Jess Barrett

Features

Hangxiety

Hangxiety has become a regularly used term within the student vocabulary, combining your hangover with anxiety about the events of the night before. When you black out or have a patchy memory of the night before you become nervous about what you might have said or done after you wake up in the morning. The…

Sex Survey 2019

Alcohol and sex – the sobering truth

Dutch courage, going out for a drink, and meeting up in a club are terms used when discussing dating and sex at uni. But they all have one thing in common: alcohol. Sex and dating in the 21st  century seems to revolve around having a drink. This can vary from having a cheeky pint on…

Sex Survey 2019

The truth about sex work

The sex industry is something everyone is aware of but hardly anyone speaks of their experiences with it. With many students struggling to juggle their social life with the financial restrictions of their maintenance loan, the sex industry is a way that students can earn a little extra on the side. The sugar daddy industry…

Features

Anniversary of our sanctuary status

23 January 2019 marked one year of the University of East Anglia being a ‘University of Sanctuary’ and saw several events take place on the day to celebrate. The title was awarded by City of Sanctuary, a movement promoting the support of asylum seekers and refugees, as UEA had been recognised for its ability to…

Features

Is veganism the way to save our planet?

The increase in popularity of Veganuary has led to the question, what steps do we need to take to help save the environment? Megan L-Moran, a student who has recently become vegetarian, commented that ‘It is quite astonishing how the meat industry contributes so much to greenhouse gas emissions and how much land it uses….

Features

New Year, New Me?

Finally, we are here. But does the new year mean it is time for us to make some real changes? The beginning of a new year often means many of us re-evaluate our lives and create a list of things we would like to change, ranging from our appearance, to our diet, and any other…

Fashion

The disappearing high street

The battle between high-street shops, and shopping online is one that has become more competitive over recent years. I’m sure every one of us has had the crisis where we’ve got a night out but nothing to wear. Do you pop into town to pick up something new, or do you go online and have…

Features

Nightline Awareness Week 2018

With UK student satisfaction at an all time low, according to continued decreases in average satisfaction levels in the National Student Survey, it is more important than ever that students feel like they have somewhere to talk about their struggles. From 19 – 25 November, Nightline Awareness Week promoted the listening service Nightline within the…

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