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An attack on social mobility: the English government’s plans to restrict access to student loans

The Department for Education (DfE) recently set out potential plans to restrict access to government student loans in England for students who lack English and Maths GCSEs, or two A-levels at grade E. These plans are part of a response to the Augar review of post-18 education; a landmark review conducted by finance expert Philip […]

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“Fighting the Beast”: the young people suing the government over climate change

Three young people are suing the UK government for failures to act on climate change. “We refuse to witness the violations by this UK government, and refuse to be complicit in the deaths of our human family,” the campaign Global Majority Vs UK Government stated in an Instagram video recorded during the first national lockdown, […]

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Golden Globes: how much has the film industry changed?

It is no secret that Hollywood is not the paradise it is often idealised as, especially for women, people of colour and other minority groups. After the prominence of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements at the 2018 Golden Globes, many of the female attendants wore black dresses in solidarity with women who were sharing […]

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An Interview with the Founder of Meadows Share

With over 47,000 members and averaging at about 120 posts a day, Edinburgh’s largest community Facebook group, The Meadows Share, has become a part of the daily lives of many who live in Scotland’s capital. Whether you have some items of furniture you no longer need, you’re looking to borrow a kitchen utensil, or you […]

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Match of the day: online dating during a pandemic

This article is a part of our series Love in the Time of Corona. If you have any interesting or scandalous love, relationship, or sex stories of your own during the pandemic, reach out to us! We’d love to hear all about it… In a world where you see the cashiers at your local Sainsbury’s […]

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The curious case of Covid deniers

As the UK became the first country in western Europe to record 3 million overall coronavirus cases, a number that is now approaching 4 million, most of us can hardly imagine a world without this virus. But for some, denying the existence of Covid-19 has become part of their daily lives. From posting videos of […]