Tag: Economics

Features

Health surcharge for International Students

In 2015, the government introduced a healthcare surcharge for non-EU citizens applying to study or migrate to the United Kingdom. The initial cost of the surcharge for students was £150 but since the turn of 2019, it has now doubled and will now cost international non-EU students £300 per year of study. The Immigration Healthcare…

Film

Oscar Bait: The Death of Cinema?

The Academy Awards, or more simply known as Oscars, were first awarded in 1929, and now their 91st annual ceremony is right around the corner. Awards are given out for the year’s best film, acting, directing, writing, editing, cinematography… and the list goes on. Despite the Academy’s “dedication” to the filmmaking art, the real cultural…

News

Bar(su) removes Coca Cola from taps

Numerous students have voiced concerns over the SU bar removing Coca-Cola as a draught mixer. A representative for the bar has responded to numerous complaints on the student-run ‘Concrete Confessions Between UEA Seshions’ page, stating that the beverage will still be sold in bottled form. The majority of the complaints were from individuals that experience…

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The questionable values you are taught in business school

With great anticipation I awaited the lecture on social entrepreneurship. Believing that business should ultimately serve society and the planet, I could not believe my ears when the lecturer repeatedly described businesses with social welfare agendas as ‘paradoxical in nature’ and ‘contradicting by default’. To wrap up the class he asked the crowd: ‘Would you…

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Tuition fee proposals

Two-tier undergraduate tuition fees have been considered by the Higher Education Review. As part of the UK Government’s Higher Education Review, due for publication in early 2019, there has been unconfirmed reports that the Review’s recommendation will be to set different tuition fees for arts and science students. It has been widely reported that under…

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£2bn on track for East Anglia’s railways

East Anglia has secured an investment from network rail to the tune of £2 billion to provide a better performing railway service for Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and London. The grant will be spent on maintaining and renewing existing infrastructure with the effects likely to be seen between 2019 and 2024. Meliha Duymaz, the Network…

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