Now more than ever, don’t call him Boris!
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson In order to properly scrutinise the Prime Minister’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, he must be held to a standard of professionalism and ignore his attempts at…
How can we rediscover the value of learning after lockdown?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson The closure of schools across the country was met by some with jubilation, and others with a sense of loss of direction. The news of cancellation of…
Trump’s handling of this crisis exposes his shocking campaign tactics
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson President Trump’s daily press conferences are incomparable to anything politics has seen before. Topics range from him being number one on Facebook (for what nobody knows) anti-malarial…
The UK media is failing us in this pandemic
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson There is no way to gloss over what is currently happening all over the world, no way to play it down or over state just how awful…
The Stormont Crisis: how long will Westminster allow it to last?
January 2017 was the last time Northern Ireland had an executive branch. That is over two and a half years since any decisions regarding the day to day running of…
Windrush: Their impact on multi-cultural Britain
Earlier this year the government announced their plans to hold a ‘National Windrush Day’ to commemorate the impact of the Windrush Generation and their families. These contributions can be seen…
Windrush: immigration centres and morality
Immigration is one of the most divisive issues we face today. The Windrush Scandal has highlighted the major issues with the Home Office’s dealings with immigration and the anti-foreigner sentiment…
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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