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Hadrian’s Wang: Erotic graffiti found at Hadrian’s Wall

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Archaeologists at Newcastle University have been working to record various pieces of graffiti made at Gelt Woods quarry, Cumbria, over 1800 years ago.  The quarry is a site close...

NU Academics discover plastic waste in the sea

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Academics at Newcastle University say it is likely that all marine ecosystems have been affected by pollution. Several brand-new species are being discovered that have never been...

Packed schedule for Free Thinking Festival

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From 29 to 31 March, the Sage, Gateshead, is set to host the 2019 edition of the annual BBC Radio Three: Free Thinking Festival. Established and organised by Radio Three, the...

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...

Students with low A-levels could be denied student loan

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A review of university education, chaired by ex-investment banker Philip Augar, is set to suggest that university applicants who receive low A-level results should be denied...

Quiting University could cost £20,000

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In a worst case situation, a student dropping out of University during their first year could have to pay the full £9,250 tuition fee with a maximum £8,944 maintenance loan...

NUS president tells critics to “fuck off”

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In a recent Facebook post, the President of the National Union of Students (NUS) told her critics to “FUCK OFFFFFFFF!!” after facing motions to remove her from the position....

Student gambling on the rise amid finance uncertainty

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A recent survey has shown 59% of students have gambled over the past 12 months. In February the Independent released the results of a National Union of Students (NUS) survey of...

Professor suspended for antisemitism

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A lecturer at the University of Essex has been suspended over anti-Semitic remarks. Dr Maaruf Ali, who lectured computer science, made the comments in a since-deleted Facebook...

Anti-racism event hosts genocide survivor

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On 2nd March, Stand Up To Racism Society held a public meeting about the road to genocide and institutional racism. It came after a recent incident at Manor Bank halls, where a...