Opinion

Involuntary Democracy: Is it a truly democratic system that coerces people to participate?

Opinion November 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm Comments

I am going to lay my cards on the table right off the mark. Everyone who saw me shouting at the chair at the end of the General Meeting or was following the Courier Live BlogRead More

An open letter to the Guild from Huw Diprose

Opinion November 12, 2011 at 11:37 am Comments

Hey all, For those who haven’t heard the election was declared null and void! Which is is a win for me; Thursday night before the result, I sent an open letter to the guild sabbs aboutRead More

Dale farm: Writing on the Shield Wall?

Opinion October 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm Comments

Watching with interest the evictions at Dale farm this week as illegally settled travellers were asked politely and then more forcefully to move along, I found myself asking myself two questions I’m sure many of youRead More

Defence Cuts: 10 year rule again?

Defence Cuts: 10 year rule again?

Opinion October 9, 2011 at 9:36 pm Comments

With Britain’s nuclear program & defence cuts in the news again this week, I’ve noted with interest the fact that Britain’s nuclear program has again escaped the governmental axe. One should not be surprised of course:Read More

The Housing Crisis in Aberystwyth

The Housing Crisis in Aberystwyth

Opinion September 23, 2011 at 9:00 am Comments

There are no Detroit-style foreclosures in Aberystwyth but it is facing its own kind of housing crisis. Student dissatisfaction is high university accommodation fails once again to meet demand and the private sector, seen by manyRead More

Riots – Is our Justice system really serving the greater good?

Riots – Is our Justice system really serving the greater good?

Opinion September 23, 2011 at 9:00 am Comments

With the dust settling from the widespread violence which swept the UK after the death of Mark Duggan on the 4th of August 2011, many questions surrounding the riots still remain. The government has promised hardRead More

Protests & The Future of Higher Education

Opinion September 23, 2011 at 9:00 am Comments

Its nearly a year since the student protests in London, where Aberystwyth students along with many other university students and student organisations across the United Kingdom marched in protest of the governments proposed tuition fees ofRead More

It’s been a long time coming

Opinion September 23, 2011 at 8:00 am Comments

So you’ve just been accepted to the delightful seaside university town of Aberystwyth, just you, the sea, the sun (okay…maybe not) and 8000 other students. It all sounds so good and to be fair it isRead More

The Future Cost of Education

Opinion June 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm Comments

On May 9th, Aberystwyth University was the first Welsh university to announce that, as of the academic year 2012/2013, they would be raising tuition fees to a maximum £9000 annually, matching a change in financing alreadyRead More

A Right Royal Perspective

A Right Royal Perspective

News, Opinion May 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm Comments

With April 29th 2011 now entered into the history books, even future generations will be somewhat affected by this day as they study the Royal nuptials of Prince William of Wales and his ordinary, middle-class beau,Read More