Topics: Lifestyle, Fashion, Leisure
EXPERT COMMENT: How music heals us, even when it’s sad – by a neuroscientist leading a new study of musical therapy
In an article written for The Conversation*, Leigh Riby, Cognitive-Neuroscience Professor at Northumbria University discusses the recent breakthrough in neuroscientific research which suggests that music – both sad or happy – has therapeutic healing powers linked with emotional recognition and brain re-engagement.
Visit Northumbria’s first Postgraduate Design Degree Exhibition
Collections of work created by recent graduates from Northumbria School of Design are being prepared for display during the first exhibition of work by those who have studied Masters and PhD programmes.
EXPERT COMMENT: Fashion industry’s environmental impact is largely unknown – here’s why
Dr Alana James, Assistant Professor in Fashion at Northumbria University, discusses the environmental uncertainty facing the fashion industry.
Fine Art graduate wins prestigious painting prize
Holly Smith, a Fine Art graduate of Northumbria University, was one of 12 final-year students to win the Freelands Painting Prize and is now preparing to exhibit her work in London.
Environmental impact of fashion industry under scrutiny
It is often described as fashion’s dirty secret, and in recent years there has been increasing recognition of the global environmental impact of the textile industry – however, the true scale of the problem is still not fully understood.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why sleep is so important for your fitness
In an article written for The Conversation, Ian Walshe, Health and Life Sciences, at Northumbria University, highlights the impact that poor sleep quality can have on your health, fitness and sporting performance.
EXPERT COMMENT: How running can help you cope with stress at work
In an article written for the Conversation, Kate Black and Russell Warhurst, Business and Law, Northumbria University, discuss the value of running as a coping mechanism for work-related stress.
Awards are in fashion at Northumbria
Staff and graduates from two of the fashion programmes at Northumbria University are celebrating a trio of awards as part of a vital partnership between education and industry.
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.
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.
Exhibition will showcase the skills of Technicians
An event aimed at celebrating the unique contributions of technical support staff, and the diversity of the work they carry out across a range of subject areas at Northumbria University, will run throughout December.
Technician wins support from iconic fashion brand to help children in hospital
Denise Crawford, a sewing machinist by trade who works at Northumbria University’s School of Design, was inspired to start modifying t-shirts for children in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) when her grandson, Finnley, was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a brain tumour at the hospital in 2020.
Central Asia identified as a key region for human ancestors
The interior of Central Asia has been identified as a key route for some of the earliest hominin migrations across Asia in a new study published in PLOS ONE today (Friday 21 October).
Northumbria graduates showcase the future of fashion at Fenwick
As part of the campaign, Fenwick has partnered with the Graduate Fashion Foundation who organise Graduate Fashion Week, to showcase the work of fashion graduates from Northumbria University and Kingston University in London, as part of the Fenwick Future Makers element of the campaign.
Full programme released for Design for Planet Festival 2022
The full line up of speakers and workshops for the Design Council’s Design for Planet Festival, to be hosted by Northumbria University, has now been confirmed.
Registration is now open for the Design for Planet Festival at Northumbria
Biologist and wildlife film maker, Patrick Ayree, who worked for the BBC’s Natural History Unit alongside Sir David Attenborough, will host the Design Council’s Design for Planet Festival, due to take place at Northumbria University in November.
Student research honouring Chernobyl self-settlers attracts award nomination
A talented PhD student whose research aims to understand and document the traditional skills and values of an aging community of people living in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, has been named as a finalist in the 2022 North East Culture Awards.
Two Northumbria students highly commended in prestigious design awards
Students from Northumbria University have been hailed for their visionary work to highlight issues such as health inequalities and the sustainable re-use of steel in the world’s longest running awards scheme for design.
Northumbria to host award-winning Design for Planet festival
Northumbria University’s School of Design has been announced as the venue for this year’s Design for Planet festival, aimed at galvanising the design community to help tackle climate change.