News, Uncategorized / 14/09/2021 Students’ Union Shop Provides Support to Afghan Students and Families

Students’ Union (SU) Shop staff have been instructed to use a dedicated till account as part of UEA’s commitment to support returning, or new, Afghan students and their families. This covers all SU Shop items apart from alcohol, cigarettes, UEA clothing/merchandise, and lottery items. SU Officers released the following statement: “Afghan refugees are in urgent...

Main Stories, News / 14/09/2021 NAPAC Announces Booklet to Combat Widespread Abuse Experienced by Young People

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) has created a new booklet to support adult survivors of child abuse. This comes as NAPAC recorded a significant rise in the amount of young people disclosing instances of abuse. The charity offers support to adult survivors of any form of child abuse, including physical, emotional,...

Main Stories, News / 14/09/2021 National Sexual Health Week September 13th-19th 2021

This year, National Sexual Health Week is focusing on the importance of consent. In a country where 75% of students do not believe they have been adequately prepared at school to have a comprehensive understanding of consent, educating and spreading awareness is as important as ever. This is according to a survey carried out in...

Main Stories, News / 14/09/2021 Law to Make Uniforms More Affordable Will Not Apply This Academic Year

A new law is in the works, aimed at lowering the cost of uniforms in England. The law is expected to limit the number of logos on uniforms, allowing parents to buy more items from supermarkets and shops other than a school’s main supplier. Unfortunately, this law will not be put in place for the...

Main Stories, News / 14/09/2021 New Eco Petrol Introduced to Petrol Stations

A new eco-friendly petrol is being introduced at filling stations in Britain this month.  E10 petrol is intended to be the new standard petrol grade put forward by the government. This offer is part of the government’s plans to cut carbon emissions as E10 contains less carbon than other motor fuels and more ethanol. This...

Main Stories, News / 14/09/2021 UEA Sportspark Hosts Summer Bereavement Programme for Young People.

This summer, UEA Sportspark has hosted a summer bereavement programme to offer support to young people who have lost someone to the Covid-19 pandemic. After a heartbreaking year for all those who have been bereaved, it is hoped sport and physical activity will help to improve the mental health of children and young people in...

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Coronavirus update

Now that England has entered Stage Two of the government’s plan to ease lockdown restrictions, businesses such as pubs and hairdressers have been allowed to re-open, leading to an influx of customers. Many pubs are facing a shortage of draught beers with the surge in demand, even though they can currently still only serve customers…

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Prince Philip buried in Windsor Castle

Following his death on 9th April, Prince Philip’s funeral took place on Saturday on the grounds of Windsor Castle in St George’s chapel. Now laying in Windsor Castle’s inner hall, his body was moved from the private chapel to Windsor Castle’s State Entrance to be carried to St George’s chapel on top of a modified…

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UEA to introduce blended learning after Easter

The University of East Anglia plans to resume teaching on Monday 26 April with a mix of in-person sessions and continued online learning.  With changing government restrictions, UEA has prepared to accommodate a partial return to in-person teaching. However, students who are continuing with online learning are encouraged to stay at home until restrictions change…

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Coronavirus update 12/04

The AstraZeneca vaccine remains under investigation for its potential role in blood clots observed among recipients of the jabs. Its use has been restricted in countries such as France, Germany and Canada, despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) saying its benefits outweighed the possible negatives. Scientists remain divided on the…

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Nation celebrated Easter

Although coronavirus measures prevented many Easter celebrations from taking place in the UK, many of the planned services and events were moved online to keep the festival alive. This year, Easter weekend fell on the 2-5 of April, over a week earlier than it did last year. The holiday is always celebrated on the first…


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