Northumbria student represents the UK at World Forum for Democracy 2021
A Northumbria University student has joined an international debate examining issues around democracy and the environment after being selected as the UK’s only youth ambassador to attend The World Forum for Democracy 2021.
Previously unrecorded Chilean tsunami identified
A large earthquake off the coast of south-central Chile in 1737 may have caused a substantial tsunami that was absent from historical records, according to new research published in the Nature journal, Communications Earth & Environment today (Thursday 9 December).
Northumbria law student awarded Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship
Northumbria law student Peace Aribisala has been awarded a scholarship on the prestigious Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship Scheme.
Believed to be the first time a student from a North East university has received the scholarship, Peace will benefit from work experience, mentoring, and a financial contribution towards course and associated study-related costs to assist in his career.
The Northern Writers Awards 2022 are now open
Writers based in the North of England are now able to apply for £40,000 worth of support through the Northern Writers’ Awards 2022.
New partnership places increased focus on climate change research
Northumbria University is set to advance its world-leading research in issues relating to climate change, adaptation, loss and damage after forming a new strategic partnership with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development.
Academic awarded prestigious environmental prize for sustainable clean water project
A project which uses solar energy to turn sea water into clean, safe drinking water has been recognised for its contribution to future sustainability with a world-renowned Energy Globe Award.
Research Fellow Bianca Fadel: “The presence of local volunteers is often taken for granted in academic and policy debates.”
The theme of this year’s United Nations’ International Volunteer Day, due to take place on Sunday 5 December, is ‘volunteer now for our common future’ and aims to celebrate the power of volunteerism to help create a better tomorrow.
Innovative housing can help tackle loneliness
People involved in community-led housing are significantly less likely to feel lonely than people living in more conventional homes and neighbourhoods, according to a new report.
Northumbria’s vision for improving treatments for Parkinson’s disease
Northumbria University is leading research on the effects of technological visual training as a potential rehabilitation tool for people affected by Parkinson’s disease.
Dr Sam Stuart, a senior researcher in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria, is working with American company, Senaptec, an industry leader in the design and production of sensory performance asses
EXPERT COMMENT: Renewable energy is fuelling a forgotten conflict in Africa's last colony
Dr Joanna Allan, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Northumbria University, discusses the exploitation of renewable energy in Africa and the disputes this has caused in an article written for The Conversation.
Research on US Civil War sailors to create a treasure-chest for genealogists and social historians
The lives and experiences of immigrant and African American sailors during the American Civil War are set to be uncovered in a £685,000 study being led by Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Project Civil War Bluejackets: Race, Class and Ethnicity in the United States Navy, 1861-1865 is being led by Professor David Gleeson from Northumbria, in collaboration with the University of Sheffield Info
EXPERT COMMENT: Josephine Baker: what it means to enter France’s hallowed Panthéon
As Josephine Baker is honoured as a national hero in France, Dr Laura O'Brien, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Northumbria University, provides expert commentary on the Panthéonisation process and its origins.