Childish Gambino’s This is a America: Mesmerising and Repulsive

When it comes to music, unless it’s jazz, afrobeats, or the soundtrack to my latest favourite film, it’s very unlikely that I’ve heard it before. In fact, I had no idea who Childish Gambino was until a friend told me I should check out his latest music video, This is America. And now, who could’ve of missed … More Childish Gambino’s This is a America: Mesmerising and Repulsive

The little victories

Sometimes in life we focus too much on that one big goal. The one that once reached will justify our negligence of other needs and desires, our relationships with others and our relationship with ourselves. That one big one that will magically validate all the sacrifices we’ve made and heal all the wounds we suffered … More The little victories

What I learnt from dropping my phone down the toilet

On a seemingly pleasant and crisp Saturday morning I was sitting on the toilet, scrolling through my Facebook feed on my iPhone when (of course) my butterfingers let it glide straight into the toilet bowl. In my cheapest attempt to resuscitate it, it has been sitting in an airtight bag of rice. After the initial shock, … More What I learnt from dropping my phone down the toilet

How the (UG) University Fee Increase anticipated Lecturers’ Pension Cuts

1962 Maintenance grants are introduced for students to cover tuition fees and living expenses.  1980 Students grants are increased from £380 to £1,430.  1989 The Tories freeze grants and introduce student loans. Grants of up to £2,265 remains available for poorer students, and loans of up to £420 are available to all applicants.  1997 David Blunkett, the Labour Education … More How the (UG) University Fee Increase anticipated Lecturers’ Pension Cuts