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Despite the UK’s lockdown restrictions lifting on 21st June, UEA have made the decision to postpone graduation – again. The Class of 2021 will be the second cohort to miss out on a graduation ceremony after the Class of 2020 ceremony was postponed as a result of the first lockdown in late March. Soon-to-be graduates…


No Graduation Ceremony: the wait goes on

According to the late Terry Pratchet, “ritual and ceremony in their due times kept the world under the sky and the stars in their courses.” So what happens, then, if the ‘ceremony’ is postponed? This is a question faced by students not only in the UK, but around the world.  David Richardson – University of…


The best sustainable period products for all budgets

Reducing our single use plastic consumption is something we should all be trying to do wherever possible, especially when it comes to period products. Every year, 200,000 tonnes of waste are produced through disposables such as tampons, applicators and sanitary towels. However, with period poverty rates constantly increasing and sustainable products costing significantly more than…


Exceptional theatre in exceptional times

We all love positive news and this week’s comes from a magnificent group of talented, ambitious and inspiring university students. The Drama Musical Theatre Society (DMTS) recently unveiled a link to purchase tickets for its upcoming production of the Tony-Award-winning musical, Spring Awakening. But hold your horses: this production will be unlike anything you’ve ever…


WNHH: No One Left Behind

West Norwich Helping Hands was co-founded in March 2020 by Eddi Gell, a now Masters Student at UEA. The group worked hard to deliver food parcels throughout the lockdown period, helping over 200 families weekly as well as dropping off prescriptions, walking dogs and helping with other essential services within NR4, NR5 and NR6. Thanks…


UEA Campus wins Green Flag Award for fourth straight year

The UEA’s campus has won a Green Flag Award for the quality of its outdoor spaces, making this the fourth consecutive year that the university has achieved the prize. The Green Flag Award, launched in 1996, is internationally recognised and aims to ensure that everyone can have access to high quality green spaces. It also…

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The power of literary memes

An integral part of how we interact and communicate on social media nowadays is through the meme format. This isn’t up for debate; in almost the same way that poetry can induce shared sentiment and a sense of community and belonging, memes spark a reaction which situates the recipient in a communal group – in…

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