The Problem of Plot: Transgender Representation in Literature.

The rise of transgender representation in media, books in particular, has made great progress in raising awareness in recent years. With this comes one particular risk; the creation of the transgender victim of violence as a new social stereotype. In many ways, this has become a standard for the emerging genre regardless of the longContinue reading “The Problem of Plot: Transgender Representation in Literature.”

How Covid-19 Ruined a Generation of Young Academics.

It is no secret that the education system has been unfairly battered by the hurricane of Covid-19 in the UK. Just as children were pulled from schooling in late March and sentenced to months of home teaching by parents already struggling to adapt to working from home, their return to school in September has notContinue reading “How Covid-19 Ruined a Generation of Young Academics.”

Does the public expect too much of UK politicians?

It is undeniable that as a public we have incredibly high expectations of politicians. We look to them as national leaders in times of good and bad. We view them in a superhuman manner, constantly criticising their every move. In a highly polarised society between the left-wing vs the right-wing, the Brexiteers vs the RemainersContinue reading “Does the public expect too much of UK politicians?”

Online Uni: A Blessing or A Curse?

Due to COVID-19, online university has become the new norm, but how do students really feel about working from home? A demographic arguably completely ignored by the government in this global crisis, have been left to fend for themselves, but it is really as bad as it seems? Like many students I miss how thingsContinue reading “Online Uni: A Blessing or A Curse?”