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Goal of the year, QPR's away troubles and the title race

posted 14.01.15 at 1:03pm by URN Sport

Simon was joined by David, Chris and Adam for the first URN Sport of 2015, and they began by discussing the goal of the year award at the Ballon d'Or awards. James Rodriguez's stunner for Colombia against Uruguay in the World Cup beat Stephanie Roche's effort to the top prize.

The lads also discussed QPR's terrible away record. The Hoops are yet to win on the road in the Premier League this season, in stark contrast to their home form.

The panel also touched on Manchester City's hopes of winning the title as well as Everton's season so far after the Toffees held City to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

For more international and national sports chat tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Nottingham University Football Club banned from Varsity 2015

posted 12.01.15 at 7:46pm by The Pulse


It was announced earlier this week, that the Nottingham University Football Club has been banned from participating in this years Varsity series for a breach of the Students Union Code of Conduct. You can read the full story, including the clubs response, here.

In the Studio

We on the Pulse discussed the news, with Patrick Hildred firstly explaining the story and what the punishment means:

The Football team posted a response to the news via the form of a statement on their website earlier today, which can be heard via a spokesperson here:

Patrick then took the opportunity to explain what he thought the statement meant from the team, and how their views are different to the Students Unions stance:

Breaking: Men's Football Team Banned from Varsity

posted 09.01.15 at 5:55pm by URN Sport

The University of Nottingham Students Union has told URN Sport that the University's Men's Football Team have been banned from participating in the 2015 Varsity Series.

The decision follows a sports disciplinary hearing which found that the team broke the Students' Union Code of Conduct. Having initially been disciplined before Christmas, URN has learnt that the team's appeal against the report has failed and have subsequently been punished.

The team was found to have broken the sections of the Code of Conduct which states that teams must hold social events which are 'ethical and non-degrading', and that they 'should not use initiation events'.

Having been found guilty of breaking these clauses, the team have faced a number of punishments, most notably their ban from Varsity 2015. The fixture will continue to take place as planned, however now will consist of a University of Nottingham team made up of players selected from IMS teams. No player registered with the football team will be allowed to participate in Varsity, although the club will be able to help coach, train and select the side.

The Big Picture: Private Schools, Immigration, Young MPs - Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Our penultimate show of first term became one of our most lively yet with the all-too-familiar clash of our panellists, both regular and new, on schools, immigration and the age of Members of Parliament.

First up, we discussed controversial proposals from the opposition to remove the charitable status of private schools unless they do more to help the state education system.

After a short break our panellists exchanged some heated rhetoric on immigration, in particular on the news that the current Government did not meet the targets they originally set themselves.

The show finished with a discussion on the age of MPs following research that shows some of the youngest candidates for the 2015 General Election are just 18 years old.

Don't forget to join us on Wednesdays from 6pm for discussion of student issues, current affairs and all things politics!

The Pulse Investigates: Prescription Fee Charges

posted 06.01.15 at 2:42pm by The Pulse


The Pulse Investigates: Prescription Fee Charges

Paying for prescription fees is a problem that many students face for the first time when they come to University, and when you are unwell the costs can quickly mount.

To find out how this problem has affected students around the University of Nottingham, we got the stories of you, the students, and spoke to your Students Union Equal Opportunities and Welfare Officer Chloe Averill to find out what support is on offer:

This is just a taster for what The Pulse gets up to every day on between 5 and 6. For more information make sure you check out our Facebook page and our Twitter Account. Tune into the Pulse every day for more of the news that matters to you!