Subjects: Social issues, General
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.
The Power of Five
How the North East’s universities are working together to help drive forward the Levelling Up agenda and grow the region’s economy.
Creative approaches to sleep disorders
Sleep researchers from Northumbria University are running a series of workshops, aimed at finding creative ways of coping with poor sleep.
Northumbria research included in national report to address digital inequality
Recommendations by academics from Northumbria University have been included in a new report by the British Academy, exploring how to tackle the rise of digital poverty.
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.
Stories of strength – academic awarded prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize for research into Sahrawi women's resistance
The experiences of Sahrawi women peacefully protesting the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara will be recorded as part of a new project by a Northumbria University academic.
Homelessness cannot be solved unless we tackle trauma, new research reveals
As a society we cannot hope to end homelessness unless we first address the trauma that many homeless people have suffered throughout their lives – that is the headline finding of a new report Tackling Trauma, Ending Homelessness.
Select Committee to learn about scale of bullying and harassment in music industry
A national survey which has revealed widespread examples of bullying and harassment in the music industry will be discussed by a government Select Committee this week.
Putting an end to coercive practices in the criminal justice system – promoting humane interviewing and interrogation techniques
Under international law torture is always illegal, however, it is still regularly used during police and law enforcement interviews in some parts of the world to extract information, confessions or as a punishment.
Unsung heroes of the Northern Ireland peace process to be recognised
New research will shine a light on the vital role that civil society organisations played in the Northern Ireland peace process.
Report reveals how Universal Basic Income could help tackle cost of living crisis
Experts in politics and public health will gather in Newcastle this week to discuss how Universal Basic Income could provide a solution to the UK’s current economic and public health crises.
Technology and traditional craft combine to highlight women’s safety
An intercontinental project by a Northumbria University researcher is using traditional crafting techniques and the latest technology to explore the international issue of women’s safety.
Northumbria Professor gives keynote academic address at Basic Income North conference
An interim research report by the royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce (RSA), examining the public health case for Universal Basic Income and endorsed by the First Minister for Wales, has been officially launched at the Basic Income North conference by Professor Matthew Johnson.
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.
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.
New research reveals prejudice against people with Northern English accents
People form judgements about others from the way they speak, yet listeners are often unaware of their deeply embedded ‘implicit’ biases.
New research is first-ever study on "blended volunteering"
Running projects without international volunteers will not help “decolonise development”, according to new collaborative research by international development charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), and Northumbria University.
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.
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.