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New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged

New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2021 10:00 GMT

Leading not-for-profit groups - including experts from Northumbria University - come together to offer invaluable practical expertise to help local authorities scale-up the Government’s £220 million Holiday Activities and Food programme.

What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched

What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2021 07:36 GMT

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.

EXPERT COMMENT: Generation X: its tales about McJobs and information overload feel as poignant now as in 1990s

EXPERT COMMENT: Generation X: its tales about McJobs and information overload feel as poignant now as in 1990s

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 14:40 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Diletta De Cristofaro, Research Fellow in Humanities at Northumbria University, Newcastle, explores the plot of Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, 'McJobs' and information overload.

Research sheds new light on the teaching of contemporary British literature in global higher education

Research sheds new light on the teaching of contemporary British literature in global higher education

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 09:27 GMT

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.

New Northumbria University spinout - PulmoBioMed - to develop world-leading medical device

New Northumbria University spinout - PulmoBioMed - to develop world-leading medical device

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 07:00 GMT

Scientists at Northumbria University have worked with the institution’s Research and Innovation Services to launch a medtech spinout company whose lead product for collecting breath samples could revolutionise diagnosis of a range of diseases, including Covid-19.

EXPERT COMMENT: Six tips for coping when the news is getting to you

EXPERT COMMENT: Six tips for coping when the news is getting to you

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2021 15:34 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Dawn Branley-Bell, Chartered Psychologist and Research Fellow in Psychology at Northumbria University, shares some tips of what we can do to look after ourselves if we feel overwhelmed or 'triggered' by news stories.

Law academic gives expert advice to New Zealand Police Service

Law academic gives expert advice to New Zealand Police Service

Press releases   •   Mar 11, 2021 15:41 GMT

A Northumbria University academic has been appointed to an independent panel of experts advising the New Zealand Police service on the ethical use of new technologies in modern policing.

Playing with thin dolls may affect young girls’ body image

Playing with thin dolls may affect young girls’ body image

Press releases   •   Mar 11, 2021 13:51 GMT

Playing with ultra-thin dolls could make young girls want a thinner body, according to new research published today (11 March 2021).

Online diary helps NHS and care staff monitor changes in wellbeing and get support

Online diary helps NHS and care staff monitor changes in wellbeing and get support

Press releases   •   Mar 10, 2021 11:26 GMT

A new online diary has been developed to help health and care staff monitor changes in their wellbeing during the pandemic and signposts where individuals can access help when it is needed.

Northumbria’s Spring 2021 Newspaper has landed!

Northumbria’s Spring 2021 Newspaper has landed!

Press releases   •   Mar 08, 2021 17:00 GMT

Our Spring 2021 newspaper is available to read online now.