Subjects: Lifestyle, Fashion, Leisure
Northumbria University signs up to sustainable fashion pledge
Academics from Northumbria University have demonstrated their commitment to making the fashion and textile industries more sustainable after signing up to the Textiles 2030 voluntary agreement.
Olympics: why not all new sports will return at Paris 2024 – but breakdancing will make its debut
Following the appearance of several new sports at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Senior Lecturer in Sport Management at Northumbria University, Dr Mikhail Batuev, provides expert commentary on how the most recent additions fared.
Young entrepreneurs in the spotlight at awards
Students and graduates from Northumbria University were among more than 40 new business founders to have their talents showcased during a prestigious online awards event.
Fashion industry’s hidden environmental timebomb revealed
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.
EXPERT COMMENT: To save our leisure centres from closure, we may need to hand them to the community
Many leisure centres survived austerity by transferring their management to the local community. In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Lindsay Findlay-King, Principal Lecturer in Sport Management at Northumbria University, discusses whether this tactic could work again in today's crisis.
Fashion students make the cut – Northumbria designers named as finalists in prestigious industry awards
The design talents of students from Northumbria University have been highlighted after six were named as finalists in the influential Graduate Fashion Foundation Awards.
Beer festivals are significant for UK local economies, according to Northumbria University research
A Northumbria University study has highlighted the positive impact of beer festivals on the UK economy.
Student’s design chosen for NHS tribute
An illustration by a Northumbria University fashion student has been chosen by luxury British fashion label Alexander McQueen to appear in a campaign thanking the NHS.
EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools and gyms. Dr Tara Hipwood, lecturer in architecture at Northumbria University, suggests that changes in commuting or work habits will prompt a fundamental shift in what people perceive as priority features in the home, with outdoor space and a home office high up the list.
Selling to the stars
Former England and Chelsea football captain John Terry has helped kick-start the career of a Northumbria University business student after becoming one of a growing number of famous customers.
EXPERT COMMENT: Stop that car, and plan cities around bikes to make cycling a real option for more women
Planners design the infrastructure of cities for cars, not bikes. This needs to change to make cycling a more viable option for more people, says Katja Leyendecker, writing for The Conversation.
Students help sustainable fashion business break into US market
A consultancy project led by a team of students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, is helping a growing fashion business expand into new markets in the USA.
Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest
With the rise in popularity of people growing their own fruit and vegetables, it may be surprising to know that many urban allotments have soil with lead levels above UK guidance values. However, new research from Northumbria University suggests that the national soil guidance should be revised as it does not accurately recognise how lead is stored in the soil and transfers to vegetables.
Northumbria students have designs on success
The work of talented design students from Northumbria University, Newcastle has attracted the attention of industry experts during one of UK’s most important exhibitions.
The future of the city centre
Members of the public, people living and working in city centres, representatives of local government, businesses and communities are invited to share their views at a special event on the future of the city centre, being held at Northumbria University in September.
Northumbria fashion students scoop top industry accolades in London during Graduate Fashion Week showcase
Talented young designers from Northumbria University, Newcastle have received industry recognition; scooping two prestigious awards at the Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) event in London.
Top title for Northumbria graduate at Midlands fashion design awards
Northumbria University Fashion Design graduate Harriet Eccleston has been crowned Young Designer of the Year at the 10th annual Midlands Fashion Awards.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why decisions on emoji design should be made more inclusive
Selina Sutton, PhD student at Northumbria University, writes about the complex issues surrounding emoji design in the modern society.
World-class craftsmanship meets catwalk glamour at the Newcastle Fashion Show
The next generation of fashion designers presented their collections at Northumbria University’s annual fashion show this week.