Topics: Local/Regional influence
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.
Northumbria Professor gives keynote academic address at Basic Income North conference
An interim research report by the royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce (RSA), examining the public health case for Universal Basic Income and endorsed by the First Minister for Wales, has been officially launched at the Basic Income North conference by Professor Matthew Johnson.
Collaboration with charity supports real-world learning for students
Students at Northumbria University have gained real-world knowledge and experience from a collaboration with the charity dedicated to preserving Newcastle’s green spaces.
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.
New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged
Leading not-for-profit groups - including experts from Northumbria University - come together to offer invaluable practical expertise to help local authorities scale-up the Government’s £220 million Holiday Activities and Food programme.
EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?
Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.
Northumbria University part of £3.9m national collaboration to support academic engagement with public policy
Northumbria University has joined forces with UCL and the Universities of Cambridge, Manchester and Nottingham, as well as Parliament, Government and policy organisations, in a project to explore ways of improving academic-policy engagement.
Exploring the stories of our United Kingdom
Academics, comedians, journalists and politicians, including a former Prime Minister, will arrive in Newcastle next week for a major conference exploring the need for cooperation between the countries of the United Kingdom.
Honorary Consuls meet international students to discuss their role – and Brexit
The Honorary Consuls for Sweden, Germany and France have visited Northumbria University to discuss their consular and cultural diplomacy initiatives, and how they can support international students.
Northumbria and Durham academics reveal imbalance of power in North East
Who runs the North? This may sound like a question from the latest episode of Game of Thrones, but Professor Keith Shaw and Sue Regan from Northumbria University, working with Professor Fred Robinson at Durham University, have been asking just that.