Government abandons initial plans to fine students for early loan repayments

Wills Robinson discusses the Government’s proposals to allow students to repay loans early without fines NUS President Liam Burns has suggest that the Government need to be more clear on student finance issues. Photography: NUS Scotland (Flickr) The Government is set to announce the scrapping of plans to impose the early payment of university loans… Read More Government abandons initial plans to fine students for early loan repayments

Cryer admits Collymore Twitter abuse

Third-year Law student changes plea to ‘guilty’ in his appearance at Magistrates Court last week Josh Cryer has admitted to sending abusive messages to Stan Collymore via Twitter. The Law student pleaded guilty to the charge of sending ‘grossly offensive’ messages to the former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest striker at Newcastle Magistrates Court… Read More Cryer admits Collymore Twitter abuse

400 students warned for improper use of ISS

23 students have had their accounts suspended by ISS for continual improper use of the network   Students risk their academic future if they misuse the Universities’ internet systems. Photography: Rachel Wilson A number of Newcastle students have been warned for improper use of the universities computer services. Last year, 411 students received warnings via… Read More 400 students warned for improper use of ISS

Combined honours students face mistreatment

 “It’s not that Combined Honours students aren’t as valued, it’s just that priority is given to single honours.” Combined Honours students are enduring unjustified discrimination within their course, as schools choose to priortise single honours students. During the last academic year many students who have chosen to study combined degrees have faced problems of unfair treatment… Read More Combined honours students face mistreatment

Article on Sir Bobby Robson Foundation for Evening Chronicle – February 29th

RIVAL football teams have come together to support a common cause. Newcastle United and Sunderland have given match tickets to be auctioned in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. When Sir Bobby Robson launched his charity in March 2008, Newcastle immediately joined forces with Sunderland AFC and Middlesbrough FC as supporters of the foundation’s… Read More Article on Sir Bobby Robson Foundation for Evening Chronicle – February 29th

Newcastle Law student, Josh Cryer, denies public order charges against him at Magistrates Court

Third-year law student Josh Cryer has denied racially abusing Stan Collymore on Twitter. The former Intra Mural football captain appeared before Newcastle magistrates on February 14th with a public order offence after the the ex-Liverpool and Aston Villa footballer reported the incident to Staffordshire Police. Cryer, who was in attendance with members of his family,… Read More Newcastle Law student, Josh Cryer, denies public order charges against him at Magistrates Court

Pride of Stan Calvert Missing – The Courier – February 13th

Team Newcastle’s four times lucky charm disappears from Students’ Union Team Newcastle mascot Rory Lion has been abducted from the Students’ Union. At mid afternoon on Thursday February 9 Athletic Union Officer Alice Holloway discovered the iconic Stan Calvert mascot was was missing from his usual habitat. In his place was what appeared to be… Read More Pride of Stan Calvert Missing – The Courier – February 13th