BlogBlogs by Lisamarie Bourke
How to Help the Domestic Violence Epidemic in the UK
Stated in short, knowledge and understanding are the most effective means of combating domestic violence, and in turn, additional knowledge and understanding of DV will produce meaningful change for those who have been sucked into abusive relationships.
Achieving Pay Equality in the UK
Gender equality has come a long way in the past century, but this does not mean that sexism is entirely erased. In many nations around the world, men make far more money than women do, even when they are working at comparable jobs.
The Lower-Class Struggle in UK Schools
Perhaps the most class-conscious nation in the world, the UK has long struggled with inequality in its educational system. Despite government initiatives to boost academic performance in inner-city schools, for example, the country's great institutions of learning...
A Look at Poverty in the UK
In recent years, the United Kingdom has felt the squeeze of the global recession. Nowhere has this been more serious than in the housing sector. In the UK, homelessness is reaching unprecedented levels. It's a real crisis. As foreign investors and corporations enter...
The UK Opioid Crisis
Is the UK heading toward a US-style opioid crisis? Evidence accumulated over the past decade suggests that it might be if urgent steps aren’t taken to head it off.
Who is Ken Loach?
British movie director, writer and producer, Ken Loach, has never been the typical film creator who relied on the popularity of big stars merely to carry a movie. Instead, he has often said that cinema has allowed him to place the focus on “ordinary people and their dilemmas.”
How Education Fights Poverty
The relationship between poverty and education is vital. It’s easy to say that education leads to a better life, but the reasons are very complex and far-reaching.
Causes Behind Homelessness in the UK
Homelessness is a serious problem in the UK, but what are the real causes behind it? As with most societal issues, there isn’t a clear answer. People become homeless for a number of different reasons, some of which are very specific to a particular person and some of which are indicative of problems with society as a whole.
Elitism in British Higher Education
An education system that isn’t built around a system of equity for everyone is doomed to just become a tool that widens the privilege gap, and that’s why some scholars are arguing that changes needed to be made to the United Kingdom’s institutes of higher education.
What Can You Do to Help the Homeless Epidemic in the UK?
Over the past three years, this number has increased by 73%, which is an astounding rate. There are also large groups of hidden homeless people, those with temporary shelter or roofs over their heads but no home to call their own. Want to know how you can help?