HIV/AIDS Stigma in 21st Century Britain

Harry Moreby looks at the historical stigma against people with HIV and AIDS in light of Channel 4’s new hit drama ‘It’s a Sin’

AS I SEE IT – The Kardashian Paradox: THAT Khloe Photo that Broke the Internet

Hannah Gravett looks at the recent Khloe Kardashian scandal, arguing that by defending the exposure of her natural photos she is further perpetuating the damaging desire for perfection in young women.

Sarah Everard – British Women and their Collective Grief for a Life that Could Have Been our Own

Reflecting on the disappearance of Sarah Everard, Hannah Gravett examines what it means to be a woman in Britain today, highlighting the painful experience of communal grief and the heartbreaking statistics of which we have become numb to.

AS I SEE IT – LGBTQ+ Rights in a Post-Brexit Britain

Harry Moreby analyses the risk to LGBTQ+ rights from Brexit in light of the anti LGBTQ+ comments from the Prime Minister and members of the Government.

AS I SEE IT – Debating ‘Beanz on Bix’ in the House of Commons Isn’t Cute: It’s an Embarrassing Insult to the Thousands Lost to the Virus

Following Weetabix’s viral tweet last Wednesday, Hannah Gravett argues that the politicians’ engagement with the debate is inappropriate following their repeated mistakes during the pandemic.

AS I SEE IT – Why Giving Vulnerable Families an Additional £20 Shouldn’t Be Up For Debate

Hannah Gravett argues that the government’s resistance to extend the temporary £20 weekly rise in Universal Credit is a disgrace, and insists that for many across the country £20 is a lifeline.

AS I SEE IT – Why You Should Befriend Your Nearest Racist

Laura Gainor argues that we must rethink how we engage with racists and better seek to deradicalise them through conversation.

AS I SEE IT – Twitter Locks Trump’s Account: Why Social Media Defying the President is Too Little Too Late

Following Twitter’s suspension of Donald Trump’s account last week, Hannah Gravett argues that the decision comes too late, as the damage has already been done.

AS I SEE IT – Understanding the Fallout of Confronting a Family Political Division

Amber Penter shares how recent political events in the US strained her relationship with members of her family.

As I see it – Teachers deserve so much more support

Luka Dehnbostel writes about the lack of support for teachers and the options to better help them and students

The 93% Club, Fighting for Equal Opportunities in an Unequal System

Russell Sherrard-Smith talks with Emma Bowler from the 93% Club Surrey, discussing social mobility and how to change the playing field.

The Arts Saved Us During Lockdown, But Now Who Will Save Them?

Hannah Gravett explores the importance of the arts and the financial neglect they have suffered from the government.

These Divided States of America: Trump vs. Biden

James Penny analyses the major issues at stake in the 2020 US election, exploring its importance and the candidates’ likely paths to success.

AS I SEE IT – The Tories Blame Game: Is the Conservative party Devoid of Owning Up to the Tragedy of COVID-19?

Hannah Gravett analyses how the conservative government dealt with COVID-19 and identifies how they’ve been shifting the blame to the electorate.

Why Minorities Fail

Laura Gainor explores why minorities face prejudice and apparent failure in society today whilst examining the intersection of privilege.

The Democrats Have Learned Nothing From the Last 4 Years, and a Kamala Harris VP Pick Proves it

George Buskell argues against Kamala Harris’s selection as the Democratic Party VP pick and unpacks her controversial career

Closing the Gaps

Nduka Nduka-Eze explores the BAME attainment gap in the UK and how it manifests in a university setting.

The Lost Connection Between the Filipino People and our Past – the Effects of Colonialism in this Generation

Isaiah Ting and Hazel Ting research into the effects of colonialism in Filipino culture today.

Wear a Fucking Mask

Nick Werren argues for everyone to wear a mask while examining the political battlefield surrounding the topic. Article contains frequent strong language

Black Lives Matter – How we can all Contribute to an Anti-Racist Society

Shadele Brown writes in support of Anti-Racist movements and shares educational resources to help people be productive instead of performative in their activism.

What I Learned From the British Council’s Policymaking Course

Yasmin Aytüre reflects on what she learnt from the British Council’s Policymaking Course and how we can reconceptualise public policymaking.

I Can Speak English, You Know

Isaiah Ting shares his experience with racist abuse and the feelings of anger, confusion, fear and hopelessness it causes him.

The Philippines’ Anti-Terror Bill and Why it’s a Threat to Democracy

An anonymous writer warns of why the Philippines’ Anti-Terror Bill is a dangerous threat to democracy, the circumstances surrounding it and how we can help.

A Month Into Leadership: Sir Keir Starmer QC

Pete Ferguson takes an in depth look at the recently elected leader of the Labour party. Exploring a variety of reactions to his performance so far.

The Guildford Election Hustings, the Good, the Bad, and the Really Bad

Irene García and Peter Ferguson break down the recent University of Surrey’s hustings for local election candidates with an in-depth comparison.

Analysing the ITV Prime Minister debate.

With the 12th December rapidly approaching, Michał Smejlis takes an in depth look at the ITV Prime Minister debate. Exploring both candidates successes and faults.

Should Politics Be Used as a Platform for Extreme Protest?

In the past three years, there have been some controversial changes within western politics. Sophie Pike investigates the effect of protest votes.