Jake Goddard

Global

Mental health websites are sharing your data

A recent study shows that many mental health websites routinely share and sell information on service users to technology companies and advertisers. The study found that on over 87 percent of UK based depression websites, cookies were present for the purposes of marketing and advertisement. Of these same websites, an average of twelve third party…

Global

Hong Kong Protests

Protests continue in Hong Kong as focus shifts to demands for a more democratic and autonomous system.The initial causes of the protests erupted in June over a controversial Extradition Law that would have seen suspected criminals transferred to mainland China for trial. This caused various human rights concerns from both protestors and the various members…

Global

Jobs at risk as Airbus ends A380 production

European plane producer Airbus has announced that it will soon cease production of one of its most iconic passenger planes. It could hold up to 800 people and was once the world’s largest passenger capacity aircraft. The decision came as Emirates, Airbus’ largest purchaser of the A380, moves towards using a selection of smaller, more…

Fashion

Treat yourself!

Three budget-friendly tips to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day As Valentine’s Day approaches, some of us may be feeling the need for some serious self love. However, it can sometimes be difficult to get that special ‘pampered’ feeling for ourselves without tightening the already-tight student budget. That said, there is hope! Here’s a few small-but-simple…

Global

Brexit Box

On 15 January a ‘Meaningful Vote’ was held in the House of Commons on Theresa May’s draft EU Withdrawal Agreement. The agreement was rejected by MPs by a majority of 432 votes to 202, leading the government to revert to cross-party discussions. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn initially refused to engage in cross-party talks until the…

Features

Universities set to clamp down on unconditional offers

In a previous article, Concrete revealed that less than half of UEA students actually meet their offer. Now, research from the Office for Students (OfS) and UCAS shows that applicants who accept an unconditional offer are five percent more likely to miss their predicted grades by two grades or more than those who accept a…

TV

Sex Education – It’s not all about sex, did you know?

From the ever-reliable Netflix comes a new series with a surprisingly good following. Sex Education sets itself up for failure, with a crass name reminiscent of previous endeavours: Sex Tape, Sex Ed, Sex Drive… designed to lure in a young and impressionable crowd whose intentions were all but to kick back and actually think. The…

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