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Big Boys season two will have moments of pathos

Big Boys season two will have moments of pathos

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Jack Rooke gives an exclusive interview at Westminster World. He talks about the series Big Boys on Channel 4 and reveals what we should expect in the upcoming season two. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHjiIhUzBAM Jack Rooke talks about Big Boys season two on Channel 4 that will be shown next year. Credits to: Mellina Shahrom and Hera Kruja Jack Rooke is the writer and creator of Big Boys. It is a sitcom that has been positively praised. It stars Dylan Llewellyn and Jon Pointing, who live together in 2013 and are university students in their first year. Jack, who is Llewellyn's character, is a semi-fictionalized version of Rooke. The series tackles grief and mental health issues in a light and funny way. The first season was shown on 26 May 2022 and it can be watched ...
Revamp your winter wardrobe in preparation for the Arctic blast

Revamp your winter wardrobe in preparation for the Arctic blast

clothes, Fashion, streetwear, Student, Taste
Image by Dan O. Eboka. The Arctic airflow from the North pole is expected to bring with it chills of below -8C (17.6F). So it's time to grab your winter coat, plus a double layer of insulation, and a beanie hat to match.  With the Met Office announcing a yellow warning for snow in parts of the UK, Westminster World spoke with our resident fashion expert and University of Westminster student Alexia Georgieva, for her top tips on how to stay fashionably warm this winter.  Image by  Vlada Karpovich | Pexels. “Knit is very in at the moment,” said Alexia. For a look that's both artisan and functional, swap the hoodie for a knitted cardigan instead. Knitted hats with ear warmers, knitted scarfs and knitted gloves that are waterproof. Historically, they have ea
Channel 4’s Big Boys is coming back, and it is better than ever

Channel 4’s Big Boys is coming back, and it is better than ever

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The series got renewed for a second season in August 2022 and is scheduled to premiere in 2023. The first broadcast was on 26 May this year and is available on All 4. Source: Channel 4 Jack Rooke gives an exclusive interview at Westminster World. He talks about the series Big Boys on Channel 4 and reveals what we should expect in the upcoming season two. Jack also spoke about Big Boys season two. During those episodes, we will watch more stories being developed regarding the other characters. In contrast, the main focus remains on the main ones. https://youtu.be/KHjiIhUzBAM Credit: Mellina Shahrom and Besmira Kruja Jack Rooke said: “I think it’s just going to be a bit more expansive. I want to sort of delve into some of the other characters' back stories and for it to feel
Explained: India and its unemployment crisis

Explained: India and its unemployment crisis

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Since the mid-2000s, India’s youth have referred to themselves as the “Nowhere Generation” - the ones who are stuck between the need to work for sustenance and the lack of options to help them. It has been over two decades since this term was coined but the situation seems to get worse with every year with rising “berozgari” or unemployment. Picture Credit: Australia India Institute On the 1st of February, India’s Finance Minister announced the budget for 2022 and promised to create six million jobs over the next five years. However, the “Nowhere Generation” doesn't seem to have much faith in this statement as pulling this off will not be an easy feat. In the past few years, in spite of being Asia’s third-largest economy, the country’s unemployment rate exceeded most of the emer
Could people answer math problems in dreams?

Could people answer math problems in dreams?

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Scientists successfully establish a two-way dialogue with people during REM sleep. Dreamers can answer simple questions such as “What is two plus one?” It is believed that dreams are disorderly and illogical, so people can’t think and react rationally while sleeping. Based on previous studies, scientists already knew that one-way contact is attainable. People can receive external stimuli like light and sound. Two-way communication requires a sleeping person to understand information from outside and respond logically, which is much more complicated. Karen Konkoly, from Northwestern University, worked with her collaborators to experiment by asking people simple questions during lucid dreams (you can realise that you are dreaming) and published a study on February 18 in Current Biolog
‘We deserve more’: Goldsmiths rent strikes back

‘We deserve more’: Goldsmiths rent strikes back

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Goldsmiths rent strike banner. Photo by Jinglin Zhou. Appalling living conditions and deafening silence from Goldsmiths, University of London has prompted its students to go on rent strike. Goldsmiths is the first university in London to join the ranks of rent strikers from other universities across the UK, including Bristol, Cambridge, and Manchester.  https://youtu.be/9rU-0JpB8SA Embed video. Video produced by Jinglin Zhou and Shiyan Wang. A rent striker, Luke said that his room hasn’t been touched since March 2020 when previous students were sent home at the start of the lockdown. He described: “When I walked in, there were urine stains on the floor.” Luke also listed shrivelled doors, black mould, and rats that were rampant in other rooms.  “The room next
Covid-19: Students’ distress over job loss

Covid-19: Students’ distress over job loss

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The mass vaccination coming up this week in the UK does not reassure everyone. Especially students that WestminsterWorld had the opportunity to meet. Credit: Simone Michelle Gray Nearly 80 per cent of students rely on part-time job to gain extra income. Due to this year’s economic crisis and social distancing regulations, workplaces have been closed and many students cannot continue their work. According to Generation COVID survey conducted by LSE, the most job loss among all age groups are student aged 16 to 25, which means one in 10 young people lost their job during covid-19 pandemic. source: Generation COVID "They had to cancel all the shows when the lockdown came up so I lost my job." We can see the depth in her eyes as much as the pain. Barbara Uzoigwe, 22 years ol
Teachers feeling stressed and over worked due to pandemic.

Teachers feeling stressed and over worked due to pandemic.

Covid-19, Education, Health, London, Student
With inadequate mental health support many teachers are feeling overwhelmed and under pressure to keep up with their day-to-day work load. This is due to the on going pandemic and uncertain government guidelines. Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash The announcement of a second lockdown in October, meant that shops restaurants and several other establishments were forced to close down. However, essential workers including teachers were amongst the few still expected to work.  With unclear and unreliable government guidelines, It has become increasingly difficult for teachers to implement safety measures in place to protect themselves and students. This in turn is affecting the mental wellness of educators. According to an investigation by education support, there has genera...
Coronavirus ‘steals’ thousands of students’ internships

Coronavirus ‘steals’ thousands of students’ internships

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A student from University Collage London is trying to find career help on the school's website. Photo by Jinglin Zhou Thousands of university students find it challenging to get an internship position due to the coronavirus pandemic. Anna Brown, a final year undergraduate student at the University of Westminster, was excited about her new internship offer. She just got a position as a copywriter intern in an education agency after struggling for 35 days. "I have worked part-time jobs in three companies in the four years of university. And this is the most difficult time," said Anna. Usually, the upcoming Christmas holiday is the best time for students to find a work placement. However, it's difficult this year due to the financial recession and increasing unemployment. Acc...
Covid: Trapped students are turning to selling sex

Covid: Trapped students are turning to selling sex

Adults, Covid-19, Education, Student, UK news, Women
Many students have put themselves at risk to get enough money to help pay for university. More and more students are turning into sex work. Survey conducted by Student Money Survey 2020, reveal 10 percent students consider adult work in a cash emergency, the number has doubled from 2019. Source: Student Money Survey 2020 76% of students rely on part-time work to bring in extra income, due to the economic crisis caused by Covid-19, many students are unable to continue their part-time jobs, their support from student finance, parents and universities are also falls. Most of them cannot afford the high rent cost and tuition fees, thus over a half of student who work in the sex industry state that, their motivation to do...