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NSR News 8th Dec 2010

NSR News 8th Dec 2010

This week, Rachael Foster speaks to Geography Student, Bryony Balen, as she prepares for an exciting expedition to the South Pole.

Tom Saunders reports on last Wednesday's debate on Newcastle's affiliation with the NUS, which saw 387 people vote in favour of re-affiliation. NSR News speaks to president of NUS Scotland, Liam Burns, and Newcastle Medical Student, Kevin O’Neil.

Tom also discusses last week's Union Council meeting, when University Vice Chancellor, Chris Brink, spoke on rising tuition fees and education cuts.

Also on the show: Tom discusses the Government’s plans to cut funding to Aimhigher, and Alex Bishop speaks exclusively to Aimhigher associate Dan Mccather. Charlotte Irving has the low down on our University Challenge preparations, and James Sheerin comments on the pros and cons of Newcastle’s plan to increase their undergraduate entry standards.

Presenters: Kat Bishop and Charlotte Irving.