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Legalising drugs: more than a pipe dream?

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The Scottish Affairs Committee last week published a report saying that possession of illegal drugs for personal use should be decriminalised. This comes as drug-related deaths in...

Pay Up: Carrie Gracie talks gender inequality

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Journalist Carrie Gracie, the former China editor for the BBC, held a talk at Newcastle University on Wednesday 16th October. Held in the Boiler Shop and organised by Newcastle...

Newcastle University and the Council react to initiation dangers

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Aimee Seddon discusses NUSU's stance on initiation ceremonies in the wake of a new report recommending a move away from zero-tolerance policies. ...

Cheers to your new home: Newcastle pub guide

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Your first week at university can be really daunting, especially when faced with a whole flat of strangers. But one of the best ways to get to know everybody in a relaxed but fun...

Firefighter numbers in crisis after chronic underfunding

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The number of firefighters in service remains to be significantly low despite a recent spike in posts. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) revealed that whilst fireman posts in the UK...

Newcastle societies take the Fringe

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Newcastle University’s very own A Capella Society and Theatre Society (NUTS) both made exciting appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last week. The festival is renowned...

Universities criticised for “unnecessary” counselling services

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A new report by The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has revealed that universities risk “damaging” students by giving them unnecessary counselling for mental health,...

Imbalance in admissions of disadvantaged students continues as universities fail to act

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A new report from The Office for Students (OfS) has revealed that attempts to redress a stubbornly high equality gap in university admissions, by lowering the bar for...

Can fish oil help to prevent dementia?

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On Tuesday 12th March, as part of the series called Insight Public Lectures, a talk titled ‘Fish oils and brain health: what dose does what in whom?’ was held at Newcastle...

Preview: Celebrity Apprentice

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Aimee Seddon previews Celebrity Apprentice which is coming to BBC One soon....