Category Archives: National News

York University Challenge Contestant Cleared of Rape

A York graduate who appeared on University Challenge has been found not guilty of raping a woman while a student. Former history student, Barto Joly de Lotbiniere, had been accused

York student’s debut novel long-listed for literature’s biggest prize

A York PhD student’s debut novel has been long-listed for the 2017 Man Booker prize – widely considered to be among the most prestigious awards in fiction. The Man Booker

Hurrah for Taher: Inspirational refugee student wins “BTEC Student of The Year”

Maryam Taher, a first year Biomedical Sciences student at the University of York, was praised as “inspirational” at this year’s National BTEC Awards upon winning both an award for BTEC Student

Uni bosses launch appeal against controversial ranking

University bosses have launched an appeal against the recent ‘Silver’ rating for York in the controversial Teaching Excellence Framework, (TEF) claiming it is unreflective of the “teaching excellence offered here

TEF: Uni of York Miss Out On Gold

The University of York was ranked Silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), missing out on the Gold ranking. This puts York  below at least 59 other academic institutions in

General Election Results – LIVE

We’ll be reporting live on the General Election results, including student views and any campus related drama we become aware of.

York NHS Services hit by cyber-attack

Healthcare providers across the Vale of York area are among the numerous NHS organisations hit by ransomware cyber attacks this Friday, in what NHS England have declared to be a major incident. The

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to debate in York

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, and Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Opposition, will face the public in a televised show-down in York, the BBC announced today. The event, due

Bill named after missing uni chef to become law

A bill named after missing University of York chef, Claudia Lawrence, will become law after passing unopposed in the House of Lords today. The Guardianship (Missing Persons) bill will pass

Chimps don’t go bananas for Bieber, says uni study

Chimpanzees are unlikely to be fans of The Monkees – because music has no effect on their wellbeing, a University of York study has revealed. Boffins from York’s psychology department

‘Claudia’s Law’ Clears the Commons

A bill named after missing Claudia Lawrence passed in the Commons today after its third reading, and now needs to pass in the House of Lords before becoming law. Claudia

York Joint 4th in the Country for Harrassment

NUS Execs Censure Vice-Prez… a Day after He’s Cleared of Conspiring with Israeli Gov to Oust Prez

University Challenge team sweep to semi-finals in sensational victory over Imperial College

  York swept to a sensational victory in University Challenge tonight, beating out Imperial College London for a space in the semi-finals. The final score of 260-135 means York will

“We’re all back to square one”: charges dropped in Claudia Lawrence case

Murder charges have been dropped against four men accused over the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence, the University of York chef who vanished near campus seven years ago. The four men,

EDITORIAL: Were the floods preventable?

Our News Editor, Jonathan van Kuijk, argues the floods could have been far less severe if simple measures had been taken