Sarah Staniforth

Degrees for the rich, apprenticeships for the poor?

Is the Education Secretary trying to make British society one in which degrees are for the rich and apprenticeships for the poor? Back in December, The Guardian columnist Laura McInerney argued as such, deriding Damian Hinds’ call for British society to end its snobbery about apprenticeships. She lambasted his move to...
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Posted Jan. 22, 2019

Student Finance New Year’s Resolutions to make in 2019

New year, new you. You know the drill. It’s that time of year again, when everyone jumps on the bandwagon of self-improvement, whether that be physical, emotional, intellectual, financial… With Brexit on the horizon and gloomy financial forecasts dominating the headlines, it’s never been a better time to take a...
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Posted Jan. 10, 2019

The shows we want to see return in 2019

As a new year begins, we can look ahead to lots more news shows and old shows returning. But what about the shows that aren't making it back on the box this year? Four of our writers tell us what shows they would like to see return in 2019.
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Posted Jan. 7, 2019

Rape trials are systematically biased against women

A rape trial in Cork, Ireland in November triggered a series of feminist protests, after it was reported that the 17-year-old complainant’s underwear was used as evidence that she gave consent. “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.”...
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Posted Dec. 16, 2018

Rock and metal tunes for an unconventional Christmas

If you think that Christmas and rock music don’t go together, consider this: glam rock band Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ is credited with popularising the yearly battle for the Christmas Number One here in the UK. Unfortunately, the song is so overplayed that it’s estimated that up to 42% of...
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Posted Dec. 16, 2018