Alicia Lukman

What can universities take from MOOCs?

The coronavirus pandemic has upended higher education as we know it. Over the course of two weeks, universities across the UK have had to devise methods to move all teaching online. A previous Boar article reported that students feel disadvantaged by online learning, and that it does not provide an...
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Posted Jul. 8, 2020

How could the Augar Review affect universities?

The Augar review, an independent report commissioned by the government published at the end of May, argued that the tuition fee cap should be reduced to £7,500. The review suggested that some courses cost significantly below the current £9,250 students are paying to run. It reports that the average cost...
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Posted Jul. 15, 2019

Death by Stoning: How should we address Brunei’s new LGBT+ laws?

O n 3 April 2019, Brunei’s new penal code based on strict Sharia laws fully came into effect, punishing homosexual sex between men and adultery with death by stoning. Sharia law was first introduced in the miniscule nation-state in 2014, despite strong condemnation from international bodies. The new laws were...
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Posted Apr. 13, 2019

The lengths book digitisation can take us

The rise in prominence of e-books is a phenomenon that has undoubtedly served the interests of readers and researchers everywhere. Through the digitisation of books, the cost of obtaining material for research has been significantly reduced, both in terms of time and money. This technology has also relieved libraries from...
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Posted Mar. 12, 2019

In the age of mob mentalities we must look harder for the truth

The release of unedited video footage of the MAGA hat-donning high school students and a Native American veteran has brought outrage in right-wing circles. As some accuse the mainstream media of blatant “false reporting”, one viewer even commented “CNN and MSNBC owe an apology to those sophomores. Oh wait, they’re Leftists...
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Posted Feb. 18, 2019

A nostalgic walk down Stardew Valley

The release of farming simulator Stardew Valley on iOS last October has been greeted with much excitement, earning $1m in its first three weeks, as Sensor Tower reports. The 8-bit game, first released in 2016 on Switch and PC, has successfully captured the hearts of casual gamers looking for a...
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Posted Feb. 4, 2019