All too often when I read a personal statement, I notice that it’s about is research. The new frontiers of science are crucial to its identity – but these writers are not applicants for a PhD – they're applicants for an undergraduate degree.
This year half of the Nobel prize for physicswent to Michael Mayor and Didier Queloz, for their discovery of exoplanets outside of our solar system. This discovery opened a field that had been struggling to get started before this breakthrough. How did they find this planet and what did this discovery do, both for the world of astrophysics and the wider community?
It is hard to find any newspaper today without some mention of Britain’s Exit from the European Union (Brexit) within it.This post looks at Brexit through a number of key economic lenses, identifying how each relates to a potential Brexit.
How is the working world changing and what ideas do people have to adapt to it? Should digital companies face greater tax burdens? Bertie Wnek’s submission to the IPPR’s Economics Prize answers these questions and more in a paper that won the Under-25’s prize.