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The Editor’s Column – 27th January 2015

What an exciting few days it’s been for the Media Collective here at UEA, and an excellent start to the semester too! It began with an interview with Harriet Harman, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, on Thursday before her talk as part of the Charles Clarke In-Conversation Series which is being run by the School of…


Norwich’s Earlham Park to host Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2015

It has been announced this morning that Earlham Park will be the next location of Radio 1’s Big Weekend. The annual music festival, held in a different UK location every year, will take place in Norwich on 23rd and 24th May 2015. The first act to be announced is Taylor Swift. The BBC Introducing stage will provide…

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The Editor’s Column – 13th January 2015

The start of a new semester is here, and for a good few of us at Concrete this means our final semester at UEA. Whichever year of study you’re in, the drawing to the end of the academic year is often stress-inducing, whether this be due to essay deadlines, exams or up-coming pressures. This issue,…


Former UEA student wins Costa first novel prize

Emma Healey’s debut novel Elizabeth is Missing, some of which was written during her time as a UEA student, has been named best first novel at the Costa Book Awards. The book, which prompted a fierce bidding war between nine publishers last year, has been showered with praise since its publication in June 2014. Healey…


The Paradox Of Overachieving

“I don’t know how you do it” is a phrase I’ve become quite accustomed to hearing the last few years. It’s usually brushed off with a giggle and the excuse of ‘lots of coffee and not much sleep’. The truth is sometimes I don’t know how I’ve done it either, and that’s not boasting or a…

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The Editor’s column – 9th December 2014

It’s week 12 and you are so close, just keep going… that’s what I keep telling myself and probably what you’ve been telling yourself too. This is the last edition of Concrete until January, meaning there are only four more days until the end of the semester and Christmas is truly here. So whether you’re…


Ukip event to go ahead as union officer targeted

Following the postponing of a political discussion featuring speakers from Ukip, an online attack has been launched on the student union’s Postgraduate Education Officer, Liam McCafferty. After a decision was taken on Thursday 27th November to postpone the debate, which was organised by the PSI Society, “due to the review processes for external speakers not…

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The Editor’s Column – 25th November 2014

The end of semester one is creeping up on us much faster than anyone expected,  just like it seems to every year. In fact we’ve only got one issue of Concrete left after this one before the Christmas break, which means we’re officially halfway through our time as editors. Which brings me on to a…

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