International Security Assistant Force

My experience of the MA International Security course at UEA

Haylie Pallister reflects on her time as a postgraduate student reading for an MA in International Security. When I tell people that I study International Security , most have no idea what it means or what the degree encompasses. The discipline is a branch of International Relations, but with a more focused approach upon security […]

This isnt democracy

Why increasing the powers of the Electoral Commission can reinvigorate British Democracy

As the Conservative Party’s election expenses are subject to much public criticism, UEA Student Will Temple argues that the Electoral Commission should have more powers. British elections may not be saturated with money in the same way as the U.S., but a genuine concern still exists about the regulation of political party spending. These concerns […]

The Birth of the Irish Republic

The Norwich Man who fought and died in the Easter Rising, Dublin 1916

As the Easter Rising is marked in Ireland, Professor Lee Marsden writes on the role of Norwich born Arthur Weekes, who died fighting for an independent Ireland. The recent centennial celebrations in Dublin, commemorating the Easter Rising, presented the Irish people, with an opportunity to reflect on their history and consider the future in the […]


Limits to Growth: the issue of our times?

Dr. Rupert Read of PPL celebrates the launching of an All Party Parliamentary Group at Westminster that celebrates the philosophical, ecological and economic expertise of academics and politicians alike. Growing is a dangerous business. A person over seven feet tall is at massive extra risk of having a heart attack. Imagine how it would be […]

Football player

Footballers are role models when it comes to being good at football. Everything else is just noise.

Young people aren’t likely to emulate how professional footballers behave- except when it comes to their skills on the pitch, argues Michael Skey. The use of the term role model in relation to professional footballers has increased quite noticeably over the past 15 years, with five mentions in 2000 and over 170 mentions in 2014. […]