Voluntourism: Help or Hindrance?

Co-Authored by Ellie Church, GLOBUS Correspondentand Sara Shiraaz, Guest Author A Case Study from Nepal Ghandi once said that “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others;” and it is often suggested that, by helping others, we help ourselves. In the current capitalist, money driven and quasi-isolationist global... Continue Reading →

TEDxWarwick: The Hidden Survey

From my perspective, TEDx talks exist to help you learn about a topic that was not on your radar, and encourage you to take interest in a topic that you would otherwise have given little thought. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz did exactly this at TEDxWarwick, introducing the merits of analysing Google searches in a witty yet informative... Continue Reading →

WES: Universal Basic Income

At the recent Warwick Economics Summit, Professor Guy Standing (co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network) challenged the key merits of capitalism by discrediting the ‘free’ nature of free markets, questioning the extent to which property rights foster economic development, and criticising the current lack of incentive to protect common goods. Whilst not providing an... Continue Reading →

A Message from the Mother of the Revolution

A Message from the ‘Mother of the Revolution’: Tawakkol Karman at the Warwick Economic Summit Tawakkol Karman brought real zeal, spirit and an infectious dynamism to the Warwick Economic Summit on February 2nd. The subsequent suspension of the Nobel Peace Prize winner from the Yemen Islamist party demonstrates how impactful this very university can be... Continue Reading →

In Search of the Social

One of the most neglected areas of sustainability is the social dimension. Rather than being a distinctive failing of sustainability scholarship, this reflects a wider problem that many people in the global North are not encouraged to think in terms of ‘the social’. (A former Prime Minister of the UK, Margaret Thatcher, once infamously declared... Continue Reading →

Inside the Slate: Reclaiming “Our University”

by Esther Rzewski Since Friday the 2nd of December, the £5.3m Warwick Conference building has been occupied by students dissatisfied with the University, and demanding that the University complies with 3 key requests*. The location of the occupation reflects the students' desire to retake the University of Warwick, as this building was designed mostly for... Continue Reading →

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