Tag: Edinburgh


Starting university at 17

Let’s just cut to the chase, I started at UEA when I was 17 years old. Telling people this usually inspires a shocked or confused response, to then be followed by an onslaught of questions that I have heard hundreds of times before by this point. ‘Why did you do that? What was it like?…


UEA Cricket’s resurgence continues

Following on from their success in the first and second rounds, the UEA men’s first team secured a place in the quarter finals of the BUCS indoor championship for the first time in UEA history. With three games to play, and two victories required to progress, UEA defeated both Edinburgh and Loughborough in their first…

Arts, Uncategorized

Nowt as Queer as Folk – Edinburgh Fringe Preview

UEA’s Coast to Coast Theatre Company previewed their new comedy Nowt as Queer as Folk this week with a sold out performance in the Emmerson Studio at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre, before it heads to the Edinburgh Fringe for two weeks starting on Monday. The play depicts how residents of a small village threatened by a new housing…


Two idiots in Inverness

Working alongside Livewire all year, Caitlin and I had been getting increasingly jealous as the plans for their annual charity-fundraising/travel-adventure event got underway. Eventually, our itchy feet and desire to see how far we could get from campus got the better of us, and Team Concrete was born. One awkward photoshoot and some travel insurance…


Edinburgh University students’ union bans strawpedo-ing

Students at Edinburgh University’s Student Association (EUSA) have been told that they will no longer be able to strawpedo drinks, after the practice was banned at one of its biggest club nights. To strawpedo is defined by Urban Dictionary as “downing a bottle of beverage, using a bendy straw to allow the liquid to be…

Arts, OldVenue

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014: The first glimpse

There is much to be said for visiting the Fringe early, before the festival has really got ticking; the increased chance of tickets before the media becomes saturated with write ups and the opportunity to personally spot who to watch out for in comedy over the next year. Reviewers can inform your experience, but there…

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May 2022
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