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Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!

Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2020 14:45 BST

Our first digital-only 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.

England’s biggest ever Boccia Open comes to Northumbria’s Sport Central

England’s biggest ever Boccia Open comes to Northumbria’s Sport Central

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2020 17:29 GMT

North East based not-for-profit organisation SMILE Through Sport, founded by Northumbria alumnus and Paralympian Stephen Miller MBE, is hosting the biggest ever Boccia open event to take place in England.

Exercise can reduce side effects of prostate cancer hormone therapy

Exercise can reduce side effects of prostate cancer hormone therapy

Press releases   •   Jan 06, 2020 15:16 GMT

A leading expert in how exercise can help improve quality of life for cancer patients and survivors has published his latest research showing the benefits exercise can bring to men with advanced prostate cancer.

Sport to promote economic and social development in Zambia

Sport to promote economic and social development in Zambia

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2019 12:15 GMT

A cohort of five students and staff from Northumbria University will visit Zambia next summer to take part in the Volunteer Zambia programme, an initiative that Northumbria has played a significant role in over the last 15 years.

New world record for Northumbria Paralympic swimmer

New world record for Northumbria Paralympic swimmer

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2019 17:00 GMT

Northumbria University swimmer and five times Paralympic medallist Taka Suzuki, has set a new world record in the S4 100m Freestyle Short Course.

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.

Rugby ace Matt Dawson tries Northumbria’s hospitality

Rugby ace Matt Dawson tries Northumbria’s hospitality

Press releases   •   Oct 23, 2018 10:24 BST

Rugby star and TV presenter Matt Dawson touched down at Northumbria University, Newcastle, to explore the latest in student accommodation and catch-up with some of rugby’s rising talent.

Howzat: Limitations of batsmen rankings revealed

Howzat: Limitations of batsmen rankings revealed

Press releases   •   Oct 02, 2018 14:46 BST

Current systems for ranking the best batsmen in test cricket have been bowled out by a new study. In a paper which could give sleepless night to cricket statisticians all over the world, researchers from Newcastle and Northumbria universities delivered their ‘out’ verdict to current methods after analysing the two most popular test cricket rankings.

Northumbria’s Far Eastern rugby adventure

Northumbria’s Far Eastern rugby adventure

Press releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 11:34 BST

A rugby team from Northumbria University, Newcastle, travelled 6,000 miles to China as part of an exciting new sporting partnership.

The UK’s greatest event of 2018 is here

The UK’s greatest event of 2018 is here

Press releases   •   Jun 22, 2018 09:55 BST

If you thought the Royal Wedding was big then you haven’t seen anything yet! The Great Exhibition of the North launches at 1pm today, Friday 22 June – and Northumbria University is at the heart of the action.

‘Take On Tomorrow’ with the new edition of Northumbria University News

‘Take On Tomorrow’ with the new edition of Northumbria University News

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2018 11:02 BST

The spring edition of Northumbria University News is here.

Great Exhibition of the North programme announced

Great Exhibition of the North programme announced

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2018 12:27 GMT

A cultural extravaganza will take place in Newcastle and Gateshead this summer, with staff and students from Northumbria University supporting the festival through a wide variety of events and activities.

Academic recognised for distinguished contribution to sport psychology

Academic recognised for distinguished contribution to sport psychology

Press releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 10:43 GMT

A Northumbria University academic who specialises in the psychological factors around football has been recognised for her distinguished contribution to sport and exercise psychology.

University teaching excellence recognised nationally

University teaching excellence recognised nationally

Press releases   •   Jun 22, 2017 11:26 BST

Northumbria University’s teaching excellence has been recognised in a Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The new national scheme is aimed at assessing the quality of undergraduate teaching in universities, colleges and other higher education providers.

Highest ever ranking for Northumbria

Highest ever ranking for Northumbria

Press releases   •   May 16, 2017 17:09 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has climbed to 48th place in the 2018 Guardian University League Table – its highest ever position.

Read All About It!

Read All About It!

Press releases   •   Mar 10, 2017 15:00 GMT

Celebrate the arrival of Spring 2017 with the new issue of Northumbria University News - available on campus from Monday 13 March!

Scholarship scheme provides support for postgraduate study

Scholarship scheme provides support for postgraduate study

Press releases   •   Jan 11, 2017 11:46 GMT

Students who have been offered places on postgraduate courses at Northumbria University are being encouraged to apply for one of 50 scholarships currently available.

Partnership brings Europe’s top basketball players to Northumbria University

Partnership brings Europe’s top basketball players to Northumbria University

Press releases   •   Dec 07, 2016 15:44 GMT

Up to 80 professional basketball players from all corners of Europe will be coming to Northumbria University, Newcastle, next summer to help build a career beyond their playing days.

TV crew explore Northumbria’s state-of-the-art facilities

TV crew explore Northumbria’s state-of-the-art facilities

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 15:20 BST

Scientists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are working with Channel 4 on a documentary examining the latest in fitness trends.