Olivia Minnock


UK youth among world’s unhappiest in wellbeing study

A recent international study on the mental wellbeing of young people has ranked Britain as one of the lowest countries for youth happiness. The study looked at wellbeing, rather than mental health, through surveying people in areas such as optimism, confidence and a sense of being loved. A sample of 15-21 year olds was taken…


UEA launches Gender Studies MA

The university has announced it will launch a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies this year. The course will focus on many disciplines of humanities including history, literature and philosophy and will include modules such as “Critically Queer: Sex, Gender and Sexuality” and “Gender and Power.” Other universities already offering similar postgraduate courses include SOAS, Sussex…


My white male curriculum

Shakespeare week, which this year commemorated 400 years since the death of the bard, was a roaring success both on campus and across the country. UEA Drama Society hosted a week of events including a lecture and film screening, a Shakespeare-themed quiz and monologue slam. UEA Publishers also produced a zine to celebrate the occasion…


UK world best for Maths and English

According to a recent QS league table which ranked universities by subject, UK institutions came top in Maths, English and six other subjects. QS World University Rankings are published each year by Quacquarelli Symonds, a UK based researcher into higher education and study abroad. The most recent results, made available on Tuesday 22nd March, showed…

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UEA Artists Present: Zines

Whenever I get into a discussion about print culture, I always have to bite my tongue to stop myself saying “well, since the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century…” and enter into a lengthy description of the role the printing press and its part in the reformation. Then, I realise that what…


The difficulties of finding time for love

With university comes a new era. Learning to become independent, to cook, to clean, to budget, brings a new wave of freedom. You’re finally becoming an adult, no longer treated as a child, with the responsibilities and benefits that accompany this. Is this independence really all it’s cracked up to be? Or freedom just one…


How to bear witness? International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” Eli Wiesel’s words stress the very importance of remembering those events we might rather forget, of paying attention to what might be more pleasantly ignored. Events take place throughout the year to commemorate victims of war and genocide, and International Holocaust Remembrance Day is just…

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