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UEA shares campus to help police train new recruits

Its campus is more used to hosting lessons on physics and politics than policing – but during the COVID-19 lockdown period, University of East Anglia (UEA) has stepped in to collaborate with Norfolk Constabulary and help provide crucial training facilities for the county’s police officers.

Student snapshot wins national competition 

UEA Education student and Erasmus+ participant, Danielle Carey, has just been announced as one of ten winners in ‘People of Erasmus 2020’ competition for the icy snapshot of her year abroad.  

Enlitened app to close

Users of the Enlitened app will have seen the sad news last week that the app is planning to close.

Colney Lane Rugby Club deal called off

UEA has had to step away from a deal which could have seen Norwich Rugby Football Club (NRFC) move to Colney Lane playing fields.

Confirmation and Clearing 2020

A-level results day is this week (Thursday 13 August), which will signal the start of Clearing, how universities fill any places they still have on their courses, and around 400 staff are involved this year from across the University, both on campus and remotely.

Running to raise for research 

A team of UEA Psychology researchers, academics and students are clubbing together to go the distance and raise money for Alzheimer Research UK by walking and running throughout August. 

UEA Live: festival announces free autumn line-up

Mass gatherings may be out of the question, but that hasn’t stopped UEA Live from launching its eclectic autumn 2020 event series online – featuring the literary legends of Lee Child, Ian McEwan and Bernardine Evaristo.

National teaching award for Sync the City

UEA has won a national teaching excellence award for encouraging digital innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise among students through the Sync the City event which draws on expertise from Norwich’s business community.

Spotlight On…Future Stars booklet

Like most of us at UEA, the Outreach team has had to adjust to remote working. In their case that has meant finding creative ways to continue their work with local schools, pupils and more importantly than ever, parents.

The Prince of Wales' royal approval for ENV students

During graduation season, messages of congratulations are not uncommon – but students in the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV) got an unexpected surprise this week when they received a written message from HRH The Prince of Wales.

Noirwich’s digital line-up revealed in full 

Last month, Noirwich Crime Writing Festival announced it would be returning in a digital format this September. Now, they’ve revealed the full line-up including virtual book clubs, lectures held by leading crime authors and crime writing workshops.  

Who let the dogs out? Wellbeing walks return

After a brief ‘pawse’, UEA’s four-legged friends are returning to campus next week (Wednesday 5 August) for the restart of the weekly wellbeing dog walks.

Data Security Attack

UEA is one of the higher education institutions which has been affected by the data security attack on Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest providers of customer relationship management systems in the higher education and not for profit sector.

Leading role for students in film and TV sustainability

It wasn’t just the likes of Fleabag, Chernobyl and Strictly Come Dancing picking up a BAFTA-hosted prize last week, as a group of UEA Film, Television and Media students were awarded as recognition of their commitment to sustainability.

Spotlight On…Underground fundraiser 

A team of 30 physiotherapy students from UEA are going underground for a summer challenge to support the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals (NNNUH) Charity. 

Funding awarded to medicine prescribing project

A major research project led by UEA Health and Social Care Partners on the benefits of deprescribing medicine given to hospital patients has been boosted by nearly £2.5m.

UEA outlets in Eat Out to Help Out scheme 

Get a delicious deal at one of the UEA food outlets taking part in the government’s new ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme. 

Award-winning films feature on Talking Pictures TV 

Three early silent films made by innovative and award-winning women filmmakers, which are preserved at the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA), are set to reach a new TV audience across the UK. 

Medical & Health Humanities Professor appointed

The Costa Award winning writer, Christie Watson, whose 20-year nursing career informs much of her fiction and non-fiction work, has been appointed a Professor of Medical and Health Humanities.

Spotlight On…Graduate Outcomes

Last month’s Graduate Outcomes Survey revealed that more UEA graduates are above the national average when it comes to working in highly-skilled occupations.
We caught up with a few from that cohort who are already forging a path to find out where they’ve ended up.