Uproar as Trump suggests injecting disinfectant as treatment for Covid-19 – 05/05/2020

During a White House coronavirus briefing, President Trump was presented with government-led research which indicated that the deadly coronavirus was weakened when confronted with intense sunlight, heat and disinfectant. The US President had asked William Bryan, Head of Science and Technology for DHS, to study UV light’s effect on coronavirus. Trump supposed that if the …

UEA distributes hand sanitisers across campus

Hand sanitiser dispensers have been distributed on locations around campus. Information posted beside the dispensers suggest that the sanitiser has been provided in order to combat the spread of coronavirus. The sanitiser dispensers and posters suggest some easy ways to limit the spread of germs, including carrying tissues and using them to catch your sneeze, …

Wellbeing group aims to tackle mental health on campus – 08/10/19

The UEA Wellbeing Interest Network (WIN) have organised an event to address the possibilities of creating a healthier culture at UEA. WIN has organised this discussion following the document called ‘We Will Be Heard’ which the UEA’s Student Union published last academic year. WIN also encourages everyone studying and working at UEA to engage with …

Drop tuition fees to £7,500 and scrap foundation years, says review – 02/06/19 (with Chris Matthews)

An independent review led by former banker Dr Philip Augar has recommended university tuition fees should drop to £7,500, but students should pay back their loans for a decade longer, bringing the total loan repayment time from 30 to 40 years. The Post-18 Education and Funding review, known as the Augar review, also recommended the …

Extinction Rebellion stage ‘die-in’ on campus – 17/05/19 (with Chris Matthews)

Climate protesters from Extinction Rebellion (XR) have staged a “die-in” at the Square. The group were from XR’s University of East Anglia (UEA) and Norwich University of Arts (NUA) branch. UEA and NUA XR have written an open letter to UEA vice chancellor David Richardson as well as created a petition asking for him to declare …

Late terms scans key to reducing caesareans – 09/04/19

UEA and the University of Cambridge have conducted research that shows that the numbers of caesareans sections conducted on women could be reduced by thousands every year by scanning women in late pregnancy. Dr Ed Wilson from UEA’s health economics group stated, ‘We estimate that UK-wide routine scanning could prevent 15,000 undiagnosed breech positions, more …

Student beans survey reveals extent of financial assistance offered to students – 12/03/19

A survey has been conducted on how much financial assistance university students receive from their parents. When comparing the amount of support students receive, looking at each university, UEA came middle of the pack at £250 per month. The highest financial hand out is shown to be for students attending Durham University, the average student …