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How social media is sculpting politics

As of late, a very definitive trend has arisen in politics. Whilst slightly older generations have swung to the right of the ...

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Homeless in Manchester: It's nice to see a face

During the Christmas holidays, whilst most people ate their body weight in celebration chocolates and spent extortionate amounts on presents, I decided ...

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LGBT History Month: Blood Donation

February is LGBT history month, but with the recent growth of LGBT rights, many are asking why we still need a month ...

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How social media is sculpting politics

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 1
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Homeless in Manchester: It's nice to see a

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 2
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LGBT History Month: Blood Donation

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 3
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How social media is sculpting politics

The combination of constant encounter with (often shallow) political views on social media platforms and recurring political shocks is shaping the politics of the younger generation

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Homeless in Manchester: “It’s nice to see a face”

Homelessness is a prevalent issue in Manchester, but volunteering at shelters like Crisis can make a big difference

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LGBT History Month: Blood Donation

Part three of four in the LGBT History Month series: this time, Michael Petch takes to task the barriers that make donating blood a problematic experience for LGBT people

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LGBT History Month: coming out

In the second of this four-part series, Michael Petch discusses the dilemma of coming out, and the societal problems that stem from it

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Top universities must do more for social mobility

After experiencing gender and class-based discrimination whilst she attended Imperial College London, Martha Hilton was driven to establish the researching charity, Educating All at RECLAIM

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Is ‘relatable’ online content homogenising us?

Our emotional and expressive capacities are changing the age of the meme

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Latin stereotypes are getting old

Sofia Vergara’s joke at the Golden Globes gave us a glimpse of the systemic stereotyping of Latin characters in Hollywood

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The best way to counter PC culture is to speak your mind

Newspaper bans on campus is a minor issue. Free speech advocates ought to focus their attention on more worthwhile causes

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Sankeys closes: who saw this coming?

With the closure of the beloved Sankeys, Eliott Mills turns his heart to a memory of his last trip to the infamous venue

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Women’s marches: a cathartic movement with the wrong targets

There is a hypocritical aspect in the recent women’s marches; why are we so angry at Trump and not Obama?

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Our freedom is in peril at the hands of online saboteurs

Censorship of more right-wing views on online platforms must be confronted if we are to properly engage in debate

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LGBT History Month: Street Harassment

In the first of a four-part series on the continuing relevance of LGBT History Month, Michael Petch discusses the progress that the needs to be made on the street