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 Mission

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 editor@globuswarwick.com.

Meet the Editorial Board

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Left to Right: Gaganasree Priyanvrathan, Digital Editor; Max Edgson, Marketing Editor; Alicia Siddons, Commissioning Editor; Todd Olive, Editor-in-Chief; Lucy Jordan, Assistant Editor

Todd Olive
Editor-in-Chief

Sustainability is the key to our future: of that, I have no doubt. Economics, my partner discipline, has – I firmly believe – a strong role to play in unlocking that key, by addressing the significant flaws inherent in its understanding of our world. But enough of all that – Todd’s the name, and climate change is my game. Together, let’s be the change.

Lucy Jordan
Deputy Editor

Hi! I’m Lucy and I am Assistant Editor at GLOBUS. Within university, I study PPE, however, outside of university, I am involved in grassroots climate activism, predominantly focussing on campaigns regarding youth empowerment, gender, and conflicts of private interest within climate discourse!

Tori Keene
Assistant Editor

Hi! I’m Tori, an assistant editor at GLOBUS. 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.

Max Edgson
Marketing Editor

Hello there! I’m Max; my role at GLOBUS ranges from editing videos, to recruiting executive members, to some occasional blue sky thinking. My dedication to sustainability is grounded in my fascination with the concept of interconnection and my passionate belief that humankind are not external of nature, but merely a cog in the great wheel of life, which it is our duty as occupants of the Earth to preserve.

Alicia Siddons
Assistant Editor

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.