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Student’s design chosen for NHS tribute

Student’s design chosen for NHS tribute

Press releases   •   May 28, 2020 13:45 BST

An illustration by a Northumbria University fashion student has been chosen by luxury British fashion label Alexander McQueen to appear in a campaign thanking the NHS.

UK’s first ever nursing degree apprentices graduate and join the frontline

UK’s first ever nursing degree apprentices graduate and join the frontline

Press releases   •   May 28, 2020 11:31 BST

The first students to graduate from the UK’s first ever Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship scheme have joined the frontline at Newcastle Hospitals in the midst of the global pandemic.

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever

Press releases   •   May 27, 2020 12:01 BST

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools and gyms. Dr Tara Hipwood, lecturer in architecture at Northumbria University, suggests that changes in commuting or work habits will prompt a fundamental shift in what people perceive as priority features in the home, with outdoor space and a home office high up the list.

Sewing through the pandemic – supporting women through craft

Sewing through the pandemic – supporting women through craft

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 13:31 BST

Women across the North of England who are facing significant challenges are documenting their experiences of the Coronavirus pandemic one stitch at a time thanks to a unique craft project.

EXPERT COMMENT: Learning loss and implications for Covid-19 and school closures

EXPERT COMMENT: Learning loss and implications for Covid-19 and school closures

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 11:51 BST

The ongoing situation and school closures as result of Covid-19 have a number of different implications for the education sector. Dr Emily Mann and Dr Jackie Shinwell of Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab explored the impact of the coronavirus crisis in terms of learning loss in this blog for Schools North East.

Northumbria University joins national genome sequencing alliance to map spread of COVID-19

Northumbria University joins national genome sequencing alliance to map spread of COVID-19

Press releases   •   May 19, 2020 10:52 BST

Scientists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have joined a research consortium backed by the UK government to help fight COVID-19.

Write Now: Exploring the Teaching of Contemporary British Literature in Global Higher Education

Write Now: Exploring the Teaching of Contemporary British Literature in Global Higher Education

Press releases   •   May 18, 2020 11:00 BST

More than half of the world's students study Shakespeare, but the story of contemporary English Literature does not begin and end with the Bard.

Academics join global study into COVID-19 loss of smell

Academics join global study into COVID-19 loss of smell

Press releases   •   May 15, 2020 14:34 BST

People who have recently experienced loss of smell are being urged to participate in a survey as a new global research group investigates the symptom as a marker of COVID-19.

Digital events provide safe space to discuss death

Digital events provide safe space to discuss death

Press releases   •   May 13, 2020 10:59 BST

With Covid-19 prompting many of us to examine how we deal with death and dying, a series of online events have been set up providing a digital space where people can share their stories, hopes and fears in relation to loss.

Lockdown life inspires fashion photography project with a difference

Lockdown life inspires fashion photography project with a difference

Press releases   •   May 07, 2020 12:45 BST

A Northumbria University student has drawn inspiration from her experiences of lockdown to create a series of striking images which are attracting national attention.

Tour facilitates discussions about how Europeans are part of communities in the UK

Tour facilitates discussions about how Europeans are part of communities in the UK

Press releases   •   May 07, 2020 11:10 BST

Citizens’ rights campaigners working to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK have carried out a tour of the four nations to meet community leaders and emphasise the role EU citizens play in UK life.

New app boosts support for armed forces community

New app boosts support for armed forces community

Press releases   •   May 06, 2020 16:15 BST

As the country gears up to commemorate VE Day, academics at Northumbria University are delighted to have played a vital role in the development of a new smartphone app which helps UK military veterans find support services they need; whether that’s health services, jobs or housing.

EXPERT COMMENT: Towards a Trustworthy Coronavirus Contact Tracing App

EXPERT COMMENT: Towards a Trustworthy Coronavirus Contact Tracing App

Press releases   •   May 06, 2020 10:30 BST

Associate Fellow in Law at Northumbria University, Newcastle, Marion Oswald, discusses the controversial use of a coronavirus contact tracing app.

Top prize for student essay on modern day slavery

Top prize for student essay on modern day slavery

Press releases   •   May 05, 2020 11:25 BST

A student from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has won a prestigious international writing competition held annually by the UK and Ireland Chapter of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) initiative.

North East universities team up to protect frontline NHS workers

North East universities team up to protect frontline NHS workers

Press releases   •   May 01, 2020 13:54 BST

Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland universities are working together to design and support production of vital protective equipment for the NHS.

Common People: New report exposes class ceiling in the UK publishing industry - and what it will take to smash it

Common People: New report exposes class ceiling in the UK publishing industry - and what it will take to smash it

Press releases   •   May 01, 2020 07:43 BST

A Professor from Northumbria University has called for major changes to the publishing industry to make it more accessible for writers from diverse and working-class backgrounds.

Research helps police understand child to parent abuse more than ever before

Research helps police understand child to parent abuse more than ever before

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2020 09:47 BST

Northumbria University researchers have provided detailed insights and recommendations to help one of the UK’s largest police forces recognise, report and analyse instances of violence from children towards parents.

Free music service to provide self-care support during coronavirus pandemic

Free music service to provide self-care support during coronavirus pandemic

Press releases   •   Apr 28, 2020 12:44 BST

A free new online resource, which combines science and technology to provide a catalogue of soothing and calming music and videos, has been developed to support people who may feel anxious during the COVID-19 pandemic.

£1.2 million awarded to improve our understanding of the Sun

£1.2 million awarded to improve our understanding of the Sun

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2020 14:52 BST

Researchers from Northumbria University have been awarded £1.2m to help advance our understanding of the Sun and its impact on the planets within our solar system.

Northumbria University supports NHS by producing thousands of clinical gowns

Northumbria University supports NHS by producing thousands of clinical gowns

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2020 09:00 BST

Thousands of much needed clinical gowns and scrubs are being produced by a team of volunteers at Northumbria University’s School of Design, for use by NHS staff across the North East.