Topics: Children, Youth
Quilting project encourages community discussions about motherhood guilt
Mothers were invited to share their experiences of infant feeding and the complex experiences of early motherhood in community workshops held as part of an interactive research project supported by an Assistant Professor from Northumbria University.
Arts Practice with Young People within Criminal Justice Systems
A forum called Cross-Cultural Arts Practice: Working with Young People within Criminal Justice Systems has been organised by Northumbria University, in partnership with the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) and Clinks, which represents members of the voluntary sector working with people within the criminal justice system.
Jamie’s legacy will help others by raising awareness
A talented Graphic Design student, who tragically died the day after he was diagnosed with a type of cancer called sarcoma, has inspired an awareness-raising initiative involving Northumbria University students and the charity Sarcoma UK.
Northumbria joins National Saturday Club network to offer creative opportunities for teenagers
Young people from across the North East aged 13 to 16 are being given the chance to experience art and design activities at Northumbria University as part of the National Saturday Club programme.
Researcher honoured for pioneering work to improve the mental health of babies
A Northumbria University researcher has won a prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding research on infant mental health.
Prestigious Fellowship conferred on Northumbria Law Academic
Professor Raymond Arthur, from Northumbria Law School, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of excellence in his field and contributions to social sciences.
The Academy’s Fellowship comprises 1,500 leading social scientists from academia, the public, private and third sectors. Their expertise covers the breadth of the social sciences, and their practic
Global publisher makes significant book donation to Newcastle-based learning centre
The world’s second-largest publisher has donated more than 160 books to a local learning centre in the East End of Newcastle.
International Volunteer Day 2022
Today, Monday 5 December, is the United Nations’ (UN) International Volunteer Day 2022 (IVD 2022) and this year the theme is solidarity through volunteering. The campaign aims to highlight the power of using collective humanity to drive positive change through volunteerism.
Technician wins support from iconic fashion brand to help children in hospital
Denise Crawford, a sewing machinist by trade who works at Northumbria University’s School of Design, was inspired to start modifying t-shirts for children in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) when her grandson, Finnley, was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a brain tumour at the hospital in 2020.
EXPERT COMMENT: Should I post photos of my children online? Here’s what new parents need to know about sharenting
Many of us share life updates on social media, but should we be sharing photos of our children online? In an article written for The Conversation, Claire Bessant, Associate Professor in Law at Northumbria University, discusses the potential implications of “sharenting”.
EXPERT COMMENT: Domestic abuse: how survivors can get through family law court
In an article originally written for The Conversation, Dr Rima Hussein, Senior Lecturer in organisation studies, and Dr Imane El Hakimi, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Human Resource Management at Northumbria University, highlight the challenges facing survivors of domestic abuse in our legal system and give advice on safely navigating through them.
EXPERT COMMENT: Hope from despair: how young people are taking action to make things better
Young people who have graduated during the pandemic have persevered in the face of immense challenges. They are already navigating issues – from racism to the climate crisis and gender fluidity – that many others are still making sense of. They are here, campaigning, starting, making, doing – learning. This is what hope as action looks like.
New research highlights young refugees’ voices and experiences
Experts from Northumbria University have revealed findings from a research study which examines the links between volunteer opportunities and the livelihoods of young refugees.
EXPERT COMMENT: How to dissuade parents from believing in anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories
New research carried out by a team of psychologists has found that sharing what you believe about vaccines could be a very simple way of dispelling vaccine hesitancy in others. In an article written for The Conversation, the academics share their research and its findings.
Belief in anti-vaccination conspiracies can be cut by correcting misperceptions of what others believe – new study
Belief in anti-vaccination conspiracy theories can be reduced by correcting misperceptions of what other people believe, according to psychologists who have examined the impact of a new social intervention approach.
EXPERT COMMENT: Disabled children still face exclusion in PE – here’s what needs to change
Kevin Dixon, Senior Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University and Tom Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise at Teesside University discuss the challenges faced by disabled children in physical education and the action needed to create inclusive education.
Creating opportunities for thousands of young people in Newcastle
A new learning centre designed to support more young people to fulfil their potential and achieve a place at university will be launched in Newcastle.
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.
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.