• Who Put The ‘I’ In International: Is English Really The Global Language?

    The barrier of language has proved globally to be an ongoing endeavour, with the ability to speak multiple languages fluently – especially for Brits – often being a ‘foreign’ concept. This is due to English being the world’s lingua franca, with 4 nations speaking English as their primary language...
  • Is Technology Taking Over? The Growing Need for an Online Presence at University

    There’s no doubt our demographic is constantly criticised by the likes of 'baby boomers' for our so-called addiction to technology and social media. But have we developed a dependency, or are we simply adapting to a modern way of living? The prevalent need for an online presence at university...
  • Riding High or Plummeting Quickly: Have Theme Parks Had Their Day?

    Theme parks have long been an option for a day of family entertainment. The 1950s saw the first proper amusement parks open their doors to the public, including the world-famous Disneyland. Rides often included carousels, Ferris wheels and of course the adrenaline seekers dream: the roller coaster. Since then...
  • One in Fifty-Seven Trillion – What is What3Words?

    ///Invite.Light.Supporter These are not just three random words that I drew out of my sub-conscious. Rather, these words tell you precisely where my favourite bench on campus is. At this time of year, the autumnal colours are coming through, making it a wonderful place to unwind after a morning of...
  • Déjà Vu? The Ethics of Facial Recognition

    In Fresher’s week, you will meet thousands of faces you’ve never seen before. A fundamentally cosmopolitan institution, these faces will come from all around the world, and you likely won’t recognise a single one. A few may ring a bell, make you do a double take. A couple you...
  • Can you murder a robot?

    Well, can you? A recent BBC article has speculated on the topic. It reported on the tragic murder of the aptly named Hitchbot (a hitchhiking robot), which was found with its arms and legs ripped off and it’s head nowhere to be seen. The Hitchbot, remarkably, was built to...
  • YouTube Demonetises Anti-Vaccine Videos – Too Little Too Late?

    The appearance of adverts next to controversial YouTube videos has once again raised the issue of social media as a propagator of unsafe content. After reviewing where their adverts were being used, big name brands, including Nestle and Kellogg’s, found their adverts being associated with anti-vaccination channels. Needless to...