Campaign

It's Time to Fell the Students' Union Censors

David Siesage | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David Siesage

What is the most damaging and pernicious phenomenon currently infiltrating British higher education? For many, it is 'lad culture' - the pervasive 'scourge' of university bars across the country. For others, it is sexism - widespread, deplorable, and often blamed on the aforementioned 'lads'. For me, it is the illiberalism of students' unions.

Twelve Things the No More Page 3 Campaign Is NOT

Jack Fletcher | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

I have never seen so much confusion surrounding a campaign than 'No More Page 3' (NMP3). Yes, I am young and not world weary, but as a supporter of the cause I have certainly grown weary of the misconceptions and the false assumptions about what the organisers are saying. So I propose to tell you exactly what the campaign is NOT...

Why Are We Still Watching Poverty Porn?

Billy Hill | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Billy Hill

Every night, when we sit down in front of the television, the inevitable adverts pop up. That generic charity appeal that makes the room go silent, where a small, semi-naked, helpless child crawls across our television screens and the only thing we can do is awkwardly squirm or hope that our satellite box has enough minutes to fast forward.

The Controversy Surrounding the 'No Makeup Selfie' Gave It Depth - Without It, It Was Empty

Kristina Egan | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kristina Egan

As an ex-cancer patient, I made pretty clear early on that the "no makeup selfie" had zero relevance to the experience of cancer. In my eyes, the NMS was supposed to be a move of solidarity for the people going through cancer. Baring yourself, exposing yourself, making you feel vulnerable, to try to understand a mere taste of the fragility that someone with cancer experiences when they look in the mirror. The photos I saw did not show that.

No Make Up Nomination - The Latest Craze

Lucy Roberts | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Roberts

The latest craze to bare its face on social media sites is one with good intentions. This rarity of positive campaigning is wiping the face of social media. Women are baring their faces without make up or the use of editing tools to raise awareness for the young victim who may have been saved if she had been allowed to be screen for cervical cancer at a younger age...

Being Politicians, Not Protestors

Simon Stevens | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Simon Stevens

I would like to propose that there are two main styles of campaigning, which are protesting and being political, with a small p. Protesting is about throwing metaphorical, and sometimes actual, stones at the windows of whoever they have an issue with.

Men Breastfeed Children To Show Their Support Of Nursing Mothers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A provocative campaign featuring men 'breastfeeding' children hopes to challenge stigma around public breastfeeding. Because some people - who must...

Unsafe Surgery Is a Global Crisis Silencing Millions of Women Around the World - Let's Talk About It

Sarah Kessler | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

International Women's Day is an artificial construct, but so is a banana split. It's still a rare and delightful invitation to sit down with a spoon or a microphone and talk about issues that affect women around the world.

#SaveBBC3: David Voices Support For Record-Breaking Petition

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Little Britain' comic David Walliams is the latest star to voice his support for the campaign to save BBC3 as an online petitions hits a record-break...

LOOK: Artist Peels Back Skin To Highlight Rights And Empowerment

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

Artist Hikaru Cho uses her body painting expertise to create incredible realistic effects which make it appear her models' skin is peeled back, in an ...

Soneva Fushi Is 'Finished With Fins'

Sonu Shivdasani | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK
Sonu Shivdasani

2014 is set to be a busy year for us all at The Soneva Group. With so many plans underway to improve and enhance the experiences at our resorts, we are sure to never lose sight of our commitment to environmentally responsible tourism.

Leeds Met Students Campaign To Stop University Changing Name

The Huffington Post UK | Edith Hancock | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students from Leeds Metropolitan University have been fighting to stop their university from changing its name, which would cost the institution up to...

Risque New Campaign Gets People Talking About the Joy of SAFE Sex, but What Is Its Message..?

Paul Drury | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Drury

Just before Valentine's Day, a hot new TV advert is celebrating the joy of SAFE sex. The provocative ad has certainly got people talking - but what is its message?

I'm Running for President of Twitter

James Thomas | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

You heard me. This is neither joke nor jape, neither jest nor jibe. This is real, dammit, as real as the fingers on my hands, as real as the piece of corn wedged between two of my back teeth since teatime. I'm running for President of Twitter harder than you've ever seen anyone run for anything in your entire life.

Stop Monkeying Around and Find Us an AIDS Vaccine

Victoria Martindale | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

'Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine!'' read the headlines earlier this month. It makes for an exciting time in AIDS research. Ever since the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was identified as the cause of AIDS over 30 years ago the world has thrown itself into a battle to beat AIDS.

Gay Insults Are So Gay

Jack Rattenbury | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Rattenbury

Have you ever heard someone describe someones t-shirt as 'really gay' or someones new hair cut as 'so gay?' I have and I'm absolutely sick of it. They are not gay, they are things. A t-shirt doesn't have the ability to love, let alone love another t-shirt.

Campaigning Is the Modern Tear Jerker

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Campaigning is a way of charities to claim authority over an issue, and be a voice for a section of society, controlling their political contribution, often without the involvement of those they purport to represent, simply to be a 'tear jerker'.

Campaigning Has Gone Mainstream

Katie White | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Politics
Katie White

Are you persuasive and stubborn? Do you care about things? That's probably most of us, at times. Well then, you could be a campaigner. In the UK - and it appears across the world - campaigning has gone mainstream.

The Bear Is Back!

David Ramsden | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
David Ramsden

Last week marked the official launch of BBC Children in Need's Appeal and the Charity is getting geared up for another fantastic year. The launch featured Sir Terry Wogan, Matt Baker, Gary Barlow, Nick Grimshaw, Alex Jones, JLS and Union J who have given their time and talent to kick-start our campaign and inspire thousands of people to get involved. Being part of Appeal every autumn is an amazing experience as people come together to have fun with the simple aim of giving children across the UK a better childhood. The need for our funding is real and urgent, importantly our ability to make a difference is all down to the incredible generosity, imagination and commitment of our supporters.

The Democratic Threat Posed By the Transparency of Lobbying Bill - Design or Default?

Linda Butcher | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Linda Butcher

In recent weeks many have set out clearly and convincingly why the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill, which is receiving its second reading today, is nothing short of a direct threat to the voice of civil society, freedom of speech, and the fundamentals of democracy.

Love Alive in Art: How My Garden of Love Grows

Ana Tzarev | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

In my years as an artist, I have observed that nature is the finest craftsman. Her flowers shoot forth from soil and sway in the breeze effortlessly, the product of such intelligent design. How easily we take for granted the wonder of creation, the hidden systems that keep the world in motion!

Celebrity Activists: Misguided Mercenaries or Genuine Do-Gooders?

Danny Bartlett | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Politics
Danny Bartlett

Coming off the back of a campaign victory - securing Citizenship in the secondary National Curriculum - I am reflecting on how success was achieved, the milestones reached and what ultimately lead to Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, safeguarding the subject as a programme of study at key stages 3 and 4.

World Hunger: Time Is Running Out

Bidisha | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Bidisha

In the days leading up to G8 there have been a series of focused campaigns, initiatives and events designed to raise awareness of specific policy issues which will be up for discussion at the summit. World hunger is one such issue, around which an impressively broad and powerful campaign called Enough Food For Everyone IF has mobilised, calling hunger "the great scandal of our age."

How Mary Seacole Opened My Eyes to the Power of the Web

Simon Woolley | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Woolley

The Jamaican Mary Seacole became an heroine when she travelled over 4,000 miles to nurse and attend sick British soldiers in the Crimea during the Crimean War. During her life her exploits were revered, by royalty, the military elite and thousands of ordinary citizens. More than 100 years later, tens of thousands of school children view Seacole as a wonderful role model.

A Year of Change

Brie Rogers Lowery | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Politics
Brie Rogers Lowery

One year ago, Change.org launched in the UK. It's grown more than we could ever have predicted. Using the incredible power of storytelling and the shareability that social media offers, individuals who have never considered themselves campaigners or identified as 'political' are challenging the institutions that govern their communities, cities regions and countries.