Categories: arts design and social sciences
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.
Gallery refurbishment marked by exhibition launch
A contemporary art gallery at the heart of Northumbria University’s City Campus has been relaunched following refurbishment with a brand new exhibition.
Northumbria records biggest rise in research power for second time
Results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) show Northumbria University with the biggest rise in research power ranking of any UK university. Its research power ranking rose to 23rd, having previously risen to 50th in 2014 from 80th in 2008, making Northumbria the sector’s largest riser in research power ranking for the second time.
Northumbria University and BALTIC announce new partnership
After over a decade of innovative collaboration, Northumbria University and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art announce a renewed partnership that will continue to put the region on the map as a global hub for contemporary art learning and practice.
Experts in maths and music unite for conference
A Northumbria University academic will chair a prestigious conference exploring the historic relationship between mathematics and music, hosted by the Royal College of Music in London.
Northumbria’s Spring 2022 Newspaper is out now
Packed full of the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to keep up to date with the exciting developments taking place across the University. The Spring edition is available to read online now.
Major new mental health study inspired by lived experience
Experts at Northumbria University are supporting a £1 million research study, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), which aims to improve the outcomes and experiences of those being discharged from mental health hospitals.
Heritage boat building will support mission to reduce plastic pollution
Academics from Northumbria University have travelled to Kenya to help establish a new Heritage Boat Building Training Centre which will use indigenous knowledge and skills to transform single use plastics into traditional sailing vessels.
Anniversary exhibition celebrates fashion through the decades
The rich history of Newcastle’s flagship department store, Fenwick, has been brought to life in an exhibition supported by fashion educators and students from Northumbria University, in time for the store’s 140th anniversary.
Designing homes that are fit for the future
A team of Northumbria University academics has been awarded funding to design and develop a purpose-built home office within a prototype home, that will allow people to age in place and work effectively from home.
Global streetwear retailer provides real-world experience
A brand collaboration which has supported talented fashion students towards successfully securing jobs in the industry has been launched for the third year running at Northumbria University.
Northumbria Professor to lead project that will help level up the UK through culture
Professor Katy Shaw, Director of Cultural Partnerships at Northumbria University, has been chosen to lead a £1.5 million project that will explore how culture can address regional inequality and help level up the UK.
EXPERT COMMENT: NFTs: WWF tried raising money with digital art but backtracked – environmental charities should follow suit
Dr Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development at Northumbria University, explores the environmental issues surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in an article originally published on The Conversation.
Innovative creative industries partnership develops unique masters degree in Publishing
Northumbria University has joined forces with Hachette UK and New Writing North to deliver an innovative new publishing degree, which gives students a guaranteed work placement with a global publisher and the opportunity to work on live writing development projects.
UPDATED Northumbria leads the call on levelling-up Northern culture
An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report calling for culture to be embedded in the Government’s levelling-up white paper has been written by Northumbria University’s Director of Cultural Partnerships, Professor Katy Shaw.
EXPERT COMMENT: A Very British Scandal: divorce courts have been shaming women since the 1800s
Dr Jennifer Aston, Senior Lecturer in History at Northumbria University, discusses the history of shaming women and misogyny within the British legal system in an article originally written for The Conversation.
Social Sciences academic joins Independent Commission on UK-EU Relations
An Associate Professor from Northumbria University has joined an independent organisation formed to work with business, civil society and sector experts to find solutions to challenges arising from the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Northumbria leads £220,000 study into social care provision
A new study led by researchers at Northumbria University will document and analyse the experiences of young disabled adults who employ Personal Assistants to help with their care and support needs.
Interior Design students work with global design expert
Final year Interior Design students at Northumbria University have been working on a live brief with global expert in biophilic design, Oliver Heath.
Research Fellow Bianca Fadel: “The presence of local volunteers is often taken for granted in academic and policy debates.”
The theme of this year’s United Nations’ International Volunteer Day, due to take place on Sunday 5 December, is ‘volunteer now for our common future’ and aims to celebrate the power of volunteerism to help create a better tomorrow.