Last week saw Michael Gove introduce his latest vision for our education system: that he wanted to be able to walk into any school in Britain and ‘not be able to tell whether it was state or private.’ While this […]
Bureaucracy and hypocrisy. Not only do they rhyme, but like a couple walking into the sunset, they go hand in hand. Each hand feeding the other. They show us deceit, mockery and insincerity and not even a smile to go […]
Why is there so much negative stigma when it comes to repeating a year or changing course at university? This is not the school playground anymore and we are all adults that have invested a considerable amount of time and […]
Privatisation must be such an erotic word for politicians. They can’t seem to get away from it. From privatising the mining industry to the National Rail system, it seems like it’s a turn on for them. I would have thought […]
I remember when I first started university, oh, some six years ago, that 2 things were necessary to get on and make friends: one, an expensive pre printed T-shirt, pre designated multi venue social cohesion event (AKA a well known […]
OK: prepare for a controversial sentence to grip the reader and cement my place as a hard-nosed journalist. Dissertations aren’t that tough. Seriously though, I am not saying that just to cause controversy and sound like a know-it-all, I genuinely […]
So, we are students at the University of Portsmouth, and members of UPSU. We are here to learn, grow, meet interesting people and try new things blah blah. The Union though has a deeper purpose that I don’t think many […]
Pole dancing is becoming more mainstream and if people still believe that it objectifies women and is an example of the sexualisation of society then I invite them to a practice session to give it a go themselves.
The NUS recently attempted to start a campaign to ban pole dancing from campuses, and I can definitely see where they are coming from. Pole dancing as it currently exists is incredibly sexualised and cannot be otherwise.