Tag: Union


Initiations turn students away from Rugby, says Union

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have expressed concern that a lack of opportunities and student initiations are turning players away from university rugby teams. An investigation by The Times has shown that initiations for student rugby clubs around the country can range from “chilli powder being applied to sensitive areas”, and “players having to fish…


Council reject referendum motion

UEA union council has voted to reject a motion which would have seen campus hold a referendum before products or people are banned by the SU. Motion 135 Giving the SU Back to its Members was rejected at the first union council of the academic year, on Thursday 19th October. The motion proposed any proposal...

Student officer speaks out against bus company

Welfare, Community and Diversity Officer India Edwards has expressed dissatisfaction at the First East Counties Buses, UEA’s primary public transport service. The officer wrote a blog post titled ‘enough is enough’, marking the latest in a string of disagreements between the union and First Group,. The SU called on students to boycott the service at…


Buddy scheme kicks off in LCR

On Thursday 5 October, UEA SU’s Buddy scheme ran their first session in the LCR from 5-7pm Buddy|SU is UEA’s ‘peer-to-peer support scheme’, which aims to help new students settle into life at UEA and in Norwich. The system matches current UEA students (in second and third year), with incoming students according to their needs,…

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Save Our Union – from its own financial blunders

The Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) is experiencing financial difficulty after it underestimated costs in its July 2015-16 budget by £160,000, a Concrete investigation has uncovered. Since the oversight in the budget, UUEAS has burdened students with increased prices in union outlets, considered reducing sports clubs and has accused UEA of not giving enough funding…

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Union Finances concerns all students

So I’m back! We write our editorials on the Sunday evening before we go to print, and as I write Dan is currently on a train back from Liverpool, so I get the delightful job of writing my second editorial on the trot. Sorry about that. Our front page story this issue is a big…

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Apology from the men’s hockey teams

[su_spoiler title=”Hockey team disciplined after bus antics” style=”simple” icon=”chevron-circle” anchor=”Comment”]An investigation by the Union of UEA Students’s has concluded the UEA men’s hockey team broke the union’s code of conduct. Concrete reported on 20th October that the club were under investigation following the emergence of video footage which appeared to show members of the hockey…

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