Blogs are always difficult to start, and often feel pretty self-indulgent and narcissistic – this weird notion that people are interested enough in your day-to-day life to take time out of their day to read about your thoughts, feelings, and the mundanities of your work. However, in the process of applying for and starting my … Continue reading Avoiding Thesis Editing… I’ll Start a Blog Series Instead
From a young age, we are told that if you work hard, you’ll achieve everything that you want. If you just apply yourself in school, you’ll become successful, whether this means becoming a famous actor or actress, the CEO of a Fortune 500, or having any form of influence in society. If you just go … Continue reading What is Social Capital and Why Does It Matter?
I grew up in a very working-class area. My school had one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Europe when I was attending, and I vividly remember metal detectors propped up outside the school gates greeting me some mornings as I ventured in to start my day of learning. The teachers at my school, … Continue reading Inequality, Political Participation and Political (Il)literacy in the UK