Staff at the universities of Essex, Cambridge and the UEA have warned of pre-Christmas disruption, after voting to strike later this month.Read the full story ›
Returning officers have begun searching for suitable venues as preparations begin for the 2019 General Election.Read the full story ›
A multi-million pound centre to help create more engineers in the East has been the go-ahead.Read the full story ›
A body found in the lake at the University of East Anglia has been confirmed to be missing student Nick Sadler.Read the full story ›
The University of East Anglia and Cambridge University are to be part of the world’s first agri-food robotics Centre for Doctoral Training.Read the full story ›
Med students from the UEA are sharing their knowledge with school children to help them get used to doctors and hospitals.Read the full story ›
One of the region's most iconic modern buildings is celebrating it's 40th anniversary this weekend.
The Sainsbury Centre at Norwich's UEA was built after Lord Sainsbury donated his art collection to the university. It was the first public building designed by architect Norman Foster. To mark the anniversary he building is housing an exhibition on modern architecture.
"The Sainsbury Centre has been the focus of numerous wonderful achievements, much hard work and many valuable relationships have been built between art, people and ideas. I visit the Centre whenever I get the chance, and every time I set foot in the futuristic and architecturally-inspiring building, it strikes me just how lucky we are to have this facility on our doorstep."
A Booker prize nominated Author has cancelled an appearance at the University of East Anglia over the strike on pensions.
Jon McGregor, who wrote Reservoir 13, has pulled out of the University of East Anglia’s Spring Literary Festival as strikes enter third week.
Instead he'll headline an event at Students’ Union in support of striking staff. he'll be joined by Essex Serpent writer Sarah Perry, UEA alum Megan Bradbury and James Meek.
The author was due to appear at the UEA Spring Literary Festival on Wednesday but said that he will not cross the picket line.
The ‘Writers for the Strike’ event will run from 5 – 7pm on Wednesday.
Mr McGregor said:
"Although I had been very much looking forward to reading at the UEA Spring 2018 Literary Festival, I will not be able to do so while strike action in defence of university staff pensions is ongoing. I have never crossed a picket line in my life, and am not about to start now. Instead, I will be joining staff, students, and writers for an evening of readings and discussion as part of the Alternative University being organised by striking staff and hosted by the Students’ Union."
The pension dispute centres on proposals to end the defined benefit element of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) – a move which UCU says would leave a typical lecturer almost £10,000 a year worse off in retirement than under the current set-up.
Police say a woman rescued from the lake at the University of East Anglia has been identified.
The woman - who is thought to be in her 40s or 50s - remains in a critical condition in hospital.
She was pulled from the lake at the UEA in Norwich on Wednesday afternoon (October 18).
Police had been appealing for help to work out who she was. The only personal item she had with her was a key.
New research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows Tweets can help predict the outcome of football matches. The study found the tone of Tweets can show when soccer bets are mispriced.
Researchers examined 13.8 million Tweets during the English Premier League 2013/2014 season. These compared prices generated during matches on gambling site Betfair. They found if the tone of Tweets in any given second was positive then the team was more likely to win than bookies predicted.
The study says Tweets are most helpful after goals and red cards. Researchers think this is because social media is particularly good at analysing new information as it comes in during matches.
Social media is already being used as a forecasting tool by a number of companies and agencies but this study has shown its accuracy.
This is a real 'wisdom of crowds’ kind of outcome. It says that if we listen to the right parts of the crowd, we can gain more information and make better predictions.