Categories: health and life sciences
Major £2m expansion of nursing test centre will bring thousands more nurses to the frontline faster
A national nurse testing centre at Northumbria University has doubled in size to help to speed up the process of bringing more nurses to the NHS frontline. A major £2 million project to expand the centre has increased capacity to run 22,000 exams per year and has also led to the creation of more than 50 additional jobs.
Northumbria University rises in the rankings again
Northumbria University is continuing to climb the national league tables, with an eight-place rise in the latest Guardian University Guide to rank 38th* in the UK.
Research with ambulance service aims to support callers experiencing loneliness
Experts from Northumbria University have joined forces with professionals from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) for a research project that aims to inform new guidance for ambulance trusts supporting people who call frequently. Frequent callers can have a combination of complex mental and physical health issues, and may also be experiencing social issues such as loneliness and isolation.
Research will inform support services for women experiencing homelessness
Complex stories of homelessness, as told through the experiences of women in the North East of England, are the focus of a study led by Joanne McGrath, a third year PhD student based at Northumbria University.
Special Olympics bring life-changing memories for Northumbria University academic
Volunteering to be Team Special Olympics Great Britain’s medical officer at the Berlin games was a transformative experience for Dr Daniel Monk – and now he’s urging others to get involved in supporting the organisation throughout the year.
Prestigious awards see Northumbria academic recognised as nursing leader
The life-changing passion and commitment of a Northumbria academic has been recognised with a prestigious award.
Poison project wins Northumbria University Chemistry and Forensic Science team an award
An innovative project led by Northumbria University’s Applied Sciences Department has won a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Inspirational Committee Award 2023.
Digital environment to support student wellbeing secures NHS funding
An academic team from Northumbria University has obtained a grant of £40,000 to establish a pioneering immersive wellbeing environment for students – an initiative with potential for nationwide roll-out.
Northumbria secures investment in research facilities from the Wolfson Foundation
An award of £1 million to support the expansion of engineering and surface science research facilities at Northumbria University has been announced today by the Wolfson Foundation.
Global leader in patient safety and public health honoured by Northumbria University
Recognised as an international champion of public health and health care quality and safety, Sir Liam Donaldson, has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science by Northumbria University, Newcastle.
New report tackles malicious flagging and de-platforming across social media platforms
A report by a Northumbria University researcher, detailing policy recommendations to tackle platform governance inequalities in the enforcement of ‘flagging’ and ‘de-platforming’ on social media, has been launched today.
Rugby League World Cup chief is honoured by Northumbria University
The man at the forefront of the most inclusive Rugby League World Cup tournament in history has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Northumbria University in Newcastle.
Groundbreaking research finds Basic Income scheme could save NHS tens of billions of pounds
New research funded by the National Institute for Health and Social Care Research (NIHR) and led by Northumbria University has found that a Basic Income scheme could potentially save the NHS tens of billions of pounds.
Read the latest issue of Northumbria University News: Summer 2023 edition
Packed with the latest news, achievements, features and interviews, the newspaper is the perfect way to keep up to date with the exciting developments taking place across the University.
Northumbria University and St. George's University expand collaboration to offer new UK study options
Following over 15 years of collaboration, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK and St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, have announced a renewed commitment aimed at delivering exceptional medical education to students worldwide.
District Nurse awarded national Philip Goodeve Docker Memorial Prize
Whilst studying for her Master’s Degree at Northumbria University, Newcastle District Nurse Georgia Hibbert has received a Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) award for her outstanding performance.
Gateshead teenagers to enjoy a fun filled action packed summer
Together with the Healthy Living Lab at Northumbria University, Gateshead Council identified a poor uptake of teenagers participating in the existing Holiday Activities and Food programme, with attendance figures show that 82% of attendees are 11 years and under and only 18% of attendees being over 12 years.
Jiu Jitsu club stage physical assaults to help advance forensic research
Researchers from Northumbria University and King’s College London have published findings outlining the extent that textile fibres transfer during controlled assault scenarios. Their work, recently published in the academic journal Science & Justice, is the first time the number of fibres transferred between garments during physical assaults has been assessed by simulating the act with real people
Northumbria continues to climb up the rankings
Northumbria University is continuing to climb the national league tables, with an impressive seven place rise to rank 36th in the UK in the latest Complete University Guide.
London’s Universal Free School Meals provision could come at a cost to primary schools
Plans from the Greater London Authority to deliver universal free school meals to all primary school children across London next year were welcomed when they were announced. However, a new report by Northumbria University finds that the scheme could result in significant losses in school funding through a drop in pupil premiums.