All primary school children should receive early careers education
A report prepared by academics at Northumbria University and supported by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) calls for a nationwide approach to providing careers education in primary schools.
Northumbria joins National Saturday Club network to offer creative opportunities for teenagers
Young people from across the North East aged 13 to 16 are being given the chance to experience art and design activities at Northumbria University as part of the National Saturday Club programme.
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.
Assistant Professor appointed to senior lifeboat operations role at RNLI
An assistant professor at Northumbria University has been appointed to a senior role at Cullercoats Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat station where she will use her skills and expertise to educate volunteers and the community about the importance of water safety.
Northumbria University joins new employability programme for autistic students
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has joined The Employ Autism Higher Education Network, a ground-breaking higher education employability programme, which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.
Northumbria leads European project to improve patient safety
A Northumbria University-led project to improve patient safety education has been awarded €431,996 in European funding.
EXPERT COMMENT: Does a free place at an independent school really trump going to a state school?
Michael Jopling, Professor in Education at Northumbria University, writes about diversity within the private education sector in the United Kingdom.
Northumbria colleagues raise more than £2,600 to build a classroom in Nepal
Four Northumbria colleagues have raised more than £2,600 to build an earthquake-proof classroom in Nepal as part of Childreach International’s One Classroom at a Time and Taught Not Trafficked campaigns.
EXPERT COMMENT: The north-south divide in A-levels explained
Michael Jopling, Professor in Education in the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at Northumbria, writes about A Levels for The Conversation.
EXPERT COMMENT: Vocational education still has an esteem problem: tweaking the system won’t solve that
Liz Atkins, Reader in Education, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, at Northumbria University, discusses vocational education for The Conversation.
COMMENT: What would a U-turn on academies do to Conservative education policy?
Michael Jopling, Professor in Education, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at Northumbria University, discusses academies for The Conversation.
Northumbria to host major national college sporting championships
Almost 1,800 further education and sixth form college students will be heading to Northumbria University this weekend to take part in the AoC Sport National Championships 2016.
Northumbria University receives ‘outstanding’ rating for its Teach First programme
An Ofsted inspection of teacher training provided by Northumbria University has been rated as ‘outstanding’ – meaning the University has now held this rating for 14 years.
COMMENT: How to close the north-south divide between secondary schools
Michael Jopling, Professor in Education, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at Northumbria University, discusses the north-south divide affecting secondary schools for The Conversation.
COMMENT: Children at risk of extremism could fall through growing gaps in school system
Michael Jopling, Professor in Education, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, Northumbria University, comments on the risk of extremism in school children for The Conversation.
Research reveals impact of the school holidays on struggling families
More than six out of 10 parents with household incomes of less than £25,000 are struggling to feed their children outside of term time according to crucial new research by Northumbria University.
Thousands of schoolchildren flock to Northumbria University for Big Bang event
Around 2,000 students from schools across the North East paid a visit to Northumbria University, Newcastle, to take part in one of the largest science events of its kind.
COMMENT: What is a coasting school?
Professor Michael Jopling, from Education and Lifelong Learning at Northumbria, discusses the concept of 'coasting schools'.
COMMENT: Does the food children eat for breakfast fuel exam grades?
Pam L Graham, Senior Research Assistant in Health and Life Sciences, discusses how a good breakfast influences how we think and learn.