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Opinion

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme: is it the best strategy?

On July 27, England’s new ‘obesity strategy’ was unveiled, and it acted as a stark reminder of just how easy it is to sail...

Online Learning and Mental Health

One of the main reasons why students go to university is for the exciting social life. Undoubtedly, not having this experience due to social...

OPINION – Coronavirus: Why is Germany doing better than the UK?

During March 2020, both the United Kingdom and Germany were hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. In both countries, schools and offices were closed and...

Defunding the police should evoke hope, not fear

Shouts to ‘defund the police’ have been  widespread in the George Floyd protests in the US. And this sentiment has travelled  across the pond...

Opinion: Fresh anger over JK Rowling and Woody Allen proves that...

An ongoing question in the creative industries is: should art be acknowledged separately from the artist or should the artist's beliefs impact the way...

Opinion: How Sheffield University can improve BME representation

We are in the midst of one of the largest civil rights movements in history. Never before have people come together on such a...

Rainbows for the NHS! But what about the LGBTQ+ community?

Over the last few months we have witnessed children’s drawings of rainbows popping up in windows to show appreciation for the NHS and to...

COVID-19 as a great ‘social leveller’ is one of the biggest...

On the evening of the 23 March, millions across the country sat down in front of their television screens in anticipation of an announcement...

Protection from coronavirus should not come at the expense of disabled...

In March, the Coronavirus Act became law despite concerns raised by many disabled people that it infringes upon our rights. For years, social services...

Opinion: New initiative shows the University is taking racism seriously

Hide! The word police are out to get you, apparently.  Recently, the University announced its newest bid to tackle racism on campus with its ‘Race...

Opinion: The Brexit Party may have failed electorally, but they’ve got...

This election will go down in the history books as the Brexit election; the moment when the British public reaffirmed its commitment to the...

Opinion: The Labour Party must wake up and smell the roses

Like most tuning in to the election coverage a couple of weeks ago, I was utterly shocked by the exit poll. Those of us...

Opinion: The Chemistry Department are making a Huge Mistake

There have been a worrying number of Chemistry departments shut down in recent years, as the marketisation of education forces a move towards maximising...

Opinion: It’s Time for Equal Parental Leave

A couple of weeks ago, following in the footsteps of Goldman Sachs and Standard Life Aberdeen, Vodafone Ireland announced a new parental leave policy...

Combatting racism is a task for everyone

It doesn't matter what the colour of your skin is. We all have a part to play in stopping it, so it's crucial we...

Opinion: Abolishing private schools solves nothing

At their party conference last month, Labour made one of their most radical moves yet. It voted to abolish private schools. They said that...

Opinion: Vaping isn’t about to kill us all

Full disclosure: I vape. Peer pressure is a devil to deal with and with everybody around me smoking at university, I started smoking socially...

Opinion: Thomas Cook had it coming

Thomas Cook was Britain’s oldest travel company, having been in existence since 1841, originally providing transport for temperance supporters across the Midlands before moving...

Opinion: Prorogation is lawful but awful

In an attempt to woo supporters in his prime ministerial leadership bid, Boris Johnson made it clear to backbench Tory MPs that he was...

Opinion: Keep student halls pet free

Pets should not be allowed in student accommodation. As a mature student, I am fearful of sounding like an old schoolmarm with a vendetta...

Opinion: Amazonia needs more than veganism to halt its destruction

In the aftermath of catastrophic climate events, most recently the fires in the Amazon rainforest, it is common to see an upswing in discussions,...