Thinking like a monk in 2021 and beyond
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson As we all know, 2020 has been a year filled with lots of downs. From Australia burning to a pandemic that has affected billions of people, we…
Now is the time to stop using the term special needs
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson From a very early age, I felt as though I was different from everyone else. I am someone who has an auditory processing disorder, has elements of…
Is Boris u-turning out of control?
U-turning on policy, when faced with overwhelming resistance, demonstrates a government’s ability to listen to its electorate. But, not only that. It also illustrates our ability, as an electorate, to…
We must not let critiquing of China lead to prejudice
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Over the last few months, the People’s Republic of China has been in the spotlight, and rightfully so. Despite many of us in the West not agreeing…
Prison Labour: the untold truth
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Over the last few weeks, we have seen that the Black Lives Matter movement has hugely increased momentum and support. The ongoing protests, which were majority peaceful,…
Project Restart is a mockery of football
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson It is without question that football is thoroughly missed during these unprecedented times. The balls crashing into the net, the silky footwork from talented individuals and the…
Automation is the answer to our struggling agricultural industry
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Despite the globalisation of goods and services, homegrown produce remains a vital component of the United Kingdom’s economy. The agricultural industry is worth over £120 billion, and…
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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