Matthew Nixon

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Comment Box: Sam Gyimah misses the mark with ‘grade inflation’

More students achieving first class degrees is not a bad thing. At least, it shouldn’t be. With education standards in the UK generally improving and year-on-year more students getting into Britain’s world-class universities, should it not be a success story to have so many leave higher education with such a fantastic degree classification? The fact…

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Is the SU’s transaction fee unlawful?

A student has complained ‘hidden’ transaction fees of 34p per purchase of a ticket from the Students’ Union website may be unlawful, though the Union is defending the fee. Joe Williams, an MA Modern and Contemporary writing student, complained to the Union about their surcharges after the SU posted on the LCR ticket exchange Facebook…

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UEA to appear on University Challenge tonight

A UEA team will take on Keble College, Oxford, on BBC’s University Challenge tonight at 8:30pm. The team, consisting of students Ed Bellamy, Matthew Reid, Matthew Walker and Madeline Forde-Roberts will be battling students from Keble College on the famous quiz show hosted by Jeremy Paxman. Tonight’s episode is the last of this series’ first-round…

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Student dies, age 20, in Kett House

The university has confirmed a student’s ‘sudden’ death today, Thursday 11 October. Norfolk police had officers attend the University accommodation just before 10am today. A spokesperson for the university said a student died in Kett house. They added a coroner has been noted and an inquest will begin soon. A UEA spokesperson said “It is…

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Transphobic stickers appear on campus

Transphobic messages have appeared on stickers around campus and in the city centre over the last week. It is currently unclear who is responsible for distributing the stickers, but UEA Security and Norfolk Police are investigating while also responding to reports made by taking down the stickers. The stickers contain extremely offensive messages which question…

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School of Literature, Drama and Creative writing appoints four new staff members

The school of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing has announced four award-winning novelists, screenwriters, playwrights and performers will be joining UEA’s renowned Creative Writing programme this year. A spokesperson for the university said UEA  is ‘delighted’ to welcome the staff: Professor Tessa McWatt, Tom Benn, Molly Naylor, and Ben Musgrave. Professor McWatt is a Guyanese-born…

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