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Catton Grove Road Co-Op robbed

A man has been charged with robbery following an incident at a Co-Op supermarket on Catton Grove Road at 8:30pm last week. Armed police approached the scene of the crime shortly afterwards, where Ryan Smith, 42, was arrested. He is believed to have been local to the area, living on Woodcock Road – adjacent to…

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2018 honorary graduates announced

The University announced its selection of honorary graduates for 2018, with the chosen 18 expected to attend ceremonies across the 16th-20th July. They will join the 4,500 students expected to graduate over this period. The annual awarding of Doctorates from the university seeks to acknowledge the immense contributions made by leading figures in fields such…

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Trinity of scholarships for students

UEA has launched three new scholarships for the upcoming academic year, created through more than £640,000 of funding from private donors. The funding will assist 66 gifted and talented students in pursuing higher education or continuing their studies in circumstances where they otherwise could not. More than 500 students have been aided by scholarships as…

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Counselling waiting list hits zero

Average Student Support Service waiting times have been reduced to just seven days, with the waiting list for students seeking counselling reaching zero. This follows reports from Concrete earlier this year that average waiting times for counselling hit 41 days, with students waiting more than 60 days to receive support. SU Welfare, Community and Diversity…

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Campaigning begins for City Council elections

Voting for the Norwich City Council election is set to take place on Thursday 3 May, with a third of all seats up available to candidates. The current composition of the council is that of a sound Labour majority, with 26 out of the 39 seats under the party’s control. It is mathematically impossible for…

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UEA is back to work, but what now?

After accepting a new pensions offer, the university staff union announced there will be no further strikes. Questions on the impact of the strike action on learning are now being made to university chiefs as the assessment period approaches. An e-ballot, distributed to University and College Union (UCU) members across the country, resulted in a…

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University say “still more to do” on counselling waits

The Student Support Service has faced further criticism after statistics covering the first month of this year showed no progress in an expected increase in standards. Waiting times for counselling in January were on average 41 days, with the Student Support Service aiming to reduce this to 30. Waiting times for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)…

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UEA appoints new Chief Operating Officer

Earlier this month UEA announced the decision to appoint Jenny Baxter as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). The newly created position will see Mrs. Baxter join UEA’s Executive Team in a “vital role in the University’s achievement of its strategic ambitions, as outlined in its Vision 2030 and UEA Plan 2016- 2020.” Mrs. Baxter’s career…

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