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Event: Nottingham Festival of Words

posted 12.10.14 at 4:10pm by The Pulse

All throughout the week of Monday 13th - Saturday 18th October, the whole Nottingham is playing host to the many world famous scholars, literary critics and poets as the Nottingham Festival of Words takes place.

Your Thursday Pulse team took a look at the event, with Sarah first describing what the purpose of it is:

As as a part of the festival, there are also events taking place on University Park itself on Friday 17th October, and so we caught up with event organiser Jacqueline Gabbitas and English lecturer Thomas Legendre to see what the event has to offer to you, the students:

Finally, we in the Studio gave our views on the festival and whether we'd be checking it out ourselves:

There are a wide number of events going on during the Nottingham Festival of Words, ranging in price and location. For more information on what you can see and hear during the jam-packed week, check out their website,

Keep tuned from to the Pulse every weekday between 5 and 6 where we'll be bringing you more about the news and events that matter to you.

Sports membership: do the changes work for you?

posted 10.10.14 at 4:50pm by URN Sport

On 1st August 2014, the university replaced its old 3-level sports membership pricing structure with a new, flat rate, which is now £135. Sports Editor Patrick Hildred explains...

Table tennis club President Jonathan Spinks gave his views on Thursday's URN Sport.

Sam asked the panel - Ben, James and Calum, for their views on the changes.

The guys also compared the price of sports membership at the University to Nottingham to those of other universities, and found that Nottingham came out favourably.

To hear more coverage of university and local sport, tune into URN Sport from 6pm on Thursdays.

Student injured in Rock City fall

posted 09.10.14 at 11:34am by The Pulse


A student, presumed to be from the University of Nottingham, suffered what is being described as a 'severe head injury' having fallen from the balcony at club Rock City last night.

Attending the clubnight Crisis, the student, believed to be a 19 year old male, fell from the balcony in the main room at approximately 12.40am, with police and paramedics arriving on the scene within 4 minutes.

The man was rushed to QMC hospital, and ITV news are reporting that the police have stated that he has serious but 'non-threatening injuries'.

In the aftermath of the incident, Rock City released the following statement, praising the behaviour of nearby students and confirming that those with late-entry tickets would be refunded:

'We would like to apologise to our customers this evening that we unfortunately needed to close the main room due to a customer falling from the balcony. Rock City staff were quick to react and police and ambulance staff were on site within four minutes.

Given the serious nature of the incident it was entirely necessary.The individual was conscious whilst being treated, but clearly had sustained a severe head injury. He was rushed to QMC medical centre for emergency care.

SU investigating Week One chants

posted 09.10.14 at 11:14am by The Pulse


Following video footage released by the University of Nottingham's on-campus student magazine, Impact, your Student's Union have announced they are investigating chants made by some Week One reps that have been construed as offensive.

Your Wednesday Pulse team looked into the matter, and firstly Emma outlined what the issue was and how your SU President, Harry Copson, had reacted to the issue:

The Pulse also spoke to Activties Officer Joe Caunce who told us the exact stance of the Students Union, stating they are 'taking it very seriously, and that an investigation is underway'.

The in-studio team then discussed their own views on the topic, as the possibility that this may have been blown out of proportion was debated:

If you have any concerns on this issue, remember that your Student's Union are here to help you and there is support available if needed. We at URN Pulse will continue to bring you updates on this issue as and when they are made available by the Student's Union.

If you want to share your views on this topic with us, you can do so by tweeting us @URNPulse or leaving a comment below.

Tune into the Pulse on URN every weekday between 5-6 for more of the news that matters to you.

Vettel jumps ship, Balotelli, and KP

posted 07.10.14 at 11:58pm by URN Sport

This Tuesday Simon was joined on URN Sport by Danny, Bradley and Chris. The panel began with F1, and among other things discussed Sebastian Vettel's decision to leave Red Bull for Ferrari.

Football was next on the agenda. Liverpool beat West Brom at the weekend, but Mario Balotelli started on the bench after being dropped by manager Brendan Rodgers. The lads discussed Balotelli and the reasons for Liverpool's sluggish start to the season.

At the end of the show Simon asked the panel for their thoughts on Kevin Pietersen, who has claimed there was bullying in the England dressing room in his new autobiography, which is launched on Thursday.

Tune into URN Sport from 6pm next Tuesday for more discussion about the latest national and international sports stories.