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Science

Brexit and environmental policy

Changes to the UK’s environmental policy are imminent. A key paper authored by an independent group of UK and EU researchers, Brexit and Environment, co-chaired by UEA’s Professor Andy Jordan, concluded that irrespective of the type of Brexit served, the UK will gain greater autonomy in changing its environmental laws.   The UK has been key…

News

A helping hand for Norwich schools

Norfolk is receiving a boost in additional funding for schools. The 3.82% increase comes as part of a multi-billion pound investment in primary and secondary education. The government’s extra funding means every secondary school can receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil.  Norwich North’s MP, Chloe Smith, comments on the “good news for Norwich”, claiming…

Editor's column

Facing up to the challenge

A month of uni. Done. I realised this on Saturday as we worked away in the Media Office. For me Saturdays consist of two main events: editing Concrete and listening to the football. But last Saturday was different. It was ‘Super Saturday’ – the latest day of reckoning in the Brexit saga. Three years ago…

Comment

Not everyone should have to go to uni

University is not for everyone. As a society we seem to be putting pressure on numbers, trying to increase the percentage of young people that transition into higher education, which encourages universities to set ridiculous intake targets year on year. Learning in an intense academic institution isn’t something that everyone can do, or wants to…

Features

UEA charts in world top 200

Since 2010, UEA has consistently ranked within the global top 200 universities (Times Higher Education Rankings). The highest position UEA achieved in this decade was 145 in the 2012 edition of the chart. The 2020 chart places UEA at 192. This makes UEA one of six UK non-Russell group universities to be in the global…

Fashion

Finding your style 101

University dress code can be terrifying because, for the most part, there isn’t one! The best thing about this is that the opportunities are endless, and it’s the perfect chance to experiment and find your own personal style!  Don’t be afraid to dress comfy for class! One mistake I made was feeling the pressure of…

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