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

Press release   •   Apr 08, 2019 13:58 BST

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.

This issue’s cover story sees a ‘New dawn for green research’ as Northumbria secures £5.2 million, allowing us to train PhD students in the latest renewable energy technologies. Meanwhile on Pg. 3, you can read about the new partnership between Northumbria University and Northumbria Police, which sees the University delivering the new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). We also have special features on the recent extension to Sutherland Building (Pg. 12-13), providing a new home for our flagship Architecture programmes, as well as a discussion between researchers from Business and Law and our Humanties department regarding what a post-Brexit future might hold (Pg. 18-19). There are also features on how Brexit may impact Erasmus+ and even a feature on how one of our academic’s research into Female Genital Mutilation across Africa and Asia was published by the global media.

On Pg. 9 our Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Francis, discuses degree apprenticeships in our ‘Big Interview’. And on Pg. 24, you can read a selection of outstanding comment pieces written by the University’s academic experts for global news outlet, The Conversation. Finally, in our Sport pages you can read all about our students’ success at the Paralympic Games in Rio, and the win for our women’s football team at BUCS, as well as finding out more about the sport students who are heading stateside as part of a strength and conditioning internship.

All this and more in Issue 18 of Northumbria University News. Available now from newsstands across City and Coach Lane campus and online. To read the online edition click here now or to request hard copies email:

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