Topics: Working life
Award honours research on gendered experiences in engineering
A Civil Engineering graduate from Northumbria University has won the Rising Star – Contribution to Gender Diversity award at the 2023 Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.
First university hosting of international volunteering conference highlights value of collaboration
Northumbria University has been confirmed as the first academic institution to host the prestigious International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) conference organised annually by the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, known as Forum, in 2024.
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.
Fine Art graduate wins prestigious painting prize
Holly Smith, a Fine Art graduate of Northumbria University, was one of 12 final-year students to win the Freelands Painting Prize and is now preparing to exhibit her work in London.
EXPERT COMMENT: Offices: how bad will the property crunch be?
In an article written for The Conversation, Associate Professor for Northumbria University’s Built Environment, Kevin Muldoon-Smith, discusses the decline in office space usage and how this will affect future ways of working.
Graduate recognised for innovative use of technology
A Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence graduate at Northumbria University, was selected as a finalist and received a commendation at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards.
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.
Students and graduates shine in national design competition
Northumbria School of Design excelled once again in London at New Designers 2023, which recognises rising stars whose unique work highlights key themes such as sustainability, mental health, diversity and other vital areas of responsible design.
Northumbria graphic design student wins national recognition
A talented graphic design student has won a national award for creating an eye-catching poster that portrays a strong message on workplace safety.
Helping to keep emergency workers safe in the line of duty
A Northumbria University academic is collaborating with County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service to investigate attacks on fire service personnel by members of the public.
The research by Dr Colin Richardson, from Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School, asks why there is a significant increase of attacks on fire service personnel when attending incidents. Home Office figures show
Rugby League World Cup chief is honoured by Northumbria University
The man at the forefront of the most inclusive Rugby League World Cup tournament in history has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Northumbria University in Newcastle.
Northumbria continues to climb up the rankings
Northumbria University is continuing to climb the national league tables, with an impressive seven place rise to rank 36th in the UK in the latest Complete University Guide.
North East student wins national nursing award and Royal invite
A nursing student from Northumbria University has been named the Learning Disabilities Student Nurse of the Year by the Student Nursing Times, and topped off her success with an invitation to attend the King’s Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle.
Awards are in fashion at Northumbria
Staff and graduates from two of the fashion programmes at Northumbria University are celebrating a trio of awards as part of a vital partnership between education and industry.
EXPERT COMMENT: Jacinda Ardern resignation has people wondering when to quit – but that’s the wrong way to think about burnout
As Jacinda Ardern leaves office as New Zealand's outgoing prime minister after citing that she no longer had “enough in the tank”, conversations about workplace burnout continue. In an article written for The Conversation, Anthony Montgomery, Professor in Occupational & Organisational Psychology, explains how thinking of burnout as an individual-level responsibility is missing the bigger picture.
Professor chosen as one of 10 new Senior Fellows joining UK in a Changing Europe
New research focusing on responses to the displacement of people since the beginning of the 2022 invasion of Ukraine will be the focus of a prestigious fellowship awarded to a Northumbria University academic.
Northumbria University scores Knowledge Exchange award
Northumbria University and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust have won the ‘Knowledge Exchange Strategic Partnership’ award from PraxisAuril, a world-leading association for Knowledge Exchange practitioners.
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.
Student research honouring Chernobyl self-settlers attracts award nomination
A talented PhD student whose research aims to understand and document the traditional skills and values of an aging community of people living in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, has been named as a finalist in the 2022 North East Culture Awards.