Interview / 14/01/2021 “Hospital is a scary, lonely place… our government didn’t learn from their mistakes”: an interview with Adult Nursing student Sophie Moore

At only 19 years old, Adult Nursing student Sophie Moore has been pulled away from her university studies and plunged into the dark world of the Covid-19 wards. As a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) her typical shifts are 12.5 hours long, usually consisting of physiological observations, bed baths, toileting, feeding, and rolling patients who cannot leave...

Interview / 17/12/2020 Black British Business Person Of the Year, Segun Osuntokun: “ Fix the system, not the people”

Segun Osuntokun has an impressive collection of books. Last month, the managing partner of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner was named the Black British Business Person of the Year. Meeting virtually, he smiles before pushing himself forward on a spin chair. “As a corporate solicitor, I don’t regard myself as a business person, so to be...

Features / 15/12/2020 Christmas spending

The Centre for Retail Research (CRR) Christmas report has revealed an 11.6% drop in consumer spending during the six-week Christmas period in comparison to the same time period last year. Yet despite the national lockdown, Brits are on average expected to spend £1,049.01 per head this Christmas.  Whilst condemnation of public spending is an unattractive...

Features / 15/12/2020 Left wing, right wing, or neither

According to YouGov, the terms left wing and right wing “aren’t that useful”. After putting one hundred political views to the public, 53% of the British people couldn’t identify any as specifically left or right wing. But what do these terms actually mean? Left-wing politics refers to progressive ideas associated with achieving better “social and...

Features / 15/12/2020 Walking down recovery road

 “ Are you better yet?  Society is becoming more receptive and understanding of mental health issues. And yet, the question above continues to undermine any sense of progress. Mental health recovery is a journey of many ups and downs, happening over a significant period of time. I speak from personal experience, a person for whom...

Features / 24/11/2020 I hate deadlines, but I also need them

Throughout my life so far, I have had a clear arch nemesis: The deadline. It haunts my dreams through the notification of an email, a glance to the calendar or a message from my friend. The deadline is ever present. But do deadlines hinder the quality of what we produce or do they help to...

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Interview

“Hospital is a scary, lonely place… our government didn’t learn from their mistakes”: an interview with Adult Nursing student Sophie Moore

At only 19 years old, Adult Nursing student Sophie Moore has been pulled away from her university studies and plunged into the dark world of the Covid-19 wards. As a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) her typical shifts are 12.5 hours long, usually consisting of physiological observations, bed baths, toileting, feeding, and rolling patients who cannot leave…

Interview

Black British Business Person Of the Year, Segun Osuntokun: “ Fix the system, not the people”

Segun Osuntokun has an impressive collection of books. Last month, the managing partner of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner was named the Black British Business Person of the Year. Meeting virtually, he smiles before pushing himself forward on a spin chair. “As a corporate solicitor, I don’t regard myself as a business person, so to be…

Features

Christmas spending

The Centre for Retail Research (CRR) Christmas report has revealed an 11.6% drop in consumer spending during the six-week Christmas period in comparison to the same time period last year. Yet despite the national lockdown, Brits are on average expected to spend £1,049.01 per head this Christmas.  Whilst condemnation of public spending is an unattractive…

Features

Left wing, right wing, or neither

According to YouGov, the terms left wing and right wing “aren’t that useful”. After putting one hundred political views to the public, 53% of the British people couldn’t identify any as specifically left or right wing. But what do these terms actually mean? Left-wing politics refers to progressive ideas associated with achieving better “social and…

Features

Walking down recovery road

 “ Are you better yet?  Society is becoming more receptive and understanding of mental health issues. And yet, the question above continues to undermine any sense of progress. Mental health recovery is a journey of many ups and downs, happening over a significant period of time. I speak from personal experience, a person for whom…

Features

BLM in Norwich : the struggle continues

Nearly six months since the death of George Floyd, we have seen a resurgence in the Black Lives Matter Movement in the UK. Even closer was the rise of the movement within Norwich, which started with a protest on 7 June 2020. The first BLM protest in Norwich was huge, with an estimated 2000 people…

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‘The Voice’ star Leah McFall speaks on her unreleased album, life after leaving the label, and her new track ‘Faithful One’

You’ll likely recognise the name Leah McFall as being a finalist on “The Voice UK” 2013.  Her powerhouse performances have now gained over 60 million views on YouTube. Joining Team will.i.am, she quickly became the star of the season. During her time on the show, three of her cover performances even charted on the UK…

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Changing my degree out of boredom

Pretty much everything in my life changed within the space of a few hours. And why? I’ve switched courses at the UEA – from BA Politics and International Relations to BSc Psychology – 1st year on both courses. Roughly 280 people switched courses this academic year and last academic year. This is the story of…


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