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Childhood cancer breakthrough

Researchers at UEA and University of Manchester have made an important breakthrough that could lead to ‘kinder’ treatments for children with bone cancer, and save lives.

DEV on film: media festival moves online 

Two third-year International Development students, Emma Marzi and Georgia Penrose, had spent the year organising a media festival to showcase the work of students and staff in the School of International Development (DEV).  

The Write Stuff

This week the UEA Community Blog is full to the brim with new updates, including everything from coverage of UEA’s recent Black Lives Matter virtual event to Prof Paul Hunter answering questions on the tips of our tongues like ‘How likely is a second spike?’. 

Library’s contactless service a success 

Since launching their new contactless ‘click and collect’, UEA Library has processed 300 requests and issued over 880 books, here's a reminder of how to access the service.

UEA strengthens European ties

UEA will be a central part of a prestigious new alliance of European universities announced by the European Union (EU), which will aim to transform the university curriculum around areas such as sustainability and diversity.

Norwich Covid-19 Testing Initiative

All UEA staff and students are invited to register to take part in a two-week trial of the Covid-19 Norwich Testing Initiative. 

Big improvement for UEA in Student Choice table

Sports, societies and accommodation all scored well as UEA leapt up the rankings in the recent WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020.

60 seconds with Diane Whalen…

After an impressive 48 years working at UEA HR Administrator, Diane Whalen, is heading off for retirement, she told us how the new arrival of The Broad has been one of the biggest changes she’s seen here and why she’ll be heading up and down the UK once she’s finished.

Music to UEA’s ears

Despite the challenges lockdown has bought to performances and live music, the UEA Music Centre and UEA Music Society have just released their annual reports for 2019/20 and there are plenty of successes to celebrate. 

Aspiring filmmakers invited to create ‘mash-up’

The East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) is inviting submissions to their annual Mashup Filmmaking competition. Working to this year’s theme of ‘Home’ – now particularly pertinent given the pandemic, – budding filmmakers will have access to thousands of hours of film footage.

The Enterprise Fund re-opens for applications 

It’s just been announced that The Enterprise Fund is now open again for submissions. Students and graduates who want to set up their own business can now apply for a £50,000 cash injection.

Update on Covid-19 contingency measures for 2020/21

The University has made arrangements to enable you to continue your studies during the COVID-19 emergency and complete the academic year 2019/20.

Norwich Science Festival to return in 2021

Organisers of the award-winning Norwich Science Festival have confirmed that the annual celebration of science will not be going ahead in October this year, but that it will return bigger and better in 2021.

Thousands ‘visit’ UEA on Virtual Open Day

For obvious reasons UEA’s Open Days are currently on hold, but it mattered not last Saturday as over 4,000 prospective students for 21/22 academic year were given the full UEA experience from the comfort of their own home thanks to UEA’s first ever Virtual Open Day on Saturday (4 July).

UEA's Summer of Sport

#UEASummerofSport is here! uea+sport have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that they have sport and physical activity programmes to deliver to students and staff throughout the summer months.

#learnmyname campaign set up by UEA student 

Postgraduate student Jade Peters, who is studying at UEA’s medical school, has set up a social media campaign to share her experience and to change the way the criminal justice system refers to victims of sexual assault.  

Marvel at this:first-of-its-kind course in Comics Studies

UEA is launching the UK’s first Master of Arts course in Comics Studies, allowing students to gain an advanced degree in the history, art, and culture of the art form.

Discussion and debate in Black Lives Matter event

UEA tackled racial justice, the history of race and issues of modern racial equality at a virtual Black Lives Matter discussion event last week (Thursday 2 July).

Sporting success celebrated online in uea+sport Colours Awards 

Lockdown couldn’t stop the uea+sport Colour Awards ceremony, which celebrated the commitment, contribution and sporting achievements of students on and off the field.  

Spotlight On…UEA’s New Generation Thinkers 

As the New Generation Thinkers scheme celebrates its 10th anniversary, we caught up with Katherine Cooper, a UEA researcher who made her early career steps in the scheme in 2016.