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Northumbria shortlisted for four national nursing awards

Northumbria shortlisted for four national nursing awards

Press releases   •   Apr 14, 2016 10:36 BST

​Outstanding nursing students and staff from Northumbria University have been shortlisted for four prestigious national awards by the Student Nursing Times.

Northumbria to host major national college sporting championships

Northumbria to host major national college sporting championships

Press releases   •   Apr 11, 2016 15:54 BST

​Almost 1,800 further education and sixth form college students will be heading to Northumbria University this weekend to take part in the AoC Sport National Championships 2016.

Unique trust and university partnership prepares nursing graduates the Northumbria way

Unique trust and university partnership prepares nursing graduates the Northumbria way

Press releases   •   Apr 07, 2016 16:13 BST

​Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria University have joined forces in a unique partnership to develop an innovative new way of training people with healthcare experience to become nurses.

Leading neuroscientist to deliver free public lecture

Leading neuroscientist to deliver free public lecture

Press releases   •   Apr 06, 2016 14:35 BST

​One of the UK’s foremost neuroscientists is to deliver a free public lecture at Northumbria University later this month.

Experts to debate how to achieve justice for children and families

Experts to debate how to achieve justice for children and families

Press releases   •   Mar 31, 2016 10:06 BST

​Pressing issues in achieving justice for families and children will be debated at a major international research and practice conference being held at Northumbria University later this year.

Impaired vision helps students to experience playing sports with a disability

Press releases   •   Mar 17, 2016 10:41 GMT

​Sport Coaching students from Northumbria University have worked with footballers with visual impairments to better understand the needs of sports people with disabilities.

 Premier League referees prepare for South American heat at Northumbria

Premier League referees prepare for South American heat at Northumbria

Press releases   •   Jan 26, 2016 13:56 GMT

​Two Premier League football officials prepared for a stint in South America by training in Northumbria University’s state-of-the-art environmental chamber.

Northumbria University receives ‘outstanding’ rating for its Teach First programme

Northumbria University receives ‘outstanding’ rating for its Teach First programme

Press releases   •   Jan 20, 2016 16:47 GMT

​An Ofsted inspection of teacher training provided by Northumbria University has been rated as ‘outstanding’ – meaning the University has now held this rating for 14 years.

Northumbria academic brings life-saving surgery to Sri Lanka for first time

Northumbria academic brings life-saving surgery to Sri Lanka for first time

Press releases   •   Dec 16, 2015 14:33 GMT

​A Northumbria University academic is playing the lead role in bringing heart and lung transplants to Sri Lanka – a country where this life-saving surgery has not previously been available.

Does the Citizens Advice Bureau help to reduce stress?

Does the Citizens Advice Bureau help to reduce stress?

Press releases   •   Dec 16, 2015 11:45 GMT

​Researchers from Northumbria University are to take part in an innovative study examining the impact the Citizens Advice Bureau can have on people’s health.

Global experts to debate the latest in diet, exercise and sports performance

Global experts to debate the latest in diet, exercise and sports performance

Press releases   •   Dec 10, 2015 14:31 GMT

Some of the world’s leading researchers will present the latest findings in how diets, supplements and exercise can affect health and sporting performance at a major conference in Newcastle next week (15-17 December).

Northumbria graduate cooks up a storm with TV chef

Northumbria graduate cooks up a storm with TV chef

Press releases   •   Dec 08, 2015 12:18 GMT

​A Northumbria University graduate is working with Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food on a mission to get the North East cooking healthily.

University saves one million bottles going to waste

University saves one million bottles going to waste

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2015 09:52 GMT

Innovative water dispensing machines used by gym-goers at Northumbria University’s Sport Central have now been used one million times, saving bottles from waste and supporting sustainability.

COMMENT: How to close the north-south divide between secondary schools

COMMENT: How to close the north-south divide between secondary schools

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2015 16:33 GMT

​Michael Jopling, Professor in Education, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at Northumbria University, discusses the north-south divide affecting secondary schools for The Conversation.

 Recognition for role in caring for older people

Recognition for role in caring for older people

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2015 11:28 GMT

Two of Northumbria’s leading academics specialising in the care of older people have been invited to an event at the House of Lords to commend the work of nurses in this field.

 National cricketing officials bowled over by student’s success

National cricketing officials bowled over by student’s success

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2015 10:28 GMT

A Northumbria University sports student has been awarded a prestigious national award from the England and Wales Cricketing Board this month.

 A seat at the top table for Northumbria nursing student

A seat at the top table for Northumbria nursing student

Press releases   •   Oct 29, 2015 11:19 GMT

​A Northumbria University student has been appointed to the Royal College of Nursing’s national Students’ Committee.

 Chief Nursing Officer for England visits Northumbria to meet nursing students

Chief Nursing Officer for England visits Northumbria to meet nursing students

Press releases   •   Oct 28, 2015 14:52 GMT

​The Chief Nursing Officer for England has visited Northumbria University to meet with nursing students and lecturers and discuss the opportunities for nursing in the future.

 Northumbria University scientists provide expertise to world-leading human performance lab

Northumbria University scientists provide expertise to world-leading human performance lab

Press releases   •   Oct 12, 2015 12:47 BST

Scientists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are working with one of the world’s largest consumer healthcare companies to test the performance of elite athletes such as Olympic diver Tom Daley. One of these projects is examining the use of protein in exercise recovery and the other is aimed at improving our understanding of the brain’s influence in decision making.

Black Dog on campus helps to stimulate depression discussion

Black Dog on campus helps to stimulate depression discussion

Press releases   •   Oct 09, 2015 15:08 BST

Nursing students from Northumbria University are working to raise awareness of mental health issues in advance of World Mental Health Day on Saturday (10 October).