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Union hypocrisy over NUS Coca Cola boycott

The Union of UEA Students has opened itself up to accusations of hypocrisy by placing tables and umbrellas displaying Coca Cola branding and imagery outside Unio coffee shop. Last summer, four Union officers refused to accept an award from the NUS, as the Gala event was partially sponsored by Coca Cola. Jo Swo, Yinbo Yu,…

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UEA students set to back Remain in EU referendum

As the referendum on British membership to the European Union draws ever closer, UEA students appear to be leaning towards the Remain camp. Yet, there has been increasing apathy on a national scale amongst young people towards the debate. At UEA, only 300 people out of 15,000 potential students answered a mock EU Referendum Poll:…

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Is campus expansion pushing up accommodation prices?

From the construction of The Enterprise Centre last year and the announcement of the demolishing of Congregation Hall, to the new accommodation buildings on the Blackdale site: UEA’s campus is dramatically expanding. You would be forgiven for failing to notice the slow pace of initial development, but in line with the university’s development plan: 2030…

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Muslim students avoiding involvement in politics

Muslim students are avoiding participation in politics for fear of being labelled extremist, according to the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS). The organisation, which represents nearly half a million Muslim students in the UK, issued their warning before the details of the Queen’s speech were announced on 18th May. While the Counter Extremism and…

Rogue Vote Green sign that was posted on Labour signs Photo: Labour Party

Rogue “Vote Green” signs appear on election day

The electoral law was seriously violated throughout the last week of the local election campaign in Norwich in May, with a Green Party member impersonated and Labour Party posters vandalised and defaced. Members of the Norwich Greens suspect members of rival parties to be behind various events in the run up to polling day. Conjecture…

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Flash floods plague Europe

France, Germany, and parts of Central Europe were hit by flash floods in the first week of June, after several days of intense thunder and rain storms. The unusual weather event has claimed ten lives in Germany, two in France and Romania respectively, and one in Belgium, however, this figure could yet rise, as there…

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