UEA students visit the United Nations

The University of East Anglia offers a range of opportunities, in collaboration with international organisations, for our students to undertake internships and study visits of international bodies.  Natasha Wakelin reports back on her recent experience. I was one of two students in the school of Politics, Philosophy and Languages to…

UEA Broadcast Journalism student’s documentary on the Scottish Independence Referendum

UEA Broadcast Journalism student, Hamza Bayrak, made this documentary on the Scottish independence referendum, , which can be watched above (or on YouTube).  Hamza's work formed his  “Dissertation by Practice” for his Master’s Degree. But the hard work paid off in other ways too. Hamza’s coverage and interviews with senior politicians and…

UEA students visit Brussels

During the Easter holiday 35 UEA students studying degree courses ranging from politics, international relations and public policy to French and Spanish visited battlefields of the First World War in Flanders in this the 100th anniversary of its start, and contrasted that with visits to NATO’s military command in Belgium…

What is the European Parliament?

What is the European Parliament?  This week European citizens are going to decide on Europe’s course for the next five years. Especially young people have their reasons to vote, considering for example the high unemployment rates all across the continent. To get everyone ready and informed, SeaMedia will present a…

Turnout in European elections

[caption id="attachment_998" align="alignright" width="150"] UEA journalism student Philip Turtle[/caption] Next Thursday the UK will take to the polling stations to cast their votes in the European and local elections. Yet when the last Euro elections were held in 2009, only 38% of those eligible actually did cast a vote. UEA…