10 things I wish I had known before moving to university…

I have just finished my first year at the University of Sheffield and though my time has been cut short by Covid-19, I still feel that I have had an amazing and unforgettable experience. These are just a few things that would have calmed my nerves and would have been useful to know before movingContinue reading “10 things I wish I had known before moving to university…”

An independent media? Can we believe what we read?

Democracy requires a media system that provides people with a wide range of opinions and reflects the diversity of citizens, promoting public accountability of the government and the powerful elite. Edward Herman highlighted vital characteristics of a democratic media; “A democratic media would be organized and controlled by ordinary citizens or their grass roots organisations….AsContinue reading “An independent media? Can we believe what we read?”

Coronavirus: How a period of darkness lit up reality

Since the Coronavirus outbreak in Britain, society has been put under a microscope as people look to one another and to our most powerful institutions for the answers to our uncertain future. This is a time that should bring us together – and has to a certain extent, but the cracks are beginning to show.Continue reading “Coronavirus: How a period of darkness lit up reality”