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Why Should the UK Remain in the EU?

Georgie Harris | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgie Harris

People aged 18-24 are the only age group who are apparently more likely to vote remain than leave, with 53% of those asked saying they are backing remain. This, sadly, is irrelevant however unless young people actually make it to a polling station and vote. This is our future - we need to make sure our voices aren't drowned out.

Brexit Would Be a Victory for Racists

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

As the date of the EU referendum vote draws closer and closer, polls are worryingly beginning to show the Brexit campaign stretching out in front. But do we truly understand the intentions behind the Leave campaign and the knock-on impacts a Brexit vote will have on our country?

Tired of the EU Referendum? Here's Some Music

Tim Thornton | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Hearing a few decent tunes never fails to calm me down, keep me sane, reassure me that - in the words of The Killers - everything will be all right. So I made a playlist. Each tune on the playlist is from a different EU country.

Why We Will All Be Happier When the Brexit Vote Is Done

Susanna Halonen | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Susanna Halonen

As we await for the Brexit Poll to take place on 23 June, we are living in a miserable state of uncertainty. That's why when the poll takes place and we'll get the final results, we'll all be happier regardless of the outcome.

China Is Today's Goliath, And It Needs the Courage of David to Stand Up to It

Benedict Rogers | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

China's belligerence is making it look increasingly like the Old Testament warrior Goliath, not only in its size and power, but in its attitude to the rest of the world. But there the parallel ends, because among the international community - governments, corporations, international institutions - no David has yet appeared. On the contrary, the Goliath that is China today is holding everyone else to ransom.

Legal Debates on Decryption and "Contents of the Mind"

Julian Vigo | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

On 25 February, Magistrate Alicia G Rosenburg signed the first ever seizure warrant for a fingerprint to unlock the iPhone of Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan in ...

Racism in Sentencing From Stanford to London

Julian Vigo | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

Nostradamus is reputed to have foretold the atrocities of Hitler, the atomic bomb, the even the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.  But reading throu...

EU: In or Out? None of Us Have a Bloody Clue - But Let's Not Lose Friends Over It

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Tenison MBE

Please let's stay friends on this - I know I've been teasing the leavers, but it's done in jest. I do love a good-natured vicious argument but I will be the first to kiss and make up once the vote is counted. May the best camp win. The subject is now closed.

Who's Really To Blame?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

Immigration, immigration, immigration. That's what we hear; that's one of the main battlegrounds of the upcoming EU referendum. It's everywhere: "They're stealing our jobs! They're pilfering our benefits! They're destroying our national identity." Damn those immigrants. Nothing but trouble.

Rain Has 'Saved France'

Stephen Clarke | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK
Stephen Clarke

I was having a drink with a Socialist the other night (it's something that can easily happen in Paris), and naturally we got on to the subject of wate...

Going Back to Uni - A Road Less Travelled

Becky Barnes | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

At the back of my mind I had always felt disappointed that I had never finished university. I was an intelligent woman who had drifted in and out of a succession of less than inspiring jobs and I always felt I was capable of so much more, but I didn't know what.

Stick Figures - The Danger of Playing the Numbers Game With Trees

Matt Daw | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

What's the difference between a tree and a tree? Potentially a lot. Let me illustrate. Meet Greta*. Greta is a Beech tree nestled in a patch of woodl...

Students Fight for Veggie and Vegan Options at University

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

2016 is the biggest ever year for vegans, with brands such as Quorn releasing egg-free products, Guinness planning to create a vegan beer, and Ben & Jerry's announcing dairy-free ice creams. Universities are generally known as places that advocate this sort of forward thinking and embrace positive change. Why then do so many British universities seem so behind on providing vegetarian and vegan options in their student unions?

Star Academy: Hague, Jolie, and the LSE

Julian Vigo | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

As a scholar with years of teaching experience plus research, public lectures, grants, as well as a body of academic publications to show for my years...

Shocking Student Mental Health Statistics in New Report

Lucy Roberts | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Roberts

Mental illness among students is at the highest it's been since 2007. *TRIGGER WARNING* In the last few days a shocking report has been published...

Yours for £1 - This Stunning National Trust Farm

Richard Neale | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Richard Neale

We want an experienced shepherd, able to move their flock of sheep to ensure that sensitive habitats get the grazing they need. Plantlife Cymru have kindly offered to purchase the farmer's new flock. The National Trust will offer the successful applicant expert conservation and farming support, as well as providing a farmhouse with picture-perfect views over the North Wales coast.

Telegraph Suggests Brighton Should Leave UK, Brighton Already in Progress

Liam Evans | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
Liam Evans

In Monday's opinion piece for The Telegraph, one self-assured pundit claimed that 'perhaps Brighton should hold its own referendum, on independence fr...

Cameron's Referendum Is Not About Making Britain Great Again, It Is About Germany's Growing Role In the EU

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

As an ordinary British citizen similar to the 16% of the voters unsure whether they should support Britain staying in the European Union or join the c...

The Death of the Classroom

Julian Vigo | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

Paolo Friere, a twentieth century Brazilian educator and leader theorist of critical pedagogy is best known for his work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed wh...

Twins: Coming to a Boardroom Near You

Steve Loynes | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents
Steve Loynes

There are four primary reasons for multiple births. "It runs in the family" (inherited on the mother's side) and a higher propensity within some ethnic groups; Nigeria has the highest multiple births rates in the world, for example, with Japan among the lowest. However, neither of these are increasing the overall number of multiple births.

Drastic Improvements Needed for Student Mental Health Services

Lucy Roberts | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Roberts

Hope At Hand have launched a new petition to improve continuity of mental health care for students. One in four of us experience mental health issues in the UK each year, so why is it yet to become a priority for the UK government?

How UK Labour Moderates Played the Jewish Card, and Why They Used Us to Do It

Alex Benjamin | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Benjamin

Ask any British Jew what they want most, and most will tell you to live peacefully, quietly, and to live a Jewish life without fuss and attention. That's why it sits so badly with me that we have been manipulated like this. Used and I would say, abused in this inter-Labour warfare.

The Misleading Research at the Heart of Disability Cuts

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

In the wake of the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith, the UK Government's attack on disability benefits has only just started to receive mainstream cov...

The Era of Working for Free

Julian Vigo | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Julian Vigo

I remember from the mid 1990s while teaching at New York University I started receiving approximately a half dozen requests each year to write letters...

Carol Vorderman Slams Cameron As A Hypocrite Over Panama Papers Scandal

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

Presenter Carol Vorderman has labelled David Cameron as a "hypocrite" in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal. The leak of 11 million documents which...