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Drones – for better or for worse? Kettlemag Sophie Cowling Drones
Methods of warfare have changed considerably over the past century, ranging from Spitfires used in world war two, atomic and Hydrogen bombs in the forties and fifties, as well as the well-known U2 spy planes during the cold war. Yet the most recent innovation, drones (also known as ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), are the first aircraft...
Should we allow young people to vote at 16? Sophie Cowling. Kettle Magazine. Voting at 16.
Who can vote? With campaigns such as ‘Votes at 16’ in the UK, set up to promote political involvement at an earlier age in people’s lives, the big question still looms over our heads: should we allow sixteen year olds to vote? Currently in the UK, one can vote at the age of eighteen, however, questions...
An all-round look at the EU referendum debate An all-round look at the EU referendum debate. Sophie Cowling. Kettle Mag.
Economy The UK is the smallest economic contributor out of the main members to the EU, however, it still pays in more than it gets back. For example in 2015, it paid in £13 billion and the EU spending on the UK was £4.5 billion.  On the other hand, the EU provides nearly complete free trade across Europe...
Increasing women in Parliament
The general election of 2015 produced a new record. 191 women were elected as Members of Parliament (MPs), 29% of all MPs. SOURCE: HOUSE OF COMMONS LIBRARY While this increase is evidence that UK politics is moving in the right direction, these statistics are still tragically low and support the recent and ongoing criticism of an overly...
7 tips for a great personal statement Personal statement, Tips, writing, Kettle Mag, Sophie Cowling, Student life
    1. DO NOT attempt an all-nighter Don’t leave it till the night before the deadline to write your personal statement. Be organised, know when the deadline is, (be warned- deadlines can differ). This way you can take your time to think about your accomplishments and write the piece in stages. Besides, nothing ever good...