Newcastle East MP says scrap Trident to reduce uni fees – The Courier – February 26th

News Editors George Sandeman and Wills Robinson sat down with the long serving Labour politician to discuss tuition fees, Scottish independence and bankers’ bonuses In an exclusive interview Nick Brown MP revealed to The Courier his proposal of lowering tuition fees by scrapping the renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent. The Newcastle upon Tyne East MP favoured reducing the annual fee… Read More Newcastle East MP says scrap Trident to reduce uni fees – The Courier – February 26th

Josh Cryer Case adjourned – The Courier – 23rd January

Newcastle University Law student court case adjourned until February 14 The case against Newcastle student Josh Cryer, who was charged with racially abusing Stan Collymore on Twitter, was adjourned this morning. The 21 year old from Jesmond faces two public order offences following complaints made to the police by the talkSPORT pundit earlier this month.… Read More Josh Cryer Case adjourned – The Courier – 23rd January

Student charged over racist Collymore Twitter abuse

Law student Josh Cryer has been charged over the alleged racist abuse of ex-Premiership footballer Stan Collymore. The 21-year-old captain of Intra Mural side Barca-Law-Na and Jesmond resident is set to appear before Newcastle Magistrates on January 23, a Northumbria Police spokesman said. Cryer was arrested in the early hours of this morning after Staffordshire… Read More Student charged over racist Collymore Twitter abuse

Armstrong building used as WWI Hospital

News Editor Wills Robinson explores the historic past of the Armstrong Building Workers completing upgrades on a campus building have unearthed evidence that it was used as a First World War hospital. A memo unearthed during renovation work on the Armstrong Building shed some light on its important role during the 1914-1918 conflict. Items such as… Read More Armstrong building used as WWI Hospital

Newcastle University ninth in student drinking tables

Students drink over 20 alcoholic units a week on average according to an online survey After the University of Liverpool, Newcastle is the red-brick university that drinks the most in the country Photography: Moises Bodrossian A recent survey has shown students at Newcastle University are the ninth heaviest drinkers in the country. The results released… Read More Newcastle University ninth in student drinking tables

Former Courier writer wins Guardian Reporter of the Year

                        Former Courier News Editor takes home coveted Guardian Reporter of the Year award after already being awarded NUS Student Journalist of the Year   Former News Editor of The Courier Simon Murphy was named ‘Reporter of the Year’ at the 2011 Guardian Student Media Awards last week.… Read More Former Courier writer wins Guardian Reporter of the Year

York sports club under fire after abusive emails

The University of York Cricket Club has come under heavy scrutiny after circulating emails with elements of sexism and homophobia. An anonymous source contacted the Universities’ paper Nouse and said, “Their emails are always offensive, and, as someone who likes a joke, I can’t believe how rude they are.” YUSU Sports President Sam Asfahani condemned the club for… Read More York sports club under fire after abusive emails