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New online tool to offer support for LGBT+ staff and students

New online tool to offer support for LGBT+ staff and students

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 11:57 GMT

A team from Northumbria University, Newcastle are developing plans for an online platform that would help members of the LGBT+ community to understand their legal rights when they travel abroad.

Remembering and responding on World Aids Day

Remembering and responding on World Aids Day

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 10:00 GMT

Staff and students at Northumbria University will mark World AIDS Day by celebrating the life and work of a former academic, and launching two new initiatives aimed at highlighting the challenges faced by those living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Researchers develop a walking frame that could keep older adults active, for longer

Researchers develop a walking frame that could keep older adults active, for longer

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2018 11:59 BST

A robotic walking frame that could help older people recover more quickly after a fall or injury, reducing the length of time they need to stay in hospital, is being developed in partnership with researchers at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Researchers awarded almost £600k to boost diversity in engineering and physical sciences

Researchers awarded almost £600k to boost diversity in engineering and physical sciences

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2018 11:08 BST

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has awarded almost £600,000 to a consortium of universities and businesses in the north of England – including Northumbria University, Newcastle –to boost the reputation under-represented groups in engineering and physical sciences.

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Press Releases   •   Jul 27, 2018 09:17 BST

With the Government’s announcement today (27 July) of a £2 million fund to provide holiday activities for children, newly-published research from Northumbria University, Newcastle has revealed that holiday clubs provide many more benefits for both children and parents than previously believed.

Northumbria to lead EU-funded €4.5m COGOV project

Northumbria to lead EU-funded €4.5m COGOV project

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2018 14:58 BST

An international consortium led by Northumbria University has been awarded €4.5m funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme to study how Europe is governed.

Holiday clubs provide far more benefits beyond just providing food, study reveals

Holiday clubs provide far more benefits beyond just providing food, study reveals

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2018 17:28 BST

The largest study of school holiday clubs in England has found that as well as helping to combat childhood hunger, holiday clubs provide a number of social and health benefits including providing children a safe place to play. The extensive findings of the study were released today (Wednesday 30 May) at a special event at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Researcher’s role in emergency phone line recognised with Palace invite

Researcher’s role in emergency phone line recognised with Palace invite

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2018 12:15 BST

A Disaster Management expert from Northumbria University, who spent last summer managing a support line for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, has received royal recognition for her work.

 EXPERT COMMENT: Refugees can actually create jobs for locals in growing cities – if given the chance

EXPERT COMMENT: Refugees can actually create jobs for locals in growing cities – if given the chance

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2018 10:58 BST

Dr Aisling O'Loghlen, Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow in Global Challenges at Northumbria University, discusses how refugees can bring huge benefits to cities around the world.

Keep calm and carry on? Nostalgia and Brexit explored during Northumbria event

Keep calm and carry on? Nostalgia and Brexit explored during Northumbria event

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2018 13:59 BST

The history of British nostalgia and the role it has played in the Brexit process will be explored during an event at Northumbria University.