Jessica Frank-Keyes

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UEA performs poorly on coursework return times

The results of the National Student Survey 2015 published on the 12th August revealed that UEA has fallen to 168th place nationwide amongst all higher education institutions for satisfaction on coursework return times. Despite UEA performing highly for overall student satisfaction, students appeared to be significantly dissatisfied when asked whether “feedback on my work has…

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UEA rises to 2nd for student satisfaction

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released in August, revealed that despite poor performance for coursework return times, the university placed second for overall student satisfaction amongst mainstream universities. UEA achieved an overall total satisfaction score of 92%, rising one place above its third place ranking in 2014. Professor David Richardson, the UEA…

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Student finance fraud warnings

Student Finance England (SFE) is warning undergraduates, and first years in particular, to be aware of potential online scams attempting to access and steal their student finance payments. These scams take the form of emails requesting personal details and access to accounts; students are warned to be wary of emails that do not contain identification,…

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Labour leadership: Cooper

[su_box title=”The Labour leadership contest” box_color=”#2D2D73″ radius=”0″]Over the coming weeks Concrete will be profiling the candidates in the Labour leadership elections, bringing you news and opinion. With votes being counted, the final candidate under the spotlight is Yvette Cooper[/su_box] The months leading up to the leadership elections have shown Labour to be a party in…

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Labour leadership: Corbyn

[su_box title=”The Labour leadership contest” box_color=”#2D2D73″ radius=”0″]Over the coming weeks Concrete will be profiling the candidates in the Labour leadership elections, bringing you news and opinion. First, Jeremy Corbyn goes under the spotlight.[/su_box] Jeremy Corbyn, aged 65, is the oldest, the last to throw his hat into the ring, and the bookies’ current favourite candidate…

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Union officers refuse prestigious award

Four student officers from the Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) have refused to accept an award at Wednesday night’s NUS Awards in protest at Coca-Cola’s sponsorship of the event. Instead of accepting the Diversity Award, given in recognition of UUEAS’s equality campaigns and policies, Liam McCafferty, Yinbo Yu, Chris Jarvis and Jo Swo walked on to…

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Clive Lewis calls for publication of mental healthcare report

Clive Lewis, the Labour MP for Norwich South, has called for the publication of the previously withheld Alexander Report into the operations of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Mental Health Trust. The issue was raised in the House of Commons during the Member of Parliament’s first appearance at yesterday’s Prime Minister’s questions. The MP today stated…

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