Dolly Carter

Editor's column

Thank you, Concrete

Welcome to Concrete’s eighth and final issue of the year. This publication prompts mixed feelings of both intense pride for our accomplishments and sadness that our time together as the 2021-22 Concrete team has now come to an end. I’d like to take a moment to celebrate Concrete’s success at the 2022 Student Publication Association…

Editor's column

How can this be our second-to-last issue?

In the moments before writing this editorial, I submitted Concrete’s last submission for the Student Publication Association’s National Awards. It feels very strange to be summing up our achievements across the year and sorting this information into categories in order to compete with student newspapers across the country.  I’ve spent many a late night this…

Breaking News, Main Stories, News

Statement regarding alleged spiking at The Waterfront reveals previous false spiking claims and attempted drug deals

The Waterfront have released a follow-up statement regarding an alleged spiking at their venue in February. The statement details an ongoing investigation by Norfolk Constabulary, including CCTV footage, and statements from independent witnesses and Waterfront staff members.  The statement alleges that the two women involved were barred from the Glass House for buying drinks for…

Global, Interview, Main Stories, News

Ukrainian UEA student Oleksii Burov: “It’s not Ukraine’s fault, it’s not the West’s fault, it’s Putin’s fault”

“My parents left Kyiv on the second day of the invasion. They escaped to my father’s workplace where he treats wounded soldiers… They don’t go away, they don’t run away. They stand… This is Putin’s fault.” Oleksii Burov is a 22-year-old UEA student in his third year of studying International Relations and Politics. Hailing from…

News

UEA to conduct extenuating circumstances review following “insensitive requests”

The university have committed to “conducting a full review of both the process and evidence requirements for extenuating circumstances” following a number of complaints from students. These complaints have centred around lack of support and guidance from Learning and Teaching Services (LTS) staff, severe delays in email responses, and inappropriate requests for evidence surrounding bereavements….

Features

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

At five years old, my mother, father, brother, and I walked into a supermarket together. We were about to embark on a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads and as a rare holiday treat, I was allowed to pick out a chocolate bar. Overcome by the desperate indecision only a five-year-old experiences, my mother picked…

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The University of East Anglia’s official student newspaper. Concrete is in print and online.

If you would like to get in touch, email the Editor on L.Hargreaves@uea.ac.uk. Follow us at @ConcreteUEA.