International

UK Disabled Artists Lead The World, But For How Long?

Jo Verrent | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jo Verrent

We live in a society where disability is still seen more frequently as a plot devise rather than simply part of the human condition (see autumn's new TV schedules with amputee Cormoran Strike in JK Rowling's Strike and acid-burned Gabriel Markham in Rellik). Where disability is most frequently acted rather than authentic (the above played by Tom Burke and Richard Dormer respectively, both non-disabled actors).

10 Tips For Travelling The Maldives On A Budget

Alexis Zahner | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexis Zahner

Idyllic turquoise ocean, palm lined empty beaches, colourful reef teeming with marine animals and exotic bungalows perched over the ocean, this is pretty typically the image you get when thinking of the Maldives.

International Mindedness - Teachers Are Talking About It, But What Exactly Is It?

Carolyn Savage | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Carolyn Savage

Most schools have their own definition of what it means to be internationally minded. Policies have been written, curricula developed and special even...

'Taking Back Control' Is Doomed - How About Cooperating Instead?

Ben Donaldson | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Politics
Ben Donaldson

Alongside policy makers, the media, educators and civil society all have a role to play. By highlighting how all UK citizens benefit from the international system, we can start to build a society that cares about global institutions (like the UN) in a similar vein to our concern for national institutions like the NHS. After all, both are fundamental to our country's well-being.

Why Aren't More Of Our Young People Learning Other Languages?

Vicky Gough | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Vicky Gough

It's no secret that the UK struggles when it comes to language learning. As a mostly monolingual nation, we've never quite grasped just how useful speaking another language can be. In fact, anything much beyond a basic 'bonjour' continues to be (somewhat embarrassingly) out of reach for many of us.

Why Books And Reading Should Be At The Heart Of What The UK Does Next...

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola J Rowley

And it all begins with the first stories we introduce our children to. The ones that open up the doors of possibility to what lies ahead and which stoke their imaginations. The inspiring, the educating and the delighting - as they learn to turn the pages one at a time.

International Football Represents The Best - Not Worst - Of Globalisation

Gayan Samarasinghe | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Sport
Gayan Samarasinghe

I'm not sure whether Vadim's characterisation is accurate, but I like to believe so. Even when football leaves you running for your life, screaming - perhaps a mutual respect between nations lies at its heart.

How Come We Don't Have An 'International Doctors Day'?

Jane Ball | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK
Jane Ball

I checked in case it was just me, being nursing-centric, who had missed the fact we annually celebrate medicine and the work of doctors. But no, it wa...

Oxford To Win The 2017 Boat Race

Johnny Luk | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Sport
Johnny Luk

I will say straight off the bat, barring a sinking or crash; Oxford University Men's first team will win the 2017 Boat Race. I didn't go to either university, so I have no bias here.

Shedding Some Light On 'Dark Social': Why Content Must Be More Engaging Than Ever Before

Mick Entwisle | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

While Dark Social represents a major challenge for marketers looking to better measure and understand the different elements of their marketing, it also represents an opportunity for brands innovating in the space.

Gender Equality: We Need To Walk The Walk, Not Just Talk The Talk

Bibi Hilton | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bibi Hilton

all women everywhere The saying goes that talk is also cheap. Maybe that's why so many businesses prefer to 'talk' about gender equality rather than make the cultural and policy changes needed to address the issues.

Let's Start With The Children

Shahida Rahman | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shahida Rahman

Not bad... for a girl. It almost sounds like a compliment, doesn't it? We have all heard comments like this and, whether we bristle at the low bar ...

The Video World Has Evolved... But Have Brands And Agencies Kept Up?

Mick Entwisle | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Mick Entwisle

Video is everywhere. Read this on a packed train, and you can be sure that at least half of those on their mobile are watching some form of video content; after all, 13% of adults' social media time is spent watching video, equating to around 10 minutes every day.

Dear UK - How To Survive 2017, From The Rest Of The World

Anna-Joy Rickard | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics
Anna-Joy Rickard

And so, as our world rocks, my friend will choose whether he will return from Rwanda, and my Latin American friends will ask what I'm doing in my neighbourhood, and my Russian and Asian acquaintances will maybe wonder what all the fuss is about. And hopefully, perhaps a few of these insights from around the world will help some of us in Britain, as we search for answers, work out how we go about rebuilding.

Zero Possibility Of 'Getting To Zero' On Child Mortality?

Helen Morton | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK
Helen Morton

If the global community is serious about 'getting to zero' on under-five child deaths, it needs to be equally serious about drowning, positioning prevention as a priority; a forgotten, but fundamental, Global Goal enabler.

2016 - The Year Of Progression

Carine Bambara | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carine Bambara

Achieving a ban on nuclear weapon is not as hard as it sounds, as I've outlaid before; making nuclear weapons illegal would be the best start to this. This would make it illegal for any country to attain nuclear weapons by the buying, selling or transfer of them, with economic sanctions (or a harshening of sanctions) if a country goes against this.

'You Just Might Say We're Santa's Elves' - Meet The Man Who Travels The World Delivering The Gift of Life Against The Clock

Henny Braund | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Henny Braund

Although Anthony Nolan supports patients in the UK, donors can come from anywhere in the world. Because stem cells cannot survive outside the body for longer than 72 hours, we rely on volunteer couriers to make sure these precious cells are delivered to the patient as quickly and safely as possible.

Post-Brexit: How To 'Remain' A Global Student

Eleanor Osborne | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Eleanor Osborne

The dust has finally settled over Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union, and as politicians begin to negotiate the terms of our sep...

'Now More Than Ever' - Why The UK Needs To Make More Time For Language Learning In The Run Up To Brexit

Vicky Gough | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Vicky Gough

That said, what is clear, from this new research at least, is that the will to improve our language skills is there, among the British public. For teachers, pupils and parents, this week is certainly a good time to start taking advantage of that but if we are to ensure languages get the place they deserve more widely, we need to make language learning a national and personal priority going forward.

Stop Making Excuses For The Racists Who Voted Trump

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

History repeats itself. The day after the Brexit referendum, left-leaning publications rushed to justify the vote as an anti-establishment revolt by t...

A Different Kind of Cuban Revolution

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK
Maximilian Yoshioka

Despite its reputation as a stagnant state-run economy, over the past few years the Cuban government has passed pro-business reforms that have unleashed a flurry of entrepreneurial activity. How and why has this happened, and will Castro Inc. stick to the plan?

How to Get Into Oxford as an International Student

Marcus Ereira | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Marcus Ereira

Coming down from your country to the UK you are not going to settle for anything les than Oxbridge. However, the Oxbridge application process is sligh...

Cucumbers? Blame the UN

Christian Friis Bach | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Christian Friis Bach

As the UK referendum on Brexit approaches I feel obliged to stand forward and confess. The European Union is often criticized for dealing with ridiculous things such as the shape of cucumbers: banning the curved ones and imposing straight ones on farmers and consumers alike.

Scotland's Plans For Summer (Not Including Football)

Vince Raison | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK Sport
Vince Raison

There's a misconception going round that Scots will be sitting at home quietly fuming right now. After all, they're the ones with the empty calendar this summer. But nothing could be further from the truth...

World Humanitarian Summit: Drowning ... In Silence

Helen Morton | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Politics
Helen Morton

The image of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler washed ashore on a Turkish beach, is one of the most resonant of our times. A picture that changed the pi...