Joe Banfield
Joe Banfield was formerly a reporter, then editor, at The Tab Durham. He left The Tab in July 2018.

DSU president-elect ‘escorted from open day’ by uni security while handing out flyers about accommodation fees

The uni has said it is investigating an incident involving security and students

Exclusive: June Ball 2018 performers asked to pay to attend after £23k overspend last year

Acts have been asked to pay up to £70 to perform

It’s mental health awareness week. Here are some things you need to know

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness – it is a sign of strength, and one of the bravest things that you can do.

UPDATE: In a stunning U-turn, Durfess re-admit Van Mildert to College War despite exec member buying votes

Justice was temporarily served

Van Mildert are guilty of the worst vote-rigging since Brexit and should be disqualified immediately

First Brexit, then Cambridge Analytica, and now a Brazilian bot cheating scandal. When will this madness end?

Van Mildert accused of ‘undermining democracy’ after Brazillian bot Durfess cheating scandal

Two hours in and almost half of their likes have come from abroad

Engineering department apologises for exam errors

The department also has also promised to ‘review our internal processes’

DURFC former vice-treasurer convicted of assault and sexual assault

He has been committed to prison for a total of 38 weeks

Breaking: Durham Uni vows to ‘investigate immediately’ after rebel academics set up fiery Twitter account

The account gained over 1,000 followers within 24 hours of going live

Durham Champagne society’s summer ball will not go ahead this year

The 2016 ball was described by The Telegraph as a ‘drunken, drug-fuelled orgy’

Durham Uni and County Council plan to build new footpaths and widen the Church Street pavement

Along with new buildings for Maths and Computer Science

Universities should not be entirely safe spaces, free speech inquiry finds

It blames ‘unnecessary bureaucracy’ imposed on students

Breaking: Durham academics threatened with deportation have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain

The couple have said they “can’t quite believe it”

The Home Office has put a temporary block on deporting Durham academics Ernesto and Arely

Over 65,000 people have now signed the petition

Klute bouncers aggressively choke and ‘punch’ student before dropping him to ground

They also chased other students and appeared to kick them

Durham University Council votes to leave newest college unnamed in case of ‘a substantial donor’

Only one member voted against

Tom Harwood has been roasted in today’s Morning Star

There’s a paragraph about him in a ‘sidebar of scabs’

Next year’s SU president has been announced

The results were revealed in the riverside café

Who are the students running for DSU President, and what do they want?

Two thirds of them are called Josh

The Christian Union’s temporary café is Durham’s best boho-chic aesthetic space

Do I see you queueing for Flat White? Catch up, darling