Elliot Folan


Students mark Transgender Awareness Week

Over the past week, the Union of UEA Students has been working with UEA Pride to mark Transgender Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness of the diversity of gender and of the issues faced by transgender and non-conforming people. UEA Pride organised events which spanned the 17th – 19th November, including information and advice…

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UEA plans halls rent increase

UEA plans to increase rents for campus housing by more than the increase in the basic maintenance grant, increasing the cost of its cheapest accommodation in University Village and apparently closing Mary Chapman Court. A 3.4% rent increase is planned for 2015- 16, despite objections from the Union of UEA Students (UUEAS), who point out…


NUS delegate elections: major fall in turnout

Full-time union officer candidates won two out of the four available National Union of Students (NUS) delegate positions on Friday 7th November, as turnout fell by approximately six percentage points compared to the 2013 elections. The election also saw delegates to NUS Women’s Conference and NUS LGBT+ Conference directly elected for the first time. With…


Election 2014: Concrete interviews your NUS delegate candidates

News editor Elliot Folan presents a series of four questions to  the 8 candidates seeking to represent UEA at the National Union of Students (NUS) annual policy-making conference. Concrete only conducted interviews with candidates for NUS National Conference; manifestos and election statements from candidates for NUS Women’s Conference and LGBT+ Conference can be found here,…


Union gives support to 6th November marking boycott

The Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) is supporting a lecturers’ marking boycott that is planned to begin on 6th November. The boycott will stop students being set coursework or receiving formal marks and feedback, as well as halting exams. The marking boycott was backed by members of the University and College Union (UCU) in a postal…

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