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Science

UEA appoints new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Science

Professor Mark Searcey, current Chair of Medicinal Chemistry and Head of the Schools of Pharmacy and Chemistry at UEA, is taking up a new position on the Executive Committee at UEA. He will replace the current Pro-Vice Chancellor for Science, Phil Gilmartin, from 1 April 2019. The Vice-Chancellor Professor David Richardson said: ‘This is an…

Travel

Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain

The tune to Oklahoma plays on the school bells as I hurry from the top of campus to the bottom. It is -7 degrees celsius but my Snapchat is blowing up with people drinking snakebites in the UEA square. My campus, is a dry campus. Oklahoma is a difficult place for most people to point…

Features

Yes #SheCan

To mark the eve of International Women’s Day 2019, CareerCentral launched, for the first time on campus, an all-day event, which went by the name of #SheCan. Supported by companies such as PwC, Kier and Save the Children, the series of  skills sessions and workshops which took place during the day were aimed exclusively for…

Features

Smart Campuses: Patronising or Supportive?

UEA is already its own mini city, a concrete jungle on a much smaller scale. If you wanted, you could live the entirety of your degree off the services provided by the campus. Whilst that does sound sheltered and largely dull, technology companies such as Future Cities are seeking to use campuses as microcosmic testing…

Features

Gambling

The NUS has conducted research into the gambling habits of students at university. Their definition of gambling ranges from buying scratch cards over the counter to playing poker at casinos. Research showed that over half of students who gambled did so to supplement their income, and that nearly a quarter of those felt guilty when…

Comment

Technology damages children’s language skills

The Guardian recently released an article revealing that Clarks, the British shoe shop chain, has a new initiative for employees to engage in conversation with children in their stores. This resonated with me because my mother is a primary school teacher and for years has highlighted the noticeable drop of children’s communication skills. I interviewed…

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