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Returners granted access to Welcome Week events

The Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) has faced a substantial backlash on social media over the last 48 hours, after announcing that pre-booked tickets for Welcome Week events would be limited to first years only. However, a subsequent meeting of the elected student officers has resulted in amended plans to allow returners to purchase tickets…

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Student union announces changes to Union House

UEA’s students’ union has announced a number of “dramatic” changes to Union House, following feedback from students earlier this year. Changes include the introduction of a new social learning and coffee space called “Unio” on the ground floor, dedicated spaces for exhibitions and stalls in the Hive and more rooms for societies and students to…

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Student union budget focuses on engagement and activities

The Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) has announced its annual budget for 2014-15, which will include more resources for student societies, activities, student representation and student media. The UUEAS also achieved an increase in university funding for the student union. The announcement follows lobbying from student officers and the student union’s Union Council, resulting in…

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Medical students lose right to mitigating circumstances in exams

UEA students studying medicine will no longer be able to apply for post-assessment mitigating circumstances if they attend an exam, according to new “fit to sit” rules that student union officers fear will be harmful to students with mental health problems. The rules – which have been condemned by the National Union of Students (NUS)…

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Outgoing vice chancellor among recipients of honorary degrees

Professor Edward Acton, UEA’s outgoing vice chancellor, will be among several individuals to receive an honorary UEA degree next month in recognition of his record in office. Other recipients of the honorary degrees include such figures as Julian Clary, a comedian and novelist who rose to fame with his alternative stand-up comedy in the 1980s….

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UEA students join divestment protest

UEA student activists joined a protest outside the offices of Universities UK (UUK) on 19th June to demand action on climate change, leading to an agreement that UUK will discuss proposals for universities to “divest” from fossil fuel companies. Protesters argued that UUK, the national organisation that represents and supports universities, was refusing to engage…

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