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Is there a sexual assault epidemic at UEA?

The highest number of reported incidents of rape, assault and harassment at a university took place at UEA over the past five years. 135 incidents were reported at UEA, an ITV News investigation found. UEA said the higher number signifies a positive reaction to their assault and harassment awareness campaigns. However, the accuracy of these…


Interview: Matt Frei

Matt Frei is a television news journalist and writer, who worked as the Washington, DC correspondent for Channel 4 News. If that isn’t enough, you can occasionally find him on your TV as presenter of the evening news as Channel 4’s Europe editor. Like all our honorary graduates, he’s a busy man. What piece of…


UEA investigates student over racist post

A UEA student is being investigated by the university after making a Facebook post calling black people violent and aggressive. In the post, the student said black women in particular were “full of hatred, vengeance and prejudice”. They went on to call black people “violent, aggressive and sexist”. Another section of the post read: “Blacks…


Fire review of UEA buildings

UEA will carry out a precautionary review of all campus buildings, following national concern about university accommodation fire safety. 80 people are believed to have died in a fire at Grenfell Tower, in Kensington, two weeks ago. Prime Minister Theresa May said “no stone will be left unturned” in a public inquiry into the fire….


UEA students show solidarity with Manchester

A vigil was held in UEA’s square on Wednesday evening to show solidarity with the people of Manchester, following a terrorist attack which killed 22 people on Monday night. On 22 May 2017 a nail bomb exploded outside Manchester Arena as concert-goers attending an Ariana Grande show were leaving the venue. In addition to the…

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UEA students encouraged to vote

UEA students have been encouraged to register to vote by the SU, local candidates, and fellow students. The SU say they spoke to over 650 students about registering to vote last week. SU Campaigns and Democracy Officer Amy Rust said that it was “crucial” students register, especially with the election being held at “a busy…


Muslim students “awaiting apology” from VC

Muslim students have said they would like a formal apology from Vice Chancellor David Richardson following UEA’s decision to close the Islamic Prayer Facility until September. On Thursday Concrete broke the news that UEA planned to close the prayer spaces by Lecture Theatre 2 in order to build a connection to the Library. The space…


Muslim prayer space to close

UEA’s Islamic Society have said they will protest the closure of their prayer space after being told their facilities will close on Sunday 21 May. It is understood that the daily Islamic Prayer Facility near Lecture Theatre 2 will be closed to make a connection to the Library, with construction scheduled to start on Monday…

January 2022
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