The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions of people across the world. But, what can universities do to support the movement, and how can students raise awareness for these issues? As a white person, it is hard to imagine the extent to which racism affects the day-to-day lives of the BAME community. However, education is […]Read More How can universities support the BLM movement?
Hamilton, the musical masterpiece by Lin-Manuel Miranda, can now be streamed exclusively on Disney+. Featuring the original cast, including Miranda as the title role, this “live” recording was filmed in 2016 in New York City. Since its release on the new Disney streaming service on Friday 3rd July 2020, Hamilton has been downloaded close to […]Read More What is the legacy of “Hamilton”?
Somewhere Over The Rainblog is a creative space that celebrates the power of language and its ability to change the world. In recent weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions, demonstrating the power of language and peaceful protest. I understand that as a white person I will NEVER understand the pain and anger […]Read More BLACK LIVES MATTER
With the deadline of October 31st fast approaching, the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is becoming increasingly likely. But, how will this affect British universities? In a recent report published by Universities UK – the representative organisation for more than 120 higher education institutions – it suggests that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit could be “one of […]Read More How will a ‘no-deal’ Brexit affect universities?
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”
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?