• Border chaos in Spanish enclave as authorities struggle to manage influx of migrants

    Arun Jain In recent days there has been a huge surge in the number of migrants attempting to enter the tiny Spanish enclave Ceuta, located at the Northern most tip of Morocco. A remnant of Spain’s colonial past, the semi-autonomous city has become the latest flashpoint in the EU’s...
  • The Loss Of Erasmus: A Mistake, Or An Opportunity?

    Abbie Turner As a language student, I think the new Turing scheme holds exciting opportunities for UK students to participate in study or work placements all around the world. However, it is hard to make an informed decision about whether the loss of the Erasmus+ scheme is a mistake...
  • UK Locked Into A Legal Battle With The EU Over Deal Breach

    After months of tension between the UK and the EU, today, Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Council, has announced that the EU has begun legal proceedings against the UK, following the government's refusal to ditch its plan to override sections of the legally binding divorce...
  • Lockdown Restrictions: Should They Be Tightened or Loosened?

    I experienced first-hand the COVID-19 situation in Spain. I had been studying in Zaragoza since January and then returned to the UK on the 18th of March after being given permission from the Year Abroad Team. I saw how quickly the disease spread, and how quickly it overwhelmed Spain....
  • An Interrailing Travel Disaster

    Interrailing: the popular student getaway. Two weeks to explore Europe in the heat of summer along with the novelties of aching legs and sun burnt shoulders. In many senses a budget holiday, interrailing gives you a taste of backpacking in short space of time. However, like any holiday, it...
  • How Brexit May Affect Studying Abroad

    The word ‘Brexit’ has become synonymous with uncertainty and fear – particularly over what will occur when Britain finally exits out of the EU on 31st January 2020, providing we have an agreement negotiated. Seven months have passed since the original leaving date of 29 March 2019 and up...
  • Brexit and its Impact on the Food Industry

    The scary truth is that we are now in Brex-month and the possibility of a no-deal Brexit is still technically on the table. As we move unnervingly fast towards the 29th March, the government is still unsure of what life in Britain will be like from April onwards. If the...