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Video marks 100 days of lockdown

UEA has made a short ‘Thank you Norwich’ video to reflect that today officially marks 100 days since lockdown began. 

Student launches eyewear brand with Jake Humphrey

A UEA student who creates designer glasses and sunglasses from fishing nets rescued from the ocean has received the backing and financial investment from TV personality Jake Humphrey. Together they have launched products which are available for pre-order via Kickstarter today (30 June).

Join the discussion at Black Lives Matter event

Kimberly Jones and Clive Lewis MP are among the prominent speakers discussing the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent protests in a virtual UEA event on Thursday (2 July) evening.

Taught student wellbeing survey

All taught UEA students are being invited to take part in a survey asking for their feedback on what studying has been like since the UK went into lockdown.

Prof Hunter lecture tackles conflicting Covid-19 advice

Prof Paul Hunter used his platform at UEA’s latest London Lecture last week (Thursday 25 June) to call for greater international collaboration to give the public more confidence in official advice about Covid-19.

60 seconds with…Zuzana Hlaskova 

Postgraduate Researcher, Zuzana Hlaskova, she squeezed us into her schedule and told us how her experience at UEA has helped her to discover a new passion, why she’ll always cherish the freedom to study and why performing in front of the Queen of Denmark will be a hard experience to top.  

Sound of little footsteps set to return to UEA’s nursery

UEA’s Nursery will re-open on Monday 6 July to support parents once again. All parents have been accommodated in some way under new guidelines which will see a capacity of 30 children a day for the whole of July.

Covid-19 Screening Programme Update

The Covid-19 screening trial is an opportunity for staff and students across the Norwich Research Park to take part in a two-week trial to test the process and scalability of a Norwich wide Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) screening programme.

UEA Engagement Awards recognise inspiring figures

From a professor who brought an entire literary festival to Norwich to a student creating a sustainable cosmetics company, via one of the UK’s most highly respected experts on the COVID-19 crisis, students and staff across the University were today (Tuesday 23 June) recognised for their...

Funding for free day care scheme to continue

Funding from Santander, through Santander Universities is enabling the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) free day-care scheme, which has already helped nearly 100 local NHS workers, to continue.

60 seconds with…Thompson Zulu, ITCS 

With many of us working and studying from home, it comes as no surprise that IT & Computing Services (ITCS) have been working particularly hard, we caught up with Head of Operations in ITCS, Thompson Zulu, who shared what his average working from home day looks like.

'At Home With Headucate' - online event

Student society Headucate are hosting their first official online event for UEA students, collaborating with a range of other societies and initiatives for an online panel discussion on mental health and COVID-19.

Donate to Black Minds Matter through Enlitened

UEA students can now exchange their Enlitened points for donations to Black Minds Matter, a brand-new charity established to connect black individuals and families with professional mental health services across the U.K.

Successful hand sanitiser project comes to an end

After 12 weeks of lab work, the final batch of hand sanitiser created on University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) campus has been safely bottled, with close to 4,000 litres having been distributed to key workers across the region, and an estimated 1.3 million pairs of hands cleaned.

For Their Eyes Only: students complete Bond marathon

With a licence to kill…time, two UEA students went where no man has gone before (although Alan Partridge tried) by watching all 26 James Bond films back-to-back.  

UEA celebrates commitment to migrants

UEA has come together with organisations in Norwich to state our shared commitment to recognising the vital role that migrants have played for centuries in the culture and economy of our city, and the great benefits they bring our city during the current crisis.