• 3, 2, 1… Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action (also known as positive discrimination in the UK) is a system whereby members of groups known to have been previously discriminated against are given preferential treatment in the employment or education process. This can be in the form of quotas, or just employer/recruiter making their decision with...
  • Inclusivity: Can you paint with all the colours of Disney?

    The first fully animated Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was released in 1937. Being released two years prior to World War II means that the film reflects very different societal values and attitudes to todays. Thankfully, we now have characters like Merida in Brave who are...
  • Flexible Study can make UK Universities More Accessible

    The contemporary system of universities is outdated according to three professors Sperlinger, McLellan, and Pettigrew, who suggest that the system was built in a different time and society, therefore is no longer fit for purpose. “only 3.4% of UK and Island Undergraduate students were part-time” One focus of the...
  • It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas… Stress

    Christmas is upon us, and this year is no exception to the frenzy that usually ensues. The much-awaited Christmas adverts are out; shoppers are sharpening their elbows for Black Friday mayhem; and the painstaking task of fairy light detangling has already begun. I for one am a huge lover...
  • Animal Sentience or Just Plain Nonsense?

    The government’s recent decision to scrap the EU law that non-human animals are sentient beings is a controversial one, to say the least. In the interest of clarity, the government have neither explicitly denied nor supported the EU law. But this has led many to question whether this leaves...