To drink or not to drink, that is the question -19/11/19

Alcohol Awareness Week is a new initiative by uea(su) to raise awareness about how alcohol affects your mental health. University culture relies heavily on alcohol and activities surrounding drinking. However, not everyone enjoys a drink or the culture that surrounds it. uea(su) is also a member of the NUS’s Alcohol Impact project. The project claims …

Beef, Brexit, and how uea(su) does represent UEA students – 19/11/19

After a hectic week within uea(su) largely focussed on Union Council’s decision to stop the SU selling beef, campaigns and democracy officer Sophie Atherton and I sat down to discuss what she’s been getting up to in her second year within the role. We met in a bookable room in Union House, away from the …

Casting a lens on invisible disabilities – 05/11/19

Last year, Jenna Chapman, uea(su)’s Undergraduate Education officer made an effort to ensure all lectures at UEA were recorded. However, this service is opt in to record lectures, not opt out. The fact lecturers aren’t mandated to record their lectures means only a small number of lectures are recorded and put on Blackboard. Recorded lectures would greatly …

Have a hand in being heard: the importance of course representation – 22/10/19

Over the course of the last few months, it has become apparent that in order to help improve the environment around campus, student voices need to be heard. One bottom-up initiative is the Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC), where elected student representatives and faculty members meet to discuss any issues, concerns or praise they have …

We need to get our house in order: the Community wellbeing discussion – 22/10/19

On Wednesday 9th October in the Drama Studio on UEA campus, there was a Community Wellbeing discussion. The discussion was led by Alison Donnell and Nick Walsh. Even though the event was two hours long, the session focussed on a lot of important issues which are being neglected around campus. The event opened with a …

Money, money, money… in a student’s world – 17/09/19

Coming to uni means you will have to juggle lots of different responsibilities – and perhaps the most important (and dullest) of those will be your finances. Financial trouble and money mismanagement can lead to a decline in your wellbeing and mental health. Therefore, it is so important that you budget effectively and keep on …