Topics: Social issues
The tree that’s helping women in the criminal justice system tell and own their stories
The ‘Story Chair’ programme is a creative collaboration between social justice charity, Changing Lives and the School of Design at Northumbria University and is supported by the North East Probation Service.
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.
Research with ambulance service aims to support callers experiencing loneliness
Experts from Northumbria University have joined forces with professionals from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) for a research project that aims to inform new guidance for ambulance trusts supporting people who call frequently. Frequent callers can have a combination of complex mental and physical health issues, and may also be experiencing social issues such as loneliness and isolation.
Research will inform support services for women experiencing homelessness
Complex stories of homelessness, as told through the experiences of women in the North East of England, are the focus of a study led by Joanne McGrath, a third year PhD student based at 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.
Success for Northumbria students and graduates in international design awards
Two graduates, Jai Mistry and Helen Wat, topped their respective categories in the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Student Design Awards, an international scheme that recognises and rewards budding designers who propose creative solutions for tackling key social, environmental and economic issues.
Traditional male gender roles still dominate in entertainment industry
The characters that actors portray in films, television and on stage conform too closely with traditional gender roles – according to new research by academics at Northumbria and Durham universities.
Digital environment to support student wellbeing secures NHS funding
An academic team from Northumbria University has obtained a grant of £40,000 to establish a pioneering immersive wellbeing environment for students – an initiative with potential for nationwide roll-out.
New report tackles malicious flagging and de-platforming across social media platforms
A report by a Northumbria University researcher, detailing policy recommendations to tackle platform governance inequalities in the enforcement of ‘flagging’ and ‘de-platforming’ on social media, has been launched today.
Groundbreaking research finds Basic Income scheme could save NHS tens of billions of pounds
New research funded by the National Institute for Health and Social Care Research (NIHR) and led by Northumbria University has found that a Basic Income scheme could potentially save the NHS tens of billions of pounds.
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.
EXPERT COMMENT: How universal basic income’s impact on people’s finances could transform the nation’s health
Under the scheme, two groups – 15 people in Jarrow and another 15 in East Finchley, London, will receive £1,600 a month for two years. This will help show if there is a case for a national basic income, or at least more comprehensive UK trials.
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.
New portable system produces drinking water from just air and sunlight
Scientists at Northumbria University have developed a sustainable solution for clean drinking water, that can be deployed to rural communities and set up easily without scientific know-how.
Major study into role of WW2 conscientious objectors
The stories of the British men who chose not to fight in the Second World War due to their moral, political or religious beliefs are to be explored by a Northumbria University historian.
Northumbria academic part of panel to probe mother-and-baby homes in Northern Ireland
A Northumbria University academic has been appointed to a panel which will look to serve a future public inquiry into historical institutional abuse of women and girls through Northern Ireland's so-called mother-and-baby homes.
69-year-old is relishing postgraduate research opportunity at Northumbria
Retired education adviser David Staples is taking on a new challenge as he embarks on a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Northumbria University.
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.