Melanie Goldberg



Why we should all be afraid of the new citizenship law

9th March 2022

Melanie Goldberg examines how dangerous it is when history repeats itself. For those of you unaware, the Conservative government quietly passed the second reading of a controversial bill deemed the “Nationality and Borders Bill”, that effectively targets BAME communities. The law allows the Home Office to strip citizenship from UK citizens if there is a ...


Should teams be responsible for the misdemeanours of their fans?

8th March 2022

Melanie Goldberg explores the controversy surrounding the fining of the Scottish football team after fans booed the Israeli national anthem. At the beginning of November, FIFA fined the Scottish football team as retribution for their fans booing the Israeli national anthem. The fine was imposed due to an alleged breach of FIFA policy stating that ...


This Holocaust Memorial Day, educate yourself with the facts

27th January 2022

With antisemitism on the rise, it’s important to be aware of mentalities threatening the memory of the Holocaust. 27 January marks the annual Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, in which almost a million Jews were murdered, alongside tens of thousands of Roma and Sinti, and thousands of others. HMD ...


Sports Personality of the Year 2021

23rd December 2021

A round up of all of the awards from the 2021 Sports Personality of the Year. This year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) awards were hosted by Clare Balding, Gabby Logan, Alex Scott and Gary Lineker. Taking place as a mixed virtual and in-person format due to a rising number of Covid-19 cases ...


Is university sport financially accessible?

19th December 2021

From gym memberships to sports club fees student sport comes at a price, but has it all become too much for the student budget? The financial accessibility of sport, in particular university sport, is a topic that is being brought to light more and more. Exercise and being involved with sport, purely for enjoyment, is ...


Review: Ridley Road

4th December 2021

Melanie examines the distinctly Jewish BBC historical drama, adapted from Jo Bloom’s powerful book of the same title. BBC drama Ridley Road thrillingly follows Manchester Jew Vivien Epstein as she pursues a mysterious love interest to London, and escapes a dreary marriage. She soon takes on a vital role in a local Jewish anti-fascist group ...


Examining gender inequality in sport

27th October 2021

Women deserve sport and deserve opportunities. Arguably never having left the spotlight, the recent Olympics and Paralympics have emphasised once again the intrinsic gender inequality within the sporting world. From the Norwegian Women’s Beach Volleyball team facing a fine for wearing comfortable clothing to Paralympic Sprinter Olivia Breen being subject to crude comments over her ...


Visit Glasgow’s Hidden Gems

22nd October 2021

Brave sitting on the subway for an extra stop and see what great places you can find. Glasgow Wake Park, Port Dundas. Glasgow Wake Park welcomes all levels and offers a specific beginner’s wakeboarding package, including kit and coaching, and they also run jam nights for the more experienced riders. This thrilling sport is considered ...


Paralympic athletes deserve better

20th October 2021

It’s time to shine the light on disability sport. The Paralympics have been and gone for another 3 years and Team GB have yet again proven that they are a force to be reckoned with. Although short of their medal tally from Rio 2016, with 124 medals in total won over the 12 days, evidently ...