Topics: Public sector
EXPERT COMMENT: Four reforms to stop English councils from going bankrupt
In this article originally written for The Conversation, Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Associate Professor in Strategic Public Sector Finance and Urban Adaptation at Northumbria University, and Mark Sandford, Honorary Professor of Local Government at the University of Bristol, discuss four reforms to stop English councils from going bankrupt.
Northumbria partners with ACCESS: Policy to give students unique access to the world of policy making
Ten students from Northumbria University are the first to take part in a new intensive programme providing an insight into addressing emerging global challenges through policy.
EXPERT COMMENT: More young people in the UK are living with parents and grandparents – here’s what you need to know if you’re considering it
In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Prabash Edirisingha, Assistant Professor in Consumer Culture and Marketing at Northumbria University, discusses multigenerational living.
New project to improve data on veteran health and social care provision in the UK
A research project, led by Northumbria University, will map health and social care service usage by ex-service personnel across the UK, creating a unified dataset to inform future policy decisions.
3D printed Newcastle to become Civic Centre art installation
A scale model of Newcastle’s core urban area produced as part of a partnership known as Virtual NewcastleGateshead (VNG) has been made available for the public to see the city from a new perspective.
Northumbria welcomes talented young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to a life-changing transition to employment programme
A new life-changing supported internship programme for young adults with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum conditions, has just launched with Newcastle City Learning, supported by Northumbria University.
Clear-out collaboration keeps Newcastle clean
Students in Newcastle have helped divert tonnes of waste from landfill and raised thousands of pounds for charity as part of a city-wide campaign.
Associate Professor leads new international analysis of local government finance
The Local Democracy Research Centre has commissioned experts at Northumbria University, led by Dr Kevin Muldoon-Smith, to look at how local government is funded in different countries around the world.
All primary school children should receive early careers education
A report prepared by academics at Northumbria University and supported by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) calls for a nationwide approach to providing careers education in primary schools.
Gateshead teenagers to enjoy a fun filled action packed summer
Together with the Healthy Living Lab at Northumbria University, Gateshead Council identified a poor uptake of teenagers participating in the existing Holiday Activities and Food programme, with attendance figures show that 82% of attendees are 11 years and under and only 18% of attendees being over 12 years.
New report shows mental health and financial toll of ‘gay ban’ in the military
A new report shines a light on the lifelong impact of the ‘gay ban’ in the Armed Forces. The study carried out by Northumbria University was carried out on behalf of specialist LGBT+ military charity Fighting with Pride (FWP) and has found that thousands of ex-service people are paying the price of the policy both mentally and economically.
North East student wins national nursing award and Royal invite
A nursing student from Northumbria University has been named the Learning Disabilities Student Nurse of the Year by the Student Nursing Times, and topped off her success with an invitation to attend the King’s Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle.
Bereaved, then abandoned: Call for better support for military widows
People whose partners died while serving in the Armed Forces say they feel overlooked and let down by the military community, according to a report published today by Northumbria University.
Conference highlights urgent need for improved support for the UK LGBT+ veteran community
Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research, in partnership with LGBT+ military charity Fighting With Pride (FWP), held the UK’s first annual conference on research with LGBT+ veterans.
Arts research inspires new approaches to emergency planning
As the UK Covid-19 inquiry gets underway and the country’s pandemic preparedness is examined, new performance research is making a significant impact on the future of emergency planning in the UK and beyond.
Research on a new Government standard to increase transparency around the use of AI systems highlights benefits for policing
The UK Government is currently piloting an Algorithmic Transparency Standard across the public sector; new research shows that adopting the Standard is both achievable for policing and could also bring significant benefits, such as improved public confidence and sharing best practice.
Funding boost to better connect research to North East communities
A new partnership between Newcastle’s two universities and four of the region’s public bodies has received significant funding to maximise opportunities for connecting academic research to the needs of local communities.
North East MP works closely with Northumbria academics to challenge investment plans to level up the region
Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School today held an event in collaboration with the Right Honourable Kevan Jones, to discuss the MP for North Durham’s recent report entitled: Government spending in the North East of England since 2010.
State-of-the-art heating project supports sustainability goals
EQUANS, the new name for global energy firm ENGIE’s services and regeneration-led business, has supported Northumbria University in further reducing its carbon footprint thanks to the installation of a £1.7 million high-tech heating system.
Collaborative research to help plan North Tyneside’s digital future
Academics at Northumbria University are leading a study which is investigating how residents across North Tyneside access and use digital technology – and where there are barriers to its take-up. The results will help to shape the development of future services within the borough, from healthcare and housing to education and digital infrastructure.