Sarah holds a First Class Honours degree in Politics from Leeds Beckett University, and a Master’s in Global Political Economy from the University of Sheffield.
Sarah’s research interests include postcolonial studies, gender and feminism, theories and causes of inequality and areas of economic theory.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, doing volunteer work and is currently learning Spanish.
The current average unemployment rate across Europe is at 6%, but is considerably higher in Spain and Greece, due to issues with the tourism industry after the global pandemic, the lack of vocational training available and lower levels of funding in education.
Since the UK’s exit from the European Union in 2021, the cost of university tuition fees for EU nationals in the UK has skyrocketed. This will negatively affect the UK’s economy with more EU students choosing to study elsewhere, such as The Netherlands.
Despite greater numbers of women in higher education, gender disparities still exist in work across Europe. If Member States can reduce these gaps, both prosperity and GDP would improve across the continent.
When the institution of care is seen as a public responsibility as opposed to a private matter, European nation states are more economically stable and children are granted high levels of education or care.
Many European Nations such as the UK and Poland are not doing enough to legally protect the rights of their gender diverse and transgender citizens.