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University students: how to manage the stress of studying for your degree

University students: how to manage the stress of studying for your degree

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 12:11 BST

Hundreds of thousands of students across the country prepare to go to university for the first time, or are returning to their studies after the summer. It can be a stressful time for many, so Dr Michael Smith, Associate Professor in Northumbria University's Department of Psychology, has written for The Conversation on how to manage the stress of studying for your degree.

Northumbria’s Far Eastern rugby adventure

Northumbria’s Far Eastern rugby adventure

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 11:34 BST

A rugby team from Northumbria University, Newcastle, travelled 6,000 miles to China as part of an exciting new sporting partnership.

Financial crisis results in new ‘Crunch Lit’ genre

Financial crisis results in new ‘Crunch Lit’ genre

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 16:29 BST

With the 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy this week, financial experts and economist around the world have been looking back at the impact the collapse has had and what has changed over the last decade.

UK’s first 18-month nursing degree apprenticeship launched

UK’s first 18-month nursing degree apprenticeship launched

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2018 10:26 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle will welcome its first ever nursing degree apprentices next month, in a brand new partnership with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2018 11:00 BST

Climate change may have played a more important role in the extinction of Neanderthals than previously believed, according to a new study published in the journal, Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.

Northumbria supports the study of STEM subjects in former war-torn Cambodia

Northumbria supports the study of STEM subjects in former war-torn Cambodia

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 11:21 BST

Astrophysicists from Northumbria University, Newcastle are working with the Cambodian government to help students in the former war-torn country to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Boost for Arts and Humanities PhD students in North East England and Northern Ireland

Boost for Arts and Humanities PhD students in North East England and Northern Ireland

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2018 09:54 BST

Places for 335 postdoctoral students studying 28 different disciplines have been announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Northumbria internship scheme is providing a boost for local business

Northumbria internship scheme is providing a boost for local business

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2018 15:07 BST

A paid internship scheme, run by The Business Clinic at Northumbria University with funding from Santander Universities UK, is providing crucial support to small businesses across the North East of England.

Leading the way in modelling the behaviour of ice sheets

Leading the way in modelling the behaviour of ice sheets

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2018 11:13 BST

A team of world-leading Polar experts have been trialling a new tool developed by researchers from Northumbria University, Newcastle, that will better predict how ice sheets will evolve over time.

Northumbria University's Clearing Hotline helps A Level students

Northumbria University's Clearing Hotline helps A Level students

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2018 16:06 BST

As students across the country picked up their A Level results today, a team of more than 300 experts at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are guiding those looking to secure a university place through the Clearing process.

Partnership raises Northumbria’s profile in Sri Lanka

Partnership raises Northumbria’s profile in Sri Lanka

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2018 15:02 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has strengthened its position as a leading education provider in Sri Lanka following a high profile partnership in the Country’s banking sector.

Researchers develop a walking frame that could keep older adults active, for longer

Researchers develop a walking frame that could keep older adults active, for longer

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2018 11:59 BST

A robotic walking frame that could help older people recover more quickly after a fall or injury, reducing the length of time they need to stay in hospital, is being developed in partnership with researchers at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Northumbria students have designs on success

Northumbria students have designs on success

Press Releases   •   Aug 10, 2018 14:18 BST

The work of talented design students from Northumbria University, Newcastle has attracted the attention of industry experts during one of UK’s most important exhibitions.

Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills

Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2018 16:24 BST

People in Nordic countries, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have the best spatial navigational abilities, according to a new international study involving Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Researchers awarded almost £600k to boost diversity in engineering and physical sciences

Researchers awarded almost £600k to boost diversity in engineering and physical sciences

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2018 11:08 BST

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has awarded almost £600,000 to a consortium of universities and businesses in the north of England – including Northumbria University, Newcastle –to boost the reputation under-represented groups in engineering and physical sciences.

Two thirds of students worried about getting university place

Two thirds of students worried about getting university place

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2018 12:49 BST

A survey of UK students has revealed that 66% fear they won’t get the results they need for their chosen university as A-Level results day looms.

Syrian student shares his experiences

Syrian student shares his experiences

Press Releases   •   Aug 02, 2018 16:45 BST

A promising student who was displaced from Syria has spoken of his experiences studying at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Northumbria automotive designs set to electrify NE1 Newcastle Motor Show audience

Northumbria automotive designs set to electrify NE1 Newcastle Motor Show audience

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2018 10:16 BST

Visitors to this year’s NE1 Newcastle Motor Show on the weekend of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August will be given a glimpse into the future of automotive technology as Northumbria University unveils an electric racing car built by its students.

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2018 09:17 BST

With the Government’s announcement today (27 July) of a £2 million fund to provide holiday activities for children, newly-published research from Northumbria University, Newcastle has revealed that holiday clubs provide many more benefits for both children and parents than previously believed.

The future of the city centre

The future of the city centre

Press Releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 11:25 BST

Members of the public, people living and working in city centres, representatives of local government, businesses and communities are invited to share their views at a special event on the future of the city centre, being held at Northumbria University in September.