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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.

Northumbria students’ award-winning designs to tackle global challenge

Northumbria students’ award-winning designs to tackle global challenge

Press releases   •   Aug 25, 2020 12:04 BST

​Two Northumbria students are tackling tomorrow’s most pressing social and environmental issues after being awarded prestigious prizes at the RSA Student Design Awards.

Research reveals toll of pandemic on those with eating disorders

Research reveals toll of pandemic on those with eating disorders

Press releases   •   Aug 24, 2020 08:37 BST

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound, negative impact on nine out of ten people with experience of eating disorders, a new study from Northumbria University, Newcastle, reveals.

Northumbria University renewable energy expert to head up international event

Northumbria University renewable energy expert to head up international event

Press releases   •   Aug 21, 2020 09:05 BST

Professor Nicola Pearsall, Emerita Professor of Renewable Energy at Northumbria University and a world-leading expert on photovoltaics, has been announced as the general chair for this year’s European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC).

Northumbria appoints former MI5 Director General as Visiting Professor
Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing without contact

Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing without contact

Press releases   •   Aug 14, 2020 09:00 BST

​Breakthrough forensic research at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has revealed for the first time that textile fibres can, under certain circumstances, be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact.

North East consortium in the running to secure £50million to boost regional economy
All hands to the sanitiser pump for young entrepreneur

All hands to the sanitiser pump for young entrepreneur

Press releases   •   Aug 10, 2020 12:00 BST

​A Northumbria graduate has turned a free hand sanitiser project into a £100,000 per month business in just 12 weeks.