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What can Aurora do for me?

Richard Harvey, Aurora UEA Co-ordinator, on the Aurora Universities Network, which is a consortium of research-intensive universities set up in 2016 that prioritises the student voice,...

Grads on the path to success

From UEA to highly-skilled occupations - three 2017/18 graduates have shared where they've ended up since finishing their degrees. Last month’s Graduate Outcomes Survey revealed that more UEA...

'I was scared. But luckily it worked out'

You may know him as the UEA student who rapped his dissertation, but that was just the beginning. 2019 graduate Nicholas Uzoka – aka Zoka the Author – speaks to fellow grad Emily...

'Keep an open mind'

Continuing our series of blogs by UEA graduates, Sophie Bunce writes about stepping into an unexpected career, how success at work is 'simply down to storytelling' and offers...

'The UEA and Norwich communities gave me a sense of belonging'

Kit Rackley graduated from UEA in 2004. In the first of a series of blogs to celebrate the class of 2020, Kit writes about the path to an unexpected career and their memories of university....

BLM: American Studies in Conversation event - a summary

Earlier this month Dr Rebecca Fraser, Dr Rachael Mclennan and Dr Alex Hammond facilitated a virtual event on the recent global Black Lives Matter protests and its impact on both the United...

The Value of Reading Together

From the mental health burdens of self-isolation, social justice movements and the pleasure gained from nature, David Nowell Smith, Senior Lecturer from the School of Literature, Drama and...

Broadcasting the bright sparks of academia

As the New Generation Thinkers scheme celebrates its 10th anniversary, Katherine Cooper, a UEA researcher, reflects on her early career steps made during the scheme back in 2016.

'How likely is a second spike?'

Infectious disease expert Prof Paul Hunter, from UEA’s Norwich Medical School, has been a leading voice throughout the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent public lecture, he tackled the...

A tale of two trees

Ask someone who works or studies at UEA and it's not unlikely that they will have a favourite tree on campus. There are, after all, plenty to choose from - from the towering Scots Pine...

The power of music

Stuart Dunlop, Director of Music at UEA, writes about the joys of performance, the power of music to bring people together, and how, despite the obvious challenges, you can't hold music...

'What's next?' Climate change and COVID-19

On Thursday 11 June, a global audience tuned in online to hear Prof Corinne Le Quéré from UEA’s Faculty of Science deliver the findings of her recent research into the impact of the...

On set with an intimacy coordinator

  Two recent TV series - I May Destroy You , a 'breathtaking' exploration of consent , and the wildly popular adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People - have raised...

'They want an end to racism and they want it now'

In response to recent events, Professor Anshuman Mondal, Professor of Modern Literature & Director of Research, writes about Black Lives Matter, racial justice, the limits of...

Into the archive

Archive film has the power to transport us to a different time and place. It captures the everyday alongside moments of great change, and is therefore much like what we’re all experiencing...

Comics and race relations: five recommended reads

A s the events of the last few weeks have reinforced once again, the topic of race remains central to American society. In this post, American Studies lecturer and specialist on the...

Kansas City 1968 - an eyewitness account

As the world responds to the death of George Floyd, one of UEA’s longest-serving academics, Professor Chris Bigsby, recalls his experiences in the US on the day Dr Martin Luther King was...

Metsys' meeting of minds

If history has a tendency to repeat itself, then where better to look for lessons on how to adapt to the current situation. The School of History at UEA has  published a series of blogs...

'Dear George': a poem

Krsna Mohnani is a fourth year medical student at UEA. She's also a poet. She writes to raise awareness of the most pressing issues facing society and, last month, wrote a...

A better kind of branding

Robert Jones is a strategist at Wolff Olins and professor of Brand Leadership at UEA . He writes that a time of great crisis can spark positive change and this pandemic will...

'Stories of innovation, science, and the human spirit'

UEA graduate James Longhurst and his business partner Trina Everall were part of the team behind launching Guardian Students and Guardian University awards.  In recent weeks they've...

‘Dum te dum’: isolation, fandom and The Archers at 70

Whether you love it or do your best to avoid it, The Archers has been with us for 70 years. UEA alumna Claire Mortimer reflects on the remarkable endurance of a radio soap opera centred on...

The #WFH diet

Anne-Marie Minihane is Professor of Nutrigenetics and Head of the Department of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine in Norwich Medical School. She writes about a ground-breaking study...

'Hope is sometimes just a page away'

Three separate imprints make up the Publishing Project at UEA : Boiler House Press, Strangers Press and Egg Box Publishing . They publish a range of work, including poetry, fiction and...

Mortal Glamour – Antarctica, climate change and the pandemic

Jean McNeil is Reader in Creative Writing at UEA and the author of 14 books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and essays, including Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir (2018). Jean reflects on...

A poem for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Krsna Mohnani is a fourth-year medical student at Norwich Medical School, with an interest in innovation, healthcare policy, and poetry with a social message. She wrote this poem to...

A field epidemiologist’s view on COVID-19

UEA graduate Dr Charlotte Christiane Hammer works with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organisation. An experienced field epidemiologist, she’s...

'We've been home schooling for five years'

Darren McMorran, former teacher, UEA Outreach Officer and father of three, has been home schooling for five years. He shares his family's story. We considered home school for our three...

This is the time to take action

Prof Eylem Atakav is Professor of Film, Gender and Public Engagement and Associate Dean for Internationalisation at UEA. Her film Growing up Married (2016) is an internationally acclaimed...

Making a noise for nurses with new podcast

Tuesday 12 May is International Nurses Day 2020, a day to celebrate one of the worthiest and, right now, one of the most critically important professions in our society. The School of Nursing at...