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UEA graduate on the run arrested in London

UEA History graduate Angela Davey, 38, was arrested by police officers in London, having been on the run for several months after being caught in an underground drugs operation. She had since been on Norwich’s Most Wanted list. She appeared at Norwich Crown Court last Friday for a short hearing in custody but failed to…

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BBC broadcaster appointed in new Biology role

Award-winning broadcaster Ben Garrod has been appointed as UEA’s Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement. The biologist and conservationist will involve teaching undergraduate students and has ‘a strong focus on engaging with the wider public to inform and inspire people about UEA’s research.’ ‘I’m so pleased to be part of the UEA team,’ Garrod…

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Being a virgin at university

The conversations regarding sex and sexual experiences at university can be really exciting. Liberating. Informative. But how do you engage with these conversations when you’re a virgin? I’m in my second year at UEA and am a virgin. I would say that I’m not ashamed of this, but I think the anonymity of this article…

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Alternatives to graduation at the Sportspark

Three (or more) years of hard work, persistence, and, okay, a few nights on the dancefloor have come down to this. Today is the day you graduate. You’ve earned this. With your mortarboard plonked firmly on your head and your robes proudly donned, you walk up to collect your diploma. Well, first you must run…

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Degrees vs apprenticeships

When headlines are constantly suggesting that universities are dishing out first class degrees like no there’s no tomorrow, how much does a grade really reflect our employability skills? After ten years in education, three more years of academic studying whilst racking up to £50,000 worth of debt, university may not seem like the most appealing…

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Finding work experience

Internships are like gold dust, and finding work experience can be as difficult as finding a paid job. It’s no surprise some students can feel disheartened. As well as supposedly helping you to stand out from the crowd of desperate jobseekers, work experience and internships are important rungs on your career-ladder, providing skills you can’t…

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Less than half of UEA students meet their offer

Less than half of UEA students achieved the grades needed to secure their place last year, with numbers dropping from 64 percent in 2013/14 to 47 percent in 2018/19. There figures showed a consistent decrease in figures year upon year. One of the most significant drops occurred this year, where the percentage of students meeting…

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Chloe Howcroft on the pressures of final year

Recently, hearing people talk about applying for graduate schemes or jobs or masters at this point in time has got me going a little stir crazy, I’m thinking: should I be doing what they’re doing? Am I the only one not actively searching for such and such scheme with such and such employer? Don’t get…

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The concept of an accelerated degree is one that starts off looking promising, but the more you look at it, the more cracks start to show. Although the fast track scheme will encourage disadvantaged students to pursue a degree because it costs a fifth less and only spans two years, the effect on the student’s…

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