UK & Ireland

It's Getting Hot in Here: Seasonal Body Image Distortion and the Impact on Men

'Seasonal body image' is a relatively new term that has originated in response to ideas—such as 'summer shredding' and 'hot girl summer'—which project the notion that losing weight during the summer months is necessary in order to look one's best.…

Ruby Frost

"A Beacon of Positivity": Emma Raducanu's victory is one for British diversity

The 2020’s haven’t exactly been roaring for anyone, with the pandemic plunging society into social and economic chaos. Yet 2021, is certainly proving to be the year for Emma Raducanu.…

Katie Bevan

After two years, Johnsonism is finally starting to emerge

Boris Johnson is a man of many faces. In 2008, whilst first running to become London mayor, he emphasised his socially liberal policies on issues such as gay rights and youth unemployment. After 2010 he championed David Cameron’s austerity programme as the only route out of the austerity crisis.…

Alfie Penfold

'Strategic Priorities': Are we gambling with the future of our arts?

Two years ago, the distant concept of a global pandemic may have evoked the images of overflowing hospital rooms and deserted high streets that have been saturating the news since March 2020. We may even have pictured a government in chaos and daily news conferences.…

Laura Barton

The lasting legacy of the Welsh coal mines

When thinking about Welsh history, many events and narratives may come to mind. But one seems to prevail above the rest: coal. The coal mines of Wales, specifically the Welsh valleys, take centre stage in Wales’ history.…

Lucy Evans

#WeRaceAsOne: Formula 1, equality and diversity

The murder of George Floyd on the 25th May 2020 led to international outcry and gave rise to protests, across the United States and the United Kingdom, demanding equality for the Black community. The events of May 2020 have had a prominent effect on many and have encouraged various industries to…

Lily Wells