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Northumbria students invited to train with Rugby World Cup team!

Northumbria students invited to train with Rugby World Cup team!

Press releases   •   Oct 09, 2015 14:33 BST

​Northumbria University students have had the opportunity of a lifetime after being invited to train alongside the Tongan Rugby World Cup team.

Northumbria space researcher soars into the stratosphere with industry award

Northumbria space researcher soars into the stratosphere with industry award

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2015 12:34 BST

A Northumbria student is celebrating stratospheric success after receiving industry recognition for his work in helping combat astronauts’ back pain when they return home from space.

 Northumbria invites you to explore ideas of citizenship at major UK humanities festival

Northumbria invites you to explore ideas of citizenship at major UK humanities festival

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2015 11:10 BST

​“This city is what it is because our citizens are what they are”, or so the philosopher Plato once said. But what does it mean to be a citizen? And how have Newcastle’s citizens shaped our city through the ages?

COMMENT: Living longer, sicker lives? Make lifestyle changes to remain healthier in old age

COMMENT: Living longer, sicker lives? Make lifestyle changes to remain healthier in old age

Press releases   •   Sep 21, 2015 09:32 BST

Life expectancy across the world is growing, but the number of those extra years in which we’re healthy is not rising at the same rate.

Northumbria researcher redefines the rules of chemistry

Northumbria researcher redefines the rules of chemistry

Press releases   •   Sep 18, 2015 11:49 BST

Research by a Northumbria academic could have a significant impact on the teaching of chemistry after he developed a radical new interpretation of a 99-year-old rule featured in all standard textbooks.

COMMENT: Legend portrays Kray twins through prism of current attitudes to violent crime

COMMENT: Legend portrays Kray twins through prism of current attitudes to violent crime

Press releases   •   Sep 14, 2015 15:38 BST

In the very first line of Legend, the new Kray twins film starring Tom Hardy (and Tom Hardy), we hear that everyone in the East End has a story about the Krays and that therefore separating the truth from the lies is rarely straightforward.

Smoking and drinking are in top 10 causes of death in UK

Smoking and drinking are in top 10 causes of death in UK

Press releases   •   Sep 11, 2015 11:47 BST

Smoking is the number one cause of death in the UK – which has also seen an increase in deaths due to alcohol use – according to a new global study published today in The Lancet (Friday 11 September).

Inspirational African experience for new sports president

Inspirational African experience for new sports president

Press releases   •   Aug 27, 2015 16:24 BST

Northumbria University’s new student sports president has returned from a six-week trip to Africa inspired to get more students involved in sport at every level.

AHRC appointment for Lucy Winskell

AHRC appointment for Lucy Winskell

Press releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 11:44 BST

​Lucy Winskell OBE DL, Northumbria’s Pro-Vice Chancellor of Business and Engagement, has been appointed to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

 Northumbria University plays important role in developing sport in Zambia

Northumbria University plays important role in developing sport in Zambia

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2015 11:20 BST

​Staff from Northumbria University have attended the first ever conference discussing how to develop sport in Zambia this week.

COMMENT: Children at risk of extremism could fall through growing gaps in school system

COMMENT: Children at risk of extremism could fall through growing gaps in school system

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2015 11:10 BST

Michael Jopling, Professor in Education, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, Northumbria University, comments on the risk of extremism in school children for The Conversation.

Undiagnosed hearing difficulties identified thanks to new project

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2015 16:58 BST

A Northumbria University lecturer has been jointly awarded the prestigious Advancing Healthcare award for his work to improve access to health services for people with learning disabilities.

Football ace Alice Harkness scores first class degree from Northumbria University

Football ace Alice Harkness scores first class degree from Northumbria University

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2015 16:56 BST

Goalkeeper Alice Harkness has hit the back of the net after graduating from Northumbria University, Newcastle, with first class honours.

Awards commend the best new nurses

Awards commend the best new nurses

Press releases   •   Jul 20, 2015 00:00 BST

Five Northumbria University students have been presented with a prestigious award for their efforts while training to become nurses and midwives in local hospitals.

Research reveals impact of the school holidays on struggling families

Research reveals impact of the school holidays on struggling families

Press releases   •   Jul 20, 2015 00:00 BST

More than six out of 10 parents with household incomes of less than £25,000 are struggling to feed their children outside of term time according to crucial new research by Northumbria University.

Leading neuroscientist Baroness Greenfield becomes Doctor of Science

Leading neuroscientist Baroness Greenfield becomes Doctor of Science

Press releases   •   Jul 13, 2015 00:00 BST

Baroness Susan Greenfield has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by Northumbria University, Newcastle, for her ground-breaking research into Alzheimer’s disease.

COMMENT: The Ashes: sledging is ‘OK as long as you realise where the line is’

COMMENT: The Ashes: sledging is ‘OK as long as you realise where the line is’

Press releases   •   Jul 07, 2015 00:00 BST

On the eve of The Ashes, Dr Paul Davis, Senior Lecturer and Research Lead for Sport Coaching and Psychology at Northumbria University writes for The Conversation on how cricketers ‘sledge’ to get under the skin of opposing teams

Gym steroid use has impact on memory

Gym steroid use has impact on memory

Press releases   •   Jul 07, 2015 00:00 BST

People using anabolic steroids to improve muscle growth and sporting performance are far more likely to experience issues with their memory, according to new research from Northumbria University.

COMMENT: How the parrot got its chat (and its dance moves)

COMMENT: How the parrot got its chat (and its dance moves)

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2015 00:00 BST

Dr Larry Taylor, from the Department of Psychology, discusses how parrots are able to 'speak' by imitating the noises of other species.

Multi award-winning filmmaker creates breech pregnancy animation

Multi award-winning filmmaker creates breech pregnancy animation

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2015 00:00 BST

An award-winning filmmaker has used animation to explore the choices women need to make when faced with the dilemma of a breech pregnancy.