NuPolitics is an exciting new comment magazine focussing on current affairs and politics written by and for students and young people. The work of three University of Nottingham politics students – Ryan Holmes, Robert Smith and Joseph Richmond – NuPolitics aims to encourage political engagement and promote young journalism.
The students created the magazine during their participation in the Undergraduate ParliaMentors programme, which is the winner of a UN Award for Intercultural Innovation, run by the Three Faiths Forum. The magazine aims to fill a gap in the market, as there is no nationally available political magazine aimed at, and written by, students and young people.
The project, partly funded by the University of Nottingham School of Politics and International Relations, and Three Faiths Forum, also has the support of Mark Spencer MP for Sherwood who wrote a foreword for the inaugural issue. Mark writes: “Particularly exciting is the number of young people who come down to Westminster with a taste for politics and it’s something I’m keen to promote” a sentiment which strikes to the core of NuPolitics.
In a magazine which will have a national audience of students, young professionals and graduates, there are opinion pieces on the Olympic legacy, the current state of British politics and a review of ‘The Iron Lady’ in addition to articles from the leaders of the youth wings of both the Labour and Conservative parties. There is also an interesting feature on a number of young Twitter politicos, which is focused on today’s social media-orientated generation. Finally, Dr Ros Hague tries to answer that age old question posed to students of politics: so, you want to be Prime Minister?
The magazine is now available to download.