EXPERT COMMENT: How reading ‘dark academia’ novels can help new students feel more at home at university
Caron Gentry, Professor Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences at Northumbria University, discusses the postive impact that 'dark academia' can have on new university students.
Visit Northumbria’s first Postgraduate Design Degree Exhibition
Collections of work created by recent graduates from Northumbria School of Design are being prepared for display during the first exhibition of work by those who have studied Masters and PhD programmes.
EXPERT COMMENT: Fashion industry’s environmental impact is largely unknown – here’s why
Dr Alana James, Assistant Professor in Fashion at Northumbria University, discusses the environmental uncertainty facing the fashion industry.
Northumbria University rises in the rankings again
Northumbria University is continuing to climb the national league tables, with an eight-place rise in the latest Guardian University Guide to rank 38th* in the UK.
The tree that’s helping women in the criminal justice system tell and own their stories
The ‘Story Chair’ programme is a creative collaboration between social justice charity, Changing Lives and the School of Design at Northumbria University and is supported by the North East Probation Service.
Surprising secrets of Delaval sisters’ portrait revealed
A painting of two daughters from one of the North East’s most well-known families has been brought back to life – with some surprising discoveries made in the process by art conservation experts from Northumbria University.
Fine Art graduate wins prestigious painting prize
Holly Smith, a Fine Art graduate of Northumbria University, was one of 12 final-year students to win the Freelands Painting Prize and is now preparing to exhibit her work in London.
Environmental impact of fashion industry under scrutiny
It is often described as fashion’s dirty secret, and in recent years there has been increasing recognition of the global environmental impact of the textile industry – however, the true scale of the problem is still not fully understood.
Success for Northumbria students and graduates in international design awards
Two graduates, Jai Mistry and Helen Wat, topped their respective categories in the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Student Design Awards, an international scheme that recognises and rewards budding designers who propose creative solutions for tackling key social, environmental and economic issues.
Students and graduates shine in national design competition
Northumbria School of Design excelled once again in London at New Designers 2023, which recognises rising stars whose unique work highlights key themes such as sustainability, mental health, diversity and other vital areas of responsible design.
Digital environment to support student wellbeing secures NHS funding
An academic team from Northumbria University has obtained a grant of £40,000 to establish a pioneering immersive wellbeing environment for students – an initiative with potential for nationwide roll-out.