Tag: Development

Travel

The transformative nature of travel

While I’ve always loved travelling, it was only through difficult circumstances that I realised quite how transformative it can be. After finishing school, I found myself on an unplanned gap year due to a mental breakdown, in the most medical sense of the term. I’d hidden the symptoms of mental illness for years, burying them…

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Madhu Sarin Interview

Madhu Sarin, one of this year’s honorary graduates, received an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law for her work in the field of development, specialising in poverty alleviation, housing and natural resource management. She has helped write many papers for the Development School here at UEA and has been a leading figure in the drafting and…

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Is social media bad for your health?

No one twenty years ago could have predicted the rise and popularity of social media platforms. Everybody from your friends, colleagues and neighbours to your mum, dad and even number 27’s dog now has an online presence. It’s a great way to keep up to date with those you care about, particularly those who you…

Sex Survey 2019

Why it is okay to be the little spoon

The term ‘spooning’ has increasingly become part of our language over the last decade, bringing with it titles for partners in this now-celebrated cuddling act: the ‘big spoon’ and ‘little spoon’. While being the big spoon (the hugging partner) or the little spoon (the hugged partner) have always had their advantages and disadvantages – as…

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Is the world heading in the wrong direction?

International development or global development is a complex worldwide project to improve countries and ergo the lives of their citizens. From safe drinking water, hygienic shelter, literacy, liveable income, elongated life expectancy – ultimately its aim is to make a better world with less suffering. But its ideology and apparatus are critique worthy. It forces, often disparate,…

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