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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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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