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LGBT+ awareness week kicks off

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This Monday marks the start of LGBT+ awareness week. While it can be easy to dismiss Britain as a liberal nation when it comes to LGBT+ tolerance, according to Stonewall...

Maisie Williams speaks to the Courier

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Editor Louise Hall speaks to actress Maisie Williams about her new app, creative industries and life after Game of Thrones....

Finding Fido animal memorials database

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Newcastle University researchers hope to create an online archive of headstones, plaques and other memorials dedicated to beloved animals, especially dogs, as part of a study...

Vandalism in local Islamic school

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An Islamic school in Newcastle became a victim of an Anti-Islamic attack, causing great concern over the increase in hate-crime in the North East. On 26th January 2019, BBC...

Newcastle’s “digital twin” enables virtual disaster planning

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The development of a computer-moderated replica of the whole city is enabling realistic disaster planning. A new initiative of the Rockerfeller Foundation is creating a...

Unconditional offers used to lure in students- universities to be fined?

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Universities may be fined due to an increased use of unconditional offers as a pressurising means to lure in students. Unconditional offers are those which are not dependant on...

Watch This Space: Astronaut to Give Out of this World Talk to Students

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On 20th February, Tony Antonelli will be coming to Newcastle University to discuss his experiences of going to outer space and what it takes to be an astronaut.   Tony was...

Royal honours for Newcastle academics

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Newcastle University has a big reason to celebrate, with two academics being listed in The Queen’s New Year Honours for their services to Primary Care and Medical Research. The...

#ThisIsNotConsent campaign catches media attention

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The Newcastle University student society, It Happens Here launched the knickers bunting campaign last January 2019. The appeal aims to raise awareness of sexual assault and...

NUS job cuts continue

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Comedian and daytime TV host Steve Harvey used to do a routine about firing black people, saying “we know if there’s some firing going on, we first”. Though an old joke,...