Subjects: Art, Culture, Entertainment
Northumbria Professor invited to help select £10,000 literature prize winner
Twenty-first century literature expert Professor Katy Shaw, of Northumbria University, has been invited to join the Society of Readers and Writers for The Portico Prize for Literature – the UK’s only award of its kind for Northern writing.
Double success for Northumbria students at Fashion awards
When Northumbria University student Max Telford found a small red tin while clearing out his grandmother’s house, he never dreamed its contents would provide him with the inspiration for his award-winning final year project.
Supporting the next generation of Graphic Designers at Northumbria
Aspiring Graphic Design students at Northumbria University will have the opportunity to enhance their learning experience, through the new Vaughan Oliver Scholarships, launching in September 2021.
Graduate Fashion Week shortlisting success for Northumbria students
Students from Northumbria University's three Fashion programmes have impressed the judges at this year’s Graduate Fashion Foundation awards, with 15 students shortlisted an impressive 23 times across 14 different categories.
‘Languageless’ public health messaging to fight the pandemic
Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have developed public health messaging materials with a difference to overcome communication challenges in Guatemala.
Research project results in new national cycle route
A Northumbria University academic has designed a 2,000-mile cycle route linking all 42 of England’s cathedrals as part of a PhD project researching how historic places of worship can establish sustainable futures.
What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched
The Northern Culture All Party Parliamentary Group, supported by Northumbria University, will launch its first Inquiry into what Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover.
Research sheds new light on the teaching of contemporary British literature in global higher education
British literature has always been a popular area of study in UK universities, but new research has revealed for the first time how and where contemporary British literature is being taught in higher education institutions around the world.
Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds
A new initiative co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by the New Statesman and Daily Mirror aims to increase opportunities for aspiring writers and journalists from under-represented backgrounds.
Samling Institute partnership is music to the ears of Northumbria students
Northumbria University has signed a partnership agreement with Samling Institute for Young Artists, bringing the Hexham-based charity’s internationally recognised expertise in training young voices to students across the University.
Hands on approach to tackling Covid-19 with new sanitisation device
A North East collaboration between a young entrepreneur, a university and an engineering company has led to the development of a revolutionary new hand sanitisation device which could help slow the global spread of diseases such as Covid-19.
The art of social distancing - new project to explore how research and practice in the arts can inform social distancing policy in UK cities
Academics are to work with resilience planners from UK cities to explore how art and performance could be used to establish successful social distancing strategies.
Northumbria to support National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange
Northumbria University is to play a key role in a new National Centre designed to support knowledge exchange between higher education institutions and the UK’s arts and culture sector.
Northumbria research helping to change lives
The Scottish Government last week announced that it will introduce legislation to quash the criminal convictions of hundreds of former Scottish coal miners, after publishing an independent review which was partly informed by research from a Northumbria University academic.Hundreds of former miners received convictions during the 1984-85 miners’ strike following a dispute between the unions and the
New centre to address challenges of digital citizenship
A new £9m research centre, which will allow citizens across the country to grasp the possibilities of the digital revolution, has been announced.
Northumbria University unveils Being Human festival events
Academics from Northumbria University are once again taking part in the national Being Human festival – hosting a variety of free online events which celebrate the humanities and all they have to offer.
EXPERT COMMENT - World Menopause Day: how cultural representations of ‘the change’ are empowering women
Ahead of World Menopause Day on Sunday 18 October, Katy Shaw, Professor of Contemporary Writings at Northumbria University, discusses the important role popular culture is playing in changing perceptions of the menopause.
Fashion graduates set to impress during London Fashion Week
Recent graduates from Northumbria University’s fashion programmes are to have their work showcased during a series of events, organised by the Graduate Fashion Foundation and taking place throughout London Fashion Week.
Watch this space – Northumbria graduate designers tipped as rising stars
The skills and vision of Graphic Design graduates from Northumbria University have been recognised during the UK’s biggest annual celebration of up-and-coming design talent.