The Power of Five
How the North East’s universities are working together to help drive forward the Levelling Up agenda and grow the region’s economy.
Artificial intelligence used to predict space weather
A Northumbria University physicist has been awarded more than half a million pounds to develop artificial intelligence which will protect the Earth from devastating space storms.
North East universities collaborate to improve support for care-experienced people
The five universities across the North East have become the first regional Higher Education partnership to collaboratively sign up to the Care Leaver Covenant - a national inclusion programme that supports care leavers aged 16-25 to live independently.
EXPERT COMMENT: Jacinda Ardern resignation has people wondering when to quit – but that’s the wrong way to think about burnout
As Jacinda Ardern leaves office as New Zealand's outgoing prime minister after citing that she no longer had “enough in the tank”, conversations about workplace burnout continue. In an article written for The Conversation, Anthony Montgomery, Professor in Occupational & Organisational Psychology, explains how thinking of burnout as an individual-level responsibility is missing the bigger picture.
Creative writing lecturer’s new play highlights elephant ivory debate
A Northumbria University lecturer, who is also an award-winning playwright and radio dramatist, is preparing for his latest play to be aired on BBC Radio 4.
Professor chosen as one of 10 new Senior Fellows joining UK in a Changing Europe
New research focusing on responses to the displacement of people since the beginning of the 2022 invasion of Ukraine will be the focus of a prestigious fellowship awarded to a Northumbria University academic.
Researchers prepare for a new series of public talks at The Lit & Phil
Academics from Northumbria University have teamed up with the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society, known as The Lit & Phil, to engage the public with their world-leading research through a new series of public talks.
Theatre founder and Northumbria alum named among most influential in industry
A Northumbria University graduate, and founder of Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre, has been voted as one of the 100 most influential people within the UK theatre and performing arts industry over the last year.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why food is such a powerful symbol in political protest
Activists are using food to draw attention to some of today’s most pressing issues. In an article written for The Conversation, Ekaterina Gladkova, Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at Northumbria University, discusses why food is such a powerful symbol in political protest.
Different routes but the same success for graduate twins
Twin sisters who graduated from Northumbria University last year have both kick-started their careers with the same high-profile company – and in the same department.
Imogen and Eliza Hick gained a Bachelor and a Master’s degree respectively from Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School in 2022. And now the 23-year-olds from Sheffield have secured high quality graduate roles in the Human Resourc
Conference highlights urgent need for improved support for the UK LGBT+ veteran community
Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research, in partnership with LGBT+ military charity Fighting With Pride (FWP), held the UK’s first annual conference on research with LGBT+ veterans.
Northumbria Professor leads research aimed at providing better support for people facing homelessness
Researchers at Northumbria University have been awarded almost £250,000 to work with service providers and community organisations on developing improved data sharing techniques to support people experiencing homelessness.
Creative approaches to sleep disorders
Sleep researchers from Northumbria University are running a series of workshops, aimed at finding creative ways of coping with poor sleep.
Northumbria student’s skiwear start-up features in influential fashion magazine
A Northumbria University entrepreneur is setting trends on the slopes with the launch of her own fashion forward skiwear brand, with female empowerment at its heart.
A Home at University: Widening Access and Participation Pilot Scheme.
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has partnered with the Unite Foundation to offer life-enhancing accommodation scholarships to students from less-represented backgrounds.
The Unite Foundation’s new ‘Home at University: Widening Access & Participation Pilot’ offers accommodation scholarship for students who are care leavers or estranged from their families. It is a match-funded scheme b
EXPERT COMMENT: Calling politicians ‘clowns’ is a disservice to clowns – yes, really
A recent Labour party campaign mocked short-lived prime minister Liz Truss and current chancellor Jeremy Hunt as clowns, complete with photoshopped red noses, colourful wigs and oversize bowties. These are decidedly undeserved and pejorative representations – but not of the politicians.
Northumbria University Board member awarded OBE for services to higher education
Helen Fairfoul, a member of Northumbria University’s Board of Governors, has been awarded an OBE for her services to higher education in the New Year Honours 2023.
Professor of Energy Innovation elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics
Professor Neil Beattie, a physicist at Northumbria University, has been appointed as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), an accolade that signifies the highest level of membership attainable within the institute.
Northumbria ranks first-class for sustainability in the UK
Retaining its top-tier People and Planet sustainability status, Northumbria also strikes Gold in a ‘Green Universities’ study by Uswitch.
Thousands tuned into inspiring programme at Design for Planet Festival
It’s just over a month since festival fever gripped Northumbria after the University partnered with the Design Council for the 2022 Design for Planet Festival. Almost 7,000 participants registered for the online event across two days in November, providing more than 40 virtual events and live broadcasts, to coincide with COP27.