Topics: Politics, general
EXPERT COMMENT: Plan to ‘retain and explain’ controversial statues is flawed – why we should always question our monuments
In an article written for The Conversation, Claudine van Hensbergen, Associate Professor in Eighteenth-Century English Literature at Northumbria University, discusses the UK government's official “retain and explain” policy regarding controversial monuments and the challenges and opportunities that come with it.
EXPERT COMMENT: 'When you get status the struggle doesn’t end': what it's like to be a new refugee in the UK
When someone applies for asylum in the UK today, they may be waiting months or even years for their application to be decided, thanks to the record-high backlog that the government is failing to tackle.
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.
UK and US political experiences shared during public lecture
An advisor to former US President Barak Obama was among the speakers at a Northumbria University event exploring the current shared challenges within UK and US politics.
Select Committee to learn about scale of bullying and harassment in music industry
A national survey which has revealed widespread examples of bullying and harassment in the music industry will be discussed by a government Select Committee this week.
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.
What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched
The Northern Culture All Party Parliamentary Group, supported by Northumbria University, will launch its first Inquiry into what Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover.
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.
University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic
Four out of ten university students have reported they are worried that they will run out of food as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The findings have been submitted to the UK Education Select Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services.
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.
EXPERT COMMENT: Spain's Frankenstein experiment with coalition government
Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies Dr Carlos Conde Solares discusses the future direction of Spain's coalition government, and what it could mean for the UK.
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.
IRA and African connections explored during talk
Connections between the African National Congress and Sinn Fein will be explored during a free lecture by Northumbria University academic Dr Connal Parr this week.
Committee considers Brexit impact on universities in the North and Scotland
Northumbria University, Newcastle, hosted a House of Commons Education Select Committee oral evidence session as part of the inquiry into the impact of Brexit on Higher Education.
Academics announce results of US Presidential rankings from best to Trump
Northumbria’s Reader in US History Michael Cullinane alongside colleagues from the Presidential History Network have announced their latest rating of American Presidents, from George Washington to Donald Trump.
EXPERT COMMENT: Disunited States of America
Northumbria University’s American Studies academics have been at the forefront of international commentary on the 2016 US election and Donald Trump’s rise to presidential office.
Law expert to discuss impact of the self-declared Islamic State at world-leading conference
An expert in Islamic Law from Northumbria University will discuss the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/IS/Daesh) and the humanitarian issues arising from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq at an international conference this week.