Harriet Williamson

Harriet is a freelance journalist and an online content writer. She likes to cover fashion, feminism, mental health awareness and higher education.

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‘Carrie’ is back in cinemas today. But horror is still being let down by films that hate women

Innovative horror is meant to push boundaries. Too much falls back on misogyny

Lagerfeld: 'I love what I do. That's the best motivation there is'

Debenhams unveils Size 16 mannequins. But fashion superstars like Karl Lagerfeld keep letting women down

The designer is doing a pretty good job of representing the worst of fashion

Why is there so much pressure on women to dress 'sexy' at Halloween?

You should be allowed to wear a sexy costume if you want - but why is it always the only option for women?

Come down from your ivory towers: Oxford should charge less, not more

The Oxford vice-chancellor is wrong; elite universities should be affordable to all

'Posh' tells the story of public school boys behaving badly

The middle class bias at the heart of our education system is devastating

The UK university system is not the meritocracy it purports to be, Harriet Williamson believes

Drink and dribble: 21st century club etiquette

Don't be 'that' person in a club. The wailing drunk mess doesn't do any favours, least of all to attitudes surrounding club manners...

Why is graduation so expensive?

Graduation is the final university lesson in out-dated expenses and stressful encounters, says Harriet Williamson

What to do with your end-of-Masters freedom

In the next month or so, your year's worth of dissertation hell will be over. Harriet Williamson has a few ideas on how to fill your time

Masters degrees: Pricey, but is it worth it?

It's not cheap and you're often left to your own devices. Harriet Williamson, doing an MA at York, ponders whether or not she's getting her money's worth

An ode to my MA dissertation

It's hard work and the end might not always be in sight - but it's important to love what you're studying, says Harriet Williamson

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