Amanda Ng


Virtual abbatoir comes to UEA

The UK-based charity, Animal Equality was on campus from Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd, showcasing a virtual reality headset transporting students into slaughterhouses and factory farms. The ‘iAnimal’ project is the first to use virtual technology in this way and are visiting 20 UK universities this term, including UEA. Several UEA students joined the project…


NSFT criticised by BBC Panorama

The Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation (NSFT) has been criticised in an episode of BBC Panorama called Revealed: Britain’s Mental Health Crisis. The BBC followed reporter Sophie Hutchinson’s investigations into the troubled state of mental health services, showing concerns from local staff and patients over funding. In particular, the programme focused on figures revealing an increase…


Norwich welcomes Syrian refugees

UEA students, alongside many other Norwich residents, will warmly welcome the first Syrian refugees being resettled to Norwich. Welcome efforts have been underway following Norfolk County Council’s (NCC) decision to accept Syrians fleeing the country in the summer, and will include multiple campus-based efforts to help the first five families arriving in early February. Norwich…


NSS boycott underway

As universities encourage final-year students to complete the National Student Survey (NSS), The National Union of Students (NUS) is advocating a boycott. The survey is expected to measure the perceptions of final year undergraduates in higher education institutions. The NUS say survey results will be used to justify government plans to increase student tuition fees….


First extend discount

First Bus operator for Eastern Counties is extending a concessionary fare promotion until the end of January.  Pass holders have been able to enjoy this as part of the national concession travel scheme and can now buy discounted single tickets valid between 8:30am and 9:30am on weekdays. This month, English National Concession Bus Pass holders…

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