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Gatwick experience for engineering students

Gatwick experience for engineering students

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2019 15:42 GMT

Fourteen engineering students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have enjoyed a VIP behind-the-scenes visit to Gatwick Airport to learn how Britain’s second largest airport operates. The visit was arranged by Stewart Wingate, the Chief Executive Officer of Gatwick, who graduated from Northumbria in 1994 and continues to support his alma mater.

Smart sensors could transform how buildings are designed and lived in

Smart sensors could transform how buildings are designed and lived in

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2019 12:25 GMT

Mould, mildew and damp cause misery for thousands of people in homes across the UK, and cost housing associations, landlords and homeowners millions of pounds a year in repairs.

Partners in detecting and preventing crime: university and police join forces

Partners in detecting and preventing crime: university and police join forces

Press Releases   •   Feb 12, 2019 10:09 GMT

Northumbria University and Northumbria Police have joined forces in an exciting partnership to help educate the next generation of officers.

EXPERT COMMENT: Emoji are becoming more inclusive, but not necessarily more representative

EXPERT COMMENT: Emoji are becoming more inclusive, but not necessarily more representative

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2019 16:09 GMT

Selina Jeanne Sutton, PhD Researcher at Northumbria University, explores the latest emoji list released this year, and the social and cultural impact of their usage.

Researchers find evidence for a new fundamental constant of the Sun

Researchers find evidence for a new fundamental constant of the Sun

Press Releases   •   Feb 07, 2019 13:56 GMT

New research undertaken at Northumbria University shows that the Sun’s magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed. Their findings have been reported in the latest edition of the prominent journal, Nature Astronomy.

EXPERT COMMENT: Ponds can absorb more carbon than woodland – here’s how they can fight climate change in your garden

EXPERT COMMENT: Ponds can absorb more carbon than woodland – here’s how they can fight climate change in your garden

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 18:18 GMT

Mike Jeffries, Associate Professor in Ecology, discusses how ponds are more than just a decorative garden piece and how they could be a good tool in helping combat climate change.

New world-class Architecture Studios open at Northumbria University, Newcastle

New world-class Architecture Studios open at Northumbria University, Newcastle

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 14:14 GMT

Students and staff from Northumbria’s flagship Architecture programmes are starting to move in to their new, purpose-built studios.

New technologies for renewable energy to be developed by region’s universities

New technologies for renewable energy to be developed by region’s universities

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 10:16 GMT

The North East’s reputation for renewable energy research has received a major boost, with confirmation that the UK’s next generation of doctoral researchers in this field will train in the region.

Researchers from Northumbria join £200m UKRI research hubs tackling world’s toughest challenges

Researchers from Northumbria join £200m UKRI research hubs tackling world’s toughest challenges

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2019 16:09 GMT

Northumbria University is delighted to be working with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), colleagues around the world, and global organisations on interdisciplinary research into key global challenges.

Funding to help hospital staff manage night shift fatigue

Funding to help hospital staff manage night shift fatigue

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2019 09:55 GMT

Hospital staff are set to benefit from a new study that aims to help them manage the tiredness and fatigue they experience when working night shifts.