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Corbyn talks Universal Credit, Mike Ashley and socialism at Newcastle City Hall

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On Saturday 5 October,  Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, Laura Pidcock MP, Ian Lavery MP, Chris Peace PPC, Nick Brown MP, Chi Onwurah MP, and Lauren Dingsdale PPC,...

Part-time Officer disciplinary motion fails

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A formal motion to issue a disciplinary censure to the Students with Faith or Belief Officer was rejected at Student Council at last week’s meeting on Thursday 16 March. The...

Sight at the museum: Dippy comes to Hancock

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A year into his UK tour, May 18 sees Dippy the Dinosaur visit the Great North Museum in Newcastle. The Diplodocus, nicknamed “Dippy”, has been a regular feature at Natural...

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...

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...

Applications to UK universities grow for first time since 2016

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Applications to UK universities have increased for the first time in three years. Overall, there were just under 2 400 more applications made before the January 2019 deadline than...

Always Czech your passport

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Steve Vincent, a professor of Work and Organisation at Newcastle University has been stranded in Prague after his friend and fellow traveller Allan Poole flew back early using...

Labour plans to tackle Vice-Chancellor pay

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As university Vice-Chancellor salaries are rising dramatically Labour has announced policies to tackle extortionate Vice-Chancellor pay and emergency loans for failing...