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UEA protest blamed for travel disruption

A campus protest at the University of East Anglia against proposed changes to student maintenance grants allegedly resulted in delays to First Bus services between campus and the city centre. The demonstration was organised by the Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) and Defend Education UEA – a group that describes itself as a “campus activist group campaigning for free and…

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Global roundup 360: 20th October

American politician admits making animal sacrifice Ollie Watts It has been discovered that a candidate running to be a member of the United States Senate for Florida once killed a goat and drank its blood as part of a pagan ceremony. In 2013, Augustus Sol Invictus, whose name means ‘majestic unconquered sun’ in Latin, spent…

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Ethnic Minorities Officer: union “went too far” over Sombrerogate

Hussam Hussein, Ethnic Minorities Officer of the Union of UEA Students, has released a statement addressing the controversy surrounding the removal of Mexican sombreros from Fresher’s Fair. The hats were being distributed by local Mexican restaurant Pedro’s as part of its advertising campaign. However, the union said that the hats were in violation of its…

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NUS takes legal action over grants

The National Union of Students has initiated judicial review processes over ministerial plans to scrap maintenance grants in England. Lawyers from the NUS have written to the Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, to demand further consideration of the implications on equality and diversity of the move. This proposed action was announced in July by George Osborne…

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UEA students join migrant relief efforts in Calais

A group of students from UEA have founded the UEA Migrant Solidarity Campaign. The campaign, which will support students and the Norwich community to collect and deliver donations for the refugees in Calais and across Europe, is supported by the Union of UEA Students (UUEAS). The group’s intention is to “relieve pressure on other over-worked Norwich…

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