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All hands to the sanitiser pump for young entrepreneur

All hands to the sanitiser pump for young entrepreneur

Press releases   •   Aug 10, 2020 12:00 BST

​A Northumbria graduate has turned a free hand sanitiser project into a £100,000 per month business in just 12 weeks.

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.

Northumbria partners in €4.8m EU housing energy efficiency project

Northumbria partners in €4.8m EU housing energy efficiency project

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2020 12:22 BST

​Northumbria University has been chosen to participate in a €4.8 million project to tackle the issue of renovating residential buildings in Europe to make them more energy efficient.

Northumbria University and NEL Fund Managers launching growth programme for North East health, wellness and social care sectors

Northumbria University and NEL Fund Managers launching growth programme for North East health, wellness and social care sectors

Press releases   •   Jul 08, 2020 09:27 BST

A major new initiative to help North East businesses grow or expand into the health, wellness and social care delivery sectors is set to go live.

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2020 16:33 BST

​Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.

Northumbria is top rated UK young university in global rankings

Northumbria is top rated UK young university in global rankings

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2020 12:43 BST

​Northumbria University’s growing global reputation for academic excellence has been reinforced after becoming the highest placed UK university in the latest world rankings.

Northumbria Professor receives inspirational award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Northumbria Professor receives inspirational award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2020 11:34 BST

A Professor in Northumbria University’s Department of Applied Sciences has won a top national award from The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Digital approach helps vulnerable people to live more independently

Digital approach helps vulnerable people to live more independently

Press releases   •   Jun 23, 2020 12:21 BST

Researchers at ​Northumbria University are testing and developing a range of smart digital technologies to help some of the most vulnerable people in society live more independently.

Thousands of tonnes of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits

Thousands of tonnes of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits

Press releases   •   Jun 08, 2020 10:00 BST

A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine environments every year – but this could be reduced by as much as 30% if we made a small change to our laundry habits. The ​findings have been published by the scientific journal ​PLOS ONE for ​World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June.

Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!

Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2020 14:45 BST

Our first digital-only edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.

North East universities team up to protect frontline NHS workers

North East universities team up to protect frontline NHS workers

Press releases   •   May 01, 2020 13:54 BST

Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland universities are working together to design and support production of vital protective equipment for the NHS.

England’s biggest ever Boccia Open comes to Northumbria’s Sport Central

England’s biggest ever Boccia Open comes to Northumbria’s Sport Central

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2020 17:29 GMT

North East based not-for-profit organisation SMILE Through Sport, founded by Northumbria alumnus and Paralympian Stephen Miller MBE, is hosting the biggest ever Boccia open event to take place in England.

Sport to promote economic and social development in Zambia

Sport to promote economic and social development in Zambia

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2019 12:15 GMT

A cohort of five students and staff from Northumbria University will visit Zambia next summer to take part in the Volunteer Zambia programme, an initiative that Northumbria has played a significant role in over the last 15 years.

Northumbria recognised for supporting its researchers

Northumbria recognised for supporting its researchers

Press releases   •   Nov 21, 2019 10:58 GMT

​Northumbria University, Newcastle, has retained an international award for the supportive environment it provides for research-active academics.

University and TV architect join forces to develop new homes of the future

University and TV architect join forces to develop new homes of the future

Press releases   •   Oct 14, 2019 14:03 BST

The ways that homes are designed and built in the future could be completely transformed, thanks to a new agreement between Northumbria University and the renowned architect, TV presenter and campaigner George Clarke. The University will work with Clarke’s charity, the Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE), to drive innovation in designing and delivering homes for the future.

National win for Early Years Professionals Network

National win for Early Years Professionals Network

Press releases   •   Oct 08, 2019 14:18 BST

The Northumberland Early Years Professionals Network has won a national award for excellent practice in team development. The network exists to promote best practice in early years across Northumberland. It is run by Northumberland County Council’s Early Year’s Team, in partnership with Northumbria University, with all activities aimed at promoting the best outcomes for children.

Students join emergency services in simulated terrorism training incident

Students join emergency services in simulated terrorism training incident

Press releases   •   Sep 23, 2019 13:30 BST

Nursing students have taken part in a staged firearms training event designed to give doctors and paramedics a taste of working in a mass casualty terrorist incident.

Travel experience leads to successful business start up

Travel experience leads to successful business start up

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 12:27 BST

Two Northumbria University graduates have won the Duke of York’s Entrepreneur of the Year award after launching their own specialist tourism marketing business last year.

Early years network shortlisted for national award

Early years network shortlisted for national award

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 10:20 BST

A network of professionals working in early years education in Northumberland has been shortlisted for a national award

Multidisciplinary partnership awarded ‘outstanding’ rating

Multidisciplinary partnership awarded ‘outstanding’ rating

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 13:11 BST

Northumbria University is proud to announce that a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, which has brought together industry and academic experts to develop a new biomedical device, has been given the highest possible rating by an independent government assessor.