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News

Student Officers for 2019 announced

UEASU has announced the winners of this year’s SU Officer elections. Three candidates were re-elected, including Sophie Atherton as Campaigns and Democracy Officer, Postgraduate Education Officer Martin Marko, and Mature Students’ Officer Sanna Mantyniemi. The position of Activities & Opportunities Officer was won by Alicia Perez Lopez. Callum Perry was announced as Undergraduate Education Officer,…

Travel

7 ways to make travel more ethical

By now most people are aware of the myriad of ethical issues involved in anything we do, not least travelling, but how can we help this? What can we do to make travelling better for people and the planet? There’s a common misconception that being ethical is expensive, but I strongly believe this is mostly…

Travel

Do Something Different

One of the main reasons that I personally adore travel is the variety that it offers. No one trip is the same as the next, and the opportunities to make each and every trip completely unique are endless. So how can one do something different with regards to travel? Accommodation is obviously an incredibly important…

Travel

How travelling can help with depression

Depression and mental illness affect many and both impede on one’s ability to carry out daily activities. Multiple factors in one’s life can contribute to this: such as their career, their relationships, their studies, and more. Getting away from this is often the hope of a lot of people, including myself at times, so how…

Travel

Hiking and Birdwatching in New Zealand

If there’s one thing that everybody says about New Zealand, it’s that it’s one of the most beautiful countries to visit, especially for the scenery. When I visited last Easter for my brother’s graduation, we decided to come early so we could hike along the Banks Peninsula. Offering a variety of hiking trails, we opted…

Sport

Oli Gray interview – “no two days are ever the same”

Elected in Spring with more than 65 per cent of the vote, it’s hard to argue that SU Activities and Opportunities Officer, Oli Gray, wasn’t the popular choice. Concrete sat down with Gray to chat about his plans for UEA’s sports clubs, how he wants to widen participation in sports at UEA and why sport…

Features

Under the radar…

One of the things UEA prides itself upon is its huge number of societies offering something for everyone, whether that is continuing a longstanding passion with new people or trying a new hobby. Here are some of Concrete’s favourite underdogs… Spoken Word  Ever wondered how to make the leap from page to stage? This society…

News

Student union budget focuses on engagement and activities

The Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) has announced its annual budget for 2014-15, which will include more resources for student societies, activities, student representation and student media. The UUEAS also achieved an increase in university funding for the student union. The announcement follows lobbying from student officers and the student union’s Union Council, resulting in…

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