Northumbria Professor leads development of ‘wonder material’ for real applications
It’s the strongest material on Earth and has the potential to transform the performance and sustainability of everything from the cars we drive to the way we clean our drinking water.
University appoints new members to Board of Governors
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has appointed three exciting new members to its Board of Governors. Professor Dame Janet Beer, Alison Fellows and Jan Thompson will take up their appointments on 1 December 2023.
A former Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of both the University of Liverpool and Oxford Brookes University, Professor Dame Janet Beer offers considerable experience within the
Northumbria partners with ACCESS: Policy to give students unique access to the world of policy making
Ten students from Northumbria University are the first to take part in a new intensive programme providing an insight into addressing emerging global challenges through policy.
EXPERT COMMENT: More young people in the UK are living with parents and grandparents – here’s what you need to know if you’re considering it
In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Prabash Edirisingha, Assistant Professor in Consumer Culture and Marketing at Northumbria University, discusses multigenerational living.
EXPERT COMMENT: How music heals us, even when it’s sad – by a neuroscientist leading a new study of musical therapy
In an article written for The Conversation*, Leigh Riby, Cognitive-Neuroscience Professor at Northumbria University discusses the recent breakthrough in neuroscientific research which suggests that music – both sad or happy – has therapeutic healing powers linked with emotional recognition and brain re-engagement.
Social media research threatened by new data limitations
A new study outlining the implications of changes to how data is extracted and shared within and across social media platforms has been published in Nature Human Behaviour.
Second year for Publishing MA created by Hachette UK, New Writing North and Northumbria University
Following the first-year success of Hachette UK and New Writing North’s partnership with Northumbria University to deliver an innovative new publishing degree, teaching has commenced with the second year of students, who will all receive a guaranteed work placement with Hachette UK. Once again there is a £2,000 scholarship for one highly gifted student from an underrepresented background.
Scholarship offers career-enhancing opportunity to talented law student
Northumbria law student Niyah Waters has been accepted on the prestigious Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship Scheme.
Through the scheme, the 19-year-old from Bradford will benefit from financial support, work experience and mentoring to assist in his future career opportunities.
The Scholarship was created in memory of Stephen Lawrence, a talented and ambitious 18-year-old who was
Northumbria University announces £50m space skills, research and development centre set to transform the UK space industry
Investments from Lockheed Martin, the UK Space Agency and Northumbria University forge pathway for NESST’s global prominence.
Northern Writers’ Awards open for entries in 25th anniversary year
The Northern Writers’ Awards will celebrate their 25th anniversary year in 2024, with many of the award categories now open for entry until 12 February 2024.
Northumbria introduces key sports coaching qualification.
Northumbria University has been accredited to provide PE teachers, fitness professionals, and sports coaches with a nationally recognised vocational coaching qualification.
Assistant Professor and playwright is recognised at national theatre awards
Assistant Professor in Humanities at Northumbria University and award-winning playwright, May Sumbwanyambe, has won recognition from the UK Theatre Awards for his latest production Enough of Him.
Read the latest issue of Northumbria University News: Autumn 2023 edition
The Autumn 2023 edition of Northumbria University’s newspaper is available to collect on campus or read online now.
Climate change is ‘in our hands’
Pupils from a North East Primary School have collaborated with scientists to design a board game which allows young people to explore the issue of climate change and discuss the actions that can be taken in response to this global challenge.
Businesses encouraged to tap into Northumbria’s talent pool of overseas graduates
Recruiting international graduates is not always easy for small businesses - but they can plug crucial skills’ gaps and support the regional economy, according to Northumbria alumni and entrepreneur Mark Renney.
As founder and Managing Director of tech and software company Wubbleyou, Mark has been building his business since 2009. The Newcastle-based company specialises in building scalable so
Research investigating links between pubs and crime rates offers insights into better policing
Research led by a Northumbria academic exploring the relationship between the presence of pubs and crime rates across England and Wales has been published in European Planning Studies.
The study used data collected from 375 local authorities between 2003 and 2018, and looked in particular at the density of pubs at a localised level and the differences this made in the rates and types of crimes
EXPERT COMMENT: Remembrance Day: five beautiful novels about war commemoration
In an article written for the Conversation*, from Northumbria University, Dr Ann-Marie Einhaus, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary literature and Research Fellow Dr Alexandra Peat discuss recommendations for five novels that can give readers fresh insights into conflict and commemoration.
Impact of climate change on drylands to be examined with Royal Society award
A leading researcher has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society Fellowship worth over £1.4 million to study how dryland landscapes respond to a changing climate.
AI can map giant icebergs from satellite images 10,000 times faster than humans
Scientists have trained an artificial intelligence (AI) system to accurately map the surface area and outline of giant icebergs captured on satellite images in just one-hundredth of a second.
Researchers secure funds for brain health study on military veterans
A pioneering multi-disciplined team of researchers from Northumbria University and Imperial College London has received funding for a novel study that will explore biological, psychological and social factors associated with brain health in female military veterans.