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EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2020 16:33 BST

​Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.

EXPERT COMMENT: Back pain: four ways to fix bad lockdown posture – by copying astronauts

EXPERT COMMENT: Back pain: four ways to fix bad lockdown posture – by copying astronauts

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2020 13:15 BST

Lockdown could be bad for you back. Thanks to measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are now working from home. This means you might not be moving around as much, and your home desk setup (and the posture you adopt while working) might not be as good as it should be. These are all things that can lead to back pain.

Northumbria University part of £3.9m national collaboration to support academic engagement with public policy

Northumbria University part of £3.9m national collaboration to support academic engagement with public policy

Press releases   •   Jul 02, 2020 07:30 BST

Northumbria University has joined forces with UCL and the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester and Nottingham, as well as Parliament, Government and policy organisations, in a project to explore ways of improving academic-policy engagement.

Northumbria has the talent!

Northumbria has the talent!

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2020 13:14 BST

​A team of marketing students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been crowned winners of this year’s UK Data and Marketing Association (DMA) Talent Marketing Challenge.

EXPERT COMMENT - Women leaders and coronavirus: look beyond stereotypes to find the secret of their success

EXPERT COMMENT - Women leaders and coronavirus: look beyond stereotypes to find the secret of their success

Press releases   •   Jun 30, 2020 13:47 BST

​Professor Kate Maclean of Northumbria University’s Centre for International Development, discusses the success of women leaders in handling COVID 19.

Northern Writers’ Awards 2020: winners announced

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2020 17:06 BST

Twenty-six writers from a record 1,800 entrants have received awards worth over £45,000 to support their unpublished work-in-progress in this year’s Northern Writers’ Awards.

Northumbria is top rated UK young university in global rankings

Northumbria is top rated UK young university in global rankings

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2020 12:43 BST

​Northumbria University’s growing global reputation for academic excellence has been reinforced after becoming the highest placed UK university in the latest world rankings.

Northumbria Professor receives inspirational award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Northumbria Professor receives inspirational award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2020 11:34 BST

A Professor in Northumbria University’s Department of Applied Sciences has won a top national award from The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Digital approach helps vulnerable people to live more independently

Digital approach helps vulnerable people to live more independently

Press releases   •   Jun 23, 2020 12:21 BST

Researchers at ​Northumbria University are testing and developing a range of smart digital technologies to help some of the most vulnerable people in society live more independently.

Belief in 5G COVID-19 conspiracy theories linked to violence, reveals Northumbria study

Belief in 5G COVID-19 conspiracy theories linked to violence, reveals Northumbria study

Press releases   •   Jun 22, 2020 07:00 BST

Psychologists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have provided the first scientific evidence of the link between violent behaviour towards the telecommunications sector and 5G COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs.

One in four UK adults at risk of hunger and potential malnutrition following lockdown

One in four UK adults at risk of hunger and potential malnutrition following lockdown

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2020 22:10 BST

One in four adults in the UK are experiencing food insecurity, which is likely to have left them susceptible to hunger and potential malnutrition, during the COVID-19 pandemic. That is the main finding of a survey published today by Feeding Britain and Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab.

Northumbria design alumni on defying the odds in life and business

Northumbria design alumni on defying the odds in life and business

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2020 15:34 BST

Success hasn’t been easy for Northumbria University alumni and entrepreneur, Rob Law.

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Redesigning their futures – no stopping the Fashion class of 2020

Redesigning their futures – no stopping the Fashion class of 2020

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2020 14:02 BST

Fashion students from Northumbria University have proved that the Coronavirus pandemic is no obstacle to creativity after their work was selected to appear in a national newspaper.

University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic

University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2020 12:16 BST

Four out of ten university students have reported they are worried that they will run out of food as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The findings have been submitted to the UK Education Select Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services.

Students reimagine food economy at international Biodesign Challenge Summit

Students reimagine food economy at international Biodesign Challenge Summit

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2020 10:53 BST

A team of students selected by the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment, a collaborative initiative between Northumbria and Newcastle universities, will be competing as finalists for their biotech-based design project in the Biodesign Challenge Summit 2020, June 15-19.

Beer festivals are significant for UK local economies, according to Northumbria University research

Beer festivals are significant for UK local economies, according to Northumbria University research

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2020 14:19 BST

​A Northumbria University study has highlighted the positive impact of beer festivals on the UK economy.

Thousands of tonnes of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits

Thousands of tonnes of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits

Press releases   •   Jun 08, 2020 10:00 BST

A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine environments every year – but this could be reduced by as much as 30% if we made a small change to our laundry habits. The ​findings have been published by the scientific journal ​PLOS ONE for ​World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June.

Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown

Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown

Press releases   •   Jun 08, 2020 08:30 BST

In a study conducted by Northumbria University around half of the children who received free school meal vouchers are reporting a significant drop in their intake of fruit and vegetables since schools closed due to COVID-19 in March, yet many reported a large increase in consumption of sugary drinks and snacks.

Top appointment for Northumbria academic

Top appointment for Northumbria academic

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2020 08:48 BST