Alice Rigby
Alice is currently studying politics and modern history at the University of Manchester. She writes on these subjects for university newspapers, The Manchester Historian and The Mancunion. When not arguing about current affairs, she can be found interviewing musicians in venues around the country.

Entries by Alice Rigby

University Isn't for Everyone... And Nor Should It Be

(0) Comments | Posted 27 January 2014 | (23:00)

Cuts never come without controversy. Students never come without protest and politics. Combine the two and you have a veritable molotov cocktail, the perfect recipe for trouble, as seen with the recent and wide ranging higher education strikes and protests. Yet, the student protesters seem to be missing one key...

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Sex Education Should Cover the Sex Industry

(36) Comments | Posted 19 June 2013 | (00:00)

This week one private school headmaster suggested that he would allow someone from the sex industry to speak to pupils as an element of their sex education. His reasoning? That a younger person with experience in the industry speaking about that experience would be more relatable and credible...

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The Traditional Family Is Irrelevant Because It Doesn't Exist

(46) Comments | Posted 10 June 2013 | (00:00)

A study released last week seems to finally invalidate the claims that same sex marriage would ruin family by stating that children in those families tend to be in healthier environments than those raised by traditional couples. They are certainly not, on the whole, damaged by such relationships....

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Sexism Is Normal for Twenty-Somethings: A Twin Perspective

(15) Comments | Posted 17 May 2013 | (00:00)

I'm part of the liberated female generation. Our mothers and grandmothers campaigned and worked and argued so that we could get ahead in the world of men. More of us are at university than men. We consistently get higher grades than them. We can, as both male and female commentators...

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Letters of GCSE Praise for Poorer students Are Too Little, Too Late

(0) Comments | Posted 30 April 2013 | (18:49)

Last week David Willetts, the universities minister, proposed a scheme where poorer students who did well in their GCSEs would receive letters of congratulation from the government. The letters would encourage these students to consider attending university - despite government proposals to increase the availability and uptake of...

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