Space expertise brings £1.3m big data science boost to North East
The North East’s reputation as a major hub for space, data science and the digital industries has received a further boost with the announcement of a new £1.3 million Centre for Doctoral Training in the field of data intensive science. The Centre – known as NUdata – will be run by Northumbria and Newcastle Universities and will be supported by over 40 industrial partners.
EXPERT COMMENT: Boeing: why the Ukraine crisis could help it become the world’s number one aircraft maker again
In an article originally written for the Conversation, Joseph Mellors, Associate Lecturer in Management at Northumbria University, discusses the challenges Boeing have faced over recent years and how it could prosper amid the ongoing Ukraine crisis.
University funds new personalised uniforms to help student nurses on placement
North East patients receiving care from Northumbria University’s student nurses can now easily see the name of their carer, after the University paid to have names embroidered onto student uniforms. Northumbria is believed to be the first university in the country to pay for the names of all first-year nursing and healthcare students to be embroidered onto their uniforms.
EXPERT COMMENT: Conger ice shelf has collapsed: what you need to know, according to experts
East Antarctica’s Conger ice shelf – a floating platform the size of Rome – broke off the continent on March 15, 2022. Since the beginning of satellite observations in the 1970s, the tip of the shelf had been disintegrating into icebergs in a series of what glaciologists call calving events.
Heritage boat building will support mission to reduce plastic pollution
Academics from Northumbria University have travelled to Kenya to help establish a new Heritage Boat Building Training Centre which will use indigenous knowledge and skills to transform single use plastics into traditional sailing vessels.
Nursing leaders officially open new national nursing test centre at Northumbria University
The new NMC Competence Test Centre, based at the University’s Coach Lane Campus, will host up to 7,000 nurses, midwives and nursing associates each year for their ‘OSCE’ Observed Structured Clinical Examination.
Entrepreneurial sisters put their fashion business to the ultimate test
A start-up business co-founded by a Northumbria University graduate is set to appear on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den on Thursday March 31.
Pretty Mama was formed in 2018 by Jenny McFadden, who was in her final year of a Business and Law degree at Northumbria at the time, and her sister Alex. The sisters wanted to design and produce a collection of maternity clothes, especially for breastfeeding moth
Anniversary exhibition celebrates fashion through the decades
The rich history of Newcastle’s flagship department store, Fenwick, has been brought to life in an exhibition supported by fashion educators and students from Northumbria University, in time for the store’s 140th anniversary.
Northumbria awards honorary degrees at University’s latest congregations
Inspirational figures from higher education, business, law, and community reform have been awarded honorary degrees from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Finding new ways to support older people who hoard with their move into assisted accommodation
The prospect of moving into assisted accommodation can be difficult for any older person but can be particularly hard for older people who hoard.
Northumbria receives prestigious data science and AI research award
Northumbria University has been named among 24 outstanding UK institutions to receive the first-ever Alan Turing Institute’s Network Development Award for research into data science and artificial intelligence (AI).