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Students sign petition asking UEA to reinstate last year’s safety net policy for final year students

A petition asking UEA to reinstate last year’s safety net policy for third year students is picking up speed after the university decided not to make changes to the existing degree classification system for the 21/22 academic year. As it stands, if students receive a lower grade in their third year, their degree classification will…

Features, Interview

Meet Albert Azis-Clauson, the CEO trying to revolutionise freelance education

Albert Azis-Clauson is the CEO of UnderPinned, the company which allows freelancers to turn their passion into business by finding work, managing their jobs, and ensuring they get paid. As I join him for a Zoom interview, I’m surprised at his quirky office background including only part of his impressive record collection, multicoloured artwork on…

Creative Writing


When you think about it, pretending is a natural human instinct. Everybody pretends on a regular basis. It can be seen as lying, but there’s a distinct difference. Now, I’m not quite sure what that difference is, but it’s there. You might pretend you like someone’s food so you don’t upset them or come across…

Creative Writing


I look at the photo of us on my bedside cabinet, and wonder how long you’ve been gone, blame myself over and over and over again. Why me? Why you? What have I done to deserve this? Crying myself to sleep has become something of a nightly occurrence. The quietness of my bedroom sparks unpleasant…

Creative Writing

She was hurt

She was hurt. Worn out. So tired of the voice that consumed her, Dictated how she moved, What she ate And her relationships the voice that told her she wasn’t good enough and could never compare when she stepped on the scale got the tape measure out. She was embarrassed. Ashamed. Because she believed those…

Creative Writing

The Lingering Scent

The lingering scent of floral perfume And sultry spiced apple diffusers Telling of the autumn breeze Angelic chorus rustles in the bronzed leaves. the blankets out feeling the grooves of stitches and the mellow wool needing my skin whispers from the floorboards under my feet. the made bed, the uncluttered floor, brings me peace –…

Home of the Wonderful

‘Tis the season of charity

The University of East Anglia’s Media Mo-llective fundraising group, set up by Breaking News Editor, Emily Kelly, aims to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and male suicides. The broad range of important and life-changing work – from encouraging social action to scientific research – remains at…


Spiking: be bold and honest with us

For many of us, clubbing is a staple part of university life. Whether it’s heading down to the LCR on a Tuesday night or the streets of Norwich at the weekend, clubbing has historically been a largely safe and secure social activity across our university towns. Therefore, I do not need to begin to express…

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