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Unpaid Internships: Exploitation and Discrimination

(0) Comments | Posted 27 February 2013 | (19:00)

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that experience is the key to building a successful career. Time and time again, we have heard parents, careers advisers, and those in the industries we wish to enter extol the virtues of work experience and internship programmes. We know the drill:...

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Stopping the Press

(2) Comments | Posted 13 February 2013 | (17:12)

Freedom of the press, it seems, is amongst the most contentious topics of our times. For the past two years, we have heard reports from the Leveson inquiry and concerns for the freedom of the press across are frequently voiced in Western media outlets.

Indeed, this past week, we...

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At Facebook Value: Graduates, Employers and Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted 8 February 2013 | (00:04)

As young people in the twenty-first century, it is a well-established fact that we seem virtually unable to survive without our daily - or indeed hourly - fix of social media. For many of us, Facebook is the chosen medium for coordinating social events, the evidence of which usually makes...

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When Good Causes Go Bad

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2012 | (17:58)

As the freezing winter months encroach, spare a thought for the children of Norway, freezing and in dire need of donations of heaters. This is the message of the charity single recently released by Norwegian group, Radi-Aid, which has just launched an appeal, complete with a Band Aid style music...

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Student Protest: Discussions in a New Radicalism

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2012 | (13:53)

With the NUS-sponsored student demonstration in London this week, the words 'student protest' and 'tuition fees' are set to become media buzzwords once more. For some however, they are not merely a news item or Twitter trend, but rather something altogether more important and fundamental. In the run-up to Wednesday's...

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Student Protest: Reflections on Quebec's 'Maple Spring'

(1) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (17:24)

Whoever said that student protest was ineffective has clearly never heard of the manifencours that has gripped the Canadian province of Quebec this year. After six months of continuous protests, some of which attracted as many as 500,000 demonstrators, the student cause has emerged victorious this semester as the proposed...

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Fourth Year Syndrome

(0) Comments | Posted 23 October 2012 | (18:14)

It's mid-October. The leaves are turning, you've upgraded to an actual winter coat, and the pile of books on your desk has increased to the size of a small house. Gone are the days when you have time for that raging social life of Freshers' Weeks past, and there's barely...

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