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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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 …