Tag : Charlie Harrocks

Spotify Public Offering: Wise Move or an Unnecessary Risk?

7 months ago / 0 comments

Cracking on with its plan to go public, Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, has filed paperwork to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The Swedish company, often lauded with helping reverse the huge losses in music revenue caused by piracy, currently boasts 140 million … Read More

Automation Threatens to Widen North-South Divide

8 months ago / 0 comments

For years, northern industry was at the forefront of England’s economy. From the industrial revolution which traces its roots from Lancashire cotton mills, to coal mining across Yorkshire and the North-East, Britain was powered by Northern workers. That is until technology began to make more and more jobs redundant, and … Read More

Is the Hyperloop the future of travel?

8 months ago / 0 comments

We might not be as far away from hyper-speed travel as you might think. Although it isn’t quite teleportation, the Hyperloop combines a vacuum, a train, and levitating magnets to shoot you towards your destination at hundreds of miles an hour. The magnetic levitation ‘maglev’ train is lifted above rails … Read More

There seems to be a new space race on the horizon

12 months ago / 0 comments

However, unlike before, the race is not fuelled by the cold war rivalry between the USA and the USSR, it is fuelled by private corporations. Investment is flooding into the space industry. The global space economy was worth $329 billion in 2016, and three-quarters of that sum came from private … Read More

Brexit, Visas and International Students

12 months ago / 0 comments

In the wake of the controversial EU referendum, headlines about Brexit seem to be ubiquitous. Brexit has the potential to affect almost everything to do with our economy, and anything international. That includes Universities, and us, the student population. In particular, leaving the EU is going to change studying abroad … Read More

Cigarettes and Alcohol

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, announced the 2017 Spring Budget last week. Amongst the large array of price changes and resource allocations, two price rises stood out to me in particular: cigarettes and alcohol. In other words, the two commodities that make the student nightlife world go round. … Read More