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Davos Lights the Way for a New Global Era
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Davos Lights the Way for a New Global Era

February 12th, 2018 | by Fred Hunt
What a difference a year makes. 2017 was not short of any doom and gloom, and with that political and economic pessimism came doubts about how the so-called ‘global elite’ conduct themselves – and indeed who they...
Brexit: the grass isn’t greener, but Britain should unite
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Brexit: the grass isn’t greener, but Britain should unite

February 12th, 2018 | by Louis Vanderlande
An extract of a report was leaked this week which laid out an analysis of the economic impact Brexit will have on the UK’s economy. Three hypothetical versions of Brexit were examined with all three found to negatively impact...
Sweet Sixteen: Is It Time to Lower the Voting Age?
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Sweet Sixteen: Is It Time to Lower the Voting Age?

February 12th, 2018 | by Lucy Aplin
Lucy Aplin In an optimistic push towards a more modern democracy, the Welsh Labour Party have given 16-year-olds the right to vote in upcoming Welsh council elections.   The move has already happened in countries like Norway,...
Soapboxes
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Soapboxes

February 12th, 2018 | by Mhairi McGee
Mhairi McGee For many of you reading this, Pat Phelan is but a stranger, a man whose name you have not heard. For those of you like myself, whose social life collapsed during January exams, Pat Phelan has been the bane of your...
Jamie Cameron: The cuts to staff pensions are a needless ideological choice based on faulty figures
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Jamie Cameron: The cuts to staff pensions are a needless ideological choice based on faulty figures

February 7th, 2018 | by Jamie Cameron
Jamie Cameron speaks out in support of the lecturers that are striking over cuts to and marketization of their pensions after UCU balloting...
Students, staff, and workers unite! Hands off our pensions
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Students, staff, and workers unite! Hands off our pensions

February 6th, 2018 | by Newcastle Students Strike Team
Organise in solidarity with lecturers! The cuts do nothing but hurt students too. It's time to put the pressure on...
Vice-Chancellor’s Costings
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Vice-Chancellor’s Costings

December 4th, 2017 | by Grace Dean
With tuition fees continually rising, students are increasingly demanding transparency about where their money is being spent. The revelation that much of it is simply bulking up vice-chancellors’ pay cheques, whilst...
Hammer meets glass ceiling
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Hammer meets glass ceiling

December 4th, 2017 | by Caitlin Disken
Gender equality is important. Well, frankly, equality of all descriptions is critically important. So why would I be grumpy over the concept of a gender quota? Well. In my opinion, gender quotas don’t improve equality, they...
The magic money tree of the council
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The magic money tree of the council

December 4th, 2017 | by Dominic Sutcliffe
Earlier this year The Chronicle revealed that Pat Ritchie, the Chief Executive of Newcastle Council, had been awarded a £8,500 pay rise under shady circumstances – she now makes £160,000. The Civic Centre is receiving a...
SOAPBOX 4/12/17
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SOAPBOX 4/12/17

December 4th, 2017 | by Jack Coles
Usually, I’m perfectly happy to write an answer for an online interview. Hell, I write excessive amounts of stuff on a regular basis anyway, so I might as well put it to good use for a bit of futureproofing. Every now and then,...