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Black Lives Matter Seminar Series: a UEA student-led decolonisation initiative

A free online student-led seminar series dedicated to anti-racism activism within the humanities will take place from the 7th to the 11th of September, featuring prominent speakers from various fields. The discussion topics will focus on the historical origins of anti-Black racism in colonialism, Black history, allyship and activism. The Black Lives Matter Seminar Series…

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Decolonising the curriculum isn’t extreme

A report on ethnicity challenges in university by the Office for Students published this month has questioned the ways we ‘draw on ‘non-western’ and non-white forms of knowledge in our teaching’. It asks, ‘in what ways can we revise our curricula to ensure we offer ‘decolonised’ approaches to our teaching and assessments?’ Finally it addresses…

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Dyslexia: Spelling it out

While it is not breaking news that every person is different from the next, it seems that this obvious fact is too often overlooked by many educational institutions. And by the time that most of us reach the pearly gates of university, we all know that each and every one of us has had to…

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Majority of students use social media to contact academics

According to a survey by educational charity Jisc, 27% of students are using social networking sites to contact their tutors outside of regular contact hours. Facebook was found to be most popular form of communication used by students as an online platform to communicate with academics, with 85% of those who took part in the…

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The Pressures Of Academia

Humans routinely take themselves to the edge. We indulge in drink, drugs, extreme sports, frequently in copious quantities, but more often than not it’s work that stresses us out. Students are no exception. Anyone who visits the library observes the constant ebb and flow of stressed students. In the winter and summer months the library…