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Small Businesses And Universities Should Seek To Benefit From Enhanced European Cooperation

Paul Moran | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Moran

And when the exchange of lessons and findings from all the participating institutions are combined during the SEC2U week, support networks can be strengthened across Europe, enhancing the recognition of how universities, startups and local communities can work more closely together for the benefit of all.

Britain Should Be A Soft-Power Super-Power

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

It's July 2009 and I'm in Sangin, Helmand province. British 'hard power', in the form of its military and governmental effort to subdue the Taleban, i...

Five Antidotes To The Rapid Travel Bug

Olivia Barnes-Brett | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Barnes-Brett

But why do we want to impress each other on social media? Why post as many travel photos online as possible? What are the benefits of this 'lightening travel' that sees people going to 14 foreign towns in as many days?

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

IDS Is Waking Up To Brexit

Tom Brake | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

It is a bit rich for the man who made EU baiting and hating an Olympic sport to claim the BBC is obsessed with Brexit. If the BBC or anyone else is obsessed with Brexit it is because our exit from the EU is going to dominate the government's and therefore the media's agenda for probably the next three or four years.

Is The World Making True Progress In Disaster Preparedness?

Louis Sherman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

Today we see Haiti ripped apart even more so than ever before, and now we must look to how future preparedness schemes across the world could halt such tragedies as those happening in Haiti happening to any other countries ever again into the future.

Will Sturgeon's Scotland Divorce the UK?

Rachel Loughran | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Loughran

Is the UK heading for divorce? Over one in three UK marriages ends in divorce, and with our nation in deep division over issues such as immigration, ...

Stand By Me: Who Supports The Workers Now?

John Hayes | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Politics
John Hayes

"A change is gonna come" rifted the PM this week, in Birmingham, evoking memories of the legendary Sam Cooke. The Tories are the supporters of "working class people." We'll see, but one must borrow from one of Sam Cooke's most famous covers and ask in reply: who will stand by the workers now?

Was David Cameron 'Really Good' For The Country?

Rachel Loughran | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Loughran

The nauseating Trump/Brexit mashup headline, courtesy of the Daily Star, no doubt had many backwards thinking Brexiteers waving their union jack flags and 'Go Home' placards in obvious joy.

The Chancellor Forgot This Huge Brexit Promise In His Speech

Benjamin Butterworth | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Benjamin Butterworth

Maybe it slipped the Chancellor's mind. He must have a lot to think about right about now. The long-term downward trend predictions for the British economy; the volatile dip in jobs and investment seen in July; the seven week low in the value of sterling today. Not an easy in-tray. But, in case he has forgotten, a few months ago some bold spending promises were made.

Brexit and Urban Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Peter Madden OBE

For urban innovation, there is an opportunity for cities, companies and institutions to engage in new ways on this global stage, and to do even better in developing the products and services for the markets of tomorrow.

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.