Tag: Graduate


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…


What’s coming up in 2019?

– The Testaments by Margaret Atwood In September 2019, we’ll be returning to the world of Gilead. Set fifteen years after its predecessor The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments is not going to pick up where Offred’s story left off. In fact, we cannot even be sure that Offred will be a character in the sequel…


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…


Esteemed literary journal finds new home at UEA

The Critical Quarterly literary journal will now be based in the University of East Anglia. Since its start at the University of Cambridge in 1958, the journal has published literary criticism, cultural studies, poetry and fiction. ‘CQ has a great tradition of printing brilliant but accessible criticism, across the whole historical range of English Literature,…


Comment Box: Sam Gyimah misses the mark with ‘grade inflation’

More students achieving first class degrees is not a bad thing. At least, it shouldn’t be. With education standards in the UK generally improving and year-on-year more students getting into Britain’s world-class universities, should it not be a success story to have so many leave higher education with such a fantastic degree classification? The fact…


Roo Pitt investigates postgrad spaces on campus

Following the new swipe card access installed for the Scholars Bar in Union House, Concrete asks ‘do postgraduates need their own spaces on campus?’ Firstly, it is perhaps important to break down the different postgraduate spaces. There are social spaces such as the Scholars Bar and Lounge, and Vista (located at the top of the…


UEA graduate reported missing

A former UEA student has been reported missing as of midnight on Wednesday 10th October. Tom Coe, who graduated UEA with a degree in Marketing and Management last summer, is believed to have been staying with friends still local to Norwich at the time of his disappearance. He was reported missing at 10:30 pm yesterday…


An interview with: Baroness Gillian Shephard of Northwold

A lifetime of political service by Baroness Gillian Shephard Rt Hon was paid tribute to by the University of East Anglia (UEA) with the awarding of an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law.  Baroness Shepherd was granted a life peerage in June 2005 after an extensive period serving as Conservative Member of Parliament for South West…


UEA Graduate Emma Healey on her latest novel: Whistle in The Dark

UEA graduate Emma Healey sold over a million copies of her debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing, a psychological mystery narrated by the heroine who has dementia. It was the winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2014, and shortlisted for multiple National Book Awards, whilst being generally hailed by readers as a classic page-turner: ‘one…

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