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EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2020 16:33 BST

​Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.

Northumbria University part of £3.9m national collaboration to support academic engagement with public policy

Northumbria University part of £3.9m national collaboration to support academic engagement with public policy

Press releases   •   Jul 02, 2020 07:30 BST

Northumbria University has joined forces with UCL and the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester and Nottingham, as well as Parliament, Government and policy organisations, in a project to explore ways of improving academic-policy engagement.

University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic

University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2020 12:16 BST

Four out of ten university students have reported they are worried that they will run out of food as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The findings have been submitted to the UK Education Select Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services.

Exploring the stories of our United Kingdom

Exploring the stories of our United Kingdom

Press releases   •   Feb 11, 2020 11:02 GMT

Academics, comedians, journalists and politicians, including a former Prime Minister, will arrive in Newcastle next week for a major conference exploring the need for cooperation between the countries of the United Kingdom.

EXPERT COMMENT: Spain's Frankenstein experiment with coalition government

EXPERT COMMENT: Spain's Frankenstein experiment with coalition government

Press releases   •   Jan 27, 2020 11:29 GMT

Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies Dr Carlos Conde Solares discusses the future direction of Spain's coalition government, and what it could mean for the UK.

IT skills shortage after Brexit could affect UK security and economy

IT skills shortage after Brexit could affect UK security and economy

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2019 10:35 GMT

A massive shortage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills and knowledge could be on the way post-Brexit putting the UK’s economy and security at risk.

IRA and African connections explored during talk

IRA and African connections explored during talk

Press releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 16:53 GMT

Connections between the African National Congress and Sinn Fein will be explored during a free lecture by Northumbria University academic Dr Connal Parr this week.

Committee considers Brexit impact on universities in the North and Scotland

Committee considers Brexit impact on universities in the North and Scotland

Press releases   •   Mar 09, 2017 09:50 GMT

​Northumbria University, Newcastle, hosted a House of Commons Education Select Committee oral evidence session as part of the inquiry into the impact of Brexit on Higher Education.

Academics announce results of US Presidential rankings from best to Trump

Academics announce results of US Presidential rankings from best to Trump

Press releases   •   Feb 28, 2017 15:02 GMT

​Northumbria’s Reader in US History Michael Cullinane alongside colleagues from the Presidential History Network have announced their latest rating of American Presidents, from George Washington to Donald Trump.

EXPERT COMMENT:  Disunited States of America

EXPERT COMMENT: Disunited States of America

Press releases   •   Jan 20, 2017 07:30 GMT

Northumbria University’s American Studies academics have been at the forefront of international commentary on the 2016 US election and Donald Trump’s rise to presidential office.