In response to the growing mental health crisis, the government has launched a new training program to help teachers spot the early signs of mental illness among their students. As part of a £9.3 million Government scheme, one representative from every state school in the country will be offered a mental health training workshop to […]Read More Teachers to be trained in mental health: too little, too late?
As tensions continue to escalate in the Iran-US crisis, so does the potential threat of war. The recent conflict between the two countries began in May 2018, when the US President Donald Trump abandoned an international agreement known as P5+1; a deal which involved the removal of economic sanctions against Iran in return for decreased […]Read More The Iran-US crisis: Are we headed for war?
The latest collaboration between the BBC and the American television company FX is the breakthrough television series Pose. Set in 1980s New York, the series explores the complex social relations that existed between members of the LGBTQ community during the AIDs crisis. Having already broken records for the largest transgender cast in television history, this […]Read More Why we need a show like “Pose”
One of the greatest issues surrounding the crisis of eating disorders in the UK is the assumption that it is entirely a “female problem”. The number of adult men being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has risen by 70% over the past six years, the same rate of increase as among women. Over […]Read More Men with eating disorders: a very real problem
Instagram. Snapchat. Facebook. These holy trinities of social media platforms have transformed the way we present ourselves, and how we are received by others. The growth of selfie culture is perhaps the most shocking consequence of these platforms, promoting a world obsessed by money, beauty, power and fame. Apps such as PhotoShop and FaceTune are […]Read More The dangers of photoshop in a social media-obsessed world
In today’s climate, it is unsurprising that domestic headlines have been dominated in recent years by reports of increasing knife crime among young people. During talks with the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, the chairwoman of the National Police Chief’s Council, Sara Thornton, said that the number of fatal stabbings involving young people is “a national […]Read More Why are so many young people turning to violent crime?
The global lingerie enterprise Victoria’s Secret has once again been facing extensive criticism after their Chief Marketing Officer Ed Razek admitted that transgender and plus-size women would not be allowed to walk in their shows. During an interview with Vogue magazine, the interviewer asked Razek “shouldn’t you have transexuals in the show?”. He responded with […]Read More Victoria’s Secret: Progressive and inclusive? Or another example of modern sexism?
In today’s world, social media has become the greatest scapegoat for many of society’s problems. While this is not without some cause, we often forget the advantages of these platforms, particularly in the world of education. Whether it concerns seeking advice, support, or a means of communication, social media has revolutionised the ways we interact […]Read More The role of social media in the world of education
Equality. Diversity. Inclusion. Since I arrived here at the University of Warwick less than a week ago, these three words have been etched into my brain as a mantra for campus life. But what do these words mean? Whether you like it or not, every university in the UK has been working in recent years […]Read More The road ahead for British universities