Pioneering North East programme ready for national launch
Story Chair - a collaboration between national charity Changing Lives and Northumbria University - has been facilitated over the last 12 months and involved more than 50 women across Newcastle, Ashington, North Tyneside and Sunderland taking part in an eight-week programme.
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.
New white paper highlights best practice in creating opportunities to access higher education
The University Best Practice White Paper sets out just some of the actions and projects that are having a direct impact on students and communities. These include widening participation activities, collaboration with local businesses and case studies from students whose lives have been turned around by higher education.
Basic income could cut poverty to its lowest level for decades
New research involving experts from Northumbria University proposes a new universal basic income model which could cut poverty by more than half at no net cost, reducing it to its lowest level for 60 years.
Geography Professor appointed as special adviser to Select Committee
One of the UK’s leading experts on nature and sustainable land use has been appointed as the sole special adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee investigating land use in England. Professor Alister Scott of Northumbria University will provide the Select Committee with specialist advice over the structure and content of the inquiry, which is due to report at the end of this year.
Social Sciences academic joins Independent Commission on UK-EU Relations
An Associate Professor from Northumbria University has joined an independent organisation formed to work with business, civil society and sector experts to find solutions to challenges arising from the UK’s departure from the European Union.
On the level: Northumbria academics outline what to expect from the government’s levelling up White Paper
With dramatic variances in wealth, health, life chances and wellbeing across the UK, a government White Paper on the subject of “levelling up” is expected to be published this Autumn.
Where’s the money gone? The mystery of the ‘missing’ £88 million allocated to provide free school meals to disadvantaged children
MILLIONS of pounds allocated by the government to feed some of the poorest children in the country is unaccounted for, according to a new report from Northumbria University, being discussed in the House of Commons today (Thursday 27 June).
IT skills shortage after Brexit could affect UK security and economy
A massive shortage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills and knowledge could be on the way post-Brexit putting the UK’s economy and security at risk.
Inquiry into why children are going hungry
Experts on children’s holiday hunger from the Healthy Living Research Lab at Northumbria University, Newcastle have been asked to present to a group of MPs who are leading an inquiry into the issue.