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Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:09 BST

With the rise in popularity of people growing their own fruit and vegetables, it may be surprising to know that many urban allotments have soil with lead levels above UK guidance values. However, new research from Northumbria University suggests that the national soil guidance should be revised as it does not accurately recognise how lead is stored in the soil and transfers to vegetables.

 Northumbria academic helping to inspire future generations

Northumbria academic helping to inspire future generations

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 12:01 BST

A Northumbria University academic is working to support, inspire and develop future generations within the construction industry.

REVEAL 2019: A summer of success for Northumbria's creatives

REVEAL 2019: A summer of success for Northumbria's creatives

Press releases   •   Jun 14, 2019 15:03 BST

REVEAL 2019 – Northumbria University’s End of Year showcase for its creative programmes – opens to the public on Thursday 20 June.

Northumbria mathematicians to host prestigious Isaac Newton Institute event programme

Northumbria mathematicians to host prestigious Isaac Newton Institute event programme

Press releases   •   Jun 14, 2019 09:58 BST

A six-month long programme of events involving some of the world’s top mathematicians has been announced by academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Multidisciplinary partnership awarded ‘outstanding’ rating

Multidisciplinary partnership awarded ‘outstanding’ rating

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 13:11 BST

Northumbria University is proud to announce that a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, which has brought together industry and academic experts to develop a new biomedical device, has been given the highest possible rating by an independent government assessor.

Adjusting carbon emissions to the Paris climate commitments would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths

Adjusting carbon emissions to the Paris climate commitments would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2019 16:30 BST

Thousands of annual heat-related deaths could be potentially avoided in major US cities if global temperatures are limited to the Paris Climate Goals compared with current climate commitments, according to a new study published today in Science Advances.

Cracking the code this summer

Cracking the code this summer

Press releases   •   May 22, 2019 11:16 BST

Software developed by academics at Northumbria University and the University of Edinburgh has been chosen by Google to take part in its prestigious Summer of Code mentor scheme.

Awards shortlisting for student and school activities

Awards shortlisting for student and school activities

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 14:30 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle has been shortlisted for two awards for the support it gives to school children and its students.

Large Antarctic Ice Shelf, home to UK research station, is about to break apart

Large Antarctic Ice Shelf, home to UK research station, is about to break apart

Press releases   •   Apr 05, 2019 10:30 BST

Glaciology experts have issued evidence that a large section of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, which is home to the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley Research Station, is about break off.

Disaster risk experts join forces to make cities safer in future

Disaster risk experts join forces to make cities safer in future

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2019 09:12 GMT

Cities of the future could be better able to withstand multiple hazards such as floods, earthquakes or landslides, thanks to a £20 million initiative, of which Northumbria University is a key partner.

EXPERT COMMENT: Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2019 11:29 GMT

Ruth Dalton, Professor of Building Usability and Visualisation at Northumbria University, Newcastle, writes about how urban spaces can be designed to be better for walkers if planners understand 'social wayfinding' - or how other people can influence where we choose to walk.

Gatwick experience for engineering students

Gatwick experience for engineering students

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2019 15:42 GMT

Fourteen engineering students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have enjoyed a VIP behind-the-scenes visit to Gatwick Airport to learn how Britain’s second largest airport operates. The visit was arranged by Stewart Wingate, the Chief Executive Officer of Gatwick, who graduated from Northumbria in 1994 and continues to support his alma mater.

Smart sensors could transform how buildings are designed and lived in

Smart sensors could transform how buildings are designed and lived in

Press releases   •   Feb 13, 2019 12:25 GMT

Mould, mildew and damp cause misery for thousands of people in homes across the UK, and cost housing associations, landlords and homeowners millions of pounds a year in repairs.

Researchers find evidence for a new fundamental constant of the Sun

Researchers find evidence for a new fundamental constant of the Sun

Press releases   •   Feb 07, 2019 13:56 GMT

New research undertaken at Northumbria University shows that the Sun’s magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed. Their findings have been reported in the latest edition of the prominent journal, Nature Astronomy.

New world-class Architecture Studios open at Northumbria University, Newcastle

New world-class Architecture Studios open at Northumbria University, Newcastle

Press releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 14:14 GMT

Students and staff from Northumbria’s flagship Architecture programmes are starting to move in to their new, purpose-built studios.

New technologies for renewable energy to be developed by region’s universities

New technologies for renewable energy to be developed by region’s universities

Press releases   •   Feb 04, 2019 10:16 GMT

The North East’s reputation for renewable energy research has received a major boost, with confirmation that the UK’s next generation of doctoral researchers in this field will train in the region.

£700,000 award funds new research into ways to control liquid droplets

£700,000 award funds new research into ways to control liquid droplets

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 11:27 GMT

Academics from Northumbria University are to continue their ground-breaking research into the behaviour of liquids, leading a new project to investigate how to control the way liquids form into droplets.

IT skills shortage after Brexit could affect UK security and economy

IT skills shortage after Brexit could affect UK security and economy

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2019 10:35 GMT

A massive shortage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills and knowledge could be on the way post-Brexit putting the UK’s economy and security at risk.

New online tool to offer support for LGBT+ staff and students

New online tool to offer support for LGBT+ staff and students

Press releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 11:57 GMT

A team from Northumbria University, Newcastle are developing plans for an online platform that would help members of the LGBT+ community to understand their legal rights when they travel abroad.

Low-carbon travel a step closer following international workshop

Low-carbon travel a step closer following international workshop

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 15:55 GMT

New research collaborations have been established between UK and Russian Universities which could see a new generation of low-carbon engines developed – potentially reducing the environmental impact of air and automotive travel in the future.