Love the Union? Beware of Boris!
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Owing to particularly unsettling polling statistics which were said to have startled even the Prime Minister, a hastily organised trip north of the border was meant to…
Hate crime: the brutal reality of everyday inertia
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson In the midst of the pervasive pain and fulminating fury at the centre of Black Lives Matter’s powerful protests – presenting a turning point in Britain’s egregious story…
The Best of Both Worlds: How COVID-19 highlights the strength of devolution
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson For better or worse, our family of nations remains united. We squabble. We bicker. And we would probably describe ourselves as dysfunctional. But what has so far…
One epidemic illuminates another – COVID-19 and the Educational Attainment Gap
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson The wealth divide in Britain is entrenched and it is vicious. A monstrous creature, it plunges its tentacles into every crevice of our lives, suffocating social mobility…
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.
Felix Pawlyn, Managing Director
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