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

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

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

Drop in applications – The Courier – February 12th

Newcastle among many others experiencing a drop in the number of prospective applicants Applications to Newcastle University have dropped in comparison to 2011. The admissions service has seen a drop in around 1000 applications (4%), in line with national figures showing a 7.4% decline across UK universities. The figures from UCAS, which were published following… Read More Drop in applications – The Courier – February 12th

Twitter racism case adjourned – The Courier (print edition) – February 6th

  The case against Newcastle student Josh Cryer, who has been accused of racially abusing Stan Collymore on Twitter, has been adjourned until February 14. The Stage Three Law student was due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates on January 23, but was excused attendance from the hearing as the defence submitted more evidence to their… Read More Twitter racism case adjourned – The Courier (print edition) – February 6th

New policies to impact popular student areas

New policies regarding excessive noise, HMOs and ‘To Let’ signs to be implemented within student communities The strained relationship between a selection of students and some local residents of Newcastle’s student-concentrated communities could be subject to change with the implementation of new policies from the city council. The proposals aim to control excessive noise levels… Read More New policies to impact popular student areas