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UEA’s attitude to protest criticised after oil firm demo

Student activists have criticised UEA’s attitude to protest after security services broke up a demonstration against oil companies last month. The protest, which took place outside of Careers Central on Friday October 24th, was organised by Fossil Free UEA and objected to a Career Central seminar held that day on finding work in the oil…

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UEA students join divestment protest

UEA student activists joined a protest outside the offices of Universities UK (UUK) on 19th June to demand action on climate change, leading to an agreement that UUK will discuss proposals for universities to “divest” from fossil fuel companies. Protesters argued that UUK, the national organisation that represents and supports universities, was refusing to engage…

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Fracking, a fuel for the future?

Fracking has come into the public eye over the past few months as its use has increased in a number of countries, including the USA. However, the comparatively modern techniques for extracting gas and oil from shale, a type of rock, has gained a controversial reputation, and it’s place in Britain’s energy mix has been…

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