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Universities criticised for “unnecessary” counselling services

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A new report by The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has revealed that universities risk “damaging” students by giving them unnecessary counselling for mental health,...

Hundreds given in compensation over strikes

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The higher education ombudsman or England and Wales has told a group of British universities to pay compensation for the loss of teaching hours after lasts years UCU strikes. The...

Whistleblowers and the media discussion

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Newcastle University played host to four experts on whistleblowing for a talk on how it intersects with the media and human rights. Since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on global...

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

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“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...

Nigel’s milkshake brings all the boys to the monument

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Yesterday, on the 21st May,  Nigel Farage, former UKIP leader, was hit by a Five Guys banana and salted caramel milkshake during his one hour visit to Newcastle, designed to help...

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...

Backlash against attempts to clamp down on unconditional offers

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In recent years the number of unconditional offers issued by mainstream universities has surged, with the number of such offers given increasing by 3900% over the last five years....

Should Wealth = Health? Youth Stop AIDS investigates

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On-campus and indeed in the wider world, there are very few events that start with guessing how many condoms are in a jar. Outside the lecture theatre where this one was taking...

Dr Tyrrell discusses the future of Brexit Britain

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Led by Dr Hélène Tyrrell and Dr Jack Simson Caird, this lecture teased out a lot of lessons and potential scenarios on how Brexit might turn out. Focusing on its impact on human...

Pub to come to Monument Metro station

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The busiest station on the Metro network, seeing more than 10 million passengers through its gates each year, is under Nexus management, who labelled the project “an exciting...