First university hosting of international volunteering conference highlights value of collaboration
Northumbria University has been confirmed as the first academic institution to host the prestigious International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) conference organised annually by the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, known as Forum, in 2024.
Read the latest issue of Northumbria University News: Autumn 2023 edition
The Autumn 2023 edition of Northumbria University’s newspaper is available to collect on campus or read online now.
EXPERT COMMENT: Building on the greenbelt is central to solving the housing crisis – just look at how the edges of cities have changed
In an article written for The Conversation, Cameron McEwan, Associate Professor in Architecture at Northumbria University and Andreas Lechner, Associate Professor at Graz University of Technology, focus their research on the urban-nature divide, providing a solution of building on the greenbelt to solve the housing crisis.
Humanity for Habitat – saving nature at home
The important role of managing residential gardens and yards to promote biodiversity is the focus of a new study led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and co-authored by an academic from Northumbria University.
EXPERT COMMENT: How community gardening could ease your climate concerns
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Jose Yong explores climate anxiety and how community gardening can be used as a tool to manage this.
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.
Clear-out collaboration keeps Newcastle clean
Students in Newcastle have helped divert tonnes of waste from landfill and raised thousands of pounds for charity as part of a city-wide campaign.
Commitment to sustainable development recognised
Northumbria University has been ranked among the world’s top institutions for sustainability and global stewardship in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023.
Northumbria students inspire schools and colleges in national eco challenge
Northumbria University students have joined forces with TV architect George Clarke’s MOBIE charity to support a national challenge to find new ways to make homes more energy efficient.
Psychologists encourage Gateshead households to expand use of innovative heat networks
Experts in consumer behaviour and behaviour change from Northumbria University are working with Gateshead residents to understand how households are using heat networks, in a bid to expand their use across the borough.
“Sustainable” condenser tumble dryers create hundreds of tonnes of waterborne microfiber pollution
A new study has revealed that drying laundry using a condenser tumble dryer leads to hundreds of tonnes of potentially harmful microfibers being released into waterways and oceans across the UK and Europe.