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Matt Howard


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UEA’s BNOC of the Year 2018: Round three

The final three

Police usher swan down Prince of Wales in real life Hot Fuzz moment

The whole road was closed for just the one swan

Breaking: Firefighters called due to reported fire on Library roof

It is unclear what started the fire or how severe it is

University responds to calls to change external cladding on buildings following numerous Bird deaths

The university has stated it will “investigate and implement reasonable all technical adjustments.” to stop future incidents

UEA’s BNOC of the Year 2018: Round One

Here they are, your first batch of BNOCs

New league table has UEA in the top 20 UK universities

UEA’s doing bits

Breaking: UEA has won Derby Day

Six years in a row UEA has dominated

Derby Day 2018: Security called to Football half-time ‘brawl’

Reportedly students were throwing flares

UEA students are hosting a charity Sleep out in the Square

The money raised will be going towards charity

Cabana Club are coming back to the LCR

They won’t just be gracing the LCR once but three times

Everything to look forward to this Semester

Its the finale to the year and it’s going to be a big one.

Livewire Jailbreak 2018 has raised over £10,000 for charity

This year’s winning team made it as far as Denmark

Cabana Club is coming to the LCR

Just in case you hadn’t heard yet…

UEA’s Zig Zag Festival is back

If you’re a student creative type nows your time

Here are UEA’s new SU Officers

Voting closed earlier today

SU Officer candidate stands down, claiming bullying and harassment within the SU

Voting opened earlier this week

Further details on the UEA strikes have been released

UEA SU has provided the details

You can now nominate yourself or a friend for an SU Officer position

Elections will be held later this year

Exclusive: UEA Computer Science students mining Cryptocurrencies using UEA computers

They were told it could be a disciplinary offence

Everything to look forward to this semester at UEA

This semester is packed with events

UEA’s Vice Chancellor received his third annual pay rise this last year

Staff received a raise barely above 1% in the last year

Theres a Sushi and Sake festival coming to Norwich

Tickets will go on sale soon

You can now rate your Norwich uni landlord

Not sure the landlords will be happy about this

Heres some random facts about UEA and Norwich you probably didn’t know

The more you know the better

New LCR night ‘Hoopla’ only sold 268 tickets on its opening night

Even the attraction of Big Cook and Little Cook wasn’t enough

UEA Men’s Rugby team banned from socials unless ‘supervised’

They’re being investigated for a ‘series of incidents’

Exclusive: Akon asks ‘pretty single ladies’ to dance and twerk on stage at 14+ gig

He was playing in Norwich SU

UEA Vice Chancellor labels MPs letter: ‘clumsy and ill-considered’

Tory MP Chris Heaton-Harris has been met with criticism across academia

Police appeal for help to identify women rescued from lake

The incident took place yesterday afternoon

Loyle Carner has sexist fan kicked out from the LCR

The fan had been heckling the female support act

Norwich BrewDog Offering a Free Burger with a Pint

Pick up yours this Monday and Tuesday

UEA SU announces new Lucky Voice Karaoke Room

Now you can sing Les Mis publically without being judged

Everything you need to know about UEA that wasn’t in your prospectus 2017/18

Now your place is confirmed, it’s time to get acquainted with what the Uni won’t tell you

UEA Medical Centre to bring in £35 charge for medical notes

The change will be introduced in September

Exclusive: University department leaks the names of students and their extenuating circumstances

The spreadsheet contained confidential information about students who applied for extenuating circumstances

Meet UEA’s BNOC of the year 2017

Find out who you BNOC for 2017 is

Exam invigilators refused to replace student’s calculator

He now has to pay to resit his exam.

BNOC of the year 2017: Round Two

Heres our next set of hopefuls

General Election 2017: Meet your Labour Party candidate

Standing for re-election is Clive Lewis of the Labour Party

BNOC of the Year 2017: Round one

You’ve nominated people in your hundreds.

General Election 2017: Meet your Green Party candidate

We sat down with Richard Bearman to discuss the upcoming election

Nominations now open for UEA’s BNOC of the Year

Everyone stop what you’re doing

Update: University seeks to clarify plans for Muslim prayer rooms

This week has been a very controversial one for the university

Over 60 percent of UEA students plan to vote for Labour next month

Corbynmania has taken hold of UEA

Breaking: Chancellors Drive has been closed off by Police

Fire engines have also been seen

Vote for your favourite PMB team

This year doesn’t disappoint with the costumes.

Theresa May is said to be visiting Norwich today

Remember to look strong and stable everyone

VIDEO: Norwich bus driver caught fighting a passenger in the middle of the street

Not quite the same as Joshua vs. Klitschko

There’s now a milkshake and smoothie delivery service on campus

Just in time for the summer

The top five events to look forward to this semester

There’s a light at the end of the exam tunnel

These are your new full-time officers

The results were announced this Tuesday

Meet the second half of your potential Elected Officers for next year

Back at it again with the SU candidates

Meet the first lot of your potential Elected Officers for next year

Here’s everything you need to know if you haven’t voted

The Union are providing incentives to get students to vote in the elections

All to help boost the turnout in SU elections

UEA might be cutting some courses and modules

Lack of funding could mean certain degree programmes are axed completely

UEA given a red ranking for freedom of speech

The latest Spiked Free Speech Ranking was damning for UEA

Which UEA halls should you really have lived in?

Which is your true halls?

The Bell Hotel set to close for 16 weeks

Everyone’s favourite Spoons is getting an upgrade

These third years have launched a new ethical and environmental clothing line

UEA students making the world a better place one t-shirt at a time

UEA academics sign petition to protest US conferences

The boycott will last until the ‘Muslim ban’ is completely lifted

These are the best signs from Norwich’s anti-Trump protest

Gimme a hey, gimme a ho, Donald Trump has got to go

Syrian student given UEA scholarship

Enana will finish her PhD at UEA after receiving funding from the uni

The top five things to look forward to this semester

Fight off the January gloom and deadlines with a wavey Refreshers’ Week

Norwich ranked eighth most entertaining city in the UK

A fine city indeed

All the ways eduroam will disappoint you

It’s almost as if the uni is TRYING to ruin your life

Norwich SU plans to sell white poppies next year as they think red poppies can be offensive

It’s to mourn the deaths of the war, without glamourising the oppression of the war

Every type of post you’ll see on UEA’s Yik Yak

We rounded up examples of every sort of post you’ll find on the UEA Yik Yak

We spoke to a UEA student who campaigned for Hillary

“The feeling of despair, disbelief and fear was pertinent” after Trump’s victory

Caspian is the best kebab shop in Norwich

Forget Olive Tree, Caspian is where its at.

Norwich mental health services ranked among worst in country

Norwich mental health care needs to improve but local health chiefs disagree

These are the best hidden chill spots on campus

We’ve made a list of some of the best hidden gems that every fresher needs to visit

Earlham Hall besieged by vandals

Monday night saw UEA’s law building stoned and vandalised by a group of youths

Four Livewire shows have been nominated for national awards

We’re on our way to becoming one of the best student radio stations in the country

A second year retells the night they were harassed by a group of clowns

‘They were all laughing, and the one in the mask was shouting’

Oxjam are hosting a Norwich Takeover

It’s all about local music for a good cause…

We asked freshers why they chose to study at UEA

Surprisingly no one mentioned Prince of Wales Road

Everything that happens when you cram 12 hours at the library

Get ready for the long haul…

A former UEA student is now representing young people at the United Nations General Assembly

She beat hundreds of other applicants to the job

Everything you need to know about UEA that wasn’t in your prospectus

Now your place is confirmed, it’s time to get acquainted with the local knowledge

UEA Fight Night: Meet the fighters

Tomorrow night promises to be a big one…

I am living proof that antisemitism is still happening

Someone told me ‘Hitler was onto something’

NUS defends motion to ban gay men from holding a position

The LGBT+ officer says they’ve been misunderstood

Legalising cannabis makes sense – just look at America

Prohibition doesn’t work

House parties will always be better than clubbing

They’re messy and yet so, so good

The results are in: Who is UEA’s favourite Union Officer?

You voted in your hundreds – here are the results

Who is your favourite UEA Union Officer?

It’s like our very own Tinder

We went on the hunt for Norwich’s cheapest pint

Sometimes it’s good to get out of the Blue Bar

What it’s really like to be the LCR photographer

‘You wouldn’t grab my arse sober, so don’t do it drunk’

Norwich is the second most tattooed city in the UK

Sick tatts bro