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University marketisation and UEA(su)

All UEA students will recall the strikes from February to March by the UCU over pay, pensions, casualisation and rising workloads. Marketisation of universities was blamed by many teachers on the picket line, so why are universities focused on generating income for the Vice-Chancellor and senior management instead of improving the lives of those who…

Global

Italy’s recession raises concerns of eurozone contagion

Italy’s economy has entered a recession after posting a contraction of 0.2 percent in gross domestic product (GDP) in the final three months of 2018. This follows a 0.1 percent negative growth in the previous quarter.   The Italian coalition government of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, and the far-right League party, had promised to…

News

Norwich Market named Best in Britain

Norwich Market has been named the ‘best large outdoor market in Britain’ at the Great British Market Awards 2019. The judges of the Great British Market Awards said that Norwich Market ‘demonstrated the power of social media’, as seen in popular Instagram pages such as @eatnorwich which have gained traction in the past few years,…

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Huel

Huel needs to be hurled into hell. It’s a vitamin powder you blend with water to substitute your entire diet. It’s liquid lunch. And breakfast. And also dinner. I do of course realise I’m not exactly the target market for this food smoothie, which by the way, looks like wet cement. It’s mainly for those…

Fashion

Can a woman who sells makeup be a feminist?

Yes: it is no surprise that women are bombarded and pressured by the media to maintain high beauty standards every day. In fact, it’s impossible to even discuss the makeup industry and those who actually work in it without considering these standards, or the physical insecurities they can feed on. Many go as far as…

Travel

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular

This year is the second time I’ve been to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and it was just as amazing as the first time. When my grandparents asked me if I wanted to go, it was back during the summer as tickets sell out rapidly. Thursford is only an hour away from Norwich; we got there…

Travel

Sylvie Tan explores Norwich culture

Leaving home for university can be daunting, especially for us international students as we have travelled far from home. Have no fear! Norfolk is often underestimated for being a cultural city filled with lots of authentic shops, restaurants and places to explore, giving you a slice of home as well as an opportunity to explore…

Travel

Fresher’s Guide to Norfolk

As a local boy I think I am well placed to showcase the delights of my home county.  Although it feels that Norfolk is the land of the forgotten, it is well worth an explore during your time at UEA.  If you have a car then the possibilities of exploring quaint market towns, such as…

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