Festivals: Europe v UK

From Amsterdam’s Dekmantel to the Isle of Wight’s Bestival At the start of this summer I had, shamefully, never frequented a music festival. Friends at uni would gasp in surprise as I told them that in my nineteen years, I had never once had to endure the unprecedented scale of Glastonbury or Reading’s horrific toilets….

UEA The Square 2. Phot: Flickr, David Terrar

Sexual assault, and how I took control

As a victim of sexual assault, one of the hardest things for me was finding a way to take control of the situation. When I’ve told people about what happened to me, they’ve reacted in a variety of ways, with the majority talking about the right thing to do, and what was best for me….

Danielle Carter of Arsenal Ladies. Photo: joshjdss, Wikipedia

City out of cup, but still in contention for League

Although Jose Mourinho is lamenting the “worst period and results” of his entire career – at any of the European giants he has been lucky enough to manage – Emma Hayes’ Chelsea Ladies have very little to lament. Whilst their male counterparts languish at 14th in the table, behind our Canaries, Chelsea Ladies are topping…

Welcome to a new kind of politics

After a remarkably successful summer of campaigning, Jeremy Corbyn, a man who for thirty years existed only as an obscure stalwart of the backbenches, claimed the Labour leadership in an overwhelmingly decisive victory. Though the veteran’s appeal to the progressive electorate is a topic which deserves far more attention than a passing mention in an…

UEA Suffolk Terrace 1. Photo: Flickr, David Jones.

UEA rises in global university standings

UEA’s rankings have recently been cause for confusion, following the publication of two higher education league tables by the Times. In the Times University Guide 2016, UEA has fallen four places on last years ranking, to 18th, one place behind the University of Sussex which has leapt up 6 places since last year, but crucially…

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