Northumbria University launches Social Mobility Impact Report
Northumbria University has launched a new report that sets out its social impact and identifies where it is spreading opportunity to those who need it most.
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.
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.
Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown
In a study conducted by Northumbria University around half of the children who received free school meal vouchers are reporting a significant drop in their intake of fruit and vegetables since schools closed due to COVID-19 in March, yet many reported a large increase in consumption of sugary drinks and snacks.