Joe Jameson

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EU students contribute 3.7bn to the UK economy

According to research conducted by Universities UK, the organisation which represents UK universities, students from EU member countries generate £3.7bn for the UK economy, and support over 34,000 jobs throughout the country. Based on student numbers from 2011-12, the research showed that on-campus spending of £220m, on fees and course costs, generated £1.44bn, whilst an…

Sport

What secrets will this year’s F1 pre-season testing reveal?

This week marks the beginning of the formula one season, as the first pre-season test gets underway at the Circuit de Catalunya, near Barcelona. The test, which lasts for four days, until Thursday 25th of February, is the first opportunity for teams to put their new hardware through its paces ahead of the season opening…

Editor's column

Union Finances concerns all students

So I’m back! We write our editorials on the Sunday evening before we go to print, and as I write Dan is currently on a train back from Liverpool, so I get the delightful job of writing my second editorial on the trot. Sorry about that. Our front page story this issue is a big…

Editor's column

There is no way of putting it delicately, but the current financial state of higher education in our country is in a dire mess. Putting aside the ethics of whether university education should be free, or not, the current loans system is simply not fit for purpose and unless it is dramatically altered, we will…

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Union retains control of student sport clubs

The long-running battle over control of UEA’s sports clubs continues, after a vote at last Thursday’s Union Council reaffirmed the student union’s determination to retain sole control of sport at UEA. But Sally Maryosh, chair of the union’s sport executive committee, branded the current situation “frustrating”. Maryosh opened the debate by speaking in favour of…

News

Park and ride 511 times change

The Park and Ride 511 Bus, which links the Costessey Park and Ride service with UEA, has altered its timetable. The service, which is used by students living off campus and outside of the city centre, has been revised so that departures now leave Bus Stop C, on University Drive, at 15 and 45 minutes…

Editor's column

The Concrete Drugs and Alcohol Survey is out

The holidays are over, the mince pies have been eaten, and the decorations are coming down. It’s always a rather slow time of year, when the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year’s which seems to be synonymous with that time of year (whether you celebrate either) has faded and the dreary rainy days…

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