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Top 35 Albums of 2015

2015. The year Benjamin Clementine scooped the Mercury Prize, we all became ‘Beliebers’ and, most importantly, the year in which the album format proved it won’t go the way of the Dodo as so many predicted at the start of the digital age. Adele smashed sales records, the vinyl revival goes from strength to strength…

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UEA students to march in support of free education

Defend Education UEA, who previously organised the Red Boxes Protest, are organising a march from UEA Campus into the city to the offices of Norwich South MP Simon Wright in support of Free Education. The march, which is set to include members of local campaign groups and trade unions alongside students and activists, will start…

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Skateboard ban proposal withdrawn by Norwich council

Following a protest outside City Hall and an online petition that reached 6,800 signatures decrying the measure, Norwich City Council has decided to drop a proposed skateboarding ban in the city centre. The ban, which was intended to cover the area around the Forum, the market and City Hall – initial plans suggested the ban…

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Education Secretary: arts subjects are not “useful”

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has caused controversy after she recently said that studying arts or humanities subjects made it harder for students to find work in later life, and they should instead study science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subjects. “If you didn’t know what you wanted to do… then the arts and the humanities…

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UEA’s attitude to protest criticised after oil firm demo

Student activists have criticised UEA’s attitude to protest after security services broke up a demonstration against oil companies last month. The protest, which took place outside of Careers Central on Friday October 24th, was organised by Fossil Free UEA and objected to a Career Central seminar held that day on finding work in the oil…

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Cuts to student disability support delayed

Controversial cuts and changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), which were due to be introduced in the next academic year, have been delayed by the new Universities and Science Minister, Greg Clark. The cuts are instead planned for introduction in the 2016- 2017 academic year. Previous Universities and Science Minister David Willets, who announced…

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Mental health event to be held in UEA square

An event concerning mental health called ‘Time to Talk in the Square’ is to be held at UEA during Mental Health Week in October. The event is being held by mental health nursing student Katherine Ford, in association with the group Time to Change. Ford said that the purpose of the event was to destigmatise…

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