Categories: big challenge: society
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.
Poetry collection shortlisted for prestigious international prize
A collection of poetry by Northumbria University lecturer, Dr Jo Clement, has been shortlisted for the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize 2023.
Lasting tribute to Newcastle’s original feminist
The life and work of a North East woman, described as ‘the first English feminist’, was officially recognised this International Women’s Day, with a commemorative plaque dedicated to her outside Newcastle Cathedral.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why sleep is so important for your fitness
In an article written for The Conversation, Ian Walshe, Health and Life Sciences, at Northumbria University, highlights the impact that poor sleep quality can have on your health, fitness and sporting performance.
EXPERT COMMENT: How running can help you cope with stress at work
In an article written for the Conversation, Kate Black and Russell Warhurst, Business and Law, Northumbria University, discuss the value of running as a coping mechanism for work-related stress.
Global publisher makes significant book donation to Newcastle-based learning centre
The world’s second-largest publisher has donated more than 160 books to a local learning centre in the East End of Newcastle.
Sensors built into wearable patches could signal the future
New research involving a Northumbria University Professor has developed a wearable sensor capable of wirelessly transmitting information via acoustic waves through air and water.
The Power of Five
How the North East’s universities are working together to help drive forward the Levelling Up agenda and grow the region’s economy.
North East universities collaborate to improve support for care-experienced people
The five universities across the North East have become the first regional Higher Education partnership to collaboratively sign up to the Care Leaver Covenant - a national inclusion programme that supports care leavers aged 16-25 to live independently.
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.
Conference highlights urgent need for improved support for the UK LGBT+ veteran community
Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research, in partnership with LGBT+ military charity Fighting With Pride (FWP), held the UK’s first annual conference on research with LGBT+ veterans.
Northumbria Professor leads research aimed at providing better support for people facing homelessness
Researchers at Northumbria University have been awarded almost £250,000 to work with service providers and community organisations on developing improved data sharing techniques to support people experiencing homelessness.
Thousands tuned into inspiring programme at Design for Planet Festival
It’s just over a month since festival fever gripped Northumbria after the University partnered with the Design Council for the 2022 Design for Planet Festival. Almost 7,000 participants registered for the online event across two days in November, providing more than 40 virtual events and live broadcasts, to coincide with COP27.
Funding offers opportunities to talented students from under-represented backgrounds
Northumbria University law student Ami Leake has been awarded a bursary worth up to £7,500 over three years to help with accommodation and living costs during her studies.
Inspiring events draw hundreds of people to Being Human Festival
Between 10 and 19 November hundreds of people attended Treasures of the North East: a programme of nine events celebrating Hadrian’s Wall and the Lindisfarne Gospels, organised by Northumbria University and held at various locations across Newcastle and Gateshead as part of this year’s Being Human Festival.
University announces ambitious plans to develop its Centre for Health and Social Equity
Northumbria University is taking forward ambitious plans to develop its Centre for Health and Social Equity after being awarded £5.8 million by the Office for Students.
Northumbria research included in national report to address digital inequality
Recommendations by academics from Northumbria University have been included in a new report by the British Academy, exploring how to tackle the rise of digital poverty.
International Volunteer Day 2022
Today, Monday 5 December, is the United Nations’ (UN) International Volunteer Day 2022 (IVD 2022) and this year the theme is solidarity through volunteering. The campaign aims to highlight the power of using collective humanity to drive positive change through volunteerism.
Basketball star and community champion honoured by Northumbria University
The Chairman of the British Basketball League and owner and managing director of Newcastle Eagles Basketball Club, Paul Blake, has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
EXPERT COMMENT: Seoul Halloween crush: understanding the science of crowds could help prevent disasters – here’s how
Large crowds are inevitable, but could understanding the science of crowds help to prevent disasters? In an article written for The Conversation, Martyn Amos, Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University, discusses our understanding of crowds after the Seoul Halloween crush.