Martin Spurr Martin Spurr

Editor (2011/12)

Martin has written 116 articles for Nouse

Roses 2013: Saturday as it happened

Relive the second full day of Roses action. Scores, commentary, match reports, and more

Roses 2013: Friday as it happened

Relive the action from the first full day of Roses. Scores, commentary, match reports, and more

Squash teams suffer Varsity defeat

An understrength York squash team succumbed to a double defeat against Hull in Sunday’s Varsity clash, securing a crucial five points for the hosts

No option but two semester year for York

The University has signalled that a move towards the controversial semester system is not a question of if, but when

Brewing for Britain

A recipe for beer brought by monks fleeing post-revolution France has been discovered within Ampleforth Abbey. Martin Spurr finds out how the monks are stepping up production

Semester changes to fundamentally reshape student activities

The move to two 15-week semesters, instead of the current three 10-week terms, would have a significant impact upon the way both sports clubs and societies operate

“I think everybody wants to see and touch the vice-chancellor”, says Chair of Council

Nouse speaks to Sir Christopher O’Donnell, Chair of the University Council and the man leading the recruitment process for the next vice-chancellor

Rankings show patterns, not attainment

The senior team within our establishment cannot have it both ways

College porters still “over-stretched”

Following a £2m investment in the student experience, the University has put in place night-time staffing in colleges without 24 hour porters for the start of this term

YUSU satisfaction rate: 61 per cent

Student satisfaction of the University of York students’ union (YUSU) has been ranked at 61 per cent compared to 88 per cent for the University, according to this year’s National Student Survey (NSS)

Name needed for third Heslington East college

The next stage of the Heslington East development is already well under way with a brand new third college on the new campus expected to be built for the start of the 2014/15 academic year

VC to depart December next year

The University has confirmed that Brian Cantor, the University Vice-Chancellor, will be stepping down from his post on 31st December 2013