Elliot Folan

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INTO Union Council election sees 42% turnout

International Students in UEA’s INTO school turned out in record numbers to elect their Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) union council representative on Wednesday, with turnout hitting 42% – more than double the average campus-wide turnout in the UUEAS full-time officer elections in March 2014, which was 17%. The high turnout amongst international students follows…

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Union celebrates Black History Month

The Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) is organising an event to mark Black History Month called “I too, am inspired” where students can share who their black role model is. Black History Month takes place every October, and according to UUEAS is “all about promoting knowledge of Black History […] celebrating black people’s achievements, acknowledging…

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Now is the time to end the democratic deficit at UEA

Over the past year, UEA students have seen a great deal of significant decisions made by the university. University management has raised accommodation fees well over the minimum maintenance grant; has docked a disproportionate amount of lecturers’ pay for daring to strike or join a marking boycott; has introduced tough new regulations around the right…

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NUS votes to support free education demo

The executive council of the National Union of Students (NUS) has voted to throw its weight behind a demonstration which will call for the abolition of tuition fees. The protest – organised by a coalition of student activists, including the Student Assembly Against Austerity, the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) and the Young…

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Vice chancellor hosts £550 dinner for senior UEA staff

Members of UEA’s decision-making body, University Council, were treated to a £550 dinner this month in the Vice Chancellor’s Wood Hall residence, Concrete can report. Information about the dinner was passed to Concrete by a previous full-time officer, and has been confirmed by the university. The dinner is a regular occurrence and is held to…

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UUEAS to focus on fees, wages and cuts to DSA

The Union of UEA Students have announced their campaign priorities for 2014-15, including campaigns against cuts to disability support and opposition to accomodation fee rises. The campaign priorities mark a shift from previous years, where the student union has focused on academic issues, such as exam feedback and anonymous marking. While the union will continue…

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