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 →

Sustainable Student Living: Burnout

By Lucy Jordan, GLOBUS Deputy Editor Burnout: a student's fateful friend. Whether it's those increasingly heavy eyes in the library, frequent TLC Netflix binges, or sudden overwhelming bursts of dread, usually of everything and nothing at all, we all grow accustomed to its everyday fatigue. But, what happens when we neglect to nurture these early... Continue Reading →

Beyond Petroleum? Inside the BP Archive

By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor in Chief The author would like to thank the BP Archive team for hosting us. Last term, GLOBUS expressed concern regarding the involvement of BP as a sponsor of a campus panel event hosted by Warwick PPE Society and run by ‘slow news’ startup Tortoise Media, arranged to consider the... Continue Reading →

Hidden in Plain Sight: Warwick’s BP Archive

By Lucy Jordan, Deputy Editor Tucked beneath the guise of willow trees, within the Modern Research Centre, the BP Research Archive lies just off the daily paths of most Warwick students. Yet, despite the archive’s centrality, it appears to have become the university’s most mysterious - albeit unintended and arguably worst-kept - secret. The BP... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Student Living: Composting

By Angelo Balagtas, GLOBUS Correspondent As a Global Sustainable Development student, I am constantly attempting to realise opportunities to become more sustainable. That, and with the onslaught of articles on the consequences of unsustainable practices, I am urged to take more steps. With the opportunity of having just moved into our new house in Leamington... Continue Reading →

Licence to be Heard: A Year in Review

By Todd Olive, Editor-in-Chief Here we are, then. Seventy-three articles, and around a hundred thousand words later, the 2018-19 season is coming to a close. Sitting at my desk last September thinking about my hopes and dreams for GLOBUS this academic year, I could not have imagined what has come to pass: successes that I... Continue Reading →

Fighting Fast Fashion

Event by the Head of Fashion Society and Head of Events at BorrowCup, both at the University of Monash, Australia Article by Issie Clifford, guest contributor Fighting fast fashion is an incredibly important contemporary issue that is given very little coverage. The fashion industry accounts for 10% of all global CO2 emissions. Social media has... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Urban Planning

Integrating Urban Planning Studies into the Global Sustainable Development Paradigm By Finn Beckett-Hester, GLOBUS Correspondent As of 2007, 50% of the world’s population lived in urban areas (Hanlon, 2007). Currently, the proportion is 55%, and is expected to increase to a massive 68% by 2050 (UNDESA, 2018) as growth becomes increasingly concentrated in urban areas.... Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Assumption: Economics and the Environment

By Todd Olive, GLOBUS Editor-in-Chief Nearly twelve months ago, this correspondent set out to answer the question ‘has economics failed?’ (Olive et al, 2018) in a prior editorial for this publication. The conclusion? “Modern economics, with its – albeit slow – growing grasp and integration into interdisciplinary methodologies, is therefore by no means a failure:... Continue Reading →

Warwick, what is up with our culture?

Why is it so easy for us to declare what it is we are against and so much harder to act, collectively, on the values we want to uphold? Turning to climate change, our Commissioning Editor, Alicia Siddons, asks whether we can galvanise momentum on campus and build a community of respect, freedom and common welfare to stay with us long after we all graduate.

TEDxWarwick: Ending the plastic epidemic

By Vidushi Goyal TEDxWarwick is one of the largest student-led conferences in Europe that shares ideas worth spreading from people drawing from their personal experiences and inspiring anyone around them. MacRebur is a social enterprise launched by Toby McCartney working towards reducing plastic waste ending up in the ocean through an innovative idea which has... Continue Reading →

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