Eleanor Doughty

Eleanor Doughty contributes to The Independent, The Telegraph and The Huffington Post, writing about fashion, life and everything else. She writes a student column for The Independent every Friday.

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Student election posters at Edinburgh University

You might think they're daft, but student elections matter

You should be voting in your student elections. Here's why

Losing a tutor in the final year can be a cruel experience

Losing a tutor: A harrowing experience

Ah tutors. Crafty little things, they are. They set you work, talk at you for hours on subjects you’re not really sure you enjoy anymore and occasionally, write a book or two that actually come into use. They’re a strange bunch. But other than strange and sometimes irritating, they’re also beneficial.

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse wrote 96 books throughout his life

Whatever happened to PG Wodehouse?

I have a bone to pick with education, and for a change it’s not about Michael Gove. You see, this week the library and I fell out.

The mankier the better: Explaining the allure of the grotty student pub

A paean to the humble student watering hole - and the Friday hangover

Nearing the end: January is the beginning of the end for third years, but is that so bad?

They say that in relationships there come several itching points. These are moot: could be two years or five; some even say 18 months. If I’m in a relationship with university – heartbreak, check; crying, check – then we’ve reached one of these hurdles. And the cut-off is not a year or even two, it’s in weeks. Let me introduce the 12-week itch.

Sports initiations get a bad rap - but they're usually good clean fun

They might be drunken, but they're not usually debauched

To heat or not to heat: How much is too much central heating for student houses in winter

Nothing causes more arguments. So how much should you have the heating on?

Have your work cut out for you: Visit your careers office

It's never too early to hit your university careers centre - and take all the help on offer

The strike was all well and good, but it won't change anything

Nothing will change as a result of yesterday's action, argues Eleanor Doughty

Tina Fey's Mean Girl produced many pieces of immortal wisdom - none better than the girls assessment of Halloween

The sexy myth of Halloween

Halloween might be an excuse for girls to dress 'like a total slut' (thanks Mean Girls) but there's surely nothing sexy about dressing as a cat?

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
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Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
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Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
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Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
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Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
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At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
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