When pupils complained no-one wrote books about children like them, teacher Hayley Long turned novelist.Now she is a full-time, award-winning writer, living in Norfolk with her next two books set in Suffolk Comedy royalty spent two nights under canvas at a luxury camping site in Norfolk while they filmed their new BBC comedy about angling.In the same decade, in 1965, Benjamin Britten was appointed music adviser for UEA.
In the same decade UEA: TV, under the name of Nexus, was formed and created student-made television. Concrete, the student newspaper was first officially launched in 1973, replacing Mandate which launched in 1965.
The University of Suffolk has announced that 10 higher education champions (HECs) have been appointed to work in schools and colleges in the county as part of the government’s £120m National Collaborative Outreach Programme.
The university also ranks among the top 3 for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, when considering mainstream English universities.
Sited on the opposite side of the Earlham Road to the present campus, this was a collection of prefabricated structures designed for 1200 students, laid out by the local architectural firm Feilden and Mawson. The vice-chancellor and administration were based in nearby Earlham Hall.
In 1961, the first vice-chancellor, Frank Thistlethwaite, had approached Denys Lasdun, an adherent of the "New Brutalist" trend in architecture, who was at that time building Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, to produce designs for the permanent campus. Alongside this he built a walkway, giving access to the various entrances of the wall, with access roads beneath.
In 1968 there were two royal visits from Princess Margaret and the Queen who each came to tour the new university for the first time.