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Union hypocrisy over NUS Coca Cola boycott

The Union of UEA Students has opened itself up to accusations of hypocrisy by placing tables and umbrellas displaying Coca Cola branding and imagery outside Unio coffee shop. Last summer, four Union officers refused to accept an award from the NUS, as the Gala event was partially sponsored by Coca Cola. Jo Swo, Yinbo Yu,…

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UEA seventh best for student satisfaction – Times survey

The 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey has revealed that UEA has been ranked seventh for student satisfaction by students. The survey, which was taken by 15,000 students across the country, asked students for their feedback and opinions on 21 aspects of university life. These included quality of staff and lectures, quality of…


Union election results 2016

The results of the elections for full- and part-time officer positions at the Union of UEA Students were announced last night. Jo Swo was re-elected as Welfare, Community and Diversity officer with the largest vote ever achieved by a single candidate. Swo told Concrete: “I’m really happy to have been re-elected as Welfare Officer and…

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UEA set to cut funding to Graduate Students’ Association as union takes on postgrad role

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is likely to lose its funding from the university, as its functions are taken over by the Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) and it finds itself without a functioning committee. There has been tension between the GSA and the union in recent years, and in February of last year the…


Local residents outraged at plans for Norwich Rugby Club to share pitches with UEA sports clubs

News that the Norwich Rugby Club will move towards a plan to share pitches with UEA sports clubs, which would require the building of a 284-space car park on land adjacent to the university has angered local residents. The proposals, which have been formulating since the Rugby club were forced to relocate from their previous…

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