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Keele students hijack hashtag in anger at popstar

Singer Jason Derulo has faced further criticism from Keele University’s Student Union after he cancelled his performance there and allegedly didn’t return his fee. According to Keele SU, he appeared at the venue but refused to perform. Keele SU maintains this was a violation of the agreement made between them and Derulo’s management. Derulo defended…


Student officer speaks out against bus company

Welfare, Community and Diversity Officer India Edwards has expressed dissatisfaction at the First East Counties Buses, UEA’s primary public transport service. The officer wrote a blog post titled ‘enough is enough’, marking the latest in a string of disagreements between the union and First Group,. The SU called on students to boycott the service at…


UEA ranks 15th in ‘Table of Tables’

UEA has been ranked 15th in this year’s Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’. The table seeks to combine the results of the three primary rankings of British universities – The Guardian’s rankings, The Complete University Guide, and The Times’ own Good University Guide. The table was first produced in 2008 due to criticism from…


Norfolk police announce huge reforms

It was announced last week that Norfolk Police will face radical reforms to its resource allocations, with an expected loss of up to 178 jobs. The changes come after a review of Norfolk’s policing model was launched in 2015 due to the “changing face of crime”, with an increase of over 300 percent in crimes…


£2m programme for dementia research

Researchers at UEA’s Norwich Medical School have been awarded more than £760,000 as part of an initiative to investigate dementia risk reduction. The funding is part of a £2 million investment from Alzheimer’s Research UK in four cutting edge projects, and will be the largest charity based funding of its kind. The project will be…


Summer spending revealed

Over the summer, UEA has finished work on new learning and teaching spaces after investing nearly £5 million. The changes have been made after feedback from students over the past year regarding spaces in the library and other facilities on campus. This feedback established that key concerns from students were more space in the library,…


Clive Lewis signs letter for action over ‘Muslim Problem’ article

Norwich South representative Clive Lewis has co-signed a letter by MPs opposing descriptions of British Muslims published in The Sun. The newspaper published a column in which Islam was described as “the common denominator” in sexual assault and other crimes. The column, written by former political editor Trevor Kavanagh, received criticism from politicians and the…

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