Tag: Issues

Travel

How travelling can help with depression

Depression and mental illness affect many and both impede on one’s ability to carry out daily activities. Multiple factors in one’s life can contribute to this: such as their career, their relationships, their studies, and more. Getting away from this is often the hope of a lot of people, including myself at times, so how…

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Nightline Awareness Week 2018

With UK student satisfaction at an all time low, according to continued decreases in average satisfaction levels in the National Student Survey, it is more important than ever that students feel like they have somewhere to talk about their struggles. From 19 – 25 November, Nightline Awareness Week promoted the listening service Nightline within the…

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UEA to host Commonwealth Agriculture Conference

UEA has been announced as the next host of the prestigious biennial Commonwealth Agriculture Conference. The event will take place in Norwich in July 2020, to provide a meeting place for agricultural associations, plus other trade and research bodies. It is expected that UEA will host over 300 international delegates from across developed and developing…

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Bullying between house‘mates’

Sharing a house is a rite of passage, with many becoming infatuated with the idea after their first viewing of Friends. However, is living within the close confines of pizza box-hoarding students really all it’s cut out to be? Over the last few weeks, I’ve quickly realised my rocky experience with housemates is not uncommon….

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Welfare Officer launches Sexperience campaign

Last Wednesday Welfare, Community and Diversity Officer, Georgina Burchell, launched her new Sexperience campaign held in the Hive. The event has been designed to remove the stigmas surrounding sexual health. It consisted of a series of stalls and talks, by various organisations including Leeway and the Terrence Higgins Trust, on subjects ranging from domestic abuse,…

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Trump: wrongly portrayed?

After the Pittsburgh shooting at the end of October in which 11 people lost their lives, 70,000 people signed a letter demanding that Donald Trump should “fully denounce” white nationalism. This led me to ask the question: does Donald Trump’s infamously controversial language encourage hate crimes? I asked students on campus of their view on…

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Gagging Grenfell

There’s a problem at the heart of British politics. The adverse effect any form of critique or social judgement has on a political party’s image repeatedly seems to override fundamental morality. Grenfell is just one heart-breaking example of British politics’ outright refusal to acknowledge the huge errors made by the government. In the face of…

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Trans rights matter

The Gender Recognition Act (GRA) is changing. People will be able to legally change their gender through self-identification. But what will this lead to? Some say predatory men will change gender to women by the stroke of a pen and threaten women’s rights by being able to go into safe spaces like domestic violence shelters….

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The Saudi situation

Last June it was made legal for Saudi women to drive for the first time and a lot of people were happy to see a significant shift towards a more liberal society within Saudi Arabia. The change was part of the Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman’s ‘Vision 2030’ plans, which, although ambitious, have led to…

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