Dr Clara Sandelind, is a Lecturer in Politics. Here, she puts into perspective, why the BBC1 show the Great British Bake Off, was attacked by The Sun newspaper for being too Politically Correct when the winner was announced as Nadiya Hussain and why this battle, which includes a regrettable fixation with identity, characterises much of British politics more
Robin Simmons is a Professor of Education and a leading expert on the experiences of young people categorised as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). Here, he talks about the rise of the ‘precariat’, a new distinct social class whose lives are broadly characterised by uncertainty, insecurity and uncertain future prospects. He explains how their ability to
Jill Johnes is a Professor of Production Economics at the University of Huddersfield and has gained a prominent national and international research reputation in education economics. Here, in this article published on The Conversation, Professor Johnes explains why university rankings aren’t all they seem and why sixth formers, when making a decision about which university to go to, shouldn’t
Dr Alexander von Lünen is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities within the History Division at the University of Huddersfield. Here he comments on the news in The Guardian that a 91-year-old woman who worked at Auschwitz has been charged with complicity in the murders of at least 260,000 Jews during the second world war
Dr Julia Meaton is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainability within the Department of Strategy, Marketing and Economics. Here she talks about the Hajj stampede which killed over 700 pilgrims and how the media coverage in the UK of this incident has been strangely less than other disasters of similar death tolls.