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Nursing Student Internship Programme Wins Award

Nursing Student Internship Programme Wins Award

Press releases   •   Oct 14, 2019 12:00 BST

​A Northumbria University programme designed to increase the number of nursing students who would consider working in a care home, has won a national award.

National win for Early Years Professionals Network

National win for Early Years Professionals Network

Press releases   •   Oct 08, 2019 14:18 BST

The Northumberland Early Years Professionals Network has won a national award for excellent practice in team development. The network exists to promote best practice in early years across Northumberland. It is run by Northumberland County Council’s Early Year’s Team, in partnership with Northumbria University, with all activities aimed at promoting the best outcomes for children.

Newly-qualified Northumbria nurses honoured for their dedication to the role

Newly-qualified Northumbria nurses honoured for their dedication to the role

Press releases   •   Oct 07, 2019 16:59 BST

Six newly qualified adult and children’s nurses have each received an award in recognition of their exceptional efforts in their nursing studies and caring for patients.

Students join emergency services in simulated terrorism training incident

Students join emergency services in simulated terrorism training incident

Press releases   •   Sep 23, 2019 13:30 BST

Nursing students have taken part in a staged firearms training event designed to give doctors and paramedics a taste of working in a mass casualty terrorist incident.

Global league table rates Northumbria for research

Global league table rates Northumbria for research

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2019 09:53 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle continues to improve its standing in global league tables and is now rated among the top universities in the world for research citations.

It’s a mystery: Parents in the dark about the university Clearing process, says study

It’s a mystery: Parents in the dark about the university Clearing process, says study

Press releases   •   Aug 06, 2019 10:19 BST

With just a week to go before A-level results are released, more than half of parents – including those who themselves have studied at university – have not heard of Clearing and Adjustment, according to new research.

Early years network shortlisted for national award

Early years network shortlisted for national award

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 10:20 BST

A network of professionals working in early years education in Northumberland has been shortlisted for a national award

Where’s the money gone? The mystery of the ‘missing’ £88 million allocated to provide free school meals to disadvantaged children

Where’s the money gone? The mystery of the ‘missing’ £88 million allocated to provide free school meals to disadvantaged children

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2019 12:05 BST

MILLIONS of pounds allocated by the government to feed some of the poorest children in the country is unaccounted for, according to a new report from Northumbria University, being discussed in the House of Commons today (Thursday 27 June).

 Research demonstrating the importance of exercise in cancer care

Research demonstrating the importance of exercise in cancer care

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2019 14:36 BST

Research at Northumbria University, Newcastle is investigating the important role that structured exercise programmes can play in living with and beyond cancer.

EXPERT COMMENT: Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda – it should never have happened

EXPERT COMMENT: Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda – it should never have happened

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2019 14:48 BST

Associate Professor, Dr Sterghios Moschos, discusses the spread of the Ebola virus to Uganda for The Conversation.

Northumbria academic elected to the Council of Deans of Health Executive

Northumbria academic elected to the Council of Deans of Health Executive

Press releases   •   May 20, 2019 12:13 BST

A Northumbria University academic has been elected to the Council of Deans of Health executive leadership team to champion and drive the policy agenda for health workforce education delivered by universities across the country.

Northumbria University and St. George's University of Grenada Expand Joint Medical Education Programme

Northumbria University and St. George's University of Grenada Expand Joint Medical Education Programme

Press releases   •   May 15, 2019 13:13 BST

Northumbria University and St. George’s University have announced an expansion of their joint medical training programme which will double the amount of time that medical students spend in the UK.

Research to tackle mobility loss in lung disease sufferers

Research to tackle mobility loss in lung disease sufferers

News   •   Apr 29, 2019 10:37 BST

Northumbria University is part of a £43m pioneering project to develop at-home digital solutions to tackle mobility loss in people affected by chronic diseases.

Northumbria University leads 60-day bed rest study to improve astronauts’ health

Northumbria University leads 60-day bed rest study to improve astronauts’ health

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2019 11:30 BST

​Researchers at Northumbria University are asking people to spend two months in bed to identify how astronauts’ bodies decondition while they’re exploring outer space.

A new route into nursing

A new route into nursing

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2019 09:11 BST

The first Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices in England have begun their studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

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.

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 12:35 GMT

Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 diabetes than early risers. In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a night owl can influence your health, researchers have uncovered a growing body of evidence indicating an increased risk of ill health in people with an evening preference.

Kick off the festive season with Northumbria University’s Carol Service
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.

Northumbria subjects climb up the global rankings

Northumbria subjects climb up the global rankings

Press releases   •   Oct 17, 2018 17:00 BST

Northumbria University is seeing further improvements in its international profile, with four subject areas featuring in Times Higher Education’s world rankings for the first time.