Neil Johnston

News Editor (2012/13)

Neil has written 163 articles for Nouse

‘Obnoxious’ landlords cash in on deposits

A survey of York students suggests landlords and letting agencies are unjustifiably cashing in on deposits

Vice-Chancellor splashes £15k in first term

The new Vice-Chancellor and his department have claimed £15,000 on credit cards and expenses during his first term in charge.…

York Sport Union condemned for ‘inappropriate’ tweet calling Lancaster fans ‘retards’

Thomas Ron, YUSU Disabled Students Officer, has expressed his disappointment at a tweet from the official York Sport Union account…

£150k of recruitment trips abroad bring back less than 60 students

Recruitment services accused of ‘excessive’ spending on trips to UAE, Thailand and Chile

Infographic: University spent £50k hiring new VC as long-term trend points to pay rise

Over £46,000 was spent recruiting the new V-C and the long-term trend of senior staff pay means he will be looking at a pay rise

University urged to ‘Plug the Gap’

YUSU and students have launched a campaign urging the University to ‘plug the gap’ in bursary funding

‘Uncomfortably top heavy’: Increase in six figure salaries for senior staff

YUSU President Kallum Taylor says “something will have to give” as 31 staff take home more than £100k

University apologises for tweet calling students ‘douches’

The University has been forced to apologise after a Twitter account run by York branded students as “douches” obsessed by self image

York students turn to sex work to fund degrees

Most in industry ‘undergound’ but escort agencies boast ‘lots of new students’

University outsources unethical investments

Millions of pounds from the University is reaching companies perceived as unethical, including some accused of child labour and human rights abuses

£2 million spent wooing international students

The University spent nearly £2 million on foreign recruitment agencies, and paid £1,000 in commission per overseas student recruited over the last two years. Last year 660 students were recruited through such agencies

£300k offered to hard-up students

The amount claimed by students in hardship funds has increased by a fifth to over £300,000 over the past year