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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Union Council votes for JDA definition of anti-Semitism

In a Union Council meeting held in the evening of 18th November, Union councillors for uea(su) have voted in favour of adopting the JDA definition of anti-Semitism, replacing the currently-used IHRA definition. 28 councillors voted to approve the motion, 7 voted to reject the motion, and 17 abstained. Proposed by Sustainability Society Council Rep Sophie…

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Facebook changes its name to ‘Meta’

One of the biggest companies in the world has undergone a major rebrand. Facebook, which was founded in 2004, has changed its name to ‘Meta’ so as to better “encompass” what the company offers. The name change will not, however, affect individual platforms, such as Whatsapp, Instagram, or Facebook itself, but instead it is only…

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Priti Patel asked to justify migrant claim

The Home Secretary has faced criticism after claiming most boat migrants are ‘economic migrants’ as opposed to ‘genuine asylum seekers’. Priti Patel claimed “70% of individuals on small boats are single men who are effectively economic migrants. They are not genuine asylum seekers.” The comments from Patel came during a Lords home affairs and justice…

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Report for the Future: a collaborative effort from UEA’s Project Change and Concrete

Over the last few months, Concrete has been working with the University of East Anglia’s Project Change to create Report for the Future, a climate journalism programme aiming to elevate young people’s voices during COP26. Project Change is a new youth climate change programme of workshops, resources, and competitions from UEA. Alongside Report for the…


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