Social Sciences academic joins Independent Commission on UK-EU Relations
An Associate Professor from Northumbria University has joined an independent organisation formed to work with business, civil society and sector experts to find solutions to challenges arising from the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Almost 800 subglacial lakes catalogued for first time in new global inventory
The world’s first inventory of subglacial lakes has been compiled, providing researchers with a comprehensive directory of where the lakes are and how they are changing in a warming climate.
EXPERT COMMENT: What happens when someone dies in space? Space tourism brings new legal and moral issues
In an article for The Conversation, Christopher Newman, Professor of Space Law and Policy, and Nick Caplan, Professor of Aerospace Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, discuss the legal, cultural and environmental issues we will have to consider as space tourism come closer to reality.
EXPERT COMMENT: Is Santa’s sleigh zero carbon? The answer lies in reindeer poo
In an article originally published for The Conversation, Dr Mike Jeffries, Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University, explores whether reindeer are an environmentally friendly form of transport in the lead up to Christmas.
Northumbria leads £220,000 study into social care provision
A new study led by researchers at Northumbria University will document and analyse the experiences of young disabled adults who employ Personal Assistants to help with their care and support needs.
Developing the next generation of artificial vision aids
A new technology solution which will provide low-power systems for use in bionic eyes, has been jointly developed by academics from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China and Northumbria University.
Northumbria appoints Mace Director as Visiting Professor
Dr Marzia Bolpagni joins Northumbria’s Faculty of Engineering and Environment as a Visiting Professor, to improve EDI outcomes and mentor students towards achieving their career goals.
Northumbria rated as top university in the North East for sustainability
Northumbria University has been rated as ‘first class’ for sustainability and is the highest ranked university in the North East in the latest People & Planet University league table.
EXPERT COMMENT: Football: English fans want an independent regulator – here’s how it could help save clubs from ruin
Mark Middling, Senior Lecturer in Accounting discusses the economic risks facing smaller UK football clubs and how suggested regulations could keep them in the game for The Conversation.
Interior Design students work with global design expert
Final year Interior Design students at Northumbria University have been working on a live brief with global expert in biophilic design, Oliver Heath.
Northumbria researcher raising gender equality and fairness in the accounting profession
A Northumbria University academic has been awarded a prestigious Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust to investigate fairness and gender inequality in the accounting profession.
The work by Professor Kathryn Haynes, from Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School, will build on her existing research in the field of gender and accounting. It is one of a number of high-p
Law academic joins global network investigating climate change law and litigation
A Northumbria University law professor has joined a prestigious international network of scholars investigating global trends in climate change law and litigation.
Professor Gita Gill from Northumbria Law School was invited to partner with the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law, based at Columbia University Law School, New York. The invitation follows the publication of some of her recent res
Northumbria student represents the UK at World Forum for Democracy 2021
A Northumbria University student has joined an international debate examining issues around democracy and the environment after being selected as the UK’s only youth ambassador to attend The World Forum for Democracy 2021.
Previously unrecorded Chilean tsunami identified
A large earthquake off the coast of south-central Chile in 1737 may have caused a substantial tsunami that was absent from historical records, according to new research published in the Nature journal, Communications Earth & Environment today (Thursday 9 December).
Northumbria law student awarded Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship
Northumbria law student Peace Aribisala has been awarded a scholarship on the prestigious Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship Scheme.
Believed to be the first time a student from a North East university has received the scholarship, Peace will benefit from work experience, mentoring, and a financial contribution towards course and associated study-related costs to assist in his career.
The Northern Writers Awards 2022 are now open
Writers based in the North of England are now able to apply for £40,000 worth of support through the Northern Writers’ Awards 2022.
New partnership places increased focus on climate change research
Northumbria University is set to advance its world-leading research in issues relating to climate change, adaptation, loss and damage after forming a new strategic partnership with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development.
Academic awarded prestigious environmental prize for sustainable clean water project
A project which uses solar energy to turn sea water into clean, safe drinking water has been recognised for its contribution to future sustainability with a world-renowned Energy Globe Award.
Research Fellow Bianca Fadel: “The presence of local volunteers is often taken for granted in academic and policy debates.”
The theme of this year’s United Nations’ International Volunteer Day, due to take place on Sunday 5 December, is ‘volunteer now for our common future’ and aims to celebrate the power of volunteerism to help create a better tomorrow.