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Former UEA student to appear in court charged with voyeurism

A former University of East Anglia student will appear at Norwich Magistrates Court tomorrow facing six charges of voyeurism. 22-year-old Luke Mallaband from Walsall was charged earlier this year in connection with six incidents between 2013 and February 2016. The recorded incidents took place in Mary Chapman Court accommodation and the university library. Mallaband allegedly placed equipment…

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Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti

More than 900 people in Haiti are believed to have died after the country was devastated by Hurricane Matthew on 4th October. The official death toll still stands at 336, however, many more have been reported dead or missing, or are out of reach by aid services according to local civil protection officials. Matthew made…

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‘Mortar-gate’ featured on ITV quiz

A controversial UEA incident has featured in a question on ITV quiz programme, ‘The Chase’. Contestants on Sunday’s episode of the programme were asked “What were students at the University of East Anglia banned from throwing at graduation in 2016?”. The answer options were “parties”, “mortarboards”, and “punches”. UEA made headlines in May when it…

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Theresa May criticises university “safe spaces”

Theresa May has criticised “extraordinary” safe-spaces in British universities, those that are designed to protect people from offence in debate and conversation. So-called safe-spaces conceptualise the protection of students and other young or vulnerable people from offence in debate. The Prime Minister voiced her criticisms during the first Prime Minister’s Questions since the summer recess,…

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UEA accommodation failure

Norwich students are facing a housing crisis, as a number of students are without accommodation 72 hours before term begins. Since August an estimated 130 students have struggled to secure a room, according to Home Run, UEA Student Union’s housing service. The majority of these have been first-year undergraduates and international students, according to Home…

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Rise in cheating allegations at UEA

There has been a rise in cheating at UEA, it has been alleged. A total of 70 allegations of cheating in UEA examinations were registered in 2014 – 2015, indicating more than a 30 percent increase in cheating in two years. According to the Freedom of Information request obtained by the Eastern Daily Press, the…

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Norwich Council motion could eject students from Golden Triangle

Norwich City Council Cabinet is set to discuss a motion which would restrict available housing for students in the city. Article 4, which is due for hearing on September 14th, proposes that there should be restrictions placed on the number of houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) in certain areas of the city, including the Golden…

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NNUH placed into special financial measures

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital trust will be allowed to miss NHS targets, having been placed in special financial measures NHS Improvement has announced. Fines will be abolished for waiting time target failures in Accident and Emergency, cancer and routine operations. Hospitals will be given individual targets for improving standards, enabling them to qualify for…

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