September 18, 2019

For 312 years, Scotland, England and Wales have been united in one of the most successful political unions in history. With Northern Ireland after 1801, the Union has seen an intellectual Enlightenment, sustained global influence, relative domestic peace, the Industria...

June 19, 2016

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It’s not every day you receive an email asking if you “want to see Gordon Brown in two days’ time?” Last Tuesday I received exactly this, inviting me to a talk by former Labour Prime Minister, Chancellor, and all-round economic guru Gordon Brow...

May 16, 2016

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Questions surrounding whether the NUS represents students across UK, and whether Student Union’s can even survive outside the NUS, have been the topic of hot debate over the last few weeks. Now it is time to address whether Warwick SU can, or sh...

May 16, 2016

Over the past few weeks, a lot of people have suddenly become very animated about the NUS – ostensibly as a straightforward reaction to the election results at 2016 National Conference. However, I would suggest that students need to take a long, hard look at the variou...

April 1, 2016

Photograph: Flickr, Matt Buck

We find ourselves at an intriguing crossroads at the moment when debating the roles and responsibilities of universities when it comes to freedom of speech. Over the past few years we have seen moves nationwide to shift the emphasis of NUS...

March 13, 2016

Photograph: Flickr, kylaborg

In the three years I have been out of London and at university, things have changed immensely in my area of Hackney, East London. There is a new library in Dalston, of course, attached to some new fancy high-rise apartments and a Starbucks....

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