Metis aims to provide students with the opportunity to engage with the policy process, and gives them a unique platform to express their opinions, critiques and solutions. This fourth volume of Metis showcases the continuing evolution and strengthening of the IPPR@universities programme since it began in 2010, and features contributions from the universities of Sheffield, Warwick and York.
Edited by Nathan Tanswell from the University of Sheffield, volume four of the journal is comprised of eight essays by student thinktankers:
- Ben Fischer, Sheffield - Universal internet access: The argument for a new international body to promote and enforce it
- Emily Owen, Sheffield - 'Pro-ana' sites: Limiting freedom is the price we have to pay to protect vulnerable people
- Calum Young, Sheffield - How do you like me now? Changing the social acceptability of legally problematic social media activity
- Elettra Ardissino, Warwick - Connecting people: Challenges and solutions for increasing internet access in sub-Saharan Africa
- Gary Fawdrey, York - Regulation and protection: Combating the dangers of violent internet pornography
- Sam Matthews, Sheffield - Improve internet security without restricting internet freedom: Restricting internet access to those with up-to-date anti-virus software
- Finlay Green, Sheffield - How to achieve a digitally inclusive Britain: Addressing the demand side
- Michael Shneerson, Warwick - #SixFeetUnder: The internet, social networks and death
Health leaders, charities, experts and campaigners urge Chancellor to take action on ‘concerning’ state of UK health to deliver prosperity at Spring BudgetLeading health voices have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to deliver a bold strategy to transform UK health and deliver nationwide prosperity.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.