Tag: Graduation


What will you do after graduation…?

  ving studied Politics for the past two-and-a-bit years, I’m always met with the ‘oh, so you want to be an MP then?’ type questions by family, friends and even taxi drivers (who are always up for a discussion on politics). However, as someone who has only studied Politics as it was what I was…


Solo vs group travelling

One of the biggest trends right now, without a doubt, is travelling. Whether it’s for ‘soul-searching’, a graduation trip or just for fun, there are millions of travellers every year. I, myself, have travelled a lot – both alone and in a group. It’s because of these experiences that I want to explore the pros…


An Interview with: Charles Clarke

The year is 2005. Before Brexit, before Trump, before football came home and before the recession brought New Labour’s glory years to an end. I’m sat in my classroom, having just received a participation certificate and a letter on stamped Commons notepaper acknowledging my entry in then-Home Secretary and my local MP Charles Clarke’s annual…


UEA graduate wins council election

A former UEA student has been elected to his local council. Andrew Ansell, who graduated from UEA in 2014 with a BA in History and Politics won election to the Pitsea South East ward in Basildon, an Essex constituency. The ward was previously held by a UKIP Councillor, however a 11.2% swing to Labour meant…


Are grad trips worth it?

When I graduated from high-school, the majority of my classmates went on graduation trips to places like Japan, South Korea, Ko Samui, etc. I, however, didn’t go. My friends and I hadn’t really planned anything nor did I have the money. I didn’t feel it was right to ask my parents to pay either. Although, I did…

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