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Poor health linked to poor productivity in the North
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Poor health linked to poor productivity in the North

December 3rd, 2018 | by Isabel Sykes
A major report commissioned by the Northern Health Science Alliance has connected poor health to poorer productivity in the Northern regions of the UK for the first time. The report, titled Health for Wealth: Building a Healthier...
“Never been rejected so quickly”: RAG goes speed-dating
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“Never been rejected so quickly”: RAG goes speed-dating

November 26th, 2018 | by Tasha Bowers
The Students Union might not be the most romantic place on campus, but on Tuesday 13th November, 150 students gathered to take part in Speed Dating with the Raising and Giving society (RAG). Red and Green wristbands indicated...
Former Newcastle student threatened with deportation
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Former Newcastle student threatened with deportation

November 26th, 2018 | by Nat Makin
When Chimezie and Robert first met in Newcastle city centre, they could not possibly imagine the agony they would be put through over the next seven years. Chimezie first came to the UK from Nigeria with a visa to study at...
Musical Medics win Society of the Month
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Musical Medics win Society of the Month

November 26th, 2018 | by Grace Dean
News Editor Grace Dean chats to President of the Musical Medics society Persia Bowater about the society’s highly acclaimed production of Legally Blonde and their plans for the future. Hello Persia. First of all,...
Public lecture explores why “where you live can kill you”
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Public lecture explores why “where you live can kill you”

November 26th, 2018 | by Joe Molander
“Health divides: where you live can kill you”: it’s an arresting title, which was fitting for a lecture delivered with the exact same sense of urgency and passion. Part of the Insights series, Clare Bambra – professor of...
May proposes to reduce tuition fees by a third
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May proposes to reduce tuition fees by a third

November 19th, 2018 | by Edward Ingram
Following her electoral humbling last year, Theresa May has been eager to try and win back the youth vote, who overwhelmingly backed Jeremy Corbyn, and his tantalising offer of abolishing tuition fees. As a result, the government...
Sheffield University criticised over controversial drug policy
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Sheffield University criticised over controversial drug policy

November 5th, 2018 | by Grace Dean
In September, Sheffield University attracted widespread criticism and media attention following controversial drug advice being given on the Student Union’s website. The Students’ Union of the Russell Group university...
Together we are dynamite: Stand Up to Racism discusses what we can learn from the past
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Together we are dynamite: Stand Up to Racism discusses what we can learn from the past

October 29th, 2018 | by Nat Makin
As part of Black History Month, Thursday 18th October saw the Stand Up to Racism meeting “Fighting Racism and Fascism Today: Lessons of the Past”. It was attended by upwards of a hundred people, including students from...
Desert Island Books: Lecturer edition
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Desert Island Books: Lecturer edition

October 22nd, 2018 | by Megan Clark
We ask our favourite lecturers what book changed their life, what novels get them nostalgic or what polotical journals get their blood boiling , and why they had such an effect on them.   Dr Geoffrey Poole, Sociology Good...
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...