Joe Silke

News Editor
Politics Editor (2017/18)
Deputy Politics Editor (2016/17)

Joe has written 24 articles for Nouse

YUSU Sabbs to skydive for Charlie Watkins Foundation

York’s full-time sabbatical officers are to skydive to raise money for the Charlie Watkins Foundation. The charity, established in memory…

Cabinet minister crashes Hes Hall occupation

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss came to the University of York on the invitation of the York Tories…

UCU and UUK agree pension reform to avert further strike action

The University and College Union (UCU) and Universities UK (UUK) have agreed to a revised benefit reform proposal, subject to…

YUSU responds to RON surge with plan to address student discontent

YUSU has acknowledged the success of RON in the recent student elections, stating that it demonstrates a need to address…

Left Wing Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

I had mostly completed my column, in which I had written about the recent tinker tailor soldier Corbyn controversy, when…

UK universities better in arts than sciences

The new 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings has revealed that UK universities are performing better in the arts…

The Greens’ Natalie Bennett talks to Nouse

This past week, the Model United Nations Association here at York hosted the former leader of the Green Party of…

The franchise is not to be meddled with by kids

There is a great injustice in this realm of ours which has gone scarcely noticed and scandalously unmentioned. For too…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

The Government reshuffle designed to reinvigorate the Prime Minister’s tenure might seem quite inconsequential tinkering to many. There were, however,…

It’s time to nurse the NHS back to full health

The NHS is not the envy of the world, and politicians need to rediscover the radicalism behind its founding

Government loses vote on Brexit amendment

MPs have supported a “meaningful vote” on the Brexit deal

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

Australians have voted overwhelmingly in an advisory survey to legalise same-sex marriage across the country. An eight-week postal vote was…