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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.