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Apiary opportunities for busy beekeepers

Apiary opportunities for busy beekeepers

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2018 14:41 GMT

Beekeepers in the North East are being invited to take part in a Northumbria University research project exploring the difference between the plants favoured by city and country bees.

Great Exhibition of the North programme announced

Great Exhibition of the North programme announced

Press Releases   •   Feb 27, 2018 12:27 GMT

A cultural extravaganza will take place in Newcastle and Gateshead this summer, with staff and students from Northumbria University supporting the festival through a wide variety of events and activities.

Region’s charitable history explored in exhibition

Region’s charitable history explored in exhibition

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2018 14:09 GMT

An exhibition exploring the history and legacy of philanthropy in the North East is currently taking place in Newcastle.

Business support to spark innovation

Business support to spark innovation

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2018 09:04 GMT

Small businesses from the North-East are being invited to take part in fully-funded, action-packed creative workshops to gain a fresh perspective on opportunities and challenges, develop ideas for new products and services, and share experiences with other local businesses.

University shortlisted for two top nursing awards

University shortlisted for two top nursing awards

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2018 16:54 GMT

Northumbria University has been shortlisted for two national awards by the Student Nursing Times magazine.

Pupils’ car designs on track following Northumbria visit

Pupils’ car designs on track following Northumbria visit

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2018 11:56 GMT

Pupils from a North East school have visited Northumbria University to quiz aerodynamic experts ahead of a worldwide engineering competition.

Northumbria helps celebrate Women’s 100 day

Northumbria helps celebrate Women’s 100 day

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2018 15:03 GMT

A series of innovative events are taking place across Newcastle to mark 100 years since women finally got the right to vote.

Criminologist explores dark side of The Archers

Criminologist explores dark side of The Archers

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2018 14:49 GMT

It is the longest running soap on British radio, billed as ‘an everyday story of country folk’ when it launched in 1951. Now an academic from Northumbria University is exploring the darker side of the BBC Radio 4 show The Archers by examining the role of criminals and crime within the long-running series.

EXPERT COMMENT: Police mugshots: millions of citizens’ faces are now digitised and searchable – but the tech is poor

EXPERT COMMENT: Police mugshots: millions of citizens’ faces are now digitised and searchable – but the tech is poor

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2018 11:24 GMT

Martin Paul Evison, Professor in Forensic Science at Northumbria discusses digitised Police mugshots for The Conversation.

 Entrepreneurial student frames new career in film

Entrepreneurial student frames new career in film

Press Releases   •   Feb 07, 2018 15:17 GMT

A final year Northumbria University student with a passion for videography and travel has been headhunted by the National Tourism Board of Morocco to work on a new campaign.

Learn how ‘Geordies’ changed the world with new five-week online course

Learn how ‘Geordies’ changed the world with new five-week online course

Press Releases   •   Feb 07, 2018 11:29 GMT

Where was the light bulb invented? What about the first steam locomotive, or hydroelectricity? Why have you never seen a canal in North-East England? Which was the only UK city outside London that Martin Luther King ever visited?

Funding for new research to end FGM

Funding for new research to end FGM

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2018 09:51 GMT

Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle have been awarded more than £350,000 to carry out research which aims to eradicate the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Extra dimension creates stronger, safer concrete

Extra dimension creates stronger, safer concrete

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2018 14:43 GMT

A new type of concrete, which could significantly lower the number of deaths during bomb blasts, earthquakes and other disasters, is being developed by an expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Project explores digital library for Africa

Project explores digital library for Africa

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 15:11 GMT

Experts from around the world will visit Northumbria University, Newcastle next month to discuss how the creation of a Pan-African digital library could transform the lives of people living across the continent.

Northumbria champions responsible business education at World Economic Forum
 EXPERT COMMENT: Humanities Graduates Shaping the Contemporary World

EXPERT COMMENT: Humanities Graduates Shaping the Contemporary World

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 15:29 GMT

Professor Katy Shaw, Professor of Contemporary Writings at Northumbria University discusses Humanities graduates shaping the Contemporary world for Palgrave Macmillan.

Region launches vision for £40m centre of excellence to cement reputation in digital construction

Region launches vision for £40m centre of excellence to cement reputation in digital construction

News   •   Jan 29, 2018 14:24 GMT

THE vision for a £40m Newcastle-based International Centre for Connected Construction will be launched at the House of Lords today (Monday 29 January).

EXPERT COMMENT: The Other Side of Australia Day

EXPERT COMMENT: The Other Side of Australia Day

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2018 15:52 GMT

Dr Laura Fish, a writer and senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Northumbria University, discusses indigeneity in the modern world.

Northumbria helps to plug digital skills gap as founder member of new national Institute of Coding

Northumbria helps to plug digital skills gap as founder member of new national Institute of Coding

News   •   Jan 26, 2018 09:04 GMT

Northumbria University is to play a leading role in a new £40 million nationwide Institute of Coding, established to plug the digital skills gap and give UK an edge in the global digital economy.

 Speaking "truth unto power"

Speaking "truth unto power"

Press Releases   •   Jan 24, 2018 13:30 GMT

Robert Behrens CBE, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in the UK, has delivered a public lecture at Northumbria University, Newcastle, on the need for trust in public services.