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Students vs Climate change: What could the new policing bill mean for student climate activism?

Introduced in March 2021, the UK government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill proposes widespread new crime and justice legislation. Amongst other proposals, the bill proposes changes to rights of assembly and freedom of expression, which threatens the right to protest.  Direct action has long been key to environmental movements, disturbing business as usual to […]

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Cancel Culture Trio: Rise of the Influencer

High-profile individuals have long influenced consumerism and marketing decisions. The advent of YouTube in 2005 led to lifestyle bloggers pursuing leisure, fashion, tech, and adventure avenues, and Twitter followed close behind in 2006. However, the term “Influencer” as a job title, has only properly emerged since the creation of Instagram in 2010.  Instagram has transformed […]

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Vices and Viruses

Covid’s effect on young people with gambling addictions Life for many has changed, considerably. Staying at home has replaced work, travel and socialising. Furloughing and joblessness has led people to rely on technology for entertainment and fulfilment. These factors have bred the perfect environment for online gambling addictions to develop, as reflected in the number […]

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The effects of cancel culture in our society

As people locked down over the last six months, and global internet usage soared, the topic of ‘cancel culture’ arose in public conversation.Cancel culture can be defined as the practice of withdrawing support for public figures or companies after they have done something considered objectionable. This then causes a social media backlash and their ‘cancelling’, […]

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2020 United States presidential elections: what does the United Kingdom have to lose?

With the US presidential election well underway, the consequences of impending results have come to the forefront of the UK’s political radar. Aside from the importance of the ‘special relationship’, this election’s results will be particularly significant to UK citizens as they will determine the UK-US post-Brexit trade deal in January when the UK will […]