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NUS survey reveals students’ excessive drinking habits
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NUS survey reveals students’ excessive drinking habits

October 22nd, 2018 | by editor
Freshers’ week saw many students indulge in the most alcohol intensive week of their lives, with many extending this trend and continuing to drink multiple times a week. Some studies have suggested, however, that less and...
Newcastle to provide innovative cancer treatment
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Newcastle to provide innovative cancer treatment

October 22nd, 2018 | by Jodie Duddy
The Northern Centre for Cancer Care in Newcastle will be among the first UK hospitals to provide a groundbreaking new cancer treatment for its patients. CAR-T therapy – Axicabtagene ciloleucel (or Yescarta), will be a...
Hadrian’s Wall receives funding from the National Lottery
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Hadrian’s Wall receives funding from the National Lottery

October 22nd, 2018 | by Toby Bryant
Newcastle University has been awarded a fund of £1.17 million to put towards the conservation of one of the North’s most prestigious landmarks, Hadrian’s wall. Hailing from the rule of Emperor Hadrian in AD 122, Hadrian’s...
Newcastle alumni and world-renowned architect donates £1m to Newcastle University
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Newcastle alumni and world-renowned architect donates £1m to Newcastle University

October 22nd, 2018 | by Molly Greeves
Sir Terry Farrell, founder of the prestigious architectural firm Farrells and noted Newcastle alumni, has donated both his personal archive and £1m to the university for a renovated “Farrell Centre”. This space will...
‘Gifted to a Grateful Nation?’ Exploring a legacy
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‘Gifted to a Grateful Nation?’ Exploring a legacy

October 22nd, 2018 | by Steven Ross
50 years after the National Trust site at Wallington Hall, Morpeth opened its doors to the public, Newcastle University hosted ‘Gifted to a Grateful Nation?’, an event to commemorate and discuss the importance of Charles...
Sexism and the City: University Insights lecture explores gender mainstreaming in architecture
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Sexism and the City: University Insights lecture explores gender mainstreaming in architecture

October 22nd, 2018 | by Joe Molander
On Thursday 11th October, a feminist spoke at a university; it is hardly surprising, but the topic of her lecture certainly proved out of the ordinary. Marion Roberts – Professor Emeritus of Urban Design at the University of...
Proposed use of British sign language at the Uni of Manchester causes a stir
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Proposed use of British sign language at the Uni of Manchester causes a stir

October 19th, 2018 | by Neve McMahon
A motion passed at the University of Manchester’s Student Union last week to swap the use of audible clapping in SU events at the university with jazz hands. Last Tuesday students voted to encourage the use of British Sign...
Our Future, Our Choice: The Courier speaks to Femi Oluwole
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Our Future, Our Choice: The Courier speaks to Femi Oluwole

October 16th, 2018 | by Molly Greeves
Among the speakers at the March for Sunderland, one point was emphasised: young people will be the most affected by Brexit, so we need to make our voices heard. I spoke to Femi Oluwole, spokesperson for Our Future Our Choice,...
Newcastle MP weighs in on no-deal possibility
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Newcastle MP weighs in on no-deal possibility

October 16th, 2018 | by Molly Greeves
Over the last two years, conversations about Brexit have left many people confused and concerned, particularly North East residents, students and EU citizens living in the UK. I spoke to Catherine McKinnel, Labour MP of Newcastle...
Student frustration over new GDPR regulations
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Student frustration over new GDPR regulations

October 16th, 2018 | by Isabel Sykes
Students have claimed that implementation of new GDPR regulations at this year’s Clubs and Societies Fair caused problems with sign-ups and trials. Following the introduction of GDPR rules, students hosting stalls at the Clubs...