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Brexit Britain: A Foreign Student's Blues

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

All things considered, I am no longer sure I want to stay. The only consideration keeping me here is last year's £18,000 university fee - it would really be a waste not to graduate. I can only hope that as Britons are confronted by a longer non-EU queue at Charles de-Gaulle's airport and the need to apply for a visa for a weekend break in Stockholm, these attitudes will change.

Bye Bye Boozy Britain As No Alcohol Bars Show Drinking May Finally Be Going Out of Fashion

Lauren Booth | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Lauren Booth

In Britain we have reached the stage in our relationship with booze best summed up as can't live with it and unable to live without it. As Theresa Ma...

Moving Forward Following The EU Referendum - Globalisation Is Key

Professor Christina Slade | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Politics
Professor Christina Slade

You probably remember exactly where you were when you heard the result of the Brexit referendum. I was in Germany on June 24 when the news broke about Britain's decision to leave the EU. I spent the day with many of my peers from other universities and our mood was sombre. We feared for the future of research funding, staff and student mobility and international scholarly collaboration.

Brexit Is No Blank Cheque For Eurosceptics

Benjamin Butterworth | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Politics
Benjamin Butterworth

If those of us backed remain don't make our arguments clearly and forcefully through the impending negotiations, we risk writing a blank cheque for the eurosceptics. During the referendum, the Leave camp were at pains to tell us they didn't know to set out specifics of a post-Brexit Britain, because this wasn't a manifesto. They won the EU vote - now they must be held to account on the ideas put forward.

Let's Not Wait For Another Alan Kurdi

Abdulla Zaman | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Abdulla Zaman

On 2nd September, a year will have passed since the tragic story of Alan Kurdi. The body of the three-year-old was found washed upon the Turkish beach...

Britons' Brexit Feelings Revealed, Two Months After The Vote

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK

Brits are largely positive about the country’s future two months after the greatest political shake-up in decades, a new poll has revealed. More th...

Should We Really Choose Isolationism? Open Letter To MPs

Federico Moscogiuri | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Politics
Federico Moscogiuri

On Monday, 5th September, Parliament will hold a debate on whether to hold a second EU referendum.The referendum result has placed the UK at a crossroads. Where the UK goes from here will not only determine the future of the UK, but will have a big impact on the EU as well, and by extension the international community.

The Burkini Is A Problem, But Banning It Is No Solution

Tom J Wilson | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Politics
Tom J Wilson

Europe now appears set to play host to a miserable culture clash. But if political leaders don't act fast we may even see an escalation to outbreaks of sectarian and inter-ethnic violence. What is for sure, however, is that simply trying to outlaw the most visible signs of the problem will be no solution.

Young People Show Equality Through European Project

Shaniqua Benjamin | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Shaniqua Benjamin

TCFT is a process that not only allows young people to develop creatively, but it also allows them to develop as individuals and as leaders for the future, learning from each other in a safe, relaxed environment.

Finding Luxury In Dubrovnik: A Guide

Krissie Rogers | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

Truthfully, who doesn't want to live the luxe life, particularly when travelling? Of course, some places are easier to do this in than others. Luxury in Africa? Seemingly difficult. Luxury in Croatia? Incredibly easy and I found the perfect way to do it in the historic city of Dubrovnik.

Brexit: It's All About PMA for the UK Housing Sector

Simon Thomas | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

As a supporter of the remain campaign of course I believe that Brexit was the wrong decision for our country. However, while I feel disappointed by the outcome, I am also a realist. And I am determined to make the very best of the situation at hand. After all, where there is uncertainty and upheaval, there is always opportunity.

Finding Time in Finland: A Summer-Scape Into Serenity

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

The sun was setting on the vibrant skyline of Helsinki when I arrived. Finland's buzzing capital is every bit the diverse and design-orientated hub its proud locals would have you believe.

Beware Theresa May - Foreign Affairs Brings Down Every Tory Prime Minister Since Churchill

Martin Robson | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Robson

Conservative Prime Ministers are brought down by Foreign policy issues, more often than not, over the issue of Britain's relationship with Europe. Brexit brought Mrs May to the Premiership; delivering it could take it away from her.

Europe Should Adopt a Policy of Co-operation and Reciprocity to Tackle Refugee Crisis

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mohsin Tanveer

If and when the time comes that these refugees are in the clear and can return to their home states, Europe, if it adopts the Betts' alternative, can proudly pat itself on the back for turning a disaster into an example of an ethically sound political solution to be utilized as a model reference in the field of refugee law and policy.

Finally, A Television Talent Show Worth Focussing On

Paul Marshall | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

They're a remembrance of a time long since forgotten. They're a brief moment in history captured in perpetuity for future generations. They're a glorious celebration of humanity's inherent kindness. They're a painful reminder of the incomprehensible and intolerable cruelty of mankind. They're a recollection of society's greatest triumphs and its failures.

Is Classic Rock Still a Force to Be Reckoned With? Or Just a Ramblin' Man?

Jez Fielder | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jez Fielder

With The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Heart back in the billboard album top 10, I started to wonder if there is a secret to rock n roll longevity. So I took my hair and my sunscreen along to this year's Ramblin' Man Fair to find out.

After Brexit, What Next for Britain's Youth?

Amelia Womack | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia Womack

Currently, the EU provides billions in funding for our Higher Education institutions; gives vital support to Further Education; enables young people to live and study across the continent; and creates jobs and training opportunities. Brexit does not need to mean the end for youth opportunity, but there is a great deal of work to be done to ensure that our futures are not damaged by it.

Why Post-Referendum We Need Centrist Politics

Rebecca Hills | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Rebecca Hills

The future of the UK outside of the EU is uncertain but if we let those with radical and divisive views take control of our country rather than moving back towards the path of centrism, the future is likely to be a far less inclusive and united place.

Small Businesses Reliant on the EU Need Brexit Answers ASAP

Neely Reyes | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Politics
Neely Reyes

I'm not naïve and I completely understand that Brexit is a massive undertaking for the government to negotiate, and probably one that none of them really want to be doing. Sadly I fear there is no question that lots of small businesses won't survive Brexit and for that reason we deserve answers sooner rather than later.

The Importance of Global Unity Against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Chris Head | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Head

On May 24th, CoMO organised a parliamentary meeting entitled, 'Life Course Vaccination: From Babyhood to Healthy Ageing - what are the priorities?' in...

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Charlie Compitus | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Compitus

BLAIR REVEALS HE IS HUMAN & THE CHICKEN COUP The year two thousand and sixteen (MMXVI) will no doubt be chiselled into the dusty, rich leathery bo...

What Next for Pro-Europeans?

Joe Williams | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Williams

We must let the government enter their negotiations with the Union's other members. And we must keep making the case for both a democratic and free Europe - and of the necessity of a public vote on the terms of whatever exit deal is produced.

Political Experiments, Divisive Narratives: How Brexit Jolted Memories of Soviet Collapse

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

The morning after the UK referendum, on 24 June, I woke up feeling a strong sense of déjà-vu: that I had seen and gone through it all before, around...

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

The Divorce Referendum: Brexit and Relationships

Graham Russell | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Graham Russell

As a relationship and leadership coach this feels like the equivalent of asking a whole bunch of people you don't know to vote as to whether you should stay married or not. There is no trial separation. Their result is final. You might be going through a rocky patch but that's no reason to give up or abdicate responsibility.