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Join the virtual Douglas Coupland conference

Join the virtual Douglas Coupland conference

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2021 13:22 BST

Northumbria University has collaborated with two other universities to organise a free online conference dedicated to the Canadian writer and artist, Douglas Coupland, to mark the 30th Anniversary of his first novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture.

What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched

What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2021 07:36 GMT

The Northern Culture All Party Parliamentary Group, supported by Northumbria University, will launch its first Inquiry into what Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover.

Research sheds new light on the teaching of contemporary British literature in global higher education

Research sheds new light on the teaching of contemporary British literature in global higher education

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 09:27 GMT

British literature has always been a popular area of study in UK universities, but new research has revealed for the first time how and where contemporary British literature is being taught in higher education institutions around the world.

Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds

Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2021 11:04 GMT

A new initiative co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by the New Statesman and Daily Mirror aims to increase opportunities for aspiring writers and journalists from under-represented backgrounds.

EXPERT COMMENT: Bitcoin isn’t getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked

EXPERT COMMENT: Bitcoin isn’t getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2021 13:00 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, explores environmental myths around cryptocurrency.

Samling Institute partnership is music to the ears of Northumbria students

Samling Institute partnership is music to the ears of Northumbria students

Press releases   •   Feb 10, 2021 08:15 GMT

Northumbria University has signed a partnership agreement with Samling Institute for Young Artists, bringing the Hexham-based charity’s internationally recognised expertise in training young voices to students across the University.

Hands on approach to tackling Covid-19 with new sanitisation device

Hands on approach to tackling Covid-19 with new sanitisation device

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2020 09:09 GMT

A North East collaboration between a young entrepreneur, a university and an engineering company has led to the development of a revolutionary new hand sanitisation device which could help slow the global spread of diseases such as Covid-19.

The art of social distancing - new project to explore how research and practice in the arts can inform social distancing policy in UK cities

The art of social distancing - new project to explore how research and practice in the arts can inform social distancing policy in UK cities

Press releases   •   Dec 01, 2020 10:15 GMT

Academics are to work with resilience planners from UK cities to explore how art and performance could be used to establish successful social distancing strategies.

Northumbria to support National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange

Northumbria to support National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange

Press releases   •   Nov 26, 2020 10:04 GMT

Northumbria University is to play a key role in a new National Centre designed to support knowledge exchange between higher education institutions and the UK’s arts and culture sector.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.