John Hume’s lifelong mission is far from complete
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson On 3 August 2020, the UK lost one of its most instrumental statesmen. John Hume, the celebrated leader of the SDLP, is someone that I deeply admire….
COVID-19: time for the Great British staycation
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson With lockdown set to be further relaxed next week, amidst the decline of COVID-19 cases, there is one big question that the British public need answered: can…
Why did Starmer condemn the Colston statue toppling?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Labour is suffering an identity crisis. After a cataclysmic showing at last year’s snap general election, which saw their campaign marred by Brexit and anti-Semitism thanks to…
Europe’s handling of COVID-19 is stoking the populist fire
Illustration by Hannah Robinson At the time of writing, Europe has the second-largest COVID-19 outbreak in the world. From the unprecedented toils of people’s livelihoods to financial insecurity, COVID-19 has brought…
Spinsters like Cummings are undermining democracy
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Sunday’s COVID-19 press briefing was a heinous moment for Boris Johnson. Since March, the country has been under lockdown in order to slow the spread of COVID-19….
Are online examinations just another unnecessary burden for students?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector has metamorphised into a huge digital operation with a sizable challenge on its hand. Considering the rapidly…
For Stormont’s sake, end the Brexit dawdle and grant that extension
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Brexit is still happening – however low it is on the Whitehall agenda – and it deserves our utmost attention. The government, is now focused on responding…
Technology can benefit our mental health during COVID-19
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson The infectious pandemic has been a testing time for humanity and has affected individuals in ways scarily imaginable just four months ago. From increased loneliness due to…
Love, virtually: A defence of online dating in time of COVID-19
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson In a culture of prolonged separation, where the prospects of seeing those closest to our hearts remain indefinite, people are showcasing creative ways of coming together –…
With COVID-19, the Conservatives have realised Labour’s economic vision
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson “Vote Tory, get Labour,” remarked Phillip Cunliffe, professor in International Conflict at the University of Kent and co-founder of The Full Brexit, commentating on the measures put…
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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