Tag: Housing


Goldsmith St. wins RIBA award

Norwich city’s ground-breaking, eco-efficient council homes on Goldsmith Street were awarded the Stirling Prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).  Made up of 93 ultra-low-energy homes arranged in seven terrace blocks, this highly sustainable Norwich council estate has won Britain’s most prestigious architecture award, The RIBA Stirling Prize, on 8th October 2019. Contending…


Madhu Sarin Interview

Madhu Sarin, one of this year’s honorary graduates, received an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law for her work in the field of development, specialising in poverty alleviation, housing and natural resource management. She has helped write many papers for the Development School here at UEA and has been a leading figure in the drafting and…


Bullying between house‘mates’

Sharing a house is a rite of passage, with many becoming infatuated with the idea after their first viewing of Friends. However, is living within the close confines of pizza box-hoarding students really all it’s cut out to be? Over the last few weeks, I’ve quickly realised my rocky experience with housemates is not uncommon….


Jess Barrett investigates housing: what’s the fuss?

One of the main concerns that students face while at university is accommodation. At first it’s about which halls you get allocated and then, like a brick in the face, you start worrying about where you’ll live once first year is over. A considerable amount of students secure their second year accommodation outside of Home…


Gagging Grenfell

There’s a problem at the heart of British politics. The adverse effect any form of critique or social judgement has on a political party’s image repeatedly seems to override fundamental morality. Grenfell is just one heart-breaking example of British politics’ outright refusal to acknowledge the huge errors made by the government. In the face of…


NR2: it’s in the name

On the outskirts of the Golden Triangle, where Trory Street meets Kimberley Street, there once stood the Kimberley Arms, a pub greatly frequented by locals in the late 80s and 90s.   “You entered at your own risk”   With a notorious reputation for having a rougher social environment, one such local and UEA lecturer…

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