Features and comment

Features and comment

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03 April 2024 | 4 minutes (base on 200w = 1 minute)

Why new ideas and inventions are essential to ensure we can all enjoy healthier lives

A recent report by one of the UK’s leading health experts found that health inequalities caused a million early deaths in England in the last decade.

01 August 2023 | 5 minutes

Mediterranean wildfires - we must seize the opportunities to change our urban and rural environments

The current wildfires in the Mediterranean region are far more expansive than usual. Logically, they are a consequence of climate change – prolonged drier periods, increased air temperatures and the resultant stronger, warmer, drier winds.

14 February 2023 | 3 minutes (base on 200w = 1 minute)

Decisive action must follow the warm words about degree apprenticeships

Decisive action must follow the warm words about degree apprenticeships

27 January 2023 | 3 minutes (base on 200w = 1 minute)

Degree apprenticeships can’t be allowed to become elitist

A new report published recently by the social mobility charity the Sutton Trust, has claimed that higher-level apprenticeships are being snapped up by the middle classes and have become as sought after as a traditional university degree.

28 September 2022 | 4 minutes (base on 200w = 1 minute)

Civic, Accelerated

Universities have never been under more pressure to demonstrate their worth. Not only to their students and funders, but also to their communities in the cities and towns where they are located.

26 April 2021

Selfie culture: what your choice of camera angle says about you

Over the past decade, selfies have become a mainstay of popular culture. As recent studies have shown, the way we take selfies – and the specific camera angles we choose – varies depending on what we intend to do with them.

17 February 2021 | Long-read

Covid and community - charities and voluntary groups have 'shown up' and 'stuck around'

What the pandemic has taught us about community – how small local charities and voluntary organisations have ‘shown up’ and ‘stuck around’

08 December 2020 | 4 minutes

Why Covid-19 needs a human rights response

The 10 December marks International Human Rights Day and the 2020 theme is Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights with a focus on the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to put human rights at the centre of global responses and recovery.

10 July 2020 | 4 minutes

Summer statement: £2 billion scheme will not be enough to prevent mass youth unemployment

There are nearly seven million 16-24 years olds in the UK. As many of this group finish school, college or university, they face the real prospect of long-term unemployment.

01 July 2020 | 5 minutes

Seven ways social distancing will change restaurants

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the restaurant industry. While a few restaurants have found ways to provide takeaway and dine-at-home offerings, the majority of businesses have shut up shop during lockdown. From July 4, restaurants in the UK are permitted to open – but dining out will be very different. Here are seven ways in which social distancing and the wider impact of COVID-19 will change the restaurant industry.