Cultural Moment: Great Britain’s not-so-quiet riots

The world turned its attention to a few of the UK’s urban centres in August as the ‘youth and unemployed’ of Britain took to the streets for what have become infamous riots. Every newspaper and television channel reported looting, theft and violence alongside pictures of burning city centres and armies of riot police. The UK… Read More Cultural Moment: Great Britain’s not-so-quiet riots

Should the government control executive pay?

This country has always seen a disparity between socio-economic groups. Under Thatcher, the problem got worse with the creation of the under-class, and with the onset of New Labour and its arguable continuation under David Cameron, the gap between the countries richest and poorest is getting bigger. A mere 1.5% of the country earn over… Read More Should the government control executive pay?

Lecturers’ stress levels on the rise according to UCU

Three quarters of staff say deadlines were unachievable causing academics to feel increasingly stressed   Research has suggested that heavy workloads and a lack of time are making academics more stressed on the job. Around four-fifths (81%) of those working at UK universities found the job too stressful in 2010, according to a study by… Read More Lecturers’ stress levels on the rise according to UCU

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

Police reveal optimistic statistics

Student burglaries steadily decreasing in addition to arrests during Freshers declining from the previous year Figures released by Northumbria Police Student Liason Officer Faye Paterson provide a sense of optimism for students. During Freshers’ Fortnight this year, only 51 arrests were made in comparison to 76 in 2010, highlighting a possible improvement in student behavior.… Read More Police reveal optimistic statistics

Nightclub chain goes under with 3,000 jobs set to be lost

Club chain at centre of student death goes into administration Britain’s biggest nightclub chain, owning 75 night clubs, including one where student Nabila Nanfuka, 22 died this month, has gone into administration. Luminar, which is said to pull in around 11 million customers a year and owns branches such as Liquid (which has a chain… Read More Nightclub chain goes under with 3,000 jobs set to be lost

Leeds student passes away in hospital after attack on night out

A talented and ambitious 19-year-old student dies after brutal attack outside nightclub A 19-year-old student from Leeds University died last Monday after a suspected attack in the city centre. Jagdip Randhawa, also known as ‘Jagz’, was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary in a critical condition in the early hours of Wednesday October 12, but sadly passed… Read More Leeds student passes away in hospital after attack on night out

Northumbria Students Left Intimidated by Initiation

Northumbria students left feeling degraded after rugby initiations force dangerous drinking and naked humiliation On Wednesday October 5 a Northumbria University rugby union night out turned foul as freshers were systematically humiliated by other squad players. One talented first year, amongst a group of new players to leave in disgust, spoke to The Courier of how what… Read More Northumbria Students Left Intimidated by Initiation