Tag: Student


Turning Green Press Release: Climate Change Action Survey Seeks Gen Z Student Perspectives

Environmental nonprofit Turning Green has launched a global survey on climate change action, seeking input from tens of thousands of college and university students. The survey will assess student knowledge of climate change and ideas for solutions-based climate action.   Titled “Anxiety to Action,” the survey in part stems from the ideas of Stephen Kirk, a…


The power of patience

I have never been a particularly patient person. My natural mode is ‘fast’ – both mentally and physically. I walk everywhere with the pace of someone who is either incredibly late for something and/or enjoys partaking in competitive speed-walking. I’ve lost count of the amount of times a friend has told me they saw me…


“It’s like they assume the worst in us”: UEA faces complaints about extenuating circumstances and the intercalation process

In recent weeks, the university has made a number of statements relating to the process and evidence required for submitting an extenuating circumstances request. This has mainly been in relation to the handling of student bereavements and how this has affected their studies. The process has garnered a number of complaints.  Other students have also…

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Low attendance at National Student Strike lands sharp blow to NUS campaign

The National Union of Students (NUS) hosted its first-ever ‘Student Strike for Education’ in Central London yesterday (Wednesday 2nd March) in a bid to build strong student momentum behind its “New vision for education” campaign. Despite the national advertising campaign running up to the day – largely carried out via social media – the event…

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Ukrainian UEA student Oleksii Burov: “It’s not Ukraine’s fault, it’s not the West’s fault, it’s Putin’s fault”

“My parents left Kyiv on the second day of the invasion. They escaped to my father’s workplace where he treats wounded soldiers… They don’t go away, they don’t run away. They stand… This is Putin’s fault.” Oleksii Burov is a 22-year-old UEA student in his third year of studying International Relations and Politics. Hailing from…


Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

At five years old, my mother, father, brother, and I walked into a supermarket together. We were about to embark on a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads and as a rare holiday treat, I was allowed to pick out a chocolate bar. Overcome by the desperate indecision only a five-year-old experiences, my mother picked…

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