Main Stories, News / 13/10/2020 Covid-19 cases at UEA reach 65

The number of Covid-19 cases at UEA has reached 65. In an announcement today, the university confirmed 40 positive test results on campus, 24 off, and one member of staff who has not been on the premises. 34 student flats are also self-isolating on campus. The news comes after a weekend which saw UEA firmly...

Main Stories / 13/10/2020 UEA u-turns after trying to charge self-isolating students £18 per day for food

UEA have changed the price of the meal plan for self-isolating students from £18 a day to £12 a day after intense backlash. Initially, Campus Kitchen had set up a plan to supply students with food for £252 for 14 days of isolation. Since then, the plan has been reduced to £168. Further criticism came...

Main Stories, News / 12/10/2020 Three UEA students fined £10,000 each for throwing house party

Three UEA students were fined £10,000 each after hosting a house party with around 100 attendees. The police were called to the Bowthorpe Road residence at approximately 1.10am on Sunday 11th of October.   One 19-year-old and two 20-year-olds, who were meant to be self-isolating after showing coronavirus symptoms, were issued the fixed penalty notice for...

Main Stories, News / 06/10/2020 UEA Alumnus Wins Nobel Prize

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to UEA Alumnus, Michael Houghton, who shares the prize with Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice for their discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. The announcement was made earlier today by Professor Thomas Perlmann, Secretary-General for the Nobel Assembly and the Nobel Committee...

Main Stories, News / 02/10/2020 Trump and Melania test positive for coronavirus

Donald Trump, President of the United States has confirmed that he and the First Lady have tested positive for Coronavirus.  At 5:54 BST (00:54 DC time) the President announced on Twitter the results of the test and stating their plans to quarantine. Physician to the POTUS Sean Conley explained the President and the First Lady...

Main Stories, News / 29/09/2020 Two UEA students test positive for coronavirus

Two students at UEA have tested positive for coronavirus. The results emerged on Tuesday 29 September in a statement published by UEA. One of the students is confirmed to be on campus, the other off campus. Both students and their respective households are now self-isolating. Anyone who has come into close contact with the individuals...

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UEA awarded silver in new ranking

UEA has been awarded a silver ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), a new government assessment that evaluates undergraduate student experience. Participation in the TEF is voluntary and higher education providers decide whether or not they wish to take part. The new exercise ranks institutions gold, silver, or bronze. The results of the TEF…

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Sensitive student data leaked in school-wide email

Hundreds of american studies students have mistakenly received an email detailing sensitive information about extenuating circumstances requests. Some 320 American Studies students received the email on Thursday night, with an attached spreadsheet detailing the reasons individual students were granted extenuating circumstances. The spreadsheet included individual names, student ID numbers, and descriptions of why students had…

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UEA reacts as country uncertain

The early hours of Friday morning saw UEA’s bars filled to the brim with slightly inebriated, slightly anxious students who were awaiting the results of the 2017 general election. At 10:00pm on Thursday night, the exit polls were accurately predicting that there would be a hung parliament in Westminster. There was a palpable tension across…

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Victory for Clive Lewis

Labour incumbent Clive Lewis retained Norwich South last night, with an increased majority. In the early hours of this morning, as tellers were finalising their vote counts across the country, the results for the university constituency came in. Mr Lewis, who was elected to represent Norwich South in the 2015 general election, was re-elected and…

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Interview: Clive Lewis

Concrete spoke to Clive Lewis, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Norwich South  to discuss his policies and personal stances, two days before the general election vote on 8 June. Mr Lewis was elected to represent Norwich South in 2015. He is running against James Wright (Liberal Democrat), Lana Hempsall (Conservative), and Richard Bearman (Green) in this…

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Interview: James Wright

This morning Liberal Democrat candidate for Norwich South James Wright spoke to Concrete to discuss his policies and personal stances, two days before voters will go to the polling booths. Mr Wright has been a Norwich City councillor since 2010, and is running against Clive Lewis (Labour), Lana Hempsall (Conservative), and Richard Bearman (Green) in…


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