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Annual BBC3 festival returns to the Sage
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Annual BBC3 festival returns to the Sage

February 28th, 2018 | by Amber Marwick
Gateshead’s Sage arena will be transformed into a hotbed of performance, debate and education this March, with BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking festival attracting some of the county’s most acclaimed creators and academics. The...
Leading professor leaves Newcastle over Brexit fears
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Leading professor leaves Newcastle over Brexit fears

February 28th, 2018 | by Grace Dean
Professor Josef Vormoor, who developed pioneering cancer treatments for children with his role at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, is leaving Newcastle University. Professor Vormoor, from Leer, Germany, worked for...
May’s review of tuition fees
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May’s review of tuition fees

February 28th, 2018 | by Grace Dean
Theresa May is launching a major review into higher education funding. The Conservative Party promised a review of tertiary education funding in their election manifesto last May, and this is now being launched amid further...
The “biggest strike our Higher Education Sector has ever seen”
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The “biggest strike our Higher Education Sector has ever seen”

February 28th, 2018 | by Sunil Nambiar
Strike action is taking place in universities across the country. Beginning with a walk-out from 22 to 23 February, the 14 days of strikes will see members of the University and College Union (UCU)  – some 40,000 lecturers...
Student petition calls for refund for lost teaching
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Student petition calls for refund for lost teaching

February 28th, 2018 | by Jaymelouise Hudspith
Planned strike action by the UCU will affect 14 days of learning over a four-week period, across approximately 60 UK institutions. As a result students are questioning what will happen to the portion of student loans spent on...
Decline in uni applications from poorer areas
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Decline in uni applications from poorer areas

February 28th, 2018 | by Laura Bolden
Applications to enter university from 18-year-olds in the poorest areas of Scotland have fallen, according to a new report from the admissions service UCAS. “We know that some institutions just aren’t pulling their weight....
NUSU to host Inspiring Women Conference
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NUSU to host Inspiring Women Conference

February 28th, 2018 | by Isabel Sykes
This Saturday, NUSU are hosting their annual Inspiring Women Conference in the Students’ Union. The event seeks to celebrate the achievements of inspiring women from Newcastle and beyond, and to empower others to follow in...
Vice-Chancellor voices support for striking staff
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Vice-Chancellor voices support for striking staff

February 27th, 2018 | by Mark Sleightholm
Professor Chris Day, the Vice-Chancellor and President of Newcastle University, has expressed support for staff striking in protest at changes to their pensions. Staff at 64 universities across the UK, including Newcastle, began...
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...
Vice-Chancellor hosts strike open forum
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Vice-Chancellor hosts strike open forum

February 20th, 2018 | by Isabel Sykes
With student dissatisfaction growing due to impending strike action, Newcastle University's Vice-Chancellor faced questions from the student...