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Transformative learning programme to improve workplace wellbeing and cut business costs

Transformative learning programme to improve workplace wellbeing and cut business costs

Press releases   •   Oct 27, 2020 11:06 GMT

Organisations across the UK and beyond are set to benefit from a unique NHS- academic partnership which sees a focus on staff safety and morale – and delivers significant cost savings.

Northumbria University unveils Being Human festival events

Northumbria University unveils Being Human festival events

Press releases   •   Oct 27, 2020 09:10 GMT

Academics from Northumbria University are once again taking part in the national Being Human festival – hosting a variety of free online events which celebrate the humanities and all they have to offer.

Seven awards shortlisting showcases Northumbria’s nursing excellence

Seven awards shortlisting showcases Northumbria’s nursing excellence

Press releases   •   Oct 26, 2020 12:30 GMT

​Northumbria University’s reputation for excellence in nursing is being recognised at a national level after being shortlisted for a record seven titles in the annual ​Student Nursing Times Awards.

Research reveals UK risks losing vital manufacturing skills forever - due to Covid-19
EXPERT COMMENT: Up to 40% of UK retail space is not needed – here’s what can be done with it

EXPERT COMMENT: Up to 40% of UK retail space is not needed – here’s what can be done with it

Press releases   •   Oct 23, 2020 13:41 BST

The UK high street has been badly hit by COVID-19 restrictions - and it is shining a spotlight on the huge amount of retail floorspace that is not needed. Paul Greenhalgh, Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration at Northumbria University, writes about the challenges facing the sector for The Conversation.

Ground-breaking projects celebrated at regional tech awards

Ground-breaking projects celebrated at regional tech awards

Press releases   •   Oct 22, 2020 15:19 BST

Ground-breaking technology projects, led by Northumbria University, have won awards and received a special commendation at an event showcasing the best of the North East’s talent.

Northumbria University joins new employability programme for autistic students

Northumbria University joins new employability programme for autistic students

Press releases   •   Oct 19, 2020 10:29 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has joined The Employ Autism Higher Education Network, a ground-breaking higher education employability programme, which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.

EXPERT COMMENT - World Menopause Day: how cultural representations of ‘the change’ are empowering women

EXPERT COMMENT - World Menopause Day: how cultural representations of ‘the change’ are empowering women

Press releases   •   Oct 16, 2020 10:33 BST

Ahead of World Menopause Day on Sunday 18 October, Katy Shaw, Professor of Contemporary Writings at Northumbria University, discusses the important role popular culture is playing in changing perceptions of the menopause.

Migration, Adaptation, Innovation 1500-1800 – Role of immigration and knowledge exchange explored in £1.2m research project

Migration, Adaptation, Innovation 1500-1800 – Role of immigration and knowledge exchange explored in £1.2m research project

Press releases   •   Oct 15, 2020 10:42 BST

​A Northumbria University historian has been awarded £1.2m to research the role immigration played in developing new technologies around the eve of the Industrial Revolution.

Programme to boost SME recovery kicks off

Programme to boost SME recovery kicks off

Press releases   •   Oct 15, 2020 09:00 BST

A new, fully-funded leadership programme, created specifically to help SMEs build resilience, tackle the challenges they’re facing during Covid-19, and drive future growth, is now underway with its first cohort from across the region.

Learn to code at free virtual event

Learn to code at free virtual event

Press releases   •   Oct 12, 2020 11:28 BST

Northumbria University is running a free online coding workshop, allowing people to gain new digital skills from the comfort of their own home.

Gender-based violence during lockdown: media reports may have missed the true picture

Gender-based violence during lockdown: media reports may have missed the true picture

Press releases   •   Sep 25, 2020 11:44 BST

The ability of gender-based violence victims to access support services during the Covid-19 lockdown has not been accurately portrayed in the media, with potentially damaging consequences, according to new research.

Fungi in a warmer world – research project will explore impact of global warming on fungi species

Fungi in a warmer world – research project will explore impact of global warming on fungi species

Press releases   •   Sep 22, 2020 11:02 BST

Scientists from universities in the UK, US and Argentina are joining forces in a $1m research project to discover what impact an increase in global temperatures could have on the millions of species of fungi around the world.

Reconnection Nanojets in the Solar Corona: a breakthrough shedding light on the mystery of the Sun’s million-degree atmosphere

Reconnection Nanojets in the Solar Corona: a breakthrough shedding light on the mystery of the Sun’s million-degree atmosphere

Press releases   •   Sep 21, 2020 16:20 BST

A team of scientists has discovered new activity within the Sun’s atmosphere which could explain how it reaches temperatures of more than a million degrees.

Law academic secures prestigious research grant

Law academic secures prestigious research grant

Press releases   •   Sep 18, 2020 14:09 BST

​Professor Gita Gill from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been awarded a British Academy Grant to investigate the impact of compulsory land acquisition on poor communities for major infrastructure projects.

Fashion graduates set to impress during London Fashion Week

Fashion graduates set to impress during London Fashion Week

Press releases   •   Sep 16, 2020 11:47 BST

Recent graduates from Northumbria University’s fashion programmes are to have their work showcased during a series of events, organised by the Graduate Fashion Foundation and taking place throughout London Fashion Week.

Experiences of Covid-19 volunteers told through interactive map
Northumbria climbs into top 30 of UK university league table

Northumbria climbs into top 30 of UK university league table

Press releases   •   Sep 08, 2020 17:13 BST

​Northumbria University is now ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK after a significant 20 place rise in ​The Guardian University Guide 2021.

Teaching Martin Luther King and the US civil rights movement in the age of Black Lives Matter

Teaching Martin Luther King and the US civil rights movement in the age of Black Lives Matter

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2020 14:53 BST

The way in which Black British history and the US civil rights movement are taught in UK schools needs to be updated to include more emphasis on Britain’s racial minorities and imperial past, according to new research.

North of Tyne back scientists in green revolution

North of Tyne back scientists in green revolution

Press releases   •   Aug 27, 2020 12:14 BST

The North of Tyne Combined Authority is backing the scientists of the future with plans to boost green technology and manufacturing in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.