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Isabel Sykes Author

Desert Island Books: Lecturer edition

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We ask our favourite lecturers what book changed their life, what novels get them nostalgic or what polotical journals get their blood boiling , and why they had such an effect on...

The BTOC Awards

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

Student frustration over new GDPR regulations

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Students have claimed that implementation of new GDPR regulations at this year’s Clubs and Societies Fair caused problems with sign-ups and trials. Following the introduction of...

Tributes paid to Newcastle’s Professor Paul Younger

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Professor Paul Younger, Newcastle University’s former Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement and a world-renowned scientist, has passed away at the age of 55. Professor Younger was...

Newcastle Uni climbs national league table

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Newcastle University has risen in the rankings of the Complete University Guide Table for the third consecutive year. Newcastle is now ranked 22nd out of 131 UK universities in...

Strikes set to continue after Easter break as UCU rejects pensions deal

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Isabel Sykes brings us the latest updates from the UCU industrial action: strikes to continue after Easter...

Arrests over racist chants at Nottingham Trent

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Two 18-year old men have been arrested following the emergence of a video recording racist chants outside a Nottingham Trent University student’s bedroom. “This kind of vile...

MP demands action over litter

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Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah has called for the government to take urgent action regarding plastic waste on the streets of Newcastle. In the House of Commons on Thursday 8...

Minister calls for student compensation over strikes

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At the launch of a new regulator for higher education in England, the Office for Students, universities minister Sam Gyimah said students should receive compensation for missed...

Discussions over pensions resume as strike continues to halt teaching

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Talks restart on Monday 5th March to bring an end to the lecturers' strike...