The University of East Anglia – UK is offering a £15,000 scholarship opportunity to students who are willing to pursue a degree program at the Institution through the Clive Wilson Scholarship.
All students of the university and some INTO UEA students automatically become members of the union, but do have the right to opt out of membership. Membership confers the ability to take part in the union’s activities such as clubs and societies, and being involved in the democratic processes of the union. The union is a democratic organisation run by its members via an elected student officer committee and student council. It is affiliated to the National Union of Students.
The UEA Student Union has over 200 sports clubs and societies ranging from men’s and women’s football clubs, a British Universities American Football League (BUAFC) Premier South Division American Football Team, The UEA Pirates, and cheerleading society to a Quidditch team. The UEA Media Collective encompasses the student newspaper Concrete, UEA:TV (previously named Nexus UTV) and the student radio station Livewire 1350AM. One of its more famous former presenters and managers is Greg James, the BBC Radio 1 presenter.
The UEA Student Union brings together the student community through its events like Pimp My Barrow, which was an annual fundraising event for The Big C, and involves ingeniously decorated wheelbarrows from 2006 to 2019. It has raised more than £50,000 for the Norfolk charity. The annual Derby Day sports event sees UEA take on the University of Essex in approximately 40 sports. UEA has won the Derby Day trophy all seven times since 2013.
The UEA Student Union also organises gigs and club nights at the Nick Rayns LCR, or Lower Common Room in Union House. The LCR is home to hundreds of music gigs every year. The students’ union also runs the Waterfront venue, off campus in Norwich’s King Street. Acts to have performed at these venues include Captain Beefheart, The Cure, Coldplay, Pere Ubu U2, Haim, The Smiths, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Iron Maiden. The UEA Gig List is a rather complete listing of the artists who have performed at UEA since 1963 and is published as a book by the UEA Gig History Project and illustrated with posters, photographs and ticket stubs. The Project was awarded a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) award in 2018 for engagement with alumni.
The union also operates a number of other services within Union House. This includes the Union Pub and Bar, Scholar’s Bar, and Unio. Its building underwent a refurbishment in 2015 after a £6 million investment from the university. Catering within UEA is managed by an inhouse team, Lead by executive head chef Michael Avis.
The Clive Wilson Scholarship is available for students who are either:
- A student with a background of seeking sanctuary (to include refugee status) who has applied to study a 3 year undergraduate course at UEA.
- A Home/ UK / International applicant who has applied to study a 3 year undergraduate course in either Engineering or International Development
Eligibility criteria for the Clive Wilson Scholarship
- Applicants must have applied for a 3-year undergraduate programme at UEA.
- Applicants must hold at least Grade C or Grade 4 in GSCE Mathematics and English or a recognized equivalent.
- Applicants must meet the English language requirements of the university. TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, etc are accepted.
Eligible Countries: International
Value of Award: £15,000
Number of Awards: 1
Eligible Field of Studies: Undergraduate programme in any desired discipline including Engineering and International Development offered at UEA can be applied for.
Application Deadline: 3rd June 2022.