema, the 1960s – with all the misogyny and discrimination that came with it. The film is set around the time of the Charles Manson murders in the US and stars Hollywood megastars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. It has faced criticism for the treatment and overtly two-dimensional nature of Margot Robbie’s character Sharon Tate, as well as the depiction of the only minority character, Bruce Lee. The film idolises every aspect of the ‘60s, in the classically plotless way that Tarantino’s films often play out, and is filled with pop-culture references – as well as the racism and misogyny that was typical of the decade, that some are arguing still feels as unnecessary as the amount of times the N-word was used in Django Unchained. Does all of this mean we should be boycotting his movies? Some argue – absolutely. With Weinstein losing his company and Polanski fleeing the country to avoid prison, why should we still give money to a man who seems to think it’s all sort of ok?

However, the fact is, Tarantino has never been convicted of anything. He is undoubtedly a man with questionable morals, as he demonstrates in interview after interview. But he’s also a modern icon, who changed the face of cinema and whose movies inspired a new generation of filmmakers to try something different.

Bottom line? It’s up to you. If you think knowing one man’s morals are borderline abhorrent is enough to put you off his movies for life? Totally fair enough. But, if you, like many are arguing, believe art can be separated from its artist and wish to watch Brad and Leo portray an actor and his stunt double trying to make it back to the big time – I don’t think anybody is going to blame you. 8





here are many valid reasons for women to need an abortion, from the mother being unable to give birth without endangering her own life, to simply not having enough money to be able to look after a child properly. There are instances of incest, or rape. Women can be with violent partners or in unsafe situations. A foetus can be unviable: is it fair to force a woman to carry to term, only to have a stillbirth or a child who can only survive for a few hours? Under all of these circumstances, it is still illegal for women in Northern Ireland to have an abortion. Abortion is so often portrayed as an easy way out, the irresponsible option. But it can be, and usually is, a very difficult and responsible choice. A common argument is that women will use abortions in place of contraception, but statistics show that, where abortion is legal, only 8% of women having an abortion were not using birth control. Besides which, the vast majority of abortions are carried out in the first trimester

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of pregnancy. Last year in England and Wales, of over 200,000 abortions which took place less than 18,000 were after those first 12 weeks. At this point the foetus is unable to survive without its mother. Essentially, it is not an entity in its own right. Many so-called “pro life� campaigners argue that life begins at conception, but this is often an effort to impose their own religious values on other people.

The statistics also show that making abortion illegal does not prevent abortion, only safe abortions. Where the mortality rate is 0.01% for women who undergo legal abortions, illegal abortions cause an estimated 47,000 to 68,000 deaths per year, on top of which millions of women are injured. Many Northern Irish women come to England or other areas of the UK for their abortions. They

often have to travel alone, scared and isolated. And for women who do choose to keep unwanted pregnancies, there can be severe repercussions in terms of mental health. If they are raising the child alone, there is the judgement which single mothers often still face, especially in more religious communities. It can derail their lives, making it more difficult to get an education, hold a job or progress in their career. But most importantly, women have, in the same way that men do, the moral right to make decisions about their own bodies. This right is unquestionable in most situations. For example, unless a person has agreed to be an organ donor, their organs cannot be taken from their body and used, even to save someone else’s life. To argue then, that women should have to take a pregnancy to term, with all the mental and physical problems and financial strain that can entail, is to say that the rights of a living woman are less important than the rights of a dead body.


Written by Connor Stringer and Amy James Designed by Jack Furness



t is currently illegal to have an abortion in the country, under laws dating back to the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. The maximum sentence is life. Abortion is only permitted when there is a risk to the life of the mother, or a serious risk to her physical or mental health. In such an instance, women can have the termination in an NHS or private clinic in Northern Ireland. A study published in the journal of American Physicians and Surgeons found that statistically, Northern Ireland is one of the safest places for women globally, and one of the safest places to have a baby. Over 40 years of legalized abortion in Britain there has been a consistent pattern in which higher abortion rates have run parallel to higher incidence of stillbirths, premature births, low birthweight neonates and cerebral palsy as sequelae of abortion. In contrast, both Irish jurisdictions consistently display lower rates of all morbidities and mortality associated with legalized abortion. The British Heart Foundation suggests the heart starts beating as early as 16 days after conception and by twelve weeks, a baby is considered to

be fully formed. Sections 58 and 59 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 and section 25 of the Criminal Justice Act (NI) 1945 together recognise that the unborn child, at any and every stage of development, is a human being – a person – deserving of protection under the law. An analysis of 22 studies published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 2011 showed that women who had had an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug dependence and suicidal behaviour.

Nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was attributable to abortion. Support for pro-life laws can be see through the response to many pro-life campaigns in recent years. In November 2016, 300,000 pro-life petitions were presented to the Stormont Parliament Buildings. The law on abortion in NI saves lives and that Both Lives Matter’s research found that an

estimated 100,000 individuals are alive today who would otherwise not be if Northern Ireland had adopted the 1967 Abortion Act; The DUP continues not to support changes to the law. Former Health Minister Jim Wells said in 2018 “The Assembly last dealt with this issue on February 10, 2016, and made a very, very clear decision—we do not want any change in the law in Northern Ireland.[ … ] No doubt if the Assembly was back it would make exactly the same decision. Northern Ireland’s major Christian denominations position themselves in opposition to abortion. The Presbyterian Church describes itself in a statement from June 2017 as a pro-life Church because even “unborn life is incredibly precious and special to God”. A similar message was put forward by the Anglican Church in an official 2016 letter addressed to politicians and policy leaders, which was also signed by all other major churches. In the same year, the Catholic Church in Northern Ireland also campaigned against changes to the law on abortion, arguing that more lenient abortion laws would threaten human dignity and the right to life. 10

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Boujee on a budget Where there is an iconic beauty product, there is a ‘dupe’ for half the price, you shouldn’t have to miss out if you can’t afford it. L’Oreal Paris, Sleek, The Body Shop and Revolution are all brands that can be seen in high street stores, perfect for every guy and girl that want to look boujee on a budget. Let’s start off with the wellknown, all popular Mac lipstick – Velvet Teddy – The lippy that everybody has had at some point, and splashed out £17.50 which might not seem that much but if you are a lippy lover, you know that this has a short life span. The Body Shop has created the shade Sienna Rose which is almost interchangeable, but for under £10. For all those boys and girls that are slightly addicted to their skin routine, this is the perfect dupe. Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth cleanser at £17.00, but going through bottle after bottle can add up. Superdrug own Naturally Radiant hot cloth face cleanser is only £5.99 – for that price; why not try switching from high end to high-street?


Laura Mercier is a favourite amongst beauty guru’s all over the world. Available from ASOS for £30, but a £5 dupe from Superdrug does the job. Revolution baking powder does the same job for a fraction of the price. Another oil for skin care lovers is the Eternalixir skinvolume oil serum by Bare Minerals but who wants to pay £39.00 when you could pay £6. That’s £33 less – Waitrose have their pure hydration facial oil is a dupe that you cannot pass up. Finally, I am going to leave you with the biggest dupe of all, with a £55 price difference. It’s worth the switch from the £62 Oribe Gold Lust pre-shampoo intensive treatment to the John Frieda Full repair deepconditioning mask available for £6.99 at Boots.

Written by Shannon McDavid Designed by Chloe Portwain



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re the stresses and strains of uni life getting to you already? Maybe you need a little pampering time, but your new student budget just won’t allow it. Worry not! NERVE Magazine is here to the rescue, with a quick easy and cheap recipe for a luxurious facemask, all with ingredients you can buy from the student shop.

You will need:


Did you know? Bananas are rich in Vitamins A, B and E and when applied directly to the skin can work wonders. The Vitamin A can help instantly restore moisture in dull, dry and damaged skin whilst the Vitamin C helps maintain a natural glow. Bananas also have great antiageing properties and can help reduce puffiness around the eyes. Almonds contain lots of Vitamin E which helps keep the skin nourished and soft but also protects the skin from sun damage. Using ground almonds as an exfoliator is a great way of removing dead skin cells whilst allowing the skin to absorb the oils and nutrients from the almonds at the same time. Oatmeal is rich in anti-oxidant properties and helps to undo damage caused by pollution, UV rays and chemicals. It also helps to reduce inflammation and itching and can be used to treat eczema and psoriasis.

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Step 1: Crush 10 almonds until you reach a fine consistency. You can do this by using the back of a teaspoon, crushing them and using a rolling pin to work the almonds into a fine powder. If you don’t own a rolling pin use whatever you can find.

TOP TIP Be patient... this is going to take some time.

Step 2: Set ground almonds aside, peel and chop one whole banana. Combine the ground almonds and chopped banana in a bowl, mix and mash them together until you reach a smooth paste. Don’t worry too much if there are chunks of almond, this will act as a natural exfoliator.

TOP TIP Use the banana peel to treat acne. Cut off a small square of the skin and rub on the affected area, do this for about 5 minutes and then let the banana dry on the skin. Cleanse with warm water and repeat.

Step 3: Get a small amount of boiled water (about 10-20mls) and add 2-3 tablespoons of porridge oats, stir into a thick paste and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Allow the boiling water to cool so you don’t burn your skin and this gives time for the porridge to thicken.

TOP TIP If your mixture is too watery, try adding more porridge oats!

Step 4: Combine the porridge oats with the mashed bananas and ground almonds. Stir until the mixture is consistent and thick.

Voila! Time to relax and enjoy your super savvy student shop creation. 14

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Crep Check: Autumn Here is a rundown of the top Sneaker releases this Autumn to look out for. With new renditions of classic silhouettes and more variety with colourways, Nike and Adidas continue their battle to win the hearts and minds of worldwide fashion, lifestyle and streetwear culture.

Sacai x Nike Waffle Summit

Nike Air Max 90 Vinyl

Following the successful drop of their first Nike LD collection, Sacai follow up with a sleek monochrome White, Black and Grey colourway. The Double Swoosh add a nice touch to the sneaker’s design. This is the second wave of Sacai Nike’s to hit the streets. With a retail price of £145, these are sure to be a quick sell out.

Nike pay homage to phonograph records, bringing a sense of 1800’s and early 1900’s throwback to sneaker culture, as a follow up to their release of the Air Max 90 Mixtape collection. Boasting a mix of leather, suede and mesh on its upper, and the ever-present Air bubble sole, the Air Max 90 Vinyl is a cool silhouette with hints of nostalgia.

Skepta x Nike Shox TL

Vans Bold Ni ‘Patchwork III’ Size? Exclusive

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White”

Skepta has had a successful string of collaborations with Nike since 2017, and now he’s set to partner up again with the Streetwear and Lifestyle giant with his own rendition of the classic Nike Shox. The Shox made their debut all the way back in 2003, and this year Nike have chosen to revive the sneaker. The cushioning unit seems to remain the same, you surely can’t go wrong with a polished black pair like these.

To me Size? have been a staple in Central London’s streetwear culture, and their collaborations always standout. Now they’re hitting the market with a Vans Sneaker in the ‘Factory Floor’ Pack. These Vans however are made from a mash up of various materials and detailing including dogtooth, camo, polka dot and suede, also boasting comfort.

Yeezy continue their streak with a new colour way of the 500 sneakers in a polished “Bone White”. This is the first of the 500 range to release this year. It features a chunky midsole, that was inspired by Adidas’s KB3 sneakers, also detailed with a tonal cream outsole and suede overlays, these are a no brainer for hypebeasts.

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Something that strikes you immediately as you walk through the door is the décor, the lively ‘80s theme mixed with the relaxed seating areas makes for a unique venue. When creating The Brunch Club, the owners were inspired by their own upbringing in the ‘80s and took a very relaxed approach to the décor – read more about this in our Q&A!

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For a convenient student hub, you couldn’t really ask for a better place to be! Located on Old Christchurch Road, it’s a very short walk for all student halls and easy to get to by bus from Winton as it is right next to the town centre.

You will be amazed at just how good the pricing is at The Brunch Club. They have obviously considered our student budgets here! The range of food available is great and after sampling the brunch, you are definitely getting great quality food for a very generous price.

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I sampled the 9-11 breakfast deal which is breakfast and a coffee for £4.50 before 11am. Now that’s a crazy £4.10 with your student discount. All there is to it is good food and great prices and if you’re vegan or gluten free they have a completely different menu, so you will be spoilt for choice.

How did the idea for The Brunch Club come to light? Well we all wanted a place that we would all like to go! A lot of people think that this road is a little bit of a no-go area, just somewhere you walk through to get to where you’re going but it shouldn’t be at all and we wanted a bar that would appeal to everyone, but it was also a vanity project for us as well, the ‘80s theme particularly is all when we grew up, so we resonate with that. We should have built the bar for other people but we built it for us first but tried to make it as fun and inviting for everyone else as possible.

How did the décor come about?

Do you have any plans for the future?

It was an accident really! We looked at everything around the place and decided on a colour scheme and what would work. We threw things up on the walls and if it didn’t work we simply pulled it down again and we are still buying accessories now. If we see something we love like a cool boombox or something we will get it and just keep adding.

We are certainly looking at doing more themed nights and we’d love students to get involved. If they’ve got any ideas of what they want to see, we’re open to suggestions either in person or on our Facebook page and if anyone wants to run an event, we’re quite happy for them to take over an area of The Brunch Club or even the whole place! We really want to do live music as well, so suggestions of what people would like would be great. We threw this together as a vanity project but now it’s time to get suggestions from what our customers want.

In your opinion, why do you think this is a great place for students? It’s relaxed, you can sit down and chill with friends at the bar we’ve got free WiFi, games, great prices and good food so it’s just the perfect place for students.

Welcome to Bournemouth, it’s a great town! It’s a beautiful place to live and just enjoy it. Good luck with your courses and hopefully we will see you in The Brunch Club soon!


Boardmasters was cancelled so I went to Prague instead... Picture this. It’s festival season. Boardmasters 2019 is booked. You and your friends have been counting down the days, after working flat-out all summer. The week finally arrives. Now it’s 11pm the night before and you’re on Facetime with your friends. You’re going through festival packing lists and set times. Half of them are already boarding the night coach, to arrive bright and early the following morning. “Have you seen the post on Instagram? Boardmasters 2019 is cancelled.” Panic ensued across social media. Is it a hoax? Why is the message typed up on an iPhone’s notes? Why isn’t it posted on the official website? Everyone was in denial. We were convinced that someone had hacked the festival’s social media accounts and posted it for a laugh, but this was unfortunately not true. Boxed wine and pot noodles were re-shelved across the country and we were all miserable. After countless messages back and forth, deciding what now? We decided to sleep on it and begin planning the following 21 |

morning. This wasn’t over. I received a message that made me feel a little more hopeful:

“City break? Boomtown? Ibiza?”

‘We’re 100% doing something this week.’ My friends and I begin throwing around any ideas we can think of. Eight long and stressful hours later, we had finally decided. The following morning we were off to Prague for 5 days. None of us had visited to Prague before. We were a group of four girls that knew little about the Czech Republic’s capital (“Prague’s a city, right?”), except that it was

synonymous with cheap beer and stag do’s. When we arrived, it was as though we’d landed in a fairy tale pop-up book. Picturesque pastel houses lined cobbled, narrow streets and I was immediately in awe with the city. An afternoon walk around the centre later, we decided a bar-crawl was on the cards that night. After all, we had mentally prepared ourselves for a week of intense festival drinking. We chose the Drunken Monkey bar crawl, consisting of unlimited beer, wine and absinthe, (a very dangerous combination). We were led underground into the first bar; a room of mainly young hostel-goers playing beer pong, flip cup, and any other drinking game you can think of. We went to various bars, and ended the night in a club. The details of the night are fairly hazy, but we had a great time nonetheless. Despite a heavy night, we were up and out by midday the following morning, (troupers). The Museum of Communism was a must-visit for us, opening our eyes to the Czech Republic’s controversial history. The exhibition became eerie when

fashion and lifestyle torrential rain caused the museum’s ceiling to leak and the lights had to be turned off (pathetic fallacy?). We read about Czechoslovakia’s persecution for disobeying socialism by iPhone torch light, almost walking into barbed wire fence displays and life-sized models of soldiers. As we exited, we accidentally stumbled across Prague’s pride parade; rainbows, floats and loud music gallivanted the grey streets. Prague castle was beautiful - which is nonsurprising being the largest ancient castle in the world - and definitely worth the climb up the steep hill for. Dusk soon approached and we decided to spend our evening (or morning) in none other than central Europe’s largest club, Karlovy Lázně. Funnily enough, the previous night we met a group of four boys who were in the same boat. They were also supposed to be at

Boardmasters and ended up in Prague. That evening we pre-drank at theirs (it was as if we were at the festival), and joined the long, Saturday night queue for the five-story club. With each floor having its own

style, from old school to RnB and a live jazz band, we were certainly impressed. The following morning, and a little worse for wear, we visited the John Lennon Wall. Lennon was a hero to the people of Prague, a symbol of peace and freedom. Created in 1980 and filled with colourful Beatles’ lyrics, the wall was a nod to the freedom they would soon be granted, which the lyrics

expressed. Western pop-songs (and graffiti) were banned by authorities prior to 1989 when Communism ruled, so young activists risked jail-time for the stunt. Before we knew it, our city break had come to an end and what a great alternative to Boardmasters it was. Prague is one of the most picturesque cities I’ve ever been to, with its idyllic pastel buildings and major epochs of architecture: baroque, gothic, renaissance, art nouveau. It is also extremely affordable, with local cuisine costing no more than 170czk (£6, including beer!). So if you’re ever looking for a lastminute, affordable city break, I highly recommend Prague, and would go again in a heartbeat.

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f we ever met face-toface, you might notice that something was off. Not with my voice or my personality, not with my makeup or my outfit. Just… off. For the less observant, you might brush it aside. For those who really pay attention, you might even ask. But the one thing you will see, is this: I don’t have eyelashes. Now don’t panic, I’m not ill. I wasn’t in some freak accident as a child. The real reason is much more common but invites just as many questions. I have Trichotillomania, a Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviour. Quite simply, I pull them out. Some of the more common BFRBs, which include nail-biting (Onychophagia), skinpicking (Dermatillomania) and hair-pulling (Trichotillomania), are actually much more common than you think. It’s difficult to know for sure, but research has shown that up to 14-22% of the population experiences BFRBs in their lifetime. One thing many individuals with BFRBs agree on is that

they bring a sense of shame and guilt. Many hide their bald spots or scabs or chewed nails to avoid disappointing those around them, and these negative emotions then result in more pulling, picking, or chewing It’s a vicious cycle. It’s this sense of shame that caused Aneela Idnani to hide

her hair-pulling disorder for over a decade. But, just a few years ago, Aneela’s husband Sameer discovered her hair-pulling, and it led them to a lifechanging idea, what she called their “Aha!” moment. “I slowly started to let him into the world of what this (Trichotillomania) was. One day we’re just sat on

the couch and I’m pulling, and he just gently grabs my hand and that was it, that was our ‘Aha!’ moment of ‘It would be nice if we had something that could make me aware’. And so, we tried to build it.” This ‘Aha!’ moment was the start of their business, HabitAware, and their flagship product: The Keen Bracelet. So-called because “we want to help you learn where your hands are so that you can begin to take control, that’s the key, awareness is key.”. Keen is a smart bracelet that is trained by users to recognise unwanted repetitive behaviours. Once it recognises the unwanted behaviour, it gently vibrates to make the user aware of them and stop them in their tracks. It was even named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2018. For Aneela herself, the Keen bracelet has helped her to become 95% pull-free in the two short years since the product’s launch. Aneela believes that our struggles are what guide us to our callings, that her struggle with Trichotillomania was what brought her to hers:

Through Shame to Success Raising Awareness for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours

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The pain that you have in your life is almost like the universe calling you out to where you need to focus.

If you can look at the pain and deal with it, you can probably find your purpose.


Jennifer Deyo, another Trichotillomania sufferer from Tennessee, also describes how her BFRB affects her life and her work. For her, pulling comes with that sense of shame, strong enough that it often acts as a preventative measure. According to Jennifer, her biggest motivation to stop pulling is her daughter, “I don’t want to show my daughter a behaviour she may replicate”. But, like Aneela, Jennifer’s Trichotillomania has now given her an opportunity to share her experience with the world. From her website,, and Instagram, to her work-in-progress novel, featuring a protagonist with Trichotillomania.

“It’s so important to me that teens can see their struggles through a character and know they’re not alone. Trich sufferers can finally pick up our book and say, ‘there’s me!’”. With no standardised cure for body-focused repetitive behaviours as of yet, it’s important for sufferers to know they aren’t alone and that there are options to help manage their conditions. Like Aneela and Jennifer, it is possible to create success and find your purpose through something the world wants you to hide. If you are struggling with BFRBs or other mental health issues, SUBU Advice is available for BU students. For more info, please visit:

he 1st – 7th October each year is International BFRB Awareness Week, a time where people across the world spread awareness for a series of behaviours that most of us didn’t know there was a name for. Written by Jess Allen | Designed by James Harris


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Dealing With The Stress Of Change Freshers’ can be a really exciting time, but it can also be really daunting. It’s a chance to make new friends, explore a new place, learn new skills and start your degree. But for some people, this can cause stress. Psychologists Holmes and Rahe rank positive life changes second on their list of stressors. Despite people often seeking and embracing change, most of us resist it, even with it being something they really want. Learning to manage transitions may be one of the most important lessons of your life. Psychoanalyst Hans Loewald says this is due to the fact that change inevitably creates confusion. Psychology graduate Tom Craston said he “would be amazed if the transition to university wasn’t stressful for everybody. You are in a different culture and are learning to do your own cooking and washing in a different environment with new people which is stressful for everyone even if they don’t admit it.” After speaking to Tom, he gave us some tips to share about how to cope with this change.





The first tip for managing the stress that starting university brings is to accept that change is happening and that it is okay. Remind yourself of the reasons you decided to go to university in the first place and what you will achieve by making this step. The second tip is to maintain your daily routine and schedule as much as you can. If you stick to the schedule you are used to, all the changes university brings with it can be a lot easier to cope with.

Eating healthily and exercising regularly can do wonders for stress levels. By exercising, you are burning off the adrenaline and cortisol that has been released during stress and instead releases endorphins increasing happiness. Seek support if you are struggling. Talking to people either on your course or in your flat will help because at the end of the day you’re all in the same boat. Talk to the SUBU Advice team— they’re here for you too. Written by Chloe Randall Designed by Chloe Portwain 26


shen retired salesman David Shorter booked a train ticket to London one November afternoon, he only intended to sketch the Thames. But fast forward two years later and after making his way around the south coast, David now sits on Dorset’s golden beach, sketching Boscombe pier ahead of his quest to create his first ever exhibition. It’s exactly 12pm on a warm February afternoon, the sun has just broken past the pier and Boscombe beach is already beginning to fill up. It’s half term and families have made the trip to the popular beach to make the most of the rarity – the sun that is. But amid the hustle, David’s silhouette sits calmly hunched over on an old camping stool, its three legs dug deeply into the soft sand. Illuminated by the sun he has spent the week

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waiting for it to emerge from the clouds. The 67 year old balances a worn sketch pad and a watercolour palette on his knees, not even the light breeze unsettling his strokes.

this rarely happens ...

“Due to weather conditions, curious dogs, and vehicles parking in front of my subject, that is”. He flicked through his worn sketchpad to show the rest of his of his detailed sketches, careful not to drip the blue water coloured paint onto the sand beneath him. “‘Here you are, I don’t want to move this too much because I’ve got to stop this paint from running,” he said as he carefully navigated from one sketch to another.

features David retired two years ago as a successful part-time salesman but spent most of his life as an architectural illustrator. Since his day out in London, David has sketched his way around the majority of the south coast with paintings from the Brighton Pier, Shirley Park and Afton Down. “I wanted to do something interesting with my retirement, so I decided to find a cheap date going up to London on the train, and walk through the centre of London, through Greenwich and do a few sketches along the way but I didn’t stop,” “I kept on going right down the themes and round the Isle of Self, round the Isle of Wight and now I’m here, heading towards Cornwall.” Sitting on the beach accompanied only by a small packed lunch he had prepared earlier that morning, David focuses on framing Boscombe pier, the subject of his next sketch that he aims to be part of his first exhibition.

“I have given some thought to this and would like to present the studio paintings with the sketches with a short story about them. Preferably folklore, or my experiences, and amusing” he said. “I’ve done about 330 sketches, some just in pencil or ink and some in watercolour and there are also a few thousand photos, it’s my journey presented through sketches really”. Avid has already drafted out the section of the Thames from his sketchbook where he began his journey as a trail for his exhibition, along with his 330 other paintings which he will use to make up his exhibition, but his adventure doesn’t end there. “My final destination for the moment is Lands’ End, but I will probably continue for as long as I can, ideally back to London,” he said. “For me, there is nothing nicer than sitting on my own, totally absorbed in a painting.” “I’m just going along, watching the weather

and if it is a nice day I get up and go”. As the sun returns to its haven of the horizon, he runs his thin brush over his painting with a delicate hand, putting the final touches to his 331st sketch. David has no plans to profit from his art but instead wants others to reflect on his journey just as he does. Written by Connor Stringer Designed by James Harris


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ALASKALASKA With their airy indie synths and jazz-pop melodies, London band ALASKALASKA have a big future ahead of them, supporting Tame Impala at their biggest show to date. Five-piece indie band ALASKALASKA came together in 2016. In their short time together, they have impressively been featured on Made in Chelsea and supported Tame Impala at the London O2 Arena. ALASKALASKA’s unique combination of jazz with experimental indie pop is identifiable in their new album ‘The Dots.’ The band from London played songs from their new album at the O2 Arena, as well as popular EPs ‘Meateater’ and ‘Tough Love,’ supporting psychedelic rock band Tame Impala at their biggest UK headline show to date. Singer, guitarist and main songwriter Lucinda Duarté told us more about the band and their global ambitions.

How did ALASKALASKA first come together?

How do you gain inspiration for your song’s lyrics?

It’s not a very interesting story. I knew Fraser R and Calum from University and I met Gethin, Joe and Fraser S (we have two Frasers in the band), through some friends from Wales. We had all talked about working together in some way and then one day I met with Fraser R and we decided to get everyone together and try it. After about six months of messing around in a practice room and formed ALASKALASKA.

Just being. Life is inspiration. Inspiration is Life.

How has the band’s music developed since you first formed?

What are ALASKALASKA’s goals for the future?

It’s its own thing. Before it was like, lots of different things trying to be seen and now it’s like one big picture.

Who are your biggest influences in the music industry? It’s hard to pinpoint. I’m influenced by so many different artists. Music that stems from the 80s era are big ones for me. Bands like Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, Talk Talk, The Cure...

Travel the world, by playing our music, and having the opportunity to write and record more songs for you to think about and sing along to. Written by Tara Proudfoot Designed by Connor Stringer



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Ed Sheeran - No.6 Collaborations Project Album Ed Sheeran selects every artist imaginable from the Top 40 charts to feature on his new experimental pop album. Acoustic pop star from Yorkshire, Ed Sheeran, attempts

a new musical style with his debut No.6 Collaborations Project. The 15-track album features an electric range of pop stars, including Justin Bieber, Eminem, 50 Cent, Skrillex, Bruno Mars and Chance the Rapper. The breezy, up-beat encapsulation of modern pop sounds is undoubtedly easy on the ears. Other tracks like Antisocial with Travis Scott show a darker side to the album, about drinking (‘Hennessey’s drowning all of my issues’), rioting and of course, being antisocial. The pop star with three multi platinum albums

seems to adapt to each artists’ style, with Latin-pop melodies in South of the Border with Camila Cabello and Cardi B, and grime influence in Take Me Back to London featuring Stormzy. Written by Tara Proudfoot

Killing Eve - Series 2 BBC drama Killing Eve is memorable for being a thriller featuring a leading female protagonist and a strong element of humour. Jodie Comer plays assassin Oksana Astankova, otherwise known as Villanelle. Traipsing around Europe in stylish outfits, she is a mix between childish and psychotic, as she hunts down MI6 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh). Season Two picks up from where the previous season left off. Villanelle is wounded and ends up hospitalised, from which she escapes. This season 31 |

reveals a more vulnerable side to Villanelle, showing that she is more similar to Eve than we may think. Relationships are explored in this season, Eve, her husband and their struggling marriage, Carolyn and her son Kenny, who both work with Eve for MI6, and needless to say, Eve and Villanelle. How will the relationship between Eve and Villanelle unravel? Will Villanelle still remain as cold- hearted as she was in season one? Written by Tara Proudfoot


Stranger Things - Season Three Okay so let’s get down to it, conspiracy theories, great ‘80s hair and hilarious pre-teen angst with a bit of monster killing is just what the world was hoping for when it came to season 3 of Stranger Things and, boy did they deliver. This season we see El and Mike developing their relationship further, much to the annoyance of everyone’s favourite dad, Hopper. Season 3 also brings a great amount of other people into Hawkins, such as Robin, the cool alternative girl you can’t help but wish was your best friend. New villains

will be revealed and dark fates befall a variety of characters, leading to the most compelling enemy the kids have ever faced. The season captures the hearts of the main cast from season one, the evolving storyline as captured in season two and also brings something terrifyingly twisted and also wonderfully fresh to the show. Stranger Things is currently streaming on Netflix so if you fancy getting a little nostalgia. Written by Olivia Sterling

Toy Story 4 There were many stand out characters in this film, especially the character of ‘Forky,’ voiced by Arrested Development’s Tony Hale. It could be said that he stole the show as there is something about watching a Spork (from Pizza Planet no less) come to terms with the life that had been thrust upon him that is humorous, endearing and relatable. There are many thought-provoking messages everyone can learn from. These include: the art of selfacceptance, we all need to learn that love means something

different to every individual, including messages of self-love in Bo Peeps’ case, and we need to know when it is necessary to embark on a new adventure. So, overall, the five years spent producing this film was worth it, as although it may not be as strong as Toy Story 3, it grossed over $1 billion worldwide making it ninth highest grossing animated film of all time. Written by Chloë Annett Locke 32

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irca Waves kicked off Reading Festival this year with a bang when they played the BBC Radio 1 stage on the first night. Nerve caught up with Circa Waves’ lead singer Kieran Shudall and bassist Sam Rourke just before their set to discuss their changing style, favourite artists, and football.



irca Waves kicked off Reading Festival this year with a bang when they played the BBC Radio 1 stage on the first night. Nerve caught up with Circa Waves’ lead singer Kieran Shudall and bassist Sam Rourke just before their set to discuss their changing style, favourite artists, and football. Circa Waves’ debut album ‘Young Chasers’ seemed to storm the music scene when it arrived in 2015 hitting the top 10. This album birthed four Radio 1 A-List singles with the most famous being ‘T-Shirt

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Weather.’ Since then the British indie rock band seemed to rise very fast with them playing a sold out Brixton Academy just a short six months on. Their third album ‘What’s It Like Over There?’ was released in April and when talking about the response from the fans and the press, lead singer Kieran said: “It was nice to spread our musical wings and branch out into different genres. We got some piano in there and were a lot more open to more pop-based, guitar-led music.

“I was kind of terrified people would just abandon us, but everyone seems to have stuck by us.”


@CircaWaves The band branched out with their latest album and replaced their usual indie rock sound with piano work which is more pop based and guitar-led. When asked whether they were worried about alienating their fans from their first two albums, bassist Sam said: “There was a little bit of a talk about that, that we might alienate people. But I thought, you know what, if people don’t want to go with us where we’re going, f*** them.” Kieran added: “I think there are always going to be fans who love you for that one thing you did four or five years ago, and then there are fans who want to go somewhere with you.” The reaction of the press was not as

“ We ’ v e a l w a y s g o t b o r e d o f o u r o w n music quite quickly! Is that a bad thing?” great as the fans, with NME describing their latest album as a ‘toothache’ with ‘dreary lyrics.’ Responding to this, Kieran said: “Bands don’t want to just make the same records in the same way you don’t want to just listen to the same records. If you like that first album, just go listen to it. It’s still there, isn’t it?” Kieran went on to say how the group have always got bored of their own music quite quickly and are inspired by bands like Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles who progressed constantly with every record which they emulate. When the band were getting started, they played some early, secret shows under the name Malkovich Malkovich, which Nerve decided to question. Kieran said: “Before we started, Zane Lowe played us on BBC Radio 1, so when we first started playing, we knew there w a s going to be loads of people

coming to see us and we were really bad. Like, genuinely s***. So, we needed to go out and play some shows and for no-one to come to see us. We all love John Malkovich, so we suggested Malkovich Malkovich. It was one of those ones where we laughed about it and then decided ‘actually, we should do that.” The boys are also Liverpool FC fans, we asked them what their predictions were for how the Merseyside clubs will play this season. Sam said: “I think one of them is going to do amazing and one of them is going to get relegated. I don’t know which way round yet, I’m still struggling to make my mind up.” Circa Waves have had a busy festival season from performing at Reading and Leeds, Tramlines, Coombe Weekender and even Glastonbury. The group have a lot going on before 2019 is up with their American and European tour as well as aiming to get out a record. It’s an exciting time for the band and we can’t wait to see what they get up to! Written by Chloe Randall Designed by Jack Furness 36

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What a day it was on 14th July 2019 as England beat New Zealand in dramatic fashion to secure their first ever World Cup victory. It was by no means an easy feat, with wobbles in

the group stage and a tense final proving to be testing obstacles, but Trevor Bayliss’ side were finally able to triumph where no England team had done before.

Carlo Simone recounts England Cricket’s success in the Summer World Cup.

Tournament Structure At the Cricket World Cup, One Day International (ODI) rules are used. This means that each team bats for a fixed number of overs, which is uniformly set at 50. Each bowler is restricted to a maximum of 10 overs. In terms of tournament structure, the initial stage sees the 10 teams face each other in a round - robin group stage, with there being two points for a win, and one for a tie. The top four from that then go on to the semi-finals, and then the final.

England’s Performance England started off with a defeat by Pakistan sandwiched between assured wins against South Africa and Bangladesh. Afghanistan were up next and were thumped, as England ran riot by winning by 150 runs. Captain Eoin Morgan produced an incredible display with 148 runs off just 71 balls. This performance was then tempered by defeats to Sri Lanka and Australia, which resulted in England needing points against the giants India and New Zealand. Incredibly they defeated the previously

unbeaten India by 31 runs, helped by Johnny Bairstow hitting 111 from 109 balls, and bowler Liam Plunkett securing a hat-trick of wickets. New Zealand were then dispatched through an impressive bowling display, with a hat-trick of wickets from Mark Wood being pivotal in a victory by 119 runs. Coming into the semi-finals full of confidence, there was no repeat of the Group Stage defeat, as excellent bowling from Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer saw Australia held at 223 runs. Efficient batting from Morgan and Joe Root saw England incredibly catch up to the Aussies score in just 32 overs. England were in the final for the first time since 1992, and up against a New Zealand side who the decimated in the Group Stage. However, this match was a much closer affair and incredibly tied at 241 runs each. This meant a super-over was required. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler scored 15 runs for England, but Archer’s bowling left New Zealand needing two runs on the final throw. But Martin Guptill was unable to scamper back

to find the winning run to leave the super-over tied as well. This meant England’s superior boundary count (26 to New Zealand’s 17) crowned them as champions. This was a great achievement for Bayliss and his team and will hopefully lead to more World Cup wins in the future.

Written by Carlo Simone Designed by Yuga Thavarasa


The Biggest Transfers of the 2019/20 Summer Window Another interesting transfer window has come to an end where a total of £5.02bn was spent between the top five European Leagues. Berk Uyal profiles five of the most surprising moves of the summer.


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Eden Hazard to Real Madrid


Antoine Griezmann to FC Barcelona

POSITION: Winger AGE: 28 COUNTRY: Belgium

POSITION: Forward AGE: 28 COUNTRY: France

An upsetting one for the Chelsea fans but it was no surprise that the Belgian wanted to leave Stamford Bridge this summer. For a fee of £90 million, the midfielder will attempt to fill in the boots of Cristiano Ronaldo who left to join Italian giants Juventus last year. The 28-year-old is the second most expensive signing at the club following ex-Spurs man, Gareth Bale. After a 9-year spell in the Premier league, Hazard scored 110 goals in 352 appearances. It was a dream send off for the midfielder, winning the Europa League in his last Chelsea appearance with two goals to his name.

After approaching him a year ago, the World Cup winner had finally agreed to join Barcelona this summer as he left Spanish rivals, Atletico Madrid. The club triggered his £108 million release clause, signing him on a five-year contract. This sees him tied to Camp Nou until 2024, and it will be difficult to pry him away before then with a hefty buy-out clause worth £800 million. The Frenchman’s official debut against Athletic Bilbao was disappointing to say the least, as with Luis Suarez picking up an injury he was unable to stamp his authority on the game.



Joao Felix

to Atletico Madrid


Alex Greenwood to Lyon


Kosovare Asllani to Real Madrid

POSITION: Striker AGE: 19 COUNTRY: Portugal

POSITION: Left-back AGE: 25 COUNTRY: England

POSITION: Midfielder AGE: 30 COUNTRY: Sweden

From playing in the Benfica B team to now establishing himself as one of the hottest young prospects, the Portuguese wonderkid is now the second most expensive teenager behind PSG’s Kylian Mbappé. After he signed for Atletico Madrid as a potential replacement for Antoine Griezmann this summer, the Spaniards paid a fee of £113m to Benfica for the 19-year-old, keeping him until 2026. Expectations are high for Felix as he is being dubbed as the ‘new’ Cristiano Ronaldo by breaking through into the Benfica team by netting 20 goals in 43 games. Waiting to make his first team debut it 2018, to now having weight on his shoulders, will he be the man to drive Diego Simeone’s side to success?

Another Lioness joins the UEFA Champions league winners, Lyon, as the ex-United captain Alex Greenwood signs a year deal worth £36,900. Beginning her career at Everton, she had broken into the senior side at the 2014 Cyprus Cup with an impressive impact. Greenwood will follow the footsteps of her fellow international teammates, Lucy Bronze, Nikita Parris and Izzy Christiansen as she joins a dominant force in Europe. She has 41 England caps and scored in the last-16 tie against Cameroon at the Women’s World Cup this summer.

A childhood dream becomes reality for Swedish star, Kosovare Asllani, as she signs for Real Madrid Women after leaving Linkopings. She becomes the club’s first ever signing after taking over newly promoted, CD Tacon, which will be rebranded in 2020. The 29-year-old was one of the stars of this summer’s Women’s World Cup in France, scoring three goals as Sweden finished third. She has become a role model for Sweden’s immigrant community. Her technique, speed and composure on the ball makes her a dangerous presence for her rivals.

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AFC Bournemouth

SEASON PREVIEW Carlo Simone discusses Bournemouth’s chances in their upcoming Premier League season.

After a mid-table finish of 14th in the Premier League last season, AFC Bournemouth will hope to improve on their inconsistent form to achieve a higher position come May 2020.

“Once we do it’ll be the best squad I’ve ever had the privilege to manage here”

Eddie Howe’s commitment to the Cherries style of flowing football has seen the Dorset side on the receiving end of a few routes to higher placed teams. However, it does also lead to some convincing victories (such as a 4-0 thumping of Chelsea back in January 2019) which provides plenty of entertainment for the fans. A strong run in cup competitions should also be the aim for this Bournemouth side after they made it to the Quarter Finals of the League Cup last season, before narrowly losing 1-0 to Chelsea. Improvement in the FA Cup will be more of a priority after their hopes of progression were ended by a 3-1 home defeat to Brighton in the Third Round last time out. Howe has described his squad as “very strong when we get everyone fit” and that’s a key factor he’s aiming for.

In the defensive department Nathan Aké will be a crucial player to ensure Bournemouth are steady at the back. He is an asset, not only for his defensive skills, but also for his ability to pop up and score crucial goals, such as when he got a last-minute winner against Tottenham back in May 2019. A player more known for his all-round ability is midfielder David Brooks. The energy and creative flair of the Welsh international will undoubtedly be necessary if Eddie Howe wishes to make a claim for a place in the top half. However, Brooks will have to wait to make an impact this season as he’s been ruled out for three months with an ankle injury. The form of Callum Wilson will also be pivotal to Bournemouth’s success. He found some much needed consistency last season in which

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he was able to avoid any cruciate ligament injuries. Without this problem besetting him he found the net 15 times in all competitions and linked up well with fellow striker Josh King. Another injury-free season should surely reap rewards for the Cherries up front.

EXCITING SIGNINGS Very much like last season, Eddie Howe has not been afraid to spend heavily, no doubt helped by the £20 million sale of defender Tyrone Mings to Aston Villa. Strength in depth has been added to both defence and attack. Amongst the defensive purchases is left back Lloyd Kelly from Championship outfit Bristol City. Howe must have seen great value in the 20-year-old, after forking out an impressive £13 million to secure his services. Kelly established himself as an integral part of the Robin’s defence last season, which narrowly missed out on

sport making the playoffs as they finished 8th. The defender will have to wait for his Cherries debut though after suffering an injury in training. In the more attacking positions, central midfielder Philip Billing was signed from Huddersfield Town.

have gained four points in a win against Aston Villa, a draw to Sheffield United and defeats to Manchester City and Leicester. There are signs that they will be able to avoid relegation for a fifth consecutive season, as well as make a claim for a top half position.

Despite the Terriers being relegated from the Premier League last season, Billing was one of their more accomplished players. His intensity and focus on a defensive mindset drew plaudits from pundits and fans alike. Finally, the most exciting transfer Bournemouth made this summer is undoubtedly Harry Wilson. The winger joins on loan from Liverpool, after making waves in the Championship on loan for Frank Lampard’s Derby County last season. His attacking verve helped him contribute with 15 goals as part of that breakout period. Howe has been impressed by the youngster so far, describing him as “a clever player” and “very good technically.” “[He] makes things happen, he’s got end product to his game, [and] had a very good season on loan at Derby so we’re very excited by him,” he said. At the time of writing the Cherries

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Bournemouth womEn’s fc


ast academic year saw Bournemouth Women’s 1st team achieve their best ever year in the BUCS (British Universities & College Sport) Western 1A league. They came agonisingly close to the title but missed out narrowly by one point to Bristol. BU spent the season competing in the league alongside the BUCS Football trophy where they fell just short at the semi-final stage of the competition. They got off to a rocky start at the start of the season, losing their first game away to University of Bristol – who would prove to be one

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of their toughest opponents – a narrow 5-4 win at home to South Wales and a loss to rivals Southampton Solent. Over the course of the season, results picked up and they finished their 2018-19 league campaign with seven wins and three loses, scoring an impressive 29 goals. Nine of those goals came in a 9-0 thumping of University of Exeter at home. But, despite their impressive display in front of goal, they were vulnerable at the back on more occasion than one. This resulted in them conceding 14 goals in their 10 league games. BU played four cup games

across the season, before inevitably crashing out at the semi-final stage thanks to a 6-0 thumping at home to Bristol, who were subsequently beaten in the final by Nottingham Trent. Prior to that, they recorded impressive wins against UCL, St Mary’s University and a dramatic penalty shootout victory against University of South Wales which saw them progress. Despite Southampton beating them twice in the league though, BU not only ended up finishing above them but have also won back-to-back varsity tournaments, getting the ultimate bragging rights


As well as getting to travel around the country to compete in the BUCS league, one of the most exciting things about playing for BU is the opportunity to potentially play for AFCB Women too. Nerve caught up with AFCBW and BU forward Terri Harvey who, from a young age, always wanted to replicate her footballing heroes. “Football was my whole life when I was younger. “I remember watching players like Thierry Henry and Kelly Smith thinking they were amazing and how I just wanted to be like them.” That dream came at 14 when she was scouted for Watford Ladies where she played right up until making the switch to the south coast for university and AFCB Women. Harvey talks of the growing opportunities for more women to become involved in the sport.

“When I was younger there was only 1 girls’ team in my area that was grassroots level. “But now I think there are so many more opportunities for girls to get involved in football and there are the majority of clubs with girls’ sides too.”

Looking ahead, Harvey says she’s looking forward to continuing her journey with both BU and AFCB and aims to be as successful as possible with both. As for BU Women’s 1st team, they’re already looking to recruit new players for the upcoming season in order to strengthen and improve on their previous campaign. The aim is to go for top spot in the league and the cup and – after missing out on winning the league by just one point – they’ll be fired up for the 201920 season. With Bristol pipping them to the title and winning their playoffs to earn promotion to the Southern Prem, it paves the way for BU to follow in their footsteps. Come this time next year, we could be previewing their first season in the top tier of BUCS leagues.

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or our first Alumni story of the year, we have Drew Miller Hyndman who only left BU a few months ago to pursue his dream career at the BBC, even before handing in his dissertation. Drew talks to us about the application process, how he is getting on and how Nerve helped him to be where he is today‌




If I have one piece of advice to pass on to students doing Nerve this year, it would be to enjoy every moment, the second piece would be to rock the boat every chance you get. I am supposed to start with life after BU, but if I am honest that started a month before my dissertation was due, when I started my job at the BBC as a researcher. In October, a graduate friend of mine sent me a link to the scheme, I applied and got through to the interview stage up in London. Job interviews at the BBC are pretty daunting, even veterans talk about them with gritted teeth, but they are essentially a normal job interview with the pressure of it being the BBC. I’ve been in the job five months when this is published and I will be just about to move onto Panorama. The past few months I have been working within Radio Current Affairs (think BBC Radio 4), first with Money Box and then with More Or Less. I love my job, I won’t be stoic and pretend as 47 |

if it’s “just another job”, this is my dream career and I was lucky enough to start before I’d finished at BU. This did mean six hour commutes every day, whilst writing my dissertation, to and from Bournemouth, although I have finally moved up to London. Since handing in the dissertation, I have produced packages for air, got my dulcet voice cracks onto BBC Radio 4, and produced an entire episode of Money Box Live. The opportunities have been amazing and I wouldn’t be here without Nerve. Get involved and find your passion, whether it’s silly games in the afternoon

careers on Nerve Radio, or scrutinising sabbatical officers in the News section of the Nerve website (hint, hint). Graduate jobs aside, have fun with it, I ran a Hard Bass radio show for most of my final year and podcasted it, ridiculous niche content is what student radio is built for. Podcasting is also a great way to build your brand, or in my case have your voice recognised by a guy spangled on MDMA at Boomtown as ‘that guy with the Russian hardcore show’. Right now, I am hoping the excellent editors this year won’t mind if I pass on one piece of advice for Nerve News: Remember, if the students should know and deserve to know, then it should be published and the whole union will be better for it.

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A little career chat...

Being Back on Campus! With the first day of University comes a whole new way of thinking. Whilst you may naturally think ‘Happy Hour’ discounts, your parents are probably going to be thinking of pound signs and will continue sharing their thoughts with you on the topic on Day 2, Day 3, and on... So, prepare yourself for the onslaught where you can enjoy both business and pleasure, as the saying goes. Do yourself a favour and make sure you attend as much, if not all, of the Induction Week, Freshers Week, any introduction workshops on campus and SUBU activities, all that good stuff. Make it a goal to join at least one academic and one ‘fun’ society. This way you can defend yourself when you say that you are already working on your ‘work and life balance. Just imagine how cool that would be! Not to mention it will be a wonderful way to meet new people, learn more about life on campus and the local community, and essentially add some fun to your life. The method behind the madness is that from the very beginning of your university

career it is good to start gaining experiences, and evidence, of what you’ve done. Whilst most will think this is for future employers, I as well as every other university student before you, would argue that it is just as important to your add to your own experiences. University is about exploring a whole new chapter of your life, clearly within reason, but that is what makes it so very exciting. So, while you settle into the new academic year, do spare a few thoughts to your ‘bigger picture’ and how getting involved on campus will help you get closer to it. The top 2 web resources I would recommend for you to explore now would be the SUBU website and Careers hub. It’s great to be up to speed with SUBU and all of the great stuff, opportunities, Students’ Union jobs, the Advice Centre and available support. MyCareer Hub will simply ‘rock your world’ so have a look and sign up as soon as you can. Everything you need to know about jobs is there, so get ready to learn more about local opportunities and internships. So welcome to campus! It’s going to be a fantastic time.

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My Summer

Placement Experience

A placement experience that has changed my career path and my future.

Written by Josh Burgess Designed by James Harris

A one-month placement in the media industry is a struggle to find. Most companies will only accept a student who wants to spend a large amount of time in the workplace to gain experience and knowledge. So then, I was extremely lucky to get a placement with The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG Tickets), the largest international live theatre company, as a Marketing Assistant. Based in Torquay, the Princess Theatre, is a 1,500seat venue that has held many shows over the years including Chicago, Cats and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. During my placement with ATG, I got the opportunity to work on many shows which included sending emails to the newsletter subscribers, creating promotional material and setting up ticket competitions with companies across the 51 |

local area. In particular, the one show that I worked on more than the others was this year’s Pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The biggest show of the year in theatres, taking over Christmas in every theatre in the country, it was my responsibility to design the artwork for the show as well as write a press release and start developing marketing strategies to promote this year’s pantomime. While I was working with ATG, one of the shows that was being performed was Fame the Musical, starring Mica Paris, Jorgie Porter and Keith Jack. I was lucky enough to be allowed the privilege of staying after the show and seeing some of the cast, up close and personal. Additionally, I was also given

the opportunity to see the show from a different perspective. I spent an evening being a part of the backstage crew, spending the first half of the show on the fly floor and the second half of the show in the spotlight room. I couldn’t have been any luckier with my placement experience. Being unsure of any form of career plan, ATG gave me the opportunity to explore an area of the industry that I had found some interest in during my time at Bournemouth University. My placement made me realise that if an opportunity comes to you, you should take it because you never know what you might discover about yourself and the industry that you want to be a part of. Doing a placement at The Ambassador Theatre is one of the best choices that I have made during the course of my degree.

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