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 →

Can Deep Ecotourism Facilitate Global Cultural Relations?

By Angelo Balagtas, GLOBUS Correspondent Ecotourism is now defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. (International Ecotourism Society, 2015) As is the case when defining sustainable development, much emphasis in our understanding ecotourism goes into environmental conservation. However, ecotourism... Continue Reading →

Rewriting The Radioactive Record

By Emily Harros, GLOBUS Correspondent Amongst calls for decarbonization and a world-wide energy transition, HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ is one of the highest rated series on IMDb. But is our fascination with the gritty and dark realities of this nuclear disaster obscuring our understanding of nuclear power – both its realities and its future potential? This author... Continue Reading →

Whose ‘Sustainable Development’?

By Angelo Balagtas, GLOBUS Correspondent Born in the Philippines, raised in Singapore, and now currently studying in the United Kingdom, now, more than ever, am I hyper aware of diversity, and, therefore, the different sets of belief systems, cultures and traditions that should be respected within an inclusive society. Studying Global Sustainable Development, the question... Continue Reading →

Together for a Green London

Wild West and Beyond Having grown up in Surrey, just outside London, many weekends and school holidays included day trips to our wonderful capital city: the London Eye, boat trips on the Thames, the Science and Natural History museums being amongst my favourite places to visit. However, as I grew older, I started to see... Continue Reading →

TEDxWarwick: Self Hate to Self Love

Few sights are as inspiring as the coming together of a few hundred people to celebrate who they are and the way they look. “I am powerful. I am valuable. I am unique. I am strong. I am me,” they proclaimed in unison at the TEDxWarwick 2018 event. Body image activist, Harnaam Kaur, recounted her... Continue Reading →

A Sustainable Serenissima

A Sustainable Serenissima: Water, Fire, and the Future of Venice   A Preface from the Editor Degree programmes at Warwick, particularly in the School for Cross-Faculty Studies, are continually innovating, expanding, and evolving. A Sustainable Serenissima is an introduction to a new and upcoming module, centred on the study of Venice, offered by the School, written... Continue Reading →

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