Main Stories, News / 26/11/2020 New coronavirus tier system announced in England

The new tier system for local restrictions has been announced for England by the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock. Ahead of announcement in the Commons, the Gov website, where people can search to find out which tier their locality is in, crashed. Norwich has been placed into Tier 2 or High Alert, meaning...

Main Stories, News / 25/11/2020 UEA cancels January enrolment onto 5 Masters courses

UEA have cancelled the January 2021 enrolment for select Masters programmes. The decision is mainly a result of low demand for the intake window.  A total of four Master of Science programmes and one Master of Arts programme have had the January intake cancelled. These courses include MA Media, Culture and Society, MSc Global Media...

Main Stories, News, Sport / 25/11/2020 Diego Maradona (1960-2020)

Argentine footballing legend Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack at the age of 60. Regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time, Maradona captained his country to World Cup glory in 1986. As is often the case when the footballing world mourns the loss of one of its all-time greats, condolences...

Main Stories, News / 11/11/2020 Students set to return home as UEA announces end of term plans

Plans have been unveiled by the UK government for university students to return home for Christmas. It is hoped students across England will be allowed to return as part of an ‘evacuation-style’ plan, with a travel window set to be opened between 3 and 9 December. This is to minimise the risk of them spreading...

Main Stories, News / 09/11/2020 UK to receive 10 million doses of new Covid-19 vaccine by end of year

Early data for a coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech suggests they have achieved more than 90% effectiveness in preventing people from contracting Covid-19. The two pharmaceutical companies are the first to release their final testing phase data, with a projection of being able to supply 50 million doses by the end of this...

Global, Main Stories, News / 07/11/2020 Joe Biden wins US presidency

Joe Biden has won the race to become the next US president. Based on media projections, Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, defeating his predecessor Donald Trump. It is believed the Democrat leader has won the major battleground state of Pennsylvania, launching him to exceed the necessary 270 Electoral College votes...

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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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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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