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On Tuesday 7th April 2009 the Union claimed silver in a prestigious environmental accreditation scheme to help student’s unions do their bit for the environent.

The Sound Environmental Impact Awards which is now in its third year, saw 79 student’s unions from across the UK take part this year and UEA are amongst the best performing, gaining a Silver Standard in this year’s scheme. In recognition of our achievement we will receive a certificate and an exclusive Silver Standard award made out of recycled wellington boots. Martin Jopp, Union Finance Officer said: “Our Union has consistently reflected the environmental concerns of our students by campaigning on environmental issues and tackling our own carbon emissions. This award goes to show that the pressure students have put on us to improve our performance is making a difference. The hard work of our staff in this area is paying off – in reduced energy bills, and now awards!” The Union of UEA Students also received a Highly Commended (the only one of the evening) in the Office Depot Green Innovation Award for the ethical labelling scheme in the UFO. The judges commented that the scheme is “truly innovative and leads the way” by allowing students to assess the environmental and ethical impact of their purchases. The University of Sussex Students’ Union is currently replicating the scheme in their outlet, demonstrating the scheme’s appeal to other students’ unions.

After being introduced in the last edition of Rabbit your new Executive Team has taken part in 3 days training and are now ready to do their jobs - which most importantly is to represent you! The 7 new part time officers are now in post with the change of the full time Communications Officer taking place in August 2009. With the other 3 full time sabbatical officers staying on for a second year in post you can expect an even stronger Union, ready to win for you from day one. Because they’ve represented you this year, you already know who they are and so know who to talk to if you want things to be changed. Having continuing officers should speed up the process of building relationships across the University to get things improved for you.

Get protected this summer Know your rights at work The new way to keep in touch with your Union. You can now stay connected with the Union using Twitter.

By finding and following More information about the Sound Environmental Impact Awards can be found at ‘UnionUEA’ on Twitter you


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will be kept informed of all the latest news and be able This terms big campaign to view daily updates direct is to change UEA’s exam policy. from your Union.

The Union believe students deserve feedback on all exams and in class tests. If you agree and want to show your support all you have to do is write ‘I’m hungry for feedback’ on the front of your exam paper. For more information visit

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So don’t delay Find us on twitter today!

As summer approaches and this academic year comes to an end, many of you will be thinking about getting a summer job to get yourself some extra cash for next year! Student workers are some of the most exploited in the workplace so you need to make sure you know your rights and ensure that you are not discriminated against. The Union has put together some useful information to help you on your way this summer and to ensure you are protected during your time away from University. To find this information and learn how to protect yourself simply visit:

Don’t forget your Graduation Ball tickets! This years Grad Ball takes place on Friday 17 July 2009 at the LCR & UEA Campus. With performances from Mutya Buena, Clem Curtis of the Foundations ("Build Me Up Buttercup") and a special guest DJ - Scott Mills from Radio 1! Plus if that’s not enough for you there will also be; fairground rides, food, fireworks and many more amusements - all to be announced soon. The event runs from 8pm to 3.30am with breakfast snacks in the Hive and a survivors photo in the square! PLUS - with a platinum ticket you get a bubbly and canapes reception in the blue bar an hour earlier, with extra entertainment, a complimentary professional photo each and access to the blue bar all night. Tickets are on sale now - Gold tickets are £35. Platinum tickets are £45 Visit:

Graduating this summer? Want to beat the queues on graduation day? If the answer to these two questions is ‘yes’ then come and have your graduation photo taken in advance. Ede & Ravenscroft the official graduation photographer will be in the LCR on Tuesday 19th May - 10am - 4:30pm ready to take your graduation portrait. Hats, hoods and gowns will be available free of charge. We strongly advise you to take advantage of this opportunity - it will mean one less thing to worry about on your special day when photographers will be extremely busy meaning a long wait for you and your guests. Don’t miss the Policy Ballot taking place next week! There will be a vote on whether to create a Campaigns and Representation Hub upstairs in Union House. Voting will take place 12 - 13 May. Look out for more information in next weeks edition of Rabbit out Monday 11 May. The Union of UEA Students is committed to equality of opportunity for all.

what’s on 4th - 10th May 2009

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Clubs & Socs

Club nights


Tuesday 5th May

Alec Empire One time member of Atari Teenage Riot and pioneer of all things musically experimenmtal, Alex Empire blends many genres including industrial, electro, rock, techno, and ebm. Waterfront, 7.30pm, £12adv Bar B4 LCR Get ready for the LCR with our warm-up in the blue bar! Jugs of cocktails available. LCR Bar, 8.00pm, free entry Girls who are boys who like boys to be girls The theme is fairly selfexplanatory - if you’re a girl, for tonight you’e a boy and vice versa. For this event the LCR is in the “Summer Deal” so it’s buy one get one free! LCR, 10pm, £3.50adv

Wednesday 6th May Doves It’s been 4 years since Doves released their last album ‘Some Cities’ and graced the UEA stage. They return in 2009 with a new album ‘Kingdom of Rust’, and a tour! LCR, 7.30pm, £18adv The King Blues + Master Shortie + Smaller than you Unafraid to mix up dub bass lines, doo-wop a cappella songs, ska rhythms, British folk and gritty poetry, The King Blues sound is a stripped-down, hotwired one where ukuleles and acoustic guitars feature heavily. Waterfront, 7.30pm, £8adv Sports Night Bring your Sports Association Cards for entry! Ideal for sports clubs who want to celebrate the wins of the day or those who want to drown their sorrows. We’re now opening the bar till 1am. LCR, 8pm

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Thursday 7th May Maccabees The Maccabees are an indie rock band from Brighton, with great songs, great presence and maybe just as importantly - great charm. Support from Mumford and Sons. Waterfront, 7.30pm, £10adv Deadmau5 The Deadmau5 sound transcends various genres of music, flirting with techno and minimal whilst hinting at tech house, trance and electro. one of the most exciting DJ’s to grace the LCR stage in years. Miss at your peril. LCR, 7.30pm, £12:50adv Union Council The last council meeting of this academic year. LT4, 7pm


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Saturday 9th May

Cage the elephant Renowned for their incendiary live shows, Cage the Elephant display a rock and roll spirit that is positively engaging. They have been described as “A Mick Jagger-fronted Rage Against The Machine”. (Clash Magazine) LCR, 7.30pm, £10adv

Bar B4 LCR DJ’s will play the right tunes to get you in the mood. With jugs of cocktails available and 20% off draught beers and soft drinks. LCR, 8.00pm, free entry

Slumdog Millionaire Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is a street kid who has landed an appearance on India’s version of the hit TV game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire. When the producers start suspecting him of cheating we are shown in flashbacks how he knows all the answers. A brilliant and enchanting film. UEA - LT1, 7.30pm, £2.75 Music Night - Karaoke Think you’re a great singer and want to show off your skills? Or do you simply fancy a fun singalong with your mates? Either way, the bar’s the place to be this friday if you do! LCR Bar, 9pm free entry Rawkus + Paradise City Enjoy some alternative rock with ‘Rawkus’ in the main auditorium or sing and dance along to some classic rock from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in the studio with ‘Paradise City’. Waterfront, 10pm, £3.50 - £4.50

Sunday 10th May

Now 90’s The best of your youth, from Britney to Blur! LCR, 10pm, £4.50adv/£5 on the door Meltdown + Britpoppin Sci-Fi Night In conjunction with VUE Norwich, we present the official Star Trek launch party! Dress to impress in any sci-fi related costume, with prizes given to the best ones at both VUE Cinema and The Waterfront. Main auditorium - Indie, Rock, Pop, Alternative. In the studio Britpoppin - Guitar Bands from the 90’s with DJ Flob. Waterfront, 10pm, £3.50 £4.50

Thrash & Burn UK Tour Imperial Clothing presents.... The Thrash & Burn tour in Norwich! The full line up (7 bands) is: Bleeding Through, Darkest Hour, Beneath the massacre, Carnifex, War from a harlots mouth, Arsonists get all the girls, Success wIll write apocalypse across the sky. Waterfront, 5.30pm, £14adv


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In the flesh: Pink Floyd Tribute A spectacular stage presentation featuring tracks from Pink Floyds classic albums from ‘The piper at the gates of dawn’ through to ‘Atom heart mother’, ‘Meddle’, ‘The dark side of the moon’, ‘Wish you were here’ and ‘The wall’. LCR, 7pm, £12.50adv The Quiz Test your brain cells and win prizes at the institution that is the Sunday night Quiz in the blue bar. Register your team at 7:30 to take part. LCR Bar, 7.30pm, free entry

Box Office: Union House 01603 508050

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