News / 03/05/2022 ‘Children facing up to 5-year NHS waiting list for autism appointments’

An Observer investigation last month discovered some children are waiting up to five years for an initial NHS autism consultation. Figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act uncovered a significant case of 2,835 autistic children who were referred to Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, waiting an average of 88 weeks; the longest case...

News / 03/05/2022 Improved Norwich Cycling and Walking Routes

A new blueprint of Norwich suggests the city has the potential to extend and create new routes in its periphery. The Norfolk County Council is pushing the public to delimit their car usage and encourages healthier ways of travel such as cycling and walking. The Council collaborated with Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk councils to...

News / 03/05/2022 Student Loan Interest Rate Increases

Student loan interest rates are set to increase from 4.5% to 12% for many this September.  For those currently at university in England, the interest rate on student loans is calculated by adding 3% to the retail price index (RPI) measure of inflation which is based on the changes in a range of costs over...

News / 03/05/2022 Stays at Norfolk Holiday Homes Auctioned to Raise Funds for Ukraine

Norfolk holiday homeowners are auctioning stays at their homes to raise money to support Ukraine, facilitated by a local letting firm and charity Street Child. Established in 2008 by Norwich local Tom Dannatt, Street Child is a charity focused on the safety and educational empowerment of children. It has recently partnered with Norfolk Cottage Agency...

News / 03/05/2022 UEA Law expert supports Ed Sheeran court case outcome

Ed Sheeran has won his High Court copyright case over the 2017 song Shape of You. The hit song has been announced as the most streamed song in Spotify’s history. The 11-day trial saw Ed Sheeran take to the stand to defend himself against copyright allegations. Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue alleged there were similarities...

News / 03/05/2022 UEA Post Room Moves to The Street

The latest updates to the new Post Room on UEA campus have been revealed. The former Waterstones building closed its doors permanently in 2020. Over the last few months, signs have gone up next to the Student Information Zone (SIZ) detailing a revamp for the new UEA Post Room. The Post Room, currently located in...

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Low attendance at National Student Strike lands sharp blow to NUS campaign

The National Union of Students (NUS) hosted its first-ever ‘Student Strike for Education’ in Central London yesterday (Wednesday 2nd March) in a bid to build strong student momentum behind its “New vision for education” campaign. Despite the national advertising campaign running up to the day – largely carried out via social media – the event…

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Ukrainian UEA student Oleksii Burov: “It’s not Ukraine’s fault, it’s not the West’s fault, it’s Putin’s fault”

“My parents left Kyiv on the second day of the invasion. They escaped to my father’s workplace where he treats wounded soldiers… They don’t go away, they don’t run away. They stand… This is Putin’s fault.” Oleksii Burov is a 22-year-old UEA student in his third year of studying International Relations and Politics. Hailing from…

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NHS in Norfolk encouraging smear tests

The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney are encouraging people to ‘not fear their smear’ and book their appointment.  On 14th February 2022, the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), with the support of NHS England and NHS Improvement, launched a national cervical screening campaign.  The campaign encourages those who are eligible to book their…


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