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Former UEA professor believed missing

Former UEA professor Joseph Mifsud is widely believed to be missing following further developments in an FBI investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 US Election. The academic was named last October as President Donald Trump adviser George Papadopoulos’s foreign contact to the Russian government. Little is known about how Mifsud became a Professor after…


Professor wins Costa book award

English Literature and Creative Writing Professor Rebecca Stott has been awarded the Costa Biography Award for her memoir In the Days of Rain. The book was released last summer through 4th Estate, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishing. It details Professor Stott’s childhood experiences being born into the fundamentalist Christian sect The Exclusive Brethren, an…

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Office for Students faces further backlash

The Office for Students (OfS) has remained swamped in controversy following criticism of its composition and objectives in the lead up to its launch this April. The watchdog is set to become the official government approved regulatory body for the higher education sector, with the objective of implementing the government’s contentious Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)….


Student to bungee jump for cancer charity

Leading Norfolk Cancer Charity Big C has organised a ‘Santa Jump’, taking place on 9 December, over Beccles Airfield. Participants of the event will be jumping at an incredible 14,000ft, with UEA Learning Disability Nursing student Becky Herdman set to partake. Becky has previously been involved in numerous fundraising efforts for the charity, including UEA’s…


Battle of the Bands success

Last month saw the return of Livewire’s annual Battle of the Bands event, taking place off campus this year for the first time at Be At One. This year’s judging panel consisted of a host of industry experts, including Livewire alumni Thomas Little (former Head of Music), Issy Panayis (former Station Manager), and Sam Parker…


Student Loan Company fires CEO

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has made the decision to sack Chief Executive Steve Lamey following his suspension last July. The suspension came after intervention from the Department for Education following calls for an investigation into both his conduct as a leader and practices within the company. The SLC initially stated at the time of…


Golden Triangle care home to house 70 students

Norwich City Council have granted planning permission to a developer looking to convert an old people’s home into student accommodation. Somerley Care Home, based near Unthank Road, was sold for £1.1 million to Prabodh Devlukia. The agreed plans for conversion involve a space for 66 students to reside, with little changes to the layout of the…

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