Student Sustainability Journal for the 21st Century
GLOBUS is a student-run online journal at the School for Cross-Faculty Studies, University of Warwick. Founded in early 2015 by staff from the School, GLOBUS was taken over by students from the Global Sustainable Development degree programme following the launch of the groundbreaking course in September 2016.
Our central theme underpins all of our futures: sustainability. Whether through the expansive lens of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals or through our own mind’s eye, we believe that sustainability as a state of mind holds the key to many of the 21st Century’s most critical challenges: climate change, global inequality, and ‘post-truth’ politics, to name just a few. Here at GLOBUS, we provide a platform and a network for our team to explore all aspects of sustainability, spanning social, economic, and environmental topics.
While a global idea may be our touchstone, we pride ourselves on the infinite geographies of our work: from the national issue of Trumpism in the US, up to the global threat of climate change denial, and down to the impact of green space management in Hong Kong, no question is too big, and no challenge is too small.
Our discourse is student-led, with diversity as a fundamental value: not only of race, religion, or gender, but of discipline and style, too. GLOBUS is run and written for by students and staff from a huge range of specialisms and perspectives, across all of Warwick’s faculties, while our collaborative ethos enables us to consider questions and solutions from different logic systems and value sets holistically.
Above all else, GLOBUS is a platform to provoke thought and discussion; to explore our world, and the human condition within it. If you would like to join our team or have your writing published on our site, we’d love to hear from you – apply to join our team at www.globuswarwick.com/apply, or please feel free to contact the Editor-in-Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Editorial Board
Hi! I’m Tori, GLOBUS’ Editor-In-Chief. I’m passionate about making sustainability and it’s challenges accessible and relatable – whether that be exploring the story behind the clothes we wear, the food we eat or calling out the people making the sustainability decisions that affect us all. In my spare time when I’m not trying to save the planet, you might spot me jogging around campus, testing out a new recipe or painting one of my friends portraits.
Hi! I’m Lucy and I am GLOBUS’ Deputy Editor. Beyond the bubble of essays and deadlines, I am heavily involved with grassroots climate activism, campaigning regularly around issues of youth empowerment, gender equality, and conflicts of interest within climate policy. I also love to travel (sustainably), good music, and any chance to get out into nature.
Hi! I’m Benedikt, an assistant editor at GLOBUS. I am that sort of person who can talk extensively about Kant’s categorical imperative, yet I find myself in trouble when it comes to tying my own shoelaces. I like to explore the unconventional aspects of sustainability such as its relation to aesthetics, psychology or even theology. You will often find me debating in the Philosophy common room, usually wearing funky socks or a turtleneck – my two most prized attributes.
[On sabbatical until October 2020] Hi I’m Alicia, I’m an Assistant Editor and formerly head the wonderful team of writers here at GLOBUS. When I’m not correcting grammar, editing articles and frustrating Todd’s more pragmatic approach to economics with wilder, utopian dreams, I can occasionally be found in the library with a copy of Goethe or Keats.