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Martin Luther King legacy written in stone
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Martin Luther King legacy written in stone

July 9th, 2018 | by Hanson Jones
Marking 50 years since the visit of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. to Newcastle upon Tyne, Freedom City 2017 celebrated the honorary degree awarded to him by Newcastle University in 1967. Organised by the University, Northern Roots,...
University Challenge team reaches semi-finals
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University Challenge team reaches semi-finals

April 30th, 2018 | by Hanson Jones
The Newcastle team in University Challenge has been knocked out of the competition after being beaten by Merton College, Oxford, following an impressive performance throughout the series culminating in their appearance in the...
UCU Strike latest: Members vote to end strikes
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UCU Strike latest: Members vote to end strikes

April 13th, 2018 | by Hanson Jones
UCU members have voted to bring months of industrial action and uncertainty to a close after voting to accept the terms set out by the UUK, as they continue to propose pension scheme changes. Having come to a close, the result of...
Teaching will go ahead after Easter break
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Teaching will go ahead after Easter break

April 11th, 2018 | by Hanson Jones
Planned strike action scheduled to take place in the two weeks following the Easter break will not go ahead. In an e-mail circulated to all students, Vice Chancellor Professor Chris Day announced that teaching will take place as...
Chaos in the Chair of Council debate
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Chaos in the Chair of Council debate

March 6th, 2018 | by Hanson Jones
This year there are three candidates running for the position of Chair of Council at NUSU: Adam Warner, Ze Wang and Haaris Qureshi. A debate amongst the candidates took place last Tuesday evening moderated by NSR’s Harry...
Durham student dies in incident outside club
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Durham student dies in incident outside club

February 20th, 2018 | by Hanson Jones
The student died after suffering a ‘serious head injury’ outside a nightclub in the...
Saving lives with stem cell donation
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Saving lives with stem cell donation

December 4th, 2017 | by Hanson Jones
Charles Van Lennep, a trainee paediatric doctor from Newcastle, has taken a very practical approach to saving lives by donating his stem cells to give someone in a critical condition a second chance of life. “It’s something I...
Are academic staff helping students cheat?
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Are academic staff helping students cheat?

October 25th, 2017 | by Hanson Jones
A new government-backed report is expected to find that academic staff across the UK are involved in so-called ‘essay mills’, companies that offer academic essays and other works in exchange for money. An issue already known...
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Soapboxes

October 24th, 2016 | by Hanson Jones
Comment's home of rants; weird, wonderful,...