Elliot Folan


Local elections round up

Norwich Labour Party retained control of Norwich City Council in last month’s elections, while Norfolk’s Independent Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Bett, lost his bid for re-election and was replaced by Conservative Lorne Greene. Labour Within Norwich, Labour gained 4 seats from the Green Party, increasing their majority on the city council. In University ward,…


NUS votes to back referendum on student strike

The National Union of Students executive has voted to support calls for a national “student strike” in opposition to the government’s education policies, and has instructed officials to prepare for a possible nationwide ballot of student unions on the issue. At the most recent meeting of the NUS’ National Executive Council (NEC), members backed a…


UEA needs to do more for transgender students

This issue of Concrete is a pertinent one for LGBT+ issues, falling as it does within LGBT+ History Month. So it seems important to draw people’s attention to a part of the LGBT community that is often forgotten and is still badly served on our campus: transgender students. The term ‘transgender’ is a broad one…

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Uncertainty over postgrad referendum

Postgraduate students have been left uncertain about the future of their representation following a fall out between the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) and the Union of UEA Students (UUEAS). Over the past few months the GSA and UUEAS have held discussions on whether the two entities should join together in one body, and if so…


Party games: 100 days till the election

With 100 days to go, Elliot Folan looks ahead to May’s general election. The 2015 general election was always going to be unusual. Ever since the Fixed Term Parliaments Act extended parliamentary terms to a full five years, and took the power to call elections away from the Prime Minister, it was clear that the…

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