Putting our best foot forward: careers and COVID-19 – 16 /10/2020

Originally published by Your 4 at Channel 4. Link here: https://weareyour4.tumblr.com/post/632143564127830016/putting-our-best-foot-forward-careers-and Among many changes, Covid-19 and the consequent national lockdown has caused a dramatic increase in unemployment figures for 16-25 year olds. People in this age group are finishing college, graduating from university and seeking entry level job positions. Searching for jobs seems impossible, and …

Graduate Life: A bump in the road – 01/07/2020 for NewGrad

University. Graduation. Job. That’s exactly how I had mapped out my 2020. But campus closed down, graduation was postponed, and the start date for my job has been moved back. Furlough and possible redundancies are words that are striking fear in the hearts of all upcoming university graduates. However, Covid-19 and the consequent lockdown should …

Lecture Capture technology is introduced on campus – 10/03/20

Catering for students with invisible disabilities is an ongoing issue at UEA, with more students requiring lecture capture technology in order to assist them with their studies. The process of setting up lecture capture technology at UEA has been ongoing for many years. Both Jenna Chapman and Callum Perry (Undergraduate education officers for the last …

A Night of Wonders by Headucate – 11/02/20

Headucate have announced they are hosting UEA’s first ever charity gala called ‘A Night of Wonders’ later this month on 27 February, in the LCR.  The night will feature performances from multiple UEA societies including, UEA Ballet, UEA Angels, UEA Headlights comedy, UEA Burlesque, UEA Latin social Dance Society, UEA Music Society, UEA Bellydance, UEA …

Raising and Giving society reveal all about their naked calendar (with Ellie Robson) – 03/12/19

The Raising and Giving (RAG) society create an annual naked calendar to raise money for a variety of local, national and international charities, which is running for its fourth year. The creation of the calendar was inspired by the popular film and theatre show, ‘Calendar girls’. The calendar aims to promote body positivity in addition …

Election Special: what the Norwich South candidates are saying – 03/12/19

Brexit Party: Alexander Gilchrist “I’m in it to win it here” “More proportional representation is required” To Alexander Gilchrist, “what the Brexit Party stands for is democracy and rights.” He says it embodies a range of “various different political spectrums,” referencing his own experiences of being “on marches at Burston with Jeremy Corbyn” as an …

‘We earned it. We deserve it. We demand it.’ – 03/12/19

University staff and members of the University and College Union (UCU) are taking strike action over changes to their pension called the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). The university staff who are striking are claiming the universities employers are ignoring pension experts and want staff members to pay more to assess the scheme. After the previous …