Tom Davies
Relevantly irreverent, Tom Davies is a freelance writer and satirist with what can only be described as a “risqué” sense of humour. His articles cover the entire spectrum of issues affecting the student psyche including drinking, sex (lack of), studying (lack of) and careers (lack of). After watching “Friends with Benefits”, Tom has a life-long ambition to become editor of GQ. @tomdavies32

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Entries by Tom Davies

Banking Reforms - Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?

(0) Comments | Posted 27 March 2013 | (14:55)

When it comes to the Basel III banking reforms, the Eurozone and the US are dragging their feet. Some of the more sheltered economies have already begun enforcing changes to bank balance sheets. By comparison, the European arrangement still needs to be ratified by financial ministers before rules can come...

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Swansea's Ballboy Incident Highlights the Growing Lack of Respect in Football

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (11:19)

Last night's Capital One Cup tie saw a farcical incident in which a player was sent off for kicking a time-wasting ballboy. Chelsea's Eden Hazard saw red after taking none of the ball and all of the man in his challenge on the young Swansea fan.

First of all, it...

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Is Jessica Ennis "the Body"? Alt. Olympics Review

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2012 | (16:06)

Those watching Saturday's 100m preliminary round might have mistaken Timi Garstang for a games steward given the sedentary pace at which he ran. During the race, the Marshall Islands sprinter clocked an underwhelming time of 12.81 seconds. In this time, he was lapped twice by Usain Bolt who had heard...

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Private Schools vs State Schools: A Student's Riposte to Murray and O'Farrell

(1) Comments | Posted 31 July 2012 | (23:01)

Looking at the Murray-O'Farrell private-state school debate , it is extremely interesting to see that almost all the Guardian commenters are parents. Even more interesting is that both of the aforementioned accounts are riddled with political rhetoric and self-righteous fallacy. As a 21 year-old graduate I'd...

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Coked Up to the Eyeballs... Commercialism, Patriotism and the Olympic Dream

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2012 | (12:22)

My oh my, inspired by the Olympic dream, I have decided to get in shape. Lord Coe has instilled within me a sense of burgeoning ambition and, even at the ripe old age of 21, I am certain that I will play for England in the next World Cup. In...

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Your Middle-Class Guide to the Job Centre

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2012 | (12:18)

Look at you with your university education, horrible red trousers and penchant for Starbucks macchiato. You've graduated, now you find yourself unemployed and Daddy's just cut you off. How are you going to fund your gratuitous middle-class lifestyle now? Jack Wills won't issue you a credit note Farquar.


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Is Your Degree More Than Just a Piece of Paper?

(4) Comments | Posted 16 July 2012 | (11:44)

We live in a world where pragmatism dominates idealism. Does a nurse or an accountant provide more value to society? When faced with a question like this, the idealists among us would question the definition of "value". By contrast, the pragmatists would revert to the only objective benchmark available and...

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The Alternative Graduate Careers Guide

(0) Comments | Posted 17 January 2012 | (17:24)

In three years of jobseeking, I have submitted around 100 applications, amassed 18 rounds of assessment, been through more interviews than I can remember and, through all of this, maintained a 100% record. Sadly, this unblemished level of achievement that I speak of corresponds to a 100% record of failure....

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