Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 01/04/2022 Half of UEA societies at risk of being disbanded

As a result of investigations into the upcoming Students’ Union society elections, Concrete have found that 103 societies at UEA are at risk of being disbanded. The Society Committee Elections determine the committees for societies during the 2022-23 academic year. Of the 208 societies who take part in committee elections at UEA, 62 have had...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 20/03/2022 Statement regarding alleged spiking at The Waterfront reveals previous false spiking claims and attempted drug deals

The Waterfront have released a follow-up statement regarding an alleged spiking at their venue in February. The statement details an ongoing investigation by Norfolk Constabulary, including CCTV footage, and statements from independent witnesses and Waterfront staff members.  The statement alleges that the two women involved were barred from the Glass House for buying drinks for...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 14/03/2022 Squatters occupy Russian oligarch’s London mansion

A London property owned by one of the sanctioned Russian oligarchs has been occupied by protesters. Five protesters entered the building in the early hours of this morning, flying Ukrainian flags from the balcony and claiming that the property had been ‘liberated’. In a letter released online, the group describe themselves as “anarchists” who are...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 03/03/2022 Low attendance at National Student Strike lands sharp blow to NUS campaign

The National Union of Students (NUS) hosted its first-ever ‘Student Strike for Education’ in Central London yesterday (Wednesday 2nd March) in a bid to build strong student momentum behind its “New vision for education” campaign. Despite the national advertising campaign running up to the day – largely carried out via social media – the event...

Global, Interview, Main Stories, News / 01/03/2022 Ukrainian UEA student Oleksii Burov: “It’s not Ukraine’s fault, it’s not the West’s fault, it’s Putin’s fault”

“My parents left Kyiv on the second day of the invasion. They escaped to my father’s workplace where he treats wounded soldiers… They don’t go away, they don’t run away. They stand… This is Putin’s fault.” Oleksii Burov is a 22-year-old UEA student in his third year of studying International Relations and Politics. Hailing from...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 27/02/2022 Hundreds attend Norwich City Hall protest against war in Ukraine

Hundreds of Norwich residents attended a protest against the war in Ukraine outside City Hall on Sunday 27 February. After Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, many people living in Norwich are fearing for the welfare of their friends and family. Concrete spoke to Natalia who organised the Norwich protest. She...

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Statement regarding alleged spiking at The Waterfront reveals previous false spiking claims and attempted drug deals

The Waterfront have released a follow-up statement regarding an alleged spiking at their venue in February. The statement details an ongoing investigation by Norfolk Constabulary, including CCTV footage, and statements from independent witnesses and Waterfront staff members.  The statement alleges that the two women involved were barred from the Glass House for buying drinks for…

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Low attendance at National Student Strike lands sharp blow to NUS campaign

The National Union of Students (NUS) hosted its first-ever ‘Student Strike for Education’ in Central London yesterday (Wednesday 2nd March) in a bid to build strong student momentum behind its “New vision for education” campaign. Despite the national advertising campaign running up to the day – largely carried out via social media – the event…

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Ukrainian UEA student Oleksii Burov: “It’s not Ukraine’s fault, it’s not the West’s fault, it’s Putin’s fault”

“My parents left Kyiv on the second day of the invasion. They escaped to my father’s workplace where he treats wounded soldiers… They don’t go away, they don’t run away. They stand… This is Putin’s fault.” Oleksii Burov is a 22-year-old UEA student in his third year of studying International Relations and Politics. Hailing from…

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UEA Students’ Union election results

The UEA Students’ Union election results have now been announced. Please find below the list of successful candidates who will comprise the 2022-23 Student Officer team. Full-time Officers:Activities and Opportunities Officer – Evie DrennanCampaigns and Democracy Officer – Serene ShibliPostgraduate Officer – Elise PageUndergraduate Education Officer – Taylor SounesWelfare, Community, and Diversity Officer – Aaron…

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Russia launches “full-scale invasion” of Ukraine

Russia has launched a “full-scale invasion” in Donbas, according to Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba. In a televised address, Putin said the “special military operation” is aimed at the “demilitarisation and denazification” of Ukraine. He also said Russia had no choice but to defend itself. Ukrainian police say seven people are known to have died…


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