Joshua Aitken
Josh is a white, middle class, Christian, male… so regrettably fails to tick any boxes for diversity. He's studying Media and Journalism over on the dark side at Northumbria University and is passionate about politics, comedy and food, making him the living personification of BBC 2. His primary ambitions in life are to finally receive a laugh when firing out a one-liner and to outgrow the nickname “Josh the Journalist” oh-so-affectionately coined by his friends. He’s a proud Geordie and loves using parenthesis (and talking about himself in the third person.)

Exclusive: Northumbria mental health referrals plummet during pandemic

University leadership ‘not concerned’ over the fall in numbers

‘It may be tempting, but please don’t’: Students warned against Paddy’s Day parties

Students could be fined up to £10,000

Northumbria Students without heating or hot water on coldest night in over 60 years

Residents at Trinity Square had to bathe themselves in sinks and share blankets between flats

We planned a week’s worth of lockdown activities for you and your housemates

From a night out at home to online exercise classes, we’ve got you covered

Northumbria University gives guidance on testing and Christmas departures

Testing will reportedly start in just over two weeks

Northumbria Uni staff are demanding the Vice-Chancellor’s resignation

The UCU Branch of Northumbria are also balloting staff members over potential strike action.

Tyneside Cinema management resign following sexual assault outrage

Three months after over 200 staff, past and present, condemned their negligence, management makes their announcement

Northumbria Uni locks down campus after major cyber-attack

Students have experienced disruption to assessment submission deadlines

Hundreds attend Newcastle demonstration against the government’s A-level fiasco

Students demanded the resignation of the Education Secretary

Newcastle University reverse decision to cancel exams for medical students

Students have now been told they will have assessments

Greggs to re-open some Newcastle stores from 4th May

As if you weren’t missing the Toon enough…

Northumbria’s ‘no detriment policy’ means your grades can’t go below your current average

Get that prossecco poppin’ you’ve just passed the year