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What Beyoncé’s ‘Ivy Park’ Sweatshop Scandal Tells Us About the Fashion Industry

Image: Beyoncé in her ‘Where is your Park’ video [April Wilson | TV Director] Beyoncé’s highly anticipated ‘Ivy Park’ clothing range that was created in collaboration with Topshop’s parent company Arcadia (CEO, Sir Philip Green) has been in the news recently. It has been reported that the range is the product of sweatshop labour, with workers paid as little as £4.30 a day. Is this information really a surprise to the British public? Beyoncé’s Ivy Park range has mainly come un

Malia Bouattia Elected NUS President

Image: National Union of Students UK [Aaron Hurst | Contributing Writer] The National Union of Students’ Presidential Elections have concluded, with Malia Bouattia toppling former president Megan Dunn by 372 votes to Dunn’s 328 and being elected for the highest role in British student politics. The election took place at the annual NUS conference at the Brighton Centre in Brighton. Bouattia, who vowed at the conference to put “liberation at the heart of [the NUS’s] work,” wil

How the 2016 Tory budget will affect you

Image: Pixabay [Oliver Price | News Manager] George Osborne, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, has recently announced his second budget of this Conservative government. Not everything in the budget is directly relevant to students, so Trident Media have collated the most important facts about the budget that relate to student life. Sugar tax Jamie Oliver will surely be pleased with this legislation as he has been campaigning for this for a very long time. The government has de

An Idiot’s Guide to the General Election

[Kat Clements |Contributing Writer] Let’s face it; politics isn’t always the most interesting subject. Luckily, UniVerse is here to tell you what you need to know. What’s a General Election? Let’s start with the basics. The UK holds a general election once every four years. All UK citizens over the age of 18 are entitled to vote in their constituency (the district where you live – and, fyi, students can vote in the constituency where their uni is as well if they want), for th