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Northumbria University Child Psychologist gives insight into Hollywood psychodrama

Northumbria University Child Psychologist gives insight into Hollywood psychodrama

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2019 14:34 GMT

A Northumbria University academic and child psychologist has given his expert opinion on a new psychodrama film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, which sees her form an obsessive and predatory relationship with a kindergarten student.

Business students discover the future of travel and tourism in the North East

Business students discover the future of travel and tourism in the North East

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2019 14:13 GMT

Future leaders of the travel and tourism industry in the North East recently met at Sage Gateshead to hear from industry experts on how to build a successful career.

Disaster risk experts join forces to make cities safer in future

Disaster risk experts join forces to make cities safer in future

Press Releases   •   Mar 25, 2019 09:12 GMT

Cities of the future could be better able to withstand multiple hazards such as floods, earthquakes or landslides, thanks to a £20 million initiative, of which Northumbria University is a key partner.

Historic setting for international Blockchain seminar

Historic setting for international Blockchain seminar

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 14:42 GMT

Northumbria academic Professor Yu Xiong has led an international forum exploring how innovations in Blockchain technology can foster links between UK and the Chinese businesses, and new opportunities for collaboration.

EXPERT COMMENT: Business rates: how reform can benefit both business and public services

EXPERT COMMENT: Business rates: how reform can benefit both business and public services

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 10:46 GMT

Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Lecturer in Built Environment Adaptation and Investment at Northumbria University discusses the possible consequences and potential in regards to reforming the business rates system.

Volunteering partnership helps increase access to free legal advice

Volunteering partnership helps increase access to free legal advice

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 12:15 GMT

The Student Law Office at Northumbria University has launched a new project in partnership with Citizens Advice Newcastle which will see law students working with the charity to increase access to legal advice in the city.

Royal seal of approval for student sport volunteers

Royal seal of approval for student sport volunteers

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2019 14:32 GMT

Northumbria University has won a prestigious national volunteering award after its students were recognised for their work in driving a positive change in society.

New talent takes to the stage

New talent takes to the stage

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2019 12:11 GMT

Six brand new plays, written and performed by a talented new generation of theatre-makers, will take to the stage this week for Live Theatre’s Elevator Festival.

EXPERT COMMENT: Bloody Sunday: as former British soldier faces murder charges, Northern Ireland still divided by legacy of violence

EXPERT COMMENT: Bloody Sunday: as former British soldier faces murder charges, Northern Ireland still divided by legacy of violence

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2019 15:27 GMT

Connal Parr, Lecturer in Humanities at Northumbria University discusses Bloody Sunday and the charges faced because of this day.

EXPERT COMMENT: Grenfell Tower: criminal charges delayed, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be justice

EXPERT COMMENT: Grenfell Tower: criminal charges delayed, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be justice

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2019 10:43 GMT

Victoria Elizabeth Roper, Senior Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University, discusses the delay in launching prosecutions in relation to the Grenfell tragedy.

Life after BREXIT – Day 1

Life after BREXIT – Day 1

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2019 08:36 GMT

The future prosperity of the North East of England post Brexit is the subject of a major one-day seminar to be held at Northumbria University on Friday 29 March.

Northumbria hosts international research seminar on criminal justice

Northumbria hosts international research seminar on criminal justice

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2019 11:23 GMT

Examining laws designed to protect vulnerable people from exploitation and grooming was the focus of a special international research event led by leading academics and practitioners at Northumbria University.

National Apprenticeships Week attracts employers to Northumbria.

National Apprenticeships Week attracts employers to Northumbria.

Press Releases   •   Mar 08, 2019 15:24 GMT

Business employers visited Northumbria University, Newcastle, recently to hear how degree and higher apprenticeships can strengthen their recruitment strategies.

Northumbria University shortlisted for four top nursing awards.

Northumbria University shortlisted for four top nursing awards.

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2019 15:39 GMT

Outstanding staff and inspirational students from Northumbria University have been shortlisted for four prestigious national awards by the Student Nursing Times.

Applications open for The Woon Foundation Painting & Sculpture Prize 2019

Applications open for The Woon Foundation Painting & Sculpture Prize 2019

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2019 15:36 GMT

Applications for one of the UK’s most generous art prizes are now open, with three prizes worth a total of £40,000 on offer to undergraduate artists studying in the UK.

Student entrepreneur launches business with a social mission

Student entrepreneur launches business with a social mission

Press Releases   •   Feb 27, 2019 15:14 GMT

A student at Northumbria University has launched his first business with a social mission to help raise awareness of ocean pollution and save marine life.

EXPERT COMMENT: Climbing Scottish mountains: why ‘munro-bagging’ is on the up and up

EXPERT COMMENT: Climbing Scottish mountains: why ‘munro-bagging’ is on the up and up

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2019 16:07 GMT

David Brown, Senior Lecturer and Tom Mordue, Professor of Tourism at Northumbria University, discuss why "munro-bagging" is becoming more popular.

EXPERT COMMENT: Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2019 11:29 GMT

Ruth Dalton, Professor of Building Usability and Visualisation at Northumbria University, Newcastle, writes about how urban spaces can be designed to be better for walkers if planners understand 'social wayfinding' - or how other people can influence where we choose to walk.

Gatwick experience for engineering students

Gatwick experience for engineering students

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2019 15:42 GMT

Fourteen engineering students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have enjoyed a VIP behind-the-scenes visit to Gatwick Airport to learn how Britain’s second largest airport operates. The visit was arranged by Stewart Wingate, the Chief Executive Officer of Gatwick, who graduated from Northumbria in 1994 and continues to support his alma mater.

Smart sensors could transform how buildings are designed and lived in

Smart sensors could transform how buildings are designed and lived in

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2019 12:25 GMT

Mould, mildew and damp cause misery for thousands of people in homes across the UK, and cost housing associations, landlords and homeowners millions of pounds a year in repairs.