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Nominations open for staff and student awards

In the spirit of elections and award season in the UEA Students’ Union, the nominations for Students Transforming Awards & Recognitions and Transforming Education Awards have opened. The Transforming Education Awards (teas) were created in order to recognise and acknowledge the exemplary work done by academic staff, including support staff, course reps and other students,…

Science

‘Impossible’ physics theory finds application

It may have taken 40 years, but Professor David Andrews’ physics theory, proposed at UEA back in 1979, has finally found its application. A real-world application for his work ‘could never have been imagined’ said Prof Andrews, talking about when his work was published. But now researchers at the University of Bath have confirmed the…

Features

Working with Words conference 2019

After a one year hiatus, the Working with Words conference returns this year to give students wanting to pursue a career in the creative industries an insight into the contemporary challenges and opportunities they may come across. It has a greater selection of panels than ever before, ranging from Marketing to Games and Political Writing…

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BBC broadcaster appointed in new Biology role

Award-winning broadcaster Ben Garrod has been appointed as UEA’s Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement. The biologist and conservationist will involve teaching undergraduate students and has ‘a strong focus on engaging with the wider public to inform and inspire people about UEA’s research.’ ‘I’m so pleased to be part of the UEA team,’ Garrod…

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UAE release Matthew Hedges

British student Matthew Hedges has been pardoned and released by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following his life sentence for allegedly spying against the government. He was freed from prison and returned to the UK last week. He was imprisoned for life following an arrest and interrogation in May, during which he was denied access…

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Accusations of bullying against academics at UK universities

An investigation by the Guardian has found that 300 academics at UK universities have been accused of bullying by students or colleagues within the last five years. Those accused included senior academics and research directors for laboratories.  Staff members and postgraduate students interviewed by the Guardian have described their experiences of a culture of threatening…

Features

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…

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