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From Flooding to Covid-19

From Flooding to Covid-19

Press releases   •   Nov 23, 2020 09:14 GMT

Government call for greater financial support for those waiting for Universal Credit

Government call for greater financial support for those waiting for Universal Credit

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2020 12:56 GMT

​A Northumbria University academic is calling on the Government to provide financial support to people waiting for their first Universal Credit payment.

Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic

Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic

Press releases   •   Nov 18, 2020 11:42 GMT

Those experiencing poor sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic are being invited to take part in an online treatment study run by sleep experts at Northumbria University.

Project explores Covid-19 changes to police interview techniques

Project explores Covid-19 changes to police interview techniques

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2020 13:44 GMT

A new research project is to examine what difference the use of telephone or video calls, as opposed to face to face participation, has on the fairness and effectiveness of police interviews, carried out with witnesses, victims and suspects of crime.

Fashion industry’s hidden environmental timebomb revealed

Fashion industry’s hidden environmental timebomb revealed

Press releases   •   Nov 12, 2020 08:00 GMT

The devastating environmental impact of plastic clothing hangers has been revealed for the first time – with calls for the fashion industry to urgently address the issue.

Scientists to help forecast space weather threats

Scientists to help forecast space weather threats

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2020 10:18 GMT

A Northumbria University solar physicist is part of a team of scientists working on a new project to improve the ability of the Met Office to forecast space weather and its potential disruption to activities on Earth.

Should we be concerned about greater use of personal data during Covid-19?
Northumbria students learn to be agile in challenging business environment

Northumbria students learn to be agile in challenging business environment

Press releases   •   Nov 03, 2020 10:57 GMT

​Students at Northumbria University are learning what it means to be agile in an ever-changing marketplace, with support from one of the world’s most renowned business support companies.

Voluntary action and Covid-19 – new research will explore lessons learnt and recommendations for UK recovery

Voluntary action and Covid-19 – new research will explore lessons learnt and recommendations for UK recovery

Press releases   •   Nov 03, 2020 09:00 GMT

Experts from across academia and the voluntary sector are to carry out a major research project into the role of voluntary action in the Covid-19 pandemic – exploring the challenges, what worked well and making recommendations to inform planning for future crises.

International research to investigate the impact of social distancing measures on mental health

International research to investigate the impact of social distancing measures on mental health

Press releases   •   Nov 02, 2020 08:00 GMT

Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are investigating the effects of social distancing on mental health, quality of life and the use of social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic.