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Risky pitch wins Greggs Challenge

Risky pitch wins Greggs Challenge

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2020 15:48 GMT

Business students at Northumbria University have won this year’s Greggs Marketing Challenge with a cheeky pitch to develop a “naked bake” campaign inspired by the growing appetite for healthy eating.

EXPERT COMMENT: Giving back to English: how Nigerian words made it into the Oxford English Dictionary

EXPERT COMMENT: Giving back to English: how Nigerian words made it into the Oxford English Dictionary

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2020 10:40 GMT

Kingsley Oluchi Ugwuani, PhD researcher at Northumbria University, was consulted on the inclusion of Nigerian English words to the Oxford English Dictionary and writes for The Conversation about the impact the project has had.

Northumbria University announces partnership with Centre for Public Impact

Northumbria University announces partnership with Centre for Public Impact

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2020 09:10 GMT

Northumbria University, Newcastle, and the Centre for Public Impact (CPI), have announced a partnership aimed at supporting efforts to help governments become more effective and trusted.

EXPERT COMMENT: Greater Manchester’s cycling plan is a radical, much-needed approach – now it needs funding

EXPERT COMMENT: Greater Manchester’s cycling plan is a radical, much-needed approach – now it needs funding

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2020 16:09 GMT

Katja Leyendecker, ​PhD candidate in Architecture and Built Environment, discusses Greater Manchester's new walking and cycling plan.

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus is a breeding ground for conspiracy theories – here’s why that’s a serious problem

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus is a breeding ground for conspiracy theories – here’s why that’s a serious problem

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2020 11:47 GMT

Dr Daniel Jolley, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University and Pia Lamberty PhD Researcher in Social and Legal Psychology at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, explain why the spread of conspiracy theories relating to coronavirus could be as harmful to society as the virus itself.

Lesson in cyber security at teachers’ boot camp event

Lesson in cyber security at teachers’ boot camp event

Press releases   •   Feb 28, 2020 11:01 GMT

Northumbria University has teamed up with two leading cyber security organisations to run a boot camp training event for computer science teachers and academics.

Crime Story 2020: Innovative crime writing festival turns spotlight on contemporary crime

Crime Story 2020: Innovative crime writing festival turns spotlight on contemporary crime

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 16:26 GMT

A series of events for crime fiction fans will take place at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle this spring, bringing together people from the two very different worlds of fact and fiction.

EXPERT COMMENT: Beavers are set to recolonise the UK – here’s how people and the environment could benefit

EXPERT COMMENT: Beavers are set to recolonise the UK – here’s how people and the environment could benefit

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 12:22 GMT

​Associate Professor in Ecology, Mike Jeffries looks at the impact reintroducing beavers in the UK could have for wildlife and flood prevention.

Cyber Guardians to keep older people safe online

Cyber Guardians to keep older people safe online

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 10:18 GMT

In an increasingly digital world, where everything from shopping to socialising is now carried out online, being able to access the internet confidently and safely is more important than ever.

Antarctic ice walls protect against rising sea levels

Antarctic ice walls protect against rising sea levels

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2020 16:08 GMT

A vital role that floating Antarctic ice shelves play in preventing catastrophic sea level rises has been proven for the first time in a new study, published in the scientific journal Nature.

New approach to cardiac patient care could save almost 20,000 lives and prevent 49,000 hospital admissions

New approach to cardiac patient care could save almost 20,000 lives and prevent 49,000 hospital admissions

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2020 11:59 GMT

​Experts from Northumbria and Sheffield Hallam Universities will launch a new research project which aims to increase patient uptake of cardiac rehabilitation programmes as part of the NHS long-term plan.

Study unveils the impact of pubs on house prices
EXPERT COMMENT: BBC - the licence fee is a small price to pay for a service that unites the UK
Putting hate propagandists on trial

Putting hate propagandists on trial

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2020 11:12 GMT

Tackling hate and fear propaganda through prosecution at international criminal tribunals and beyond was debated by a global panel of legal and social sciences experts in the field, during a recent conference at Northumbria University.

Study to examine the role of specialist nurses for people with Parkinson’s

Study to examine the role of specialist nurses for people with Parkinson’s

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2020 10:09 GMT

Northumbria University researchers would like to hear from people with Parkinson’s and their families and carers, about their experiences of their Parkinson’s Nurse as part of a £100,000 study into the support for people with the condition. They are also looking to hear from specialist nurses to understand their knowledge on appropriate care and support for people with Parkinson’s.

Northumbria professor develops breath collecting device that could change Coronavirus diagnosis around the world

Northumbria professor develops breath collecting device that could change Coronavirus diagnosis around the world

Press releases   •   Feb 18, 2020 16:23 GMT

An innovative breath collecting device developed by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, could revolutionise the way we diagnose diseases, such as the newly emerged strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.

Climate change could shrink vital tropical rainfall belt

Climate change could shrink vital tropical rainfall belt

Press releases   •   Feb 17, 2020 15:21 GMT

A tropical rainfall belt providing critical summer rains to billions of people is at risk of shrinking due to future climate warming, according to new research.

Unlocking desalination with solar energy

Unlocking desalination with solar energy

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2020 13:39 GMT

A mechanical engineer from Northumbria University has won a prestigious award after developing an innovative process to turn sea water into clean, safe drinking water, using solar energy.

Top rowers inspire design students

Top rowers inspire design students

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2020 09:45 GMT

Students on Northumbria University’s Design for Industry degree took part in a design challenge with a difference when they were visited by two of the UK’s best ocean rowers.

Northumbria academics launch Astronaut Rehab research at the Life Science Centre’s new Space Zone

Northumbria academics launch Astronaut Rehab research at the Life Science Centre’s new Space Zone

Press releases   •   Feb 13, 2020 16:04 GMT

A new space exhibition that features research from Northumbria University has launched at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre.