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

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