The St Andrews Africa Summit Sees Africa Arrive to St Andrews

Yousra Elbagir | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yousra Elbagir

All in all, SASUUM initiated the eye-opening dialogue that will usher in a new dawn of engagement with African affairs.

Want to Make a Difference? Just Do It.

Jenny Garrett | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a woman of my word. I set out thinking about how I could help girls. My first foray was to provide workshops for teen Mums, but I didn't feel that was enough and I wasn't sure I was the right person to make a difference with that audience.

Making in the Modern World

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Greenlees

The executive director of the Crafts Council on the organisation's ground-breaking new conference Since joining the Crafts Council, one thing I've be...

The British Left Just Came Roaring Back to Life

Bradley Allsop | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

Youth membership has doubled since the European elections. National membership is up 28% since the start of the year, at a time when Labour and the Tories memberships are declining. Polling close to a junior member of government...For too long there has been a void in British politics, but it is now filled. The British Left has just come roaring back, and politics is about to get interesting.

Nine Ways To Make Your Business Events More Engaging

Hilary Wardle | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK
Hilary Wardle

Events don't always have to be held in a conference centre. You can hold them anywhere, and a more imaginative location will spark creativity amongst attendees. Why not source a derelict (but safe) vacant space, or even hold your event outdoors?

E3 2014 Show Conferences in a Nutshell

Alan Boiston | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Alan Boiston

The enormity of expectation of the E3 Conferences never fails in producing a fever-pitched audience. The hype, the buzz of excitement that fills the air waiting for new multi-million dollar franchises to be revealed. That wave of excitement is renewed every year as we see new hardware or new developments pushing older hardware to previously unattainable levels of performance.

Nuclear Summit in Holland Neglects Crucial Security Issues

Behnam Taebi | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Behnam Taebi

Earlier this week, the Netherlands hosted the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). More than 50 world leaders where in The Hague to enhance international nuclear security...

Student Feminism: Refining the Blurred Lines In 2014

Marley Miller | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marley Miller

2013 was the year the NUS decided enough was enough for 'lad culture'. Their "That's what she said" report sparked a new wave of feminism on campuses across the UK, bursting with students ready to put down their razors, bin their copy of The Sun (or at least Page 3) and tell their student union to pull the plug on Blurred Lines.

'Invented Here': London's TEDx Women Talks Set for December

Louisa Daniels | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

If you haven't heard of TED Talks by now, where have you been? Seriously, they are fantastic! With conferences taking place all over the globe, TED, who are a non-profit organisation, are dedicated to an 'Ideas Worth Spreading' ethos.

UN Climate Change Summit Framed By Landmark IPCC Study

Julian Hunt | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

The annual UN Annual Climate Change Summit began in Poland on November 11th and continues until the 22nd. This major international conference is a key stepping stone towards the goal of securing by end-2015 a comprehensive global climate change treaty to take effect from 2020 onward.

The Protection Of Future Generations

One Young World | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK
One Young World

Counsellors Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, Sir Bob Geldof, musician and Activist and Ahmed Kathrada, apartheid prisoner and close friend to Nelson Mandela were panelists during the Session.

Cameron's Fairy Tale

Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer

Fairy tales, it is argued, all consist of a combination of just 31 sequential elements; between the 'once upon a time' and the 'happily ever after', nothing ever takes place when it shouldn't. In his speech to the Conservative Party Conference yesterday, David Cameron gave the impression that he thinks life works in much the same way, telling under-25s to: "Go to school. Go to college. Do an apprenticeship. Get a job."

Britain's Golden Era

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

"China's power is on the rise." "India's capability worries the west." Sound familiar? If I ask 'What's Britain's golden age?' What's your first res...

It's Time to 'Lean in' and Do Something About Diversity at Tech Events

Sharon O'Dea | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Tech
Sharon O'Dea

Having a greater variety of voices, backgrounds and experiences represented makes conferences better, and that, in turn, makes the tech industry better. But for that to happen, organisers need to be more proactive about recruiting diverse speakers, and more of us need to get over our nerves, grab opportunities where they come, and put ourselves forward.

The End of Solidarity?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

The point is that we are both disabled, both face barriers thrown up by society and we work together to ensure our world us more accessible. All disabled people should be taking this direction. We must not start fighting amongst ourselves over who deserves more, even if what is offered to us all is getting less and less.

Labour Increases Poll Lead Over Tories

PA | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Politics

Labour has increased its lead over the Conservatives to eight points during the autumn party conference season, according to a poll published today. ...

One Nation Ed - Has He Grabbed it Away From the Tories Forever?

Iain Anderson | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

MIliband depicted the immense patriotism of an immigrant family story to stir up the party faithful in the hall. But today he did much more than that - he brought to life a political creed that the Tory party may have cast aside.

How I Came to Rekindle my Love for the Conference

Justin Small | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Tech
Justin Small

When exactly did I become the passive puppy I am today with little or no expectation from conferences except that the food is half decent and the hotel is not too close to a major motorway?

Journalists Exposed for Their Biased Coverage of Riots

Deborah Hobson | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK
Deborah Hobson

News outlets need to be held to account for their coverage of the headline-hitting English riots, a new report has argued.

It's all About ME! Plugging the Party Conference Line in the 21st Century

Danny Bartlett | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Politics
Danny Bartlett

The wizardry of the hash tag/Twitter combo is now everywhere, uniting opinion on many fronts from party politics to #whitegirlproblems, whatever they may be. In terms of the internet democratising us, I feel this social network has by far come the closest to achieving that aim.

Can Charity pay off the National Debt?

Stuart Bonar | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Politics
Stuart Bonar

It may strike some, me included, as surprising that people would donate to pay down the National Debt rather than give to help find a cure for cancer or feed a starving child, but it's their money... well, it's ours now.

At Last, Ed Miliband will Tell us Why he Should be Prime Minister

Jonathan Walker | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Politics
Jonathan Walker

The theme of Labour's annual conference in Liverpool this coming week will be "responsibility", as Ed Miliband begins trying to explain why he should become Prime Minister.

Nick Clegg's conference speech: 1 Plus & 2 minuses

Max Atkinson | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

Having grumbled previously about Nick Clegg's past attempts to imitate David Cameron's walkabout apparently unscripted style of delivery, I was deligh...