Environmental Harm: A Narrative of Addiction

by Laura Chevrot, Assistant Editor Inspired by Dr Steffi Bednarek's talk entitled 'Re-ensouling the Collective Culture', delivered at the TED Countdown event organised by TEDxWarwick and GLOBUS. What do alcohol addiction and climate change have in common?  A question that sounds like a modern-day version of Lewis Carrol’s ‘why is a raven like a writing... Continue Reading →

Soya: Too Good To Be True?

by Amy Denton, Assistant Editor In recent years, vegetarianism and veganism have been hailed as the most healthy and sustainable diets. A survey conducted on perceptions around the two diets showed that 73% of people considered them to be ethical, 70% thought being vegan or vegetarian was good for the environment, and over 50% thought... Continue Reading →

My Problem with ‘Productivity Culture’

By Virginia Thomas-Pickles, GLOBUS Correspondent We live in a society constantly talking about productivity: the need to ‘hustle’, accomplishing tasks on your endless to-do lists. But is this really how it should be?  Let me start this article by saying I am a self-confessed workaholic. I love my degree in Global Sustainable Development and enjoy the breadth and depth of topics... Continue Reading →

THE HYPERLOOP

By Julian Jaggs, GLOBUS Correspondent We now traverse the seven seas, soar through the skies, and touch even the stars. What could possibly be next for human transport is a bit of a head-scratcher – it’s all been done, right…? Well, one new form of transportation is currently being developed, and it’s been described by... Continue Reading →

The Webs We Weave

By Sara Azeem, Editor-in-Chief of GLOBUS Lin Chen, China Mainland, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards I came across this photograph a while ago and was immediately struck by the intensity of the colours and the surreal energy it exuded. It took me a while to wrap my head around what it was – a boat... Continue Reading →

Treading the murky waters of fast fashion

By Naomi Carter, GLOBUS Correspondent Boohoo have been getting a lot of press recently, and not only because they have just signed a £55 million deal to buy Debenhams. Since lockdown 1.0, shocking conditions in their Leicester factories have been revealed - failure to pay minimum wages, inadequate fire protection, lack of social distancing, unpaid overtime, and... Continue Reading →

How Podcasts Can Help Our Mental Health

By Virginia Thomas-Pickles, GLOBUS Correspondent 2020 was a difficult year, taking a huge toll on the mental health of so many people. Data published by the Office of National Statistics shows the British population felt increased anxiousness, reduced life satisfaction, and reduced happiness since the beginning of the pandemic when compared to pre-pandemic data.   This is especially true... Continue Reading →

Covid-19 and the digital divide

Written by Ubayd Khan, GLOBUS Correspondent The coronavirus pandemic has perpetuated a digital boom, especially in education. With the government previously encouraging people to work from home, students have had to learn from home as not to fall behind in their studies. However, with many educational institutions moving to teach online for the foreseeable future, what does this mean for people with an unstable internet... Continue Reading →

Climate anxiety

By Laura Chevrot, GLOBUS Correspondent I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.Greta Thunberg Such were the words of 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg in her speech “Our House Is on Fire” at the 2019 Davos World Economic Forum. And indeed, activists are increasingly using their... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Student Living: Student Houses

By Naomi Harris, GLOBUS Correspondent By the end of term two, admittedly, the initial excitement university halls had worn off. In my case, sharing a tiny kitchen with 12 people became impractical, shared bathrooms were tiresome, and you realise how much you missed being able to collapse onto a sofa and watch some telly at... Continue Reading →

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