Filling the gap with a year out

Taking a year out before going to university or college can seem frivolous, particularly to a parent. The concern is often that the student in question will never return to their studies after frittering away their time, serving piña coladas in beach bars or simply lying on the sand. Meanwhile, students themselves often worry taking…

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Educating against homophobia

In 2016, Spanish water polo champion Victor Gutiérrez was the first water polo player in the world to come out as gay. Within the conservative sphere of sport, his honesty meant he joined the ranks of UK soccer star, Justin Fashanu the first footballer to come out (1990), UK rugby player Gareth Thomas (2009) and…

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