• 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....
  • Canada has Legalised Weed: Should the U.K. follow?

    Almost fifty years after Nixon launched the war on drugs, there now exists a building momentum to abandon the fight. Canada’s recent legalisation of cannabis, the second nation in the world to do so, embodies this motion. The question remains: Should the U.K. follow in Canada’s footsteps? With an...
  • Volunteer holidays on a budget: my Workaway experience

    Finding myself exam-free but with zero plans and very little money at the beginning of last summer, I was faced with a conundrum: how could I travel and make the most of my summer with no funds to do so? Searching online I stumbled upon ‘Workaway’ – a website...
  • Home Run: Lisbon, Portugal

    It’s said that distance weakens even the best of relationships but, having lived abroad for almost two years now and in two different countries, I’ve come to the conclusion that being deprived of something makes you value it more. That is why, even though I have had the pleasure...
  • A-Z of capital cities: Lisbon

    We all have cities that we’ve dreamed of visiting, yet have never been to. For many, San Francisco is one of those cities. However the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is the perfect European alternative, offering the same creative vibes and stunning architecture as its American cousin.  The more you think...
  • Top adventure beaches in the Med

    When we think of summer vacations, most of us visualize endless coastlines and soft white sands, offering a wide range of facilities from bars and restaurants to water sports, making for a great way to relax. Yet stepping outside the mainstream beaches and exploring off the beaten track coastlines...
  • World Cup 2014 Golden Boot Contenders

    It’s the accolade every schoolboy dreams of: getting to the World Cup with your country and scoring more goals than anyone else. It’s the ultimate reward for the game’s most fiery frontmen. The most common number of goals to win the Golden Boot is six, which has been the...