Degrees of distress on the university campus

According to a survey by the National Union of Students, 78% – the vast majority – of British university students report that they have experienced mental health issues within the last year. Further, a third report having had suicidal thoughts. At the start of this new university year, Erin Stewart reflects on these figures and on her own student experience. Continue reading “Degrees of distress on the university campus”

Archers story is disabled women’s dark reality

The fictional trial of Helen Titchener for the attempted murder of her abusive and controlling husband Rob has reached its crucial point in BBC Radio 4’s daily soap. Academics Kirsty Liddiard and Katherine Runswick-Cole reflect on how this storyline all too clearly reflects the reality of life for too many disabled women. Continue reading “Archers story is disabled women’s dark reality”