Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 21/01/2022 UEA release update on Covid-19 guidance following government’s decision to lift Plan B restrictions

Following the government’s decision to lift Covid-19 Plan B restrictions, the university have sent an email to UEA students saying they “will continue to take a precautionary approach to managing the pandemic”. The university has stipulated that they require all staff, students, and visitors to wear a face covering in all buildings on campus, unless...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 11/01/2022 Beef nine days past use-by date detailed in UEA shop food hygiene report

Following an inspection on 13th December, the ‘Shop AT UEA’ was given a food hygiene rating of 1 on a scale of 0 to 5.  Concrete requested a copy of the food safety officer’s report on which the food hygiene rating was based and found multiple contraventions (matters which do not comply with the law) had...

News / 07/01/2022 University attribute low food hygiene rating in the campus shop to “key staff shortages due to Covid-19”

Following an inspection on 13th December, the ‘Shop AT UEA’ has been given a food hygiene rating of 1 on a scale of 0 to 5. According to Food Standards Agency website, improvement is necessary for hygienic food handling (e.g. preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling, and storage) and major improvement is necessary in the management of food safety....

News / 06/01/2022 “Major improvement necessary” for UEA shop as it receives a food hygiene rating of 1

Following an inspection on 13th December, the ‘Shop AT UEA’ has been given a food hygiene rating of 1 on a scale of 0 to 5.  Though the shop was given a good rating for cleanliness and condition of facilities and building, improvement is necessary for hygienic food handling (e.g. preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling, and storage)...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 30/12/2021 Students sign petition asking UEA to reinstate last year’s safety net policy for final year students

A petition asking UEA to reinstate last year’s safety net policy for third year students is picking up speed after the university decided not to make changes to the existing degree classification system for the 21/22 academic year. As it stands, if students receive a lower grade in their third year, their degree classification will...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 13/12/2021 Covid boosters to be offered to all over 18s by the new year

In a televised press conference this evening, Boris Johnson set out plans to make booster vaccines available to everyone over 18 before the end of December, a target previously set for January. Johnson made clear to the public “there is a tidal wave of Omicron coming” and encouraged everyone to get their booster jabs as...

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Uber to launch in Norwich

The Uber app is now available to use in Norwich to book taxis around the city. The ride-sharing app has announced the launch of their Local Cab option for passengers in Norwich. Uber is looking to collaborate with local operators to meet increasing demand and extend the reach of the app beyond the 40 locations…

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UEA Divestment Coalition holds demonstration calling for an ethical investment policy

The Divestment Coalition formed between the UEA Decolonise, Palestine Solidarity, and Extinction Rebellion societies. They held a demonstration on November 11 calling on UEA to implement an ethical investment and banking policy. According to the Coalition, an ethical investment and banking policy would include cutting ties with HSBC, Goldman Sachs, and Barclays, the latter being…


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