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Opinion

Opinion: It shouldn’t be down to small businesses to pay for...

Poverty is a serious issue in this country; that is an undisputed fact. In 2017 and 18 the Social Metrics Commission found that 14.3...

Opinion: Piers Morgan – The marmite of celebrities

Piers Morgan. Yes, that guy. That one TV presenter people seem to either love or hate. But usually hate. The man that has no...

Opinion: Covid and climate change are part of the same problem

After December 2019, when I saw the opportunity for a Green New Deal to be implemented in the UK crushed by the Conservatives’ majority,...

Opinion: This is not the time or year for MP pay...

According to IPSA, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, MPs could receive a £3,000 salary boost this financial year. But is this really fair considering that poverty...

Opinion: Will students be driving home for Christmas?

Ask every student up and down the country where they would rather be for Christmas and it is guaranteed only a handful will say ‘university’....

Opinion: Stop shaming celebs for their political views

We hear political views expressed all the time - in the news, on social media or displayed through art and culture - and we...

Opinion: Student’s aren’t at fault for the second wave

As Covid-19 cases rise, students are everybody’s favourite scapegoat. Matt Hancock blamed rising coronavirus infections on young people ‘socialising’, but is this a fair...

Black Lives Matter: “We changed the conversation, now let’s change the...

The British government took unprecedented measures in March 2020; locking down the entire United Kingdom which stopped us from leaving our homes, preventing the...

Opinion: Covid-19 testing – where is our “world-beating” system?

The demand for coronavirus tests is up to four times more than the capacity, according to the head of the NHS Test and Trace...

Opinion: Extinction Rebellion – ‘organised criminals’ or environmentalist heroes?

Last month, the environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR) took to the streets once again. This time, around 100 campaigners took on the press...

Opinion: How the rule of six will impact students

Two University of Sheffield students share their opinion on the rule of six and how it will affect students living in halls. The rule of...

Opinion: Should Bar One and libraries be open?

The revelation that universities prioritise profit margins over students is as stunning as knowing the earth isn’t flat. Back in March, when there was still...

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...