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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.

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.

Watch this space – Northumbria graduate designers tipped as rising stars

Watch this space – Northumbria graduate designers tipped as rising stars

Press releases   •   Aug 07, 2020 13:12 BST

The skills and vision of Graphic Design graduates from Northumbria University have been recognised during the UK’s biggest annual celebration of up-and-coming design talent.

Support for SMEs and students through Northumbria paid internship scheme

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2020 13:30 BST

Businesses working in the creative and cultural sectors have been among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many smaller organisations facing a massive loss of revenue.

Fashion students make the cut – Northumbria designers named as finalists in prestigious industry awards

Fashion students make the cut – Northumbria designers named as finalists in prestigious industry awards

Press releases   •   Jul 20, 2020 16:27 BST

The design talents of students from Northumbria University have been highlighted after six were named as finalists in the influential Graduate Fashion Foundation Awards.

EXPERT COMMENT: Does design thinking hold the key to business growth during COVID-19

Press releases   •   Jul 15, 2020 19:38 BST

With the IMF warning that the ‘Great Lockdown’ global recession will be the worst since the Great Depression, organisations are being forced to reset and reinvent faster than ever before. The race is on for entrepreneurs and business owners to craft new plans, develop new products and deliver new solutions in order to survive.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!

Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2020 14:45 BST

Our first digital-only edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.

Student’s design chosen for NHS tribute

Student’s design chosen for NHS tribute

Press releases   •   May 28, 2020 13:45 BST

An illustration by a Northumbria University fashion student has been chosen by luxury British fashion label Alexander McQueen to appear in a campaign thanking the NHS.