Press releases • Jun 12, 2020 12:16 BST
Four out of ten university students have reported they are worried that they will run out of food as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The findings have been submitted to the UK Education Select Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services.
Press releases • Jun 12, 2020 10:53 BST
A team of students selected by the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment, a collaborative initiative between Northumbria and Newcastle universities, will be competing as finalists for their biotech-based design project in the Biodesign Challenge Summit 2020, June 15-19.
Press releases • Jun 11, 2020 14:19 BST
A Northumbria University study has highlighted the positive impact of beer festivals on the UK economy.
Press releases • Jun 08, 2020 10:00 BST
A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine environments every year – but this could be reduced by as much as 30% if we made a small change to our laundry habits. The findings have been published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE for World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June.
Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown
Press releases • Jun 08, 2020 08:30 BST
In a study conducted by Northumbria University around half of the children who received free school meal vouchers are reporting a significant drop in their intake of fruit and vegetables since schools closed due to COVID-19 in March, yet many reported a large increase in consumption of sugary drinks and snacks.
Press releases • Jun 04, 2020 14:45 BST
Our first digital-only edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.
Press releases • May 28, 2020 11:31 BST
The first students to graduate from the UK’s first ever Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship scheme have joined the frontline at Newcastle Hospitals in the midst of the global pandemic.
Press releases • May 27, 2020 12:01 BST
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools and gyms. Dr Tara Hipwood, lecturer in architecture at Northumbria University, suggests that changes in commuting or work habits will prompt a fundamental shift in what people perceive as priority features in the home, with outdoor space and a home office high up the list.
Press releases • May 20, 2020 13:31 BST
Women across the North of England who are facing significant challenges are documenting their experiences of the Coronavirus pandemic one stitch at a time thanks to a unique craft project.
Press releases • May 20, 2020 11:51 BST
The ongoing situation and school closures as result of Covid-19 have a number of different implications for the education sector. Dr Emily Mann and Dr Jackie Shinwell of Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab explored the impact of the coronavirus crisis in terms of learning loss in this blog for Schools North East.
Press releases • May 19, 2020 10:52 BST
Scientists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have joined a research consortium backed by the UK government to help fight COVID-19.
Press releases • May 18, 2020 11:00 BST
More than half of the world's students study Shakespeare, but the story of contemporary English Literature does not begin and end with the Bard.
Press releases • May 15, 2020 14:34 BST
People who have recently experienced loss of smell are being urged to participate in a survey as a new global research group investigates the symptom as a marker of COVID-19.
Press releases • May 13, 2020 10:59 BST
With Covid-19 prompting many of us to examine how we deal with death and dying, a series of online events have been set up providing a digital space where people can share their stories, hopes and fears in relation to loss.
Press releases • May 07, 2020 12:45 BST
A Northumbria University student has drawn inspiration from her experiences of lockdown to create a series of striking images which are attracting national attention.
Press releases • May 07, 2020 11:10 BST
Citizens’ rights campaigners working to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK have carried out a tour of the four nations to meet community leaders and emphasise the role EU citizens play in UK life.
Press releases • May 06, 2020 16:15 BST
As the country gears up to commemorate VE Day, academics at Northumbria University are delighted to have played a vital role in the development of a new smartphone app which helps UK military veterans find support services they need; whether that’s health services, jobs or housing.
Press releases • May 06, 2020 10:30 BST
Associate Fellow in Law at Northumbria University, Newcastle, Marion Oswald, discusses the controversial use of a coronavirus contact tracing app.