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Watch this space – Northumbria graduate designers tipped as rising stars

Watch this space – Northumbria graduate designers tipped as rising stars

Press releases   •   Aug 07, 2020 13:12 BST

The skills and vision of Graphic Design graduates from Northumbria University have been recognised during the UK’s biggest annual celebration of up-and-coming design talent.

Businesses hit by Covid-19 to access support through Northumbria University

Businesses hit by Covid-19 to access support through Northumbria University

Press releases   •   Aug 06, 2020 10:43 BST

​Small businesses hit by Covid-19 in the North of England can access support through a multi-million pound government-funded partnership with Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Blanket of rock debris offers glaciers more protection from climate change than previously known

Blanket of rock debris offers glaciers more protection from climate change than previously known

Press releases   •   Aug 05, 2020 12:01 BST

​A new study has revealed that the expanse of rock debris on glaciers, a factor that has been ignored in models of glacier melt and sea level rise, could be significant. The Northumbria University study is published in Nature Geoscience this week and is the first to manually verify the rock debris cover on every one of the Earth’s glaciers.

New study to investigate financial hardship and food poverty within the UK’s Armed Forces Community

New study to investigate financial hardship and food poverty within the UK’s Armed Forces Community

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2020 13:08 BST

The UK’s oldest national tri-service charity, in partnership with Northumbria University has announced the launch of a programme of research into financial hardship and food poverty within the Armed Forces Community.

Impact and resistance training boosts bone strength and muscle function in those with Crohn’s disease, according to new research

Impact and resistance training boosts bone strength and muscle function in those with Crohn’s disease, according to new research

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2020 09:24 BST

​Research from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has shown the important role specific types of exercise can play in the management of bone loss, fatigue and muscle dysfunction for those with Crohn’s disease.

Support for SMEs and students through Northumbria paid internship scheme

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2020 13:30 BST

Businesses working in the creative and cultural sectors have been among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many smaller organisations facing a massive loss of revenue.

EXPERT COMMENT: To save our leisure centres from closure, we may need to hand them to the community

EXPERT COMMENT: To save our leisure centres from closure, we may need to hand them to the community

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2020 11:34 BST

Many leisure centres survived austerity by transferring their management to the local community. In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Lindsay Findlay-King, Principal Lecturer in Sport Management at Northumbria University, discusses whether this tactic could work again in today's crisis.

Global accolades for patient safety research

Global accolades for patient safety research

Press releases   •   Jul 21, 2020 14:51 BST

​Research into patient safety across Europe, led by Northumbria University, has received international acclaim.

EXPERT COMMENT: Why allotments offer urban oases for bees and butterflies

EXPERT COMMENT: Why allotments offer urban oases for bees and butterflies

Press releases   •   Jul 21, 2020 12:33 BST

​Senior Lecturers Rinke Vinkenoog, Katherine Baldock and Matthew Pound as well as Research Fellow Mark Goddard, discuss urban biodiversity.

Fashion students make the cut – Northumbria designers named as finalists in prestigious industry awards

Fashion students make the cut – Northumbria designers named as finalists in prestigious industry awards

Press releases   •   Jul 20, 2020 16:27 BST

The design talents of students from Northumbria University have been highlighted after six were named as finalists in the influential Graduate Fashion Foundation Awards.