The Brexit Effect on Higher Education

According to new figures released from the UK’s Universities and College Application Service (UCAS), the number of people from Ireland applying to study at British universities has decreased for the fifth consecutive year.  A notable 31% fewer Irish applicants hoped to study at UK third-level institutions in 2017 than in 2012. UCAS January deadline figures…

Review: The Mercy

Despite being the inspiration for dozens of films, plays and novels (including another film coming out later this month), most will be unfamiliar with the story of Donald Crowhurst. A businessman and weekend sailor, Crowhurst (Colin Firth) chooses to enter the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race to claim the title of first person to…

Darkest Hour (or How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Brexit)

The much anticipated follow-up and prequel to Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, Darkest Hour hits theatres this January as the latest instalment in the Brexit Cinematic Universe. That’s right, it’s not just comic-book and Star Wars fans that can look forward to a long series of interconnected cinematic releases in the coming years, it appears that pro-leavers…

Express Interviews: Ellen Murray

Ellen Murray is a 23 year old trans woman from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is the founder and current chairperson of GenderJam NI, a trans youth charity, and she is the Youth Support Coordinator for SAIL, a trans family support organisation in the region. She specialises in healthcare and education advocacy, and is involved in…