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Unpacking Facebook Vs YouTube Battle For Consumer Eyeballs

Sean Everett | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Sean Everett

This week Facebook announced that it would be including mid-roll ads in the videos that show up in its highest value real estate - the news feed. It's a shot across the bow of YouTube to get more of the content creators, both new and existing, to switch from YouTube's walled garden to Facebook's.

Academics' Survey Shows Little Support For Higher Education Bill

Sally Hunt | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics
Sally Hunt

To protect our students and the global reputation enjoyed by UK universities, we must have more rigorous quality measures applied before any new provider is allowed to access either degree awarding powers or state funding via the student loans system. And it's time for a major rethink on the Tef, which cannot be successful while so many question its value. Let's hope the minister is in listening mode.

Science And Arts

Deborah Bull | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Bull

The data reveals that 52% of those who define themselves as 'sciency' also choose to describe themselves as 'arty', suggesting that many of us do not see our skills and interests as being confined to a single category.

Foreign Residents Felt Welcome - In Pre-Brexit UK

Malte Zeeck | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Malte Zeeck

Taiwan, Malta and Ecuador top the list of the best places to live abroad in the third annual InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey. With more than 14...

How Many Vegans? One of the Fastest Growing Lifestyle Movements

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

For the last decade, The Vegan Society has been asked on a weekly basis how many vegans there are, and all we've been able to say in recent years was that we thought numbers would probably have doubled since 2006. On occasion, I've also replied that everyone eats vegan food on a daily basis, but that vegans just eat a little more plant-based than others.

Queen's University Students Launch NI's First Non-Consensual Sexual Experiences Survey: Here's Why

Bradley Allsop | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Across the UK there has been a disturbing lack of research into sexual violence and consent at universities, a testament to how we are failing to ensure a safe and enjoyable time to students. What little evidence that has been collated is not reassuring.

Six Tips for Cultivating Confidence

Karen Pine | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

I am currently conducting a survey into confidence and one of the things I'm interested in is the way a person's body is when they lack confidence. They tend to slump, they withdraw physically, their head drops and their eyes look away.

Proof That Home Is Where the Heart Is

Katie Palmer | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Palmer

My university days are officially over, and the past three years have flown by horrendously fast. Apart from receiving a 1st for my dissertation, the second most memorable part of my university experience has to be the dreaded move from my home in Essex to Kent...

Alcoholism: The Secret to Long Life? Stop Drinking!

Xavier Toby | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

I'm a big one for calling them out every time they trot out something as interesting, insightful and revolutionary, which is actually common sense, no sense or nonsense. Then this study comes along, and it's reaffirmed my faith in statistics everywhere. If mathematicians and scientists could design their own porn, it'd be a naked somebody rolling around on findings just like this.

Love on the Agenda

Charles Elvin | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

More than 70% of managers surveyed said they had no problem with workplace romance as long as those involved acted professionally.

UK Transport Providers: Is This the Final Strike?

Sophia Parsons | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

Of the 2,000 people asked, only 15% believe UK transport providers, meaning buses, trains, tubes and taxis, do a decent job; anyone who's been on the Northern Line pre-9am will vouch alongside the 45% of folk who complain overcrowding is a serious problem with public transport during winter.

Students Spend £170 on Christmas

Owen Burek | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Burek

77% of students admitted that they will struggle financially this Christmas, with many spending beyond their means. Despite this, only 57% have saved any money to tide them through this money-tight period.

Britain's Army of 2.9Million Homepreneurs Hold Key to Local Economic Growth

Emma L. Jones | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

Britain's booming army of 2.9m homepreneurs spend more than £40billion of their earnings in their own local economy and are on track to create over five million freelance jobs, a major new report from Enterprise Nation and Direct Line for Business has revealed today.

Why Brits Need More Holidays

Emma Rose Black | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Tired, stressed and in need of some sun? Apparently the average Brit now 'needs' a holiday every 56 days. But are we getting enough?

Forty Million Dis-Appointments

Jim Sherifi | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Jim Sherifi

Maybe instead we should just accept that no system is perfect and in one with nearly 400million documented contacts between human beings; that 10 million dysfunctional ones ain't that bad after all.

Major Culture Transformation to Help Women in the Workplace Needed

Barbara Stocking | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Barbara Stocking

Unless we see a true cultural shift and change of attitude throughout the fabric of our workplaces, no matter how hard a college like Murray Edwards tries, it will still be difficult for our women to have the impact they aspire to in the world.

Fair Trade Insights for Fairtrade Fortnight - What Do Consumers Think About Brands With a Fair Trade Ethos?

Jack R. Miles | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Jack R. Miles

As we're approaching the conclusion of Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 24th February to 9th March, it feels appropriate to look in detail at what fair trade means for brands and consumers today.

Domestic Violence Rate Up By 30% In Twelve Months, Figures Show

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Matthews | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

The number of domestic violence crimes reported in the UK has increased almost 30% in the past 12 months, official figures have revealed. There wer...

The Truth About Trolling

Lee Langford | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Lee Langford

Facebook is the site where social media users are most likely to have suffered harassment or abuse - reflecting its much higher usage than other social media sites. Nearly two thirds (74%) have experienced this type of activity on Facebook with Twitter next at 12% and then YouTube at 9%.

The View From Benefits Street

Laurence Stellings | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Laurence Stellings

While few political commentators, bloggers and pundits have yet to offer a view on Channel 4's Benefits Street, a programme dubbed 'poverty porn' by critics, there is one voice largely missing from the debate: that of those receiving benefits across Britain.

Most Desirable Singles of 2014: Why the Numbers Don't Add Up

Sophie Labrey | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Labrey

Last week PlentyOfFish released a US survey revealing 'the most desirable singles of 2014' and they left us with a less than desirable outlook of finding love online. In fact, the data depicts an image that leaves us wondering if our only hope of finding love is in an episode of Grey's Autonomy.

'Embarrassing' Parents: Cringey or Cool?

Anna Pitts | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Whilst it is understandable that anything that combines parents and 'getting jiggy' are quite possibly the most mortifying situations to be in, other activities that made the 'Top 10 Cringe Index' seem questionable.

Plugged In

Alice Stansfield | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Stansfield

The issues with our connection is the concept that we can't detach from being constantly 'Plugged In'. Advice on living the virtual world? It is almost impossible for some, and to escape it now is to be excluded from a social and business part of the generation we live in.

Brits' Sarcasm and Drinking Not Popular With Expats..

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Sarcastic humour, heavy drinking and the weather are among the dislikes of foreign expats living in the UK, according to research. More than half (...

Climate Change Casts a Long Shadow Over British Childhoods

David Bull | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK
David Bull

By showing strong leadership and committing its fair share of new money to the Green Climate Fund to help children adapt to the effects of climate change, the UK Government can make sure children everywhere have enough nutritious food to eat, grow up to fulfil their potential and do not pay for our past mistakes with their futures.