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.
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.
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.
Northumbria research helping to change lives
The Scottish Government last week announced that it will introduce legislation to quash the criminal convictions of hundreds of former Scottish coal miners, after publishing an independent review which was partly informed by research from a Northumbria University academic.
Hundreds of former miners received convictions during the 1984-85 miners’ strike following a dispute between the unions and
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.
Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!
Our first digital-only edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.
Tour facilitates discussions about how Europeans are part of communities in the UK
Citizens’ rights campaigners working to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK have carried out a tour of the four nations to meet community leaders and emphasise the role EU citizens play in UK life.
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.
Survey reveals huge negative impact of EU settlement scheme on people
The largest survey of the EU Settlement Scheme to date, with over 3,000 respondents, has revealed the serious negative impacts on EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members in the UK.
Survey set to reveal impact of settled status process on EU citizens in the UK
The process that EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK have to go through to apply for ‘settled status’ and the impact this is having on them will be uncovered following the launch of a new online survey.
Celebrated figures to be awarded honorary degrees from Northumbria University
Three eminent figures from the fields of politics, physics and fashion, will be awarded honorary degrees from Northumbria University, Newcastle, this summer.
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).
EXPERT COMMENT: Vox - how to understand the peculiarities of Spain's hard-right movement
Ahead of this weekend's Spanish General Election, Dr Carlos Conde Solares of Northumbria University, Newcastle, writes for The Conversation about the rise of the Vox party in recent years.
Global Scotland in the age of Brexit
With Brexit now looming, Northumbria University’s Professor Tanja Bueltmann will explore Scotland’s past and future as a global nation in her lecture Global Scotland in the Age of Brexit: Historical perspectives on the Scottish diaspora and migration.
EXPERT COMMENT: Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys
Ruth Dalton, Professor of Building Usability and Visualisation at Northumbria University, Newcastle, writes about how urban spaces can be designed to be better for walkers if planners understand 'social wayfinding' - or how other people can influence where we choose to walk.
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.