• Tampon Tax Finally Scrapped

    On Wednesday 11th March, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak revealed the scrapping of the ‘tampon tax’ in The 2020 Budget.  This means the Chancellor has scrapped the five percent VAT on all sanitary products. Currently, the levy means that tampons, sanitary pads, and menstrual cups are viewed as luxury items...
  • Democratic Review 19/20: Interview with Cassie Ulrich

    Cassie Ulrich is the Education Officer at the University of Nottingham. This role involves co-leading the Education Network and the more than 700 students that represent students’ academic experience to the Schools, Faculties and University.  In your words, what exactly is the Democratic Review 19/20? The Democratic Review is an...
  • Democratic Review 19/20: Interview with Jacob Collier

    Jacob Collier is the Community Officer at the University of Nottingham’s Students’ Union. His role involves fighting for students on a range of issues – from housing and transport to safety in our community. Jacob works with the Council, police and community groups to make sure that students’ voices...
  • Democratic Review 19/20: Interview with James Pheasey

    James Pheasey is the current President of the Students’ Union at the University of Nottingham. James’ aim for the year was democratic reform and development of the Students’ Union. This involved looking at the current structures and seeing how well they fulfil the purpose of the Union. Whilst also looking at how...
  • Democratic Review 19/20: Interview with Lee Taylor

    Lee Taylor is the Environmental and Social Justice Officer at the University of Nottingham’s Students’ Union. This role encourages the SU to make a bigger impact into environmental and societal issues, both in the student community and further afield. For example, strengthening and reforming the ESJ Network, expanding Sustainability Week...
  • UK’s Extreme Inequality

    The UK’s six richest people control as much wealth as the poorest 13 million, according to recent research by The Equality Trust. Within the last decade, the number of billionaires in the UK has almost doubled and the wealth of the UK’s billionaires has also more than doubled. Notably,...
  • Decade of Exceptional Global Heat

    Scientists have confirmed that the 2010-2019 period has seen the highest average temperatures in history, making it the warmest decade on record. Such “exceptional” global heat around the world has been driven by greenhouse gas emissions, the WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) has stated. Scientists have described how greenhouse gas...