Emma McLaren Author

Four out of six Gateshead vape shops sold goods to children


Two thirds of vape shops in Gateshead have sold vape products to children, despite it being illegal to sell them to under-18s, a Trading Standards Inspection has revealed....

Working-class students turning to loan sharks as universities charge hidden fees


“Hidden” university costs mean that working-class students are having to resort to multiple jobs, loan sharks and pay day loans in order to get through university. In addition...

Insights lecture offers solutions to childhood obesity


The pervasive message of Professor Ashley Adamson’s public lecture entitled “Childhood Obesity; they should do something about that” was to disregard an imagined ‘them’,...

Unconditional offers used to lure in students- universities to be fined?


Universities may be fined due to an increased use of unconditional offers as a pressurising means to lure in students. Unconditional offers are those which are not dependant on...

The BTOC Awards


The writers of the Courier decide: What are the best loos on campus?...