Newcastle University

Newcastle University faces student backlash over stalker’s return | Education

Newcastle University is facing a growing backlash from students over its decision to allow a convicted stalker to continue his studies despite the objections of his victim. A petition calling on the university to remove anyone convicted of stalking from campus has attracted more than 1,200 signatures. The protest comes after Amy, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, asked the university to bar Jefferson Young after his conviction last year for stalking and revenge porn. The student…

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UK universities publish guidance on risks of initiation ceremonies | Education

Students starting university are this week being warned of the dangers of initiation ceremonies, almost three years after an undergraduate was killed as a result of the “toxic effects” of such events. Ed Farmer died after excessive drinking at an initiation event run by Newcastle University’s agricultural society in 2016. Karen Dilks, the coroner at the inquest into his death, called on universities to issue more forceful warnings about the dangers of alcohol for first-year students. As part of its…

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