Creepy Animated Movies To Watch This Halloween

By Ellie Robson

For me, and many people, animated movies are a huge part of our annual Halloween experience. Although animated movies are often synonymous with children’s movies, there are plenty that have a darker, eerie tone which are perfect for all ages at Halloween. So, here are my top 4 animated movies with a creepier edge. Hopefully there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

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An Afternoon With an Astronaut: Helen Sharman at the Norwich Science Festival

By Luke Farnish and David Winlo

As the 2017 Norwich Science Festival continues in full swing, Norwich Cathedral plays host to one of the festival’s main events: a fascinating talk by Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman.

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Places to go if you’re feeling overwhelmed: campus and further afield

by Elizabeth Pratt and Ellen Atkinson

UEA is amazing. It’s one of the friendliest and most nurturing universities in the country – there’s a reason for its notorious high score for student satisfaction year after year. But despite that, it can still get quite overwhelming. University is an amazing experience, but it’s difficult. You’re away from your family, trying to make and keep friendships while balancing university work, and making sure that you do enough to make the price tag worth it.

Here is a list of places that you can escape to and take a few quiet minutes, or hours, to yourself, both on campus and further afield. Continue reading Places to go if you’re feeling overwhelmed: campus and further afield

The Autumnal Shift

By Conah Rivers

Autumn has slowly been creeping in for a while now, although officially starting at the end of September you would be forgiven if you hadn’t quite noticed the seasonal change up until now.

The leaves are falling, the skies turning grey, and the mornings are starting to feel like your 9AM lecture is now a 6AM. Alas, all is not lost in this seasonal shift; splashes of colour are everywhere, the scenery around us turns into a canvas of artwork. How could you not love it?

To celebrate this wonderful season, here are just few photos to illustrate how beautiful autumn can be.

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Society Spotlight: Friendly Runners’ Club

The Broad’s Society Spotlight’s are regular articles highlighting the societies of UEA – open to any and every club and society at the university. If you want your club or society spotlighted just send us a quick message and we’ll give you all the information you need!

The Friendly Runners’ Club is an all-inclusive running society for people of all abilities. Established in 2016, we place emphasis on creating a friendly, social environment for people to improve their fitness. We have three runs a week: the beginners run, the 5km and the 8km. For those looking to improve their running times, we also attend the Eaton Park Parkrun every second Saturday. The Parkrun is a volunteer-organised 5km race where you can try and beat your personal best! We’ll usually go for a coffee afterwards as well, so we can start the weekend refreshed and energised! We’re not just about running though. We’re working to organise socials throughout the year, including bar nights and quizzes! There’s so much going on in the society and we have much more to announce! Continue reading Society Spotlight: Friendly Runners’ Club

How to Layer: Transitioning From Summer to Autumn

By Elizabeth Wigley

That time of the year is back again – you step outside and want to put on a million more layers, but by the time you’ve reached campus you start to hate whoever thought up the concept of clothes.

The answer? Layering. This doesn’t have to mean coats, scarves, hats and gloves, oh no. This is an invitation to wear shirts on t-shirts on bralettes; the possibilities are endless, really. Continue reading How to Layer: Transitioning From Summer to Autumn

What I learned from solo travelling

by Rachel Glaves 

Travelling is something special that everyone should experience. Solo travelling around Europe (Amsterdam, Rome, Athens and Crete) for two weeks was without a doubt the best thing I have ever done. I am a newcomer and therefore no expert when it comes to solo travelling, but I definitely learned and gained a thing or two from my experience. Continue reading What I learned from solo travelling

Society Spotlight: UEA Marrow

The Broad’s Society Spotlight’s are regular articles highlighting the societies of UEA – open to any and every club and society at the university. If you want your club or society spotlighted just send us a quick message and we’ll give you all the information you need!

Hi, I’m Louise and this is how I’ve got one step closer to becoming a lifesaver.

A year ago, my friend and now President Euan co-founded the society UEA Marrow for the charity Anthony Nolan. Before I explain what the charity is, I’d like to explain why I joined. I didn’t know what the charity was or what they did, but quite simply after hearing Euan’s personal experience with the charity I was inspired to help. Continue reading Society Spotlight: UEA Marrow

Dinosaurs, Astronauts, and Gin: Why You Should go to This Year’s Norwich Science Festival

By David Winlo

A palaeontologist, an astronaut and a plant scientist walk into The Forum. No, this is not the intro to a cracking science joke, but just three of the amazing guest speakers coming to this year’s Norwich Science Festival from the 21st to the 29th of October! If you’re not excited already (I for one was convinced at the word ‘dinosaurs’), read on, and you will find a reason… Continue reading Dinosaurs, Astronauts, and Gin: Why You Should go to This Year’s Norwich Science Festival

The Guide to a Norwich Night out

By Cassie Waters.

When starting to explore the city it can be hard to know where to begin. The LCR has a lot going for it but as Freshers Week draws to an end the time has come to start exploring all Norwich has to offer. So as a seasoned Norwich drinker I have decided to offer up some help. Remember those Goosebumps books you read as a child? The ones which allow you to decide the plot, depending on what page you choose to turn to? This guide is kind of like that. Imagine you’re on a night out, at each step you will be asked a question about what you want to do and the kind of night you would like to have? From chilling in a bar to clubbing, no matter what your budget I should have you covered! So off you go on your drunken journey, have a drink on me. Continue reading The Guide to a Norwich Night out