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Online tool keeps families connected during lockdown

Online tool keeps families connected during lockdown

Press releases   •   Nov 25, 2020 09:58 GMT

Social isolation and loneliness have affected many people during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially those with limited access to digital technology.

Better access to justice needed for victims of gender-based violence

Better access to justice needed for victims of gender-based violence

Press releases   •   Nov 23, 2020 11:49 GMT

Family justice experts from Northumbria University are calling for changes to the support given by government to victims of gender-based violence, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From Flooding to Covid-19

From Flooding to Covid-19

Press releases   •   Nov 23, 2020 09:14 GMT

Government call for greater financial support for those waiting for Universal Credit

Government call for greater financial support for those waiting for Universal Credit

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2020 12:56 GMT

​A Northumbria University academic is calling on the Government to provide financial support to people waiting for their first Universal Credit payment.

Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic

Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic

Press releases   •   Nov 18, 2020 11:42 GMT

Those experiencing poor sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic are being invited to take part in an online treatment study run by sleep experts at Northumbria University.

Project explores Covid-19 changes to police interview techniques

Project explores Covid-19 changes to police interview techniques

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2020 13:44 GMT

A new research project is to examine what difference the use of telephone or video calls, as opposed to face to face participation, has on the fairness and effectiveness of police interviews, carried out with witnesses, victims and suspects of crime.

Fashion industry’s hidden environmental timebomb revealed

Fashion industry’s hidden environmental timebomb revealed

Press releases   •   Nov 12, 2020 08:00 GMT

The devastating environmental impact of plastic clothing hangers has been revealed for the first time – with calls for the fashion industry to urgently address the issue.

Scientists to help forecast space weather threats

Scientists to help forecast space weather threats

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2020 10:18 GMT

A Northumbria University solar physicist is part of a team of scientists working on a new project to improve the ability of the Met Office to forecast space weather and its potential disruption to activities on Earth.

Northumbria research helping to change lives
Should we be concerned about greater use of personal data during Covid-19?
Northumbria students learn to be agile in challenging business environment

Northumbria students learn to be agile in challenging business environment

Press releases   •   Nov 03, 2020 10:57 GMT

​Students at Northumbria University are learning what it means to be agile in an ever-changing marketplace, with support from one of the world’s most renowned business support companies.

Voluntary action and Covid-19 – new research will explore lessons learnt and recommendations for UK recovery

Voluntary action and Covid-19 – new research will explore lessons learnt and recommendations for UK recovery

Press releases   •   Nov 03, 2020 09:00 GMT

Experts from across academia and the voluntary sector are to carry out a major research project into the role of voluntary action in the Covid-19 pandemic – exploring the challenges, what worked well and making recommendations to inform planning for future crises.

Northumbria’s degree apprenticeship partners recognised in new national leaderboard
International research to investigate the impact of social distancing measures on mental health

International research to investigate the impact of social distancing measures on mental health

Press releases   •   Nov 02, 2020 08:00 GMT

Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are investigating the effects of social distancing on mental health, quality of life and the use of social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New museum resource supports health and social care professionals working with older people

New museum resource supports health and social care professionals working with older people

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2020 12:10 GMT

Northumbria University and ​Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) have joined forces to show health and social care professionals how TWAM’s museum resources and collections can support quality of life improvements for older people.

Northumbria researchers tackling the challenges of Covid-19
New centre to address challenges of digital citizenship

New centre to address challenges of digital citizenship

Press releases   •   Oct 28, 2020 09:00 GMT

A new £9m research centre, which will allow citizens across the country to grasp the possibilities of the digital revolution, has been announced.

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.