Club culture is a backwards step for modern feminism
As I enter into my second year at University, I have already experienced my fair share of nights out. However, I can’t help but feel like far too often the…
Young people are politically engaged – stop telling us that we are not!
Throughout my lifetime, young people have always been portrayed as disengaged with politics. Now, as a politics student and student journalist, I want to dispute this claim. I am not…
Working a minimum wage job is invaluable
Everyone should spend some time working a minimum wage service-level job. Otherwise, the hard work of minimum wage workers fails to be recognised. Subsequently, as a customer this individual cannot…
Sky’s leak shows a successful Brexit does not exist
A government summarisation of the projected impact of a no-deal Brexit was leaked by Sky news this week. Now that the worst-case ramifications of Brexit are clear, the Government and…
The impact of income inequality is staggering; it is time for a Universal Basic Income
In the UK inequality continues to rise. Income inequality in the United Kingdom is already worse than the EU average; recent data highlights that the UK’s GINI coefficient sits at…
The Conservative Leadership Contest is Wasting Precious Time
On the 24th of May, Theresa May announced her resignation as Prime Minister and Conservative party leader. That was 52 days ago. Since then, the ten nominated candidates have been…
Our European friends are fed up of this Brexit mess… And so are we.
Over the past month I have been travelling and whilst I was away I met lots of lovely people, many of whom were from other countries within the European Union….
The importance of voting in the European elections
On Thursday, people across the EU will have the opportunity to vote in European elections; the United Kingdom is included in this. Whether you want to leave or remain in…
Is the result of the EU referendum still valid?
Since the 2016 referendum Theresa May has relentlessly claimed she is ‘respecting the will of the British people’ in order to justify her entire agenda. This week, amid continued talks…
Local election coverage was predictably polarised
The political analysis of the local elections last week highlighted the divisive media rhetoric that continues to polarise Britain. Last week, people across England and Northern Ireland voted in local…
A Note from the Managing Director
Welcome to The Broad - a tabula rasa for student journalism.
For many of us, myself included, we’re half-starved for well-written opinion among the swathes of online commentary among universities. Trashy, often unedited writing is published minute by minute. It seems where there is wifi, opinion is broadcast. So, here at The Broad we’ve decided to take a step back, a deep breath and focus. We have talent spotted and welcomed writers to the team, who have found a new home in the very collaborative environment created by our editors. Between writer and editor, we are hoping to challenge the current view of what it is to be a student journalist. We’re putting the way we feel about the world into words with a fresh take. Our entirely free online content is by students for students. We want to publish unbridled and beautifully written opinion. I hope the journalism on The Broad has the power to inspire, aggravate and sometimes silence. Essentially, if the girls, the boys, the lefties, the righties and everyone in between find something to shout about we’re doing our job right.
Helena Irvine, Managing Director
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