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Our plastic planet?

‘Our Plastic Planet?’ was hosted by Lizzie Daly, a wildlife biologist with a particular passion for the oceans. Her interactive presentation began with the cold truth: the entire ocean is now polluted with plastic. Every second 20,000 plastic bottles are being bought, and more than 80% of them are ending up either in landfills or…

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Beth Bacon revisits the NeverOK campaign

How do you follow up with someone that has been sexually harassed or assaulted in the LCR? There’s a number of ways that we can follow up with someone – almost all of what happens next is down to the survivor to define what they want to happen. Students can anonymously report any incident so…

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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…

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Updates to the RSE curriculum

2020 is set to see the introduction of a new and updated RSE (Relationships & Sex Education) curriculum in primary and secondary schools in the UK. Primary school children are to be taught about their own wellbeing through acts of simple self-care, such as teaching the importance of sleep and spending time outside with friends…

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Comment Box: No-deal impact on students

Vivienne Stern raises valid concerns shared amongst myself and many other EU nationals. The UK used to look like an educational sanctuary to international students with it’s attractive universities and highly publicised international acceptance rates. But now? With the proposed Brexit date looming without any clear idea of what this would mean for international students…

Science

International Women’s Day UEA

11 February 2019 saw women all over the world coming together to celebrate International Women’s Day, and UEA was no different. Female scientists at UEA celebrated their successes and offered advice to young women who are unsure about pursuing a career in science. They were part of a day organised by the United Nations General…

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Working with Words conference

The university’s annual Working with Words conference will be held this year on 2 March. The event hosts over 40 speakers and the opportunity to sign up is available via CareerCentral. Working with Words seeks to give insight to students looking to work in the creative industries, as well as tools to maximise their employability….

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Youth Climate Strikes take Norwich city centre

Norwich has become one of numerous cities nationally to take part in a worldwide wave of student climate strikes. On Friday 15 February, more than 10,000 students were absent from schools nationwide to protest the lack of government action for climate change. The strikes were initiated as part of action taken by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg…

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Universities set to clamp down on unconditional offers

In a previous article, Concrete revealed that less than half of UEA students actually meet their offer. Now, research from the Office for Students (OfS) and UCAS shows that applicants who accept an unconditional offer are five percent more likely to miss their predicted grades by two grades or more than those who accept a…

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