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What have UEA staff claimed on expenses?

An investigation lead by Concrete can reveal the extent of the UEA Executive Team’s expenses for the academic year of 2017-2018. Following a Freedom of Information request sent over the summer, Concrete can exclusively reveal, through access to almost 600 pages of documentation, the way in which the eight members of UEA’s senior management staff…

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UEA academics’ opposing letters on ‘toxic’ trans debate

Several academics at UEA have expressed concerns over the ‘pain and distress’ felt by members of its trans community, following the publication of opposing letters to The Guardian. The letters raised concerns about the manner in which accusations of transphobia are weaponised to prevent academic research. The initial letter, titled ‘Academics are being harassed over…


UEA graduate reported missing

A former UEA student has been reported missing as of midnight on Wednesday 10th October. Tom Coe, who graduated UEA with a degree in Marketing and Management last summer, is believed to have been staying with friends still local to Norwich at the time of his disappearance. He was reported missing at 10:30 pm yesterday…


Your SU: what has changed and what’s to come?

With elections closing last week, Undergraduate Officer, Jenna Chapman, took to the UEA SU blog to outline her aims for this academic year, following her commitment to providing quality, accessible and enjoyable education for students. She has stated that increasing the volume of recorded lectures, improving awareness of the hidden costs of studying, and looking…

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Students call on UEA to divest Barclays

UEA’s People & Planet are calling on the university to divest Barclays of their ‘strategic relationship’, following the findings that UEA have £30 million worth of funds invested in the bank. According to Union policy, Barclays Bank was identified in the original Ethical Banking Policy, passed at Union Council on 14 March 2013, as an…


Norwich mourns the passing of Ibish Peri

Norwich nightclub owner Ibish Peri has been found dead in an apartment above one of his commercial properties, newly launched nightclub Bished. The opening of his inquest concluded that the cause of death was by hanging, with a full inquest adjourned until January. Peri, 35, was a notable figure in the expansion of Norwich’s nightlife…


Cheaper freshers’ week wristbands after last year’s complaints

This week saw the launch of UEA’s new Freshers and Returners bundles, offering more choice and flexibility than previous years. Concrete reported last year that both current and prospective students were disappointed with the considerable increase in cost for admission to Freshers, with the SU charging students £85 for week one wristbands. This was raised…

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