Main Stories, News / 13/04/2021 Less than 5 in 50 cases of rape or sexual misconduct ‘found proven’ in past two years at UEA

50 people have reported rape or sexual misconduct in the past two years at the University of East Anglia. With 2 accusations of rape and 48 accusations of sexual misconduct, UEA has found less than 5 ‘proven’ through their disciplinary procedures (UEA states they can’t report the specific number if less than 5 for privacy...

Main Stories, News / 09/04/2021 Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99. A statement from the Royal Family issued this morning announced that the Duke had ‘passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle’ earlier today. His passing comes after a number of health issues, including recent issues resulting in a short stay in hospital and...

Main Stories, News / 08/03/2021 Reporters Without Borders sexism in journalism report highlights dangers towards women in the industry

Non-profit organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have marked International Women’s Day by releasing a report entitled ‘Sexism’s toll on journalism’. The report addresses the risk of sexist and sexual violence towards women, including verbal and physical threats. Each from a different country, 112 journalists who write on gender issues both internal and external to the...

Interview, Main Stories / 03/03/2021 “From day one, there has been a laissez-faire approach to the pandemic… Boris Johnson wanted to be popular and didn’t want to make those difficult choices”: an interview with Labour MP Clive Lewis

Disclaimer: the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this interview belong solely to Mr Clive Lewis MP. Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South since 2015 and former candidate for leader of the party in 2020. A politician with strong views and someone who is not afraid to hold back, even if at times that...

Main Stories, News / 20/02/2021 SU Officer Election Results Announced

The results for the Student Union Elections were announced this evening after a tense wait across the UEA community.  Hamish Williams was reelected as Campaigns and Democracy Officer for the 2021-22 term. Despite a prominent campaign held by Brownwen Brown, Lizzie Payne ressecured the role of Activities and Opportunities Officer, pledging to lead efforts to...

Main Stories, News / 15/02/2021 Meet the candidates: SU Officer Elections 2020-21

Voting has opened in this year’s Student Union Officer Elections, here’s the low-down on everything that’s happening over the next few days. Voting opened at 10:00, Monday 15 February 2021 and will close at 10:00, Thursday 18 February 2021. All students can vote via the UEA SU website, where you can also view the manifestos...

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Controversial Israel policy renewed

A controversial vote to keep the students’ union’s policy relating to solidarity with Palestine and the boycott of Israeli products, will be examined by trustees as it may fall foul of government legislation. Councillors voted by 44 to 19 in favour of retaining the policy ‘1714 In support of international law and human rights in Palestine.’…

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Mental health crisis on campus?

The number of UEA Medical Centre patients being referred to local mental health services has increased dramatically over the last five years. However, the university’s support services say this is likely attributable to a decreased stigma surrounding mental health problems. In 2017, there were 573 referrals from the University Medical Service (UMS) to the Norfolk…

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Support for students affected by missing student

The Student Support Service will hold priority drop in sessions for students affected by the disappearance of a missing student. Sophie Smith has been missing since 26 December and is believed to have entered the sea near Great Yarmouth. The 21-year-old left her house in Gorleston in the early hours of Boxing Day, and was…

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Concern grows for missing student

Police said they are “increasingly concerned” for the welfare of a missing 21-year-old student. Sophie Smith went missing from her home in Avondale Road, Gorleston, at 3am on Boxing Day. Searches for Sophie in the Gorleston and Great Yarmouth area continue today. The Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue (NorLSAR), a trained volunteer group, have joined…


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