Dolly Carter

News

Government support package for universities disappoints

On the 4 May, Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced a package of measures to protect the higher education sector from the impact of coronavirus. Although they were drawn from proposals from the universities sector, and were intended to safeguard students and help universities, many fear that the financial measures do not go far enough and…

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Hundreds to be tested

UEA Medical School has designed a new COVID-19 test for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). As hundreds of people are set to be tested daily, it is hoped that this would aid Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s pledge of 100,000 tests a day. Dr Stuart Rushworth from Norwich Medical School detailed that the tests…

Travel

Are guidebooks a dying format?

The humble guidebook has remained a staple of travel for generations, offering information on the best sights, activities, accommodation options, and local cuisine, to ensure that the traveller makes the most of their journey. However, hard-copy guidebooks have now been rendered largely obsolete by the emergence of digital technology, forcing publishers to find new ways…

Science

The first digital Earth Day

April 22 marked the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, a day where millions of people join together to flood the world with hope, optimism and action. Typically, Earth Day consists of marches, clean-ups and petitions; however, this year, it looked a little different. Prompted by the Santa Barbara oil spill, the first Earth Day was…

Science

The effects of COVID-19 on asthma patients

According to British Lung Foundation data, over 12% of the UK population have been diagnosed with asthma, with around 5.4 million of those people currently receiving treatment. Asthma is a condition where the airways leading to the lungs become inflamed; this inflammation is responsible for symptoms such as a cough, wheeze, breathlessness and tight chest….

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