Newcastle University

Student Sues Uni For Failing Degree, Faces £90k Legal Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Edith Hancock | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A medical student at Newcastle University faces a £90,000 legal bill after trying to sue the university for failing him. Paul Crawford, 32, sued t...

WATCH: Student Does Best Single Ladies Dance Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Doug Bolton | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student wowed the audience at a university charity event by performing a Single Ladies dance that's even better than Beyonce's. The sassy Newcast...

Lucy Sherriff

Newcastle Uni Ends Capture Of Wild Primates For 'Disturbing' Animal Experiments

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Newcastle University has announced it will be stopping its controversial capturing of wild primates for animal experiments, following public pressure....

WATCH: Newcastle Students Stop Traffic Singing Yaya/Kolo Touré Chant (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Sport

Students in Newcastle brought traffic to a standstill when they poured out onto the streets for a rendition of Manchester City's Yaya/Kolo Touré chan...

Newcastle University Applies To Trademark C*NT

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Newcastle University has applied to trademark a rather rude word, it has been revealed, in an attempt to rebrand itself. The northern institution h...

Lucy Sherriff

Why Is There Such A Stigma Around Clearing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Clearing is touted as a "last resort" process which leaves students feeling like failures, according to students and universities. The process, whi...

On Space, Power and Graffiti in Your Underpants

Luke Massey | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Massey

In some ways it's not surprising that the ideas and concepts of thinkers eclipse the people themselves, but to overlook the very human grounding of these notions is to enshrine a vision of ideas as somehow supra-human.

Move Aside Milking, Lizard Fighting Is The New Trend In Town

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

We've had owling, planking, photobombing, boobbombing, milking, you name it. Now it's time for lizard fighting. Except - and the RSPCA will be p...

Who Can Help in the 'Rehabilitation Revolution'?

James Timpson | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
James Timpson

A commitment to allow prisoners to re-enter society, as opposed to just letting them rot, has real potential to improve the outcome of our justice system for everyone. So go for it Chris, go for it MoJ, go for it prison bosses, and as citizens we need to play our part in supporting this agenda.

Hot To Trotter: Study To Find Pigs With The Best Legs

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

Scientists have begun the search for the pig with the best legs to strut her stuff on the catwalk. A project to improve health and welfare on UK pi...

Overlooking the Failings of Animal Research

Michelle Thew | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK
Michelle Thew

Kirk Leech extols the alleged benefits of animal research. It is to be hoped that scientists bring greater intellectual rigour to their research than he does to his arguments.

Overlooking the Importance of Animal Research

Kirk Leech | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Politics
Kirk Leech

Animal Research, inside and outside of academia, has clearly played an essential role in medical advances. This fact is persistently overlooked in the emotive and overblown claims,and reports from groups such as the BUAV and Animal Aid.

Newcastle University 'Forced' To Disclose Controversial Animal Experiment Information

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Newcastle University will be forced to disclose licences governing its controversial experiments on primates after a tribunal ruled that they would no...

Tales of an Unemployed Graduate

Dave Wingrave | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Dave Wingrave

Let me be clear about one thing: I was not naive. I realised that my chosen field was one of the most competitive. Every year thousands of young, hopeful, talented graduates apply for a dismally small number of staff jobs.