Tag: disability

Film, Venue

#NotAWitch: The Witches and Disability

We all suffer from the odd moment of mind boggling brainlessness. Warner Bros just had theirs after releasing “The Witches”, an adaptation of the 1983 novel by British writer Roald Dahl. The main issue relates to director Robert Zemeckis’s seeming ignorance towards the very concept of disability, unequivocally blurring the line between physical impairment and…

Features

Is UEA accessible for everyone?

I felt frustrated. I felt demoralised. I still feel shocked even now. Surely my entire time at University will be better than this? Hi, my name is Laurence Scott and I’m – sort of – a first year BA International Relations and Politics student. I’m a mature student: I’m 26-years-old. 2019 was a difficult year…

News

Local mental health and disability trust requires ‘improvement’

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) was rated as ‘requiring improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report published earlier this month, a step up from their three consecutive ratings of ‘inadequate’, most recently in September 2018. The NSFT provides mental health and learning disability service in the region. The trust provides services…

Fashion

Future of the runway: Fenty vs Victoria Secret

The basics are all there – a fashion show with a little bit more: live performances, theatrical looks, a focus on the female body as a part of the spectacle and charismatic models who make the show that little bit more special. Seeing beautiful people parade around in something as intimate as underwear for all…

News

UEA student to organise political activism events Local MP set to attend activism event organised by UEA Student

A series of political events aimed at making politics accessible and interesting for students are set to take place on campus throughout the remainder of the semester. Reclaiming Our Future, organised by Katie Hicks, a second year History student, will feature a variety of activities, ranging from political panels to activism workshops, aimed at inspiring…

Features

One minute and a learning disability

One minute and a learning disability is all that stands between me and my twin sister, Emily. This meant that my leaving home to go to university was a big shock to Emily’s system. Emily has A-typical autism with developmental delay meaning that she needs more support in order to help her understand tasks and…

Sex Survey 2019

Disability and sex: ending the awkward

Disability and Sex, a topic that I know full well from experience, is in the murky water. If I had to be frank, the subject is something that I find occasionally bewildering, still to this day. Being a Hemiplegic (for those unfamiliar, it is a condition down the right side of my body where my…

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