Imogen Barton

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Shortfall of region’s nurses

Statistics suggest East Anglian nurses face increasingly difficult conditions, with one in ten leaving the profession every year. In the East, 3,085 left whereas only 2,933 joined, marking the first time the number of leavers was higher than the nurses joining since 2012-13. This problem is further exacerbated by the increased demand for nurses. On…

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Has social media ended modern romance?

In the era of Facebook and other non-stop technology, many people believe romance is dead. However, the bigger question is whether our failure to adapt to technology leads to failed relationships and lacklustre moments. We consume more mass media than ever before and even if you take sappy films with a pinch of salt, you’re…

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UEA exception to ‘Brexodus’ of academia

New data showing an increase in European staff departures has incited fears that the UK’s reputation for university education is at risk due to Brexit, according to a report by the British Academy. Staff departures have increased by 19 percent up to 2,300, compared to 1,975 before the referendum, with the University of Oxford dealing…

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Bath University Vice-Chancellor resigns

The University of Bath’s Vice-Chancellor has chosen to step down following outrage over her wages. Dame Glynis Breakwell, who was the UK’s highest-paid Vice- Chancellor with a salary of £468,000, will step down at the end of the academic year to mark seventeen years of holding her post. She plans to take a sabbatical, where…

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Gucci fur ban shows consumer power

The main reason given for discontinuing the use of fur is because it’s ‘outdated’ and unfashionable. While there’s a nod to environmentalism and animal welfare, that’s because it’s targeted at the millennial generation. The focus on whether using fur is ethical or fashionable also masks another reason for not using fur: it’s expensive. It is…

Travel

Oh, fair Verona

During my summer holiday travelling across Italy, I visited Verona for a few days with my family. During our last night there, we went to see a theatrical production of Romeo and Juliet. Not having done any research beforehand, I had expected a generic theatrical experience where you take in the performance and feel numb…

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