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Academics under ‘increased pressure’ to support student mental health crisis

The UEA branch of the University and College Union (UCU) said academics are under ‘increased pressure’ to support students’ mental health despite not being ‘qualified therapist[s] or mental health professional[s].’ The branch also expressed ‘great concerns’ towards the ability of Student Support Services (SSS) to meet the ‘growing need’ of students, stating the ‘pressures on…

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Nominations open for staff and student awards

In the spirit of elections and award season in the UEA Students’ Union, the nominations for Students Transforming Awards & Recognitions and Transforming Education Awards have opened. The Transforming Education Awards (teas) were created in order to recognise and acknowledge the exemplary work done by academic staff, including support staff, course reps and other students,…

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University to award £1,000 visual arts bursary

A £1,000 bursary is available for a UEA undergraduate studying in any discipline, to pursue a project in the visual arts. Alongside their formal academic studies, this award aims to support students, aged between 17 and 25, to engage in their interest in contemporary visual art. This can include fine art, photography and curation. The…

Science

Fashion of the future?

Clothes shopping is an undeniable part of western culture, but just how harmless is this treasured pastime? People are becoming more and more aware of the damaging effects that over-farming and over-fishing has on the environment, however a little-known fact is that the multi-trillion-dollar fashion industry is harmful to the environment in its own right….

Sport

UEA Gymnasts enjoy successful Midlands Open

UEA Gymnastics Club set off a great start for the 2018-2019 academic year, winning 12 medals at the Midlands Open last Saturday. The competition took place at Loughborough University on December 1st. Joining team UEA were gymnasts from five other universities, including Loughborough, Liverpool, Lincoln, Sheffield, and West of England. According to UEA Gymnastics Club’s…

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Accusations of bullying against academics at UK universities

An investigation by the Guardian has found that 300 academics at UK universities have been accused of bullying by students or colleagues within the last five years. Those accused included senior academics and research directors for laboratories.  Staff members and postgraduate students interviewed by the Guardian have described their experiences of a culture of threatening…

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