As it is revealed that 90% of the World’s largest firms lobby against action on climate change, Sophie Marriott argues that corporate power poses the biggest threat to the future of the environment and society.
Olivia Stringer evaluates other students’ experiences with the Student Finance system and the negative implications of assuming parents will help to fund University studies.
President of the Manchester Debating Union Jacklin Kwan on the question of free speech and safe spaces on campuses, arguing that their goals are the same and it’s just the semantics that sparks conflict
Becky Mcnutt argues that the success of movements like #MeToo and #WhyIDidntReport in challenging cultures of sexual assault on women need to start incorporating male victims of rape and abuse.
Jay Darcy looks at the language used to describe single men and women and how it reveals the deeply gendered and misogynistic attitudes towards promiscuity.
Has the novel sheen of Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn begun to dull? Nimo Omer argues that in wake of the scandal surrounding anti-semitism it is time for the party to move on from their idealisation of the scruffy socialist
Cachella Smith considers how replacing Mickey Mouse images with those of war heroes in Egyptian schools may cause children to idolise the wrong kinds of role models.
Sophie Marriott and Cachella Smith argue the implications of the SU’s motion to encourage jazz-hands over clapping is “short-sighted” and instead Senate should seek to “create an atmosphere where people feel safe and comfortable enough to raise such an issue and ask for a quieter environment”
Reducing the amount of food wasted in the UK will tackle issues of food poverty and climate damage, argues Rosa Uijtewaal, however it requires a shift in cultural attitudes towards food, not just information provision.
Eleanor McLaughlin speaks of the recent appointing of Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice and the impact of this vote for victims of sexual misconduct.
Isidora Cortes-Monroy adds to the ever-growing discourse on the infamous Brexit with an international student’s perspective
George Walker argues that the Conservative party have adopted an imperialistic and culturally ignorant attitude towards Brexit, putting the future of Britain at risk.
Lauren Valentine contends that cultural modules are an essential part of any language degree, and students should be striving for a deeper understanding of a country’s culture, not just furthering their career.
Hollywood and U.S. politics are undoubtedly intertwined. Despite the #MeToo movement, both are still bound by a mistreatment of women.
Aidan Hunt argues that the Christian Church is no longer as relevant to politics and education as it once was and it’s privileged position in British society does not reflect the cultural diversity of the UK.
Sophie Marriott argues that the criticism of Weight Watchers for their name change is placing too much meaning on the language of wellness and in itself weighing down notion of health and perpetuating cultures of shame.
Alexandra Walker argues that the #MeToo movement is in danger of normalising cases of sexual assault which could contribute towards the lack of protest in the Republican party against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as Supreme Court Justice.