Nursing Degree Apprenticeship shortlisted for national award
Northumbria University’s Nursing Degree Apprenticeship has been shortlisted for the Nursing Apprenticeship Provider of the Year award in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2024.
Simulated learning using virtual reality recognised as example of best practice in nursing education
Northumbria University’s innovative use of virtual reality and simulation technologies in nursing education has been highlighted as an example of best practice in the UK.
How future research can help improve projections on rising sea levels
A new research synthesis co-authored by an international group of 29 ice sheet experts states that future rises in sea level could be better estimated by gaining a clearer understanding of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.
Quilting project encourages community discussions about motherhood guilt
Mothers were invited to share their experiences of infant feeding and the complex experiences of early motherhood in community workshops held as part of an interactive research project supported by an Assistant Professor from Northumbria University.
Connecting services and communities to support people experiencing homelessness
Researchers working to transform the infrastructure of support available for people experiencing homelessness have been awarded £1.4m from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
More of the same: Study reveals winners and losers from climate and land-use change
New research from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Northumbria University has determined that as warm-loving species expand their ranges under climate change, Britain’s landscapes are losing their biological uniqueness.
Northumbria University spin-out raises £1.4m for lung test to aid early diagnosis of asthma
PulmoBioMed - a Northumbria University spin-out which has developed a new lung test that could lead to earlier diagnosis of asthma and other conditions - has raised £1.4m to help commercialise its technology.
Northumbria welcomes Shadow Secretary of State for Education
The Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Bridget Phillipson, visited Northumbria University, Newcastle to hear about world leading research that is having an impact regionally, nationally and globally and the way in which it is breaking down barriers to create more opportunities for people in the North East.
Patterns of brain connectivity differ between preterm and full term babies
A new study involving Northumbria University has revealed scans of 390 babies show distinct patterns between term and preterm babies in the dynamic (moment-to-moment) connectivity of brain networks.
Researching ethical review to support Responsible AI in Policing
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has secured research funding worth £286,000 FEC from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support a project to investigate the role of ethical review in contributing to responsible artificial intelligence (AI) in policing.
The funding is part of a wider £100 million boost for AI research announced today by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), incl
EXPERT COMMENT: Four reforms to stop English councils from going bankrupt
In this article originally written for The Conversation, Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Associate Professor in Strategic Public Sector Finance and Urban Adaptation at Northumbria University, and Mark Sandford, Honorary Professor of Local Government at the University of Bristol, discuss four reforms to stop English councils from going bankrupt.
Prestigious award win for top health and safety talent
A Northumbria University student has been named the best in the UK for occupational health and safety studies at the highly competitive and prestigious NEBOSH awards.
International recognition for responsible management education and sustainability
Northumbria University’s Newcastle Business School has been named among a select group of international education providers as a Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion for 2024 - 2025.
An initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, the 47 PRME Champions represent a group of dedicated business and management schools that are committed to working collabo
Northumbria-led global research and innovation project secures new European funding
A global research and innovation project led by Northumbria University since 2017 has secured a further four years of EU funding worth in excess of €1.5m.
Global and Entrepreneurial Talent Management 3 (GETM3) was an international consortium of higher education institutions and businesses undertaking research and staff exchange projects to explore why employers across the world can struggle to
Digital civics projects putting people at heart of digital innovation
Northumbria University is hosting the Digital Civics Exchange, a series of events focusing on the role of people in artificial intelligence and digital technology. The event will also mark the launch of Northumbria University's 9 million AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Citizen-Centred AI.
Lessons to be learned – research captures harrowing testimonies from care staff on the impact of the pandemic
As the public inquiry into the UK’s response to Covid-19 continues, new research led by Northumbria University academics shines a light on the impact of moving patients from hospitals to care homes in England during the pandemic.
Contact lenses to diagnose glaucoma
Researchers from Northumbria University and Boğaziçi University have developed a contact lens that can detect changes in eye pressure, an early sign of glaucoma. The lens contains micro-sensors that monitor intra-ocular pressure over several hours and send the data wirelessly for analysis. The technology has been successfully tested on six participants and will undergo further study.
EXPERT COMMENT: The animal sounds in most nature documentaries are made by humans – here’s how they do it and why it matters
In this article originally written for The Conversation, Lecturer in Film Dr Damien Pollard discusses foley artists and their role in wildlife documentaries.
Solar physicist honoured by Royal Astronomical Society
Dr Andy Smith, a solar physicist at Northumbria University, has been honored by the Royal Astronomical Society for his work in using artificial intelligence to predict space weather. His models are used by the Met Office for space weather forecasts. Smith was awarded the Winton Award for his use of AI techniques to monitor and predict solar eruptions and their impact on Earth.