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Northumbria leading the way in corporate responsibility

Northumbria leading the way in corporate responsibility

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2018 11:23 GMT

In the past few years, many businesses have developed sustainable strategies where social responsibility is an integral part of their business model.

EXPERT COMMENT: Black Friday marketing tricks and four ways to stop yourself falling for them

EXPERT COMMENT: Black Friday marketing tricks and four ways to stop yourself falling for them

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2018 17:18 GMT

Jane Brown, Lecturer in Marketing, explores the marketing and planning behind Black Friday, and suggests practical tips to help manage spending.

Students set to benefit from Brewin Dolphin Scholarship

Students set to benefit from Brewin Dolphin Scholarship

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2018 14:49 GMT

Investment and Wealth management business Brewin Dolphin has pledged £9,000 for a scholarship programme to support Northumbria students wishing to study at the University's Amsterdam Campus.

It’s the end of the world as we know it

It’s the end of the world as we know it

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2018 09:18 GMT

No, we’re not talking about Brexit this time, but the theme of this year’s Being Human Festival – the national celebration of the Humanities.

Ambitious UK-US Antarctic research mission begins

Ambitious UK-US Antarctic research mission begins

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2018 16:49 GMT

Today marks the start of the first field season of a five-year quest to understand the contribution that the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica will make to global sea level. Support teams will now begin their work to get field camps and supply depots set up and ready for the arrival of science teams, which will include researchers from Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Northumbria leads pioneering research into impact of Northern Writers’ Awards

Northumbria leads pioneering research into impact of Northern Writers’ Awards

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2018 10:33 GMT

A champion for Northern voices and underrepresented groups, a key element in the North East creative economy, and a talent pipeline for the UK publishing industry. This is the verdict of Professor Katy Shaw’s new research into the value and impact of the Northern Writers Awards (NWAs) – the UK’s largest literary awards of their kind in the country.

Mathematics accreditation opens doors for Northumbria graduates

Mathematics accreditation opens doors for Northumbria graduates

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 14:32 GMT

Mathematics courses delivered by Northumbria University, Newcastle have been verified as meeting the very highest standards.

Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2018 16:51 GMT

Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Northumbria sees rapid rise in global rankings

Northumbria sees rapid rise in global rankings

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2018 11:44 GMT

Northumbria University has risen significantly in two subject areas in the 2019 Times Higher Education’s World Rankings, marking further improvements in the institution’s international profile.

Growing up in conflict – project explores experiences of young people in Occupied Palestinian Territories

Growing up in conflict – project explores experiences of young people in Occupied Palestinian Territories

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2018 10:31 GMT

The experiences of young people growing up amid conflict and crisis will be explored during a new project between Northumbria University, in Newcastle and An-Najah University in the Occupied Palestine Territories.

Insomniac prisoners sleeping better after one-hour therapy session

Insomniac prisoners sleeping better after one-hour therapy session

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 10:22 GMT

Three-quarters of prisoners struggling to sleep have reported major improvements to their sleep and wellbeing after receiving cognitive behavioural therapy to treat their insomnia.

Huge fall in FGM among girls across Africa

Huge fall in FGM among girls across Africa

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 09:15 GMT

The prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGMC) among girls up to the age of 14 has fallen sharply in most regions of Africa over the past three decades, reveals the first analysis of its kind.

Giving is good

Giving is good

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2018 14:58 GMT

The GeNErosity Festival of Philanthropy and Giving launches in the North East tomorrow.

 International Northumbria alumnus and tech investor offers advice to business students

International Northumbria alumnus and tech investor offers advice to business students

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 12:18 GMT

A US-based entrepreneur and start-up investor has returned to Northumbria almost 30 years after studying at the University, to meet current students and share his experiences in business.

Extra! Extra! The new edition of Northumbria University News is out now

Extra! Extra! The new edition of Northumbria University News is out now

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2018 10:53 GMT

The Autumn edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.

UN Sustainable Development Chairman makes an impact at Northumbria

UN Sustainable Development Chairman makes an impact at Northumbria

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2018 10:05 BST

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the United Nations Global Compact Foundation – regarded as the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative - has delivered a public lecture at Northumbria University, Newcastle, on how to make a global impact through sustainable development.

What it’s like growing up as a girl in the north of England

What it’s like growing up as a girl in the north of England

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 10:44 BST

Sarah Ralph, senior lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle and Sarah Winkler-Reid, lecturer in Social Anthropology at Newcastle University discuss what it's like to be a girl living in the North.

Boot camp offers entrepreneur students STACKS of advice

Boot camp offers entrepreneur students STACKS of advice

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 09:33 BST

Independent retailers based in STACK, Newcastle’s shipping container village and creative hub, recently teamed up with Newcastle Business School to share their enterprise experiences with students on Northumbria University’s Entrepreneurial Business Management (EBM) programme.

LiFi research to revolutionise data downloads

LiFi research to revolutionise data downloads

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 14:23 BST

A new form of high speed wireless internet, which uses the lights in homes and offices to transmit data, could revolutionise the way we download and upload information in the future.

County lines: the dark realities of life for teenage drug runners

County lines: the dark realities of life for teenage drug runners

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2018 13:41 BST

Robert McLean, lecturer in Criminology at Northumbria University, Newcastle, along with Grace Robinson, PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at Edge Hill University and James Densley, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University, discuss the life of teenage drug runners.