Dialect snobbery reinforces power in the British class system

Jacinta Nandi discusses how dialect snobbery relates to classism in the UK and how we should be proud of how we speak even if it’s not “received pronunciation”. Back in the olden days, i.e., the early 2000s, when I still wanted to become a stand-up comedian, my friend and I were going to an open-mike… Read More

Reject the rat race: higher education wasn’t made for poorer students, but we can change it

by Kennedy Walker  Last week The Independent reported that university debts are so high that students are suffering from increased mental health problems and struggling to afford food. A study by the mental health charity Mind found that 43,000 students at the Russel Group institutions access counselling services in the 2014-2015 academic year, compared to… Read More