By Todd Olive, former Editor in Chief In a desperate attempt to distract from the unfolding chaos of ‘Partygate’, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport announced on Twitter earlier this year that the current funding model of the largest public service broadcaster in the world would be retired in 2028 – bringing to a head... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
By (L-R) Rory Meade, Guest Contributor; Ellie Church, GLOBUS Correspondent; and Gerardo Cuestas, Guest Contributor “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” William Shakespeare, As You Like It, II, vii Although it may not seem so at first glance, politics and performance – as areas of both social activity... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Should the state undermine individual sovereignty in the interest of sustainability? In her latest piece, Mayu Suzuki makes a case for prioritising human rights in the quest for collective good.
Our Role: A Call to Arms for Warwick and Beyond
Climate change needs system change - change that starts right here, on our campus. Find out more about PROJECT: Climate Emergency.
by Rheanna Mathurin, GLOBUS Correspondent At the forefront of finance, development and politics, London is undoubtedly one of the most influential cities in the world. It is therefore also at the forefront of the on-going battle of ingraining sustainable practices into everyday life. These practices are not completely missing – they are often documented within... Continue Reading →
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 →
Euan Robb (1st year History and Politics), Guest Writer Are we in need of a societal shift? This was the question I pondered whilst attending the Toxic Air Panel Discussion held by the Warwick Green Party to consider what can be done to alleviate the issue of toxic air pollution. Present were three speakers, each... Continue Reading →
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 →
Dr. Bryan Brazeau, Senior Teaching Fellow, Liberal Arts A Preface from the Editor As an educational discipline, Liberal Arts is all about critical and independent thinking - as its scholars therefore have very independent views, Liberal Arts has a different meaning for different individuals, be they scholars, teachers, or students. Below, Dr. Bryan Brazeau explores... Continue Reading →
How Should Females be Represented in Literature? Hello! I’m Olivia from Olivia’s Catastrophe – a book blogger who loves to read and review books, as well as discuss bookish culture. And today I wanted to discuss female representation in books. In young adult (YA) literature, we see females represented differently all the time. We get... Continue Reading →
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 →