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Grace Dean Author

Editor-in-Chief of the Courier 2019/20, News Editor 2018/19, writer since 2016 and German & Business graduate. I've written for all of our sections, but particularly enjoy writing breaking news and data-based investigative pieces. Best known in the office for making tea and blasting out James Blunt. Twitter: @graceldean

Fewer than three Black professors at Newcastle

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90% of Newcastle University lecturers were white in the 2018/19 academic year....

Wildlife returns to West Jesmond during lockdown

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A pesky pigeon was spotted inside a vacant student property in West Jesmond....

Newcastle scientists monitor sewage to detect COVID-19 hotspots

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Non-infectious genetic residues can survive for several days outside of a living organism in wastewater systems....

On the virtues of pesto

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Grace Dean explains her love for the green stuff and shares her favourite recipe....

The Courier: 30 days of film – day 12

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Our writers reflect on the movies that, despite belonging to their favourite genres, did not connect with them as expected. Downsizing (2017) Like the most of us, I love a good...

University ranked 11th in world for Sustainable Development Goals performance

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It has climbed 12 places since last year in recognition of its impact on society & leadership in sustainable development....

Sabbatical officers launch rent refund petition

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The petition demands that students receive "recognition, support and representation from Newcastle City Council, Newcastle University and private accommodation"...

Students in halls told to move to Park View

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To ensure their safety and security, residents of University-owned halls are being moved to Park View Student Village....

Science Speakeasy: Psychopaths and Sociopaths

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Grace Dean discusses the "nothing is taboo" panel session on psychopathy and sociopathy....

Three new cases of Ebola confirmed in DRC

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54 days since the last confirmed case was reported, three new cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been announced....