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...

News / 23/03/2021 Homeless given priority in vaccination effort – Health Secretary

Homeless people are to be prioritised in the vaccination effort, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced, based on the fact they are more likely to suffer from adverse health conditions and have more limited access to medical care. “It’s so important that nobody gets left behind in this national effort,” Mr Hancock said in a...

News / 23/03/2021 Coronavirus

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is under investigation by the WHO following its use being put on hold in 11 European countries. The decision was made after reports emerged of people who had recently been injected with the vaccine developing blood clots. The WHO however, has said there is no evidence to suggest the clots had anything...

News / 23/03/2021 Hate Crime Bill passed by MSPs

Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted by 82 to 32 to pass the Scottish Government’s controversial hate crime bill.  The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill consolidates a number of laws into one piece of legislation that aims to provide increased protection for vulnerable groups, but the bill also creates a new offence...

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...

News / 02/03/2021 International Women’s Day to be held on the 8th of March

The annual commemoration which focuses on the liberation and equality of women is on the 8th of March. The International Women’s Day 2021 campaign theme is #choosetochallenge. The charity behind the event International Women’s Day has focused 2021’s theme around the idea of challenging everyday bias and calling out inequality: “We can all choose to...

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Fun in the snow, but at what cost?

As much of the UK was hit with a flurry of snow, UEA was transformed into a picturesque winter wonderland covered in a blanket of the white stuff and as has become tradition, hundreds flocked to enjoy a day of snow-artistry and sledding in a variety of forms. In a normal year, the joy of…

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UEA Launches the Sustainable UEA Awards

Nominations have now opened for the SustainableUEA Awards: a new programme that recognises the sustainable efforts and achievements of staff and students at UEA.   The programme aims to celebrate the work of students and staff in making UEA a more sustainable place –  as well as efforts to make local, regional and international communities more…

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Coronavirus update

After the number of new coronavirus cases reached record levels in January, daily figures now appear to be showing a decline. The initial rise in cases was thought to be due to a new strain of the virus, considered more easily transmissible than previous strains. However, the latest daily figures (as of 1st February) show…

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Three young people are suing the UK Government

On December 12th, three young British-citizens launched a campaign to sue the UK Government for its domestic and international violations of human rights, exactly five years after the UK adopted the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. The campaign, ‘Global Majority vs. UK Gov’, is backed by climate litigation charity Plan B and the Stop The Maangamizi…


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