Get involved

Concrete is UEA’s award-winning student newspaper.

From campus news to music reviews and even space to air your own views, Concrete has something for everybody. If you aspire to a career in journalism, or if you just want to try something new at university, then Concrete is the place for you. We are looking for writers, copy-editors, photographers, artists and researchers to join our team.

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Writers

No experience is necessary! You don’t need to be a best-selling novelist or anything… tell us if you are though!

We’re always willing to hear ideas and suggestions. Pitch ‘em to us!

We have 15 sections which cover everything from music reviews to campus news.

If you know which section you’re interested in writing for, have a chat with the relevant section-editor. Their details are here.

If you’re not sure, send an email to concrete.editor@uea.ac.uk for more information or chat to us at Societies fair in September.

Online team

We’re looking for people to help out our Online team with Concrete’s online and digital aspects.

If you you could spare couple of hours every second Monday, on a flexible basis, let us know at concrete.editor@uea.ac.uk and concrete.online@uea.ac.uk

Photographers

Got any pretty snaps of campus or the city? Send them over (as JPEGs or PNGs please) to concrete.editor@uea.ac.uk and we’ll add them to our stash and use them online and in print.

If you’re interested in taking pictures for the newspaper on a more regular basis, get in touch!

Illustrators

We’re always looking to feature student artwork alongside articles. Get in touch with our Art & Design Coordinators at concrete.artdesign@uea.ac.uk to get started.

Proofreaders

Our copy editors are committed to depleting red pens of their ink. An extra pair of eagle eyes is always welcome. If you could spare a few hours every other Wednesday or Saturday, get in touch with Hannah Brown and Sophie Clayton at concrete.copy@uea.ac.uk

*NEW* Features editor

We’re looking for an individual interested in writing about student life, Norwich, and whatever else might make an interesting feature in Concrete. You’ll be working with another Features editor to produce original and engaging features for the section, as well as commissioning and editing writers’ articles.

The role will include editing the section’s pages on Indesign and Photoshop, interviewing and proof-reading. You don’t need Indesign or Photoshop experience to apply, (but if you have some then let us know!).

Please send a 500 word statement outlining your ideas for the section, including at least two ideas for investigative articles you think would be relevant for UEA students, and why you think you are suitable for the role, to concrete.editor@uea.ac.uk 

*NEW* Finance editor

This role involves being responsible for the two page Finance section inside Concrete. The role includes commissioning writers’ articles, writing content for the section, and ensuring there is a mixture of news and features every fortnight. Previous Indesign and Photoshop experience is great, but not a requirement. Knowledge of economics and business is also beneficial, but not a requirement. We are looking for someone who has a keen interest in finance and economic news, and can think of creative ways to communicate this to readers.

Please send a 500 statement on why you think you would be suitable for the role and your ideas for the section to concrete.editor@uea.ac.uk

Deadline 20 December

*NEW* Gaming editor

This role involves being responsible for the three page Gaming section inside Venue. The role includes commissioning writers’ articles, writing content for the section, and ensuring there is a mixture of news, reviews, and features every fortnight. Indesign and Photoshop experience is great, but not a requirement.

Please send a 500 statement on why you think you would be suitable for the role and your ideas for the section to concrete.venue@uea.ac.uk and concrete.editor@uea.ac.uk

Please note these roles will begin next term.

Deadline 17 December.

You can buy Concrete membership on the SU website here.