Tag: Sophie Bunce


Cheat at board games, not at life

I am a notorious cheat. I have never played a game of Monopoly without taking an extra twenty from the bank. Never a game of Uno without peaking at the player’s hand beside me. I’m not even sorry. Cheating feels like doing an extra practice run or loading up on carbs before a marathon –…


Concrete revisit security

‘I think the misconception about security and how they work as far as the student is concerned is that we’re the baddies.’ Two years ago, Concrete shadowed UEA’s Security team for a night around campus to learn what they get up to. This freshers’ week, our Editor-in-Chief, Sophie Bunce, and Deputy Editor, Matt Nixon, revisited…


Our picks for podcast people

Reading’s tiring, TV’s full of football and Spotify can’t quite work out your vibe. (Am I the only one who finds the generated playlists somewhat offensive?) But never fear, your summer distraction is here: five podcasts covering all you need to know. Whether at a family BBQ or down the pub, listen to these and…

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Library evacuated and fire services called

The library was evacuated as burning machinery triggered the building’s alarm system. Norfolk Fire Service was called to the scene and immediately issued a warning to students asking them to avoid the area. They said: “We are currently attending an incident at the UEA in Norwich, please avoid the area further updates to follow.” We…

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Boss of UEA’s SU leaves the organisation

The boss of UEA’s student union has left the organisation, it can be revealed. An email sent to all UEASU staff on Monday said Jim Dickinson, who headed the SU since 2013 “no longer works for the SU”. Concrete understands his departure follows a meeting of the union’s board of trustees. When contacted, a spokesperson…

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Listen to Dua Lipa, we need new rules

Last weekend, Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline Coachella, this week Concrete reports on an almost 20 percent gender pay gap. The news of a nationwide gender pay gap was infuriating, but to find it at UEA put our female student’s futures into question. For every step forwards, the patriarchy is pulling us…

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