Features / 04/08/2020 New year, new norm

The only thing we have to fear is not being scared. No, this is not a typing error and I was not trying to quote Franklin D. Roosevelt. But it sums up how I am feeling about returning to University in September. I think I should be more worried, but I am actually extremely excited....

#BLM, Features / 04/08/2020 Muriel Gilbertson: “I am Always Alert”

Muriel Gilbertson and I met through UEABC, UEA’s rowing club. She is the first and only Black female to have been on the team being one of two Black members of the current club. She was recently elected as the Sports Rep for the African-Carribean society 2020/21 and is going into her second year of...

Features / 04/08/2020 Turning pages and taking pictures: my lockdown hobby

I have never considered myself to be a visual artist. As an English Literature graduate and lifelong lover of words, my strengths always lay with written media and art forms, and I’m incredibly proud of that. However, when my course finished during lockdown I found that these skills inevitably became tangled up in the post...

Features / 04/08/2020 The beauty of listening

Last week was the five year anniversary of my dad’s death. While I was able to visit my mum’s family in Cambridge, this year was my first time living away from them on his anniversary. I returned to Norwich after a two-hour train and bus journey, music blaring from my earphones as I entered the...

#BLM, Features / 30/06/2020 Racism in China

My friend recently returned to China after isolating on her own in Norwich. On her last day, she bought a burger and picnicked in the park. Only a few days later, she was dining with her parents back home in Beijing. In Britain, anyone can buy a burger regardless of race, but Black people living...

#BLM, Features / 30/06/2020 The African Caribbean Society : “Not a place to segregate but to congregate”

The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery on 23rd February, Breonna Taylor on 13th March, and George Floyd on 25th May, have sparked a backlash of unprecedented proportions, raising numerous concerns over how the UK – and education institutions like UEA – can become a more accepting place for the BAME community. We need change, and so...

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