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Blanket of rock debris offers glaciers more protection from climate change than previously known

Blanket of rock debris offers glaciers more protection from climate change than previously known

Press releases   •   Aug 05, 2020 12:01 BST

​A new study has revealed that the expanse of rock debris on glaciers, a factor that has been ignored in models of glacier melt and sea level rise, could be significant. The Northumbria University study is published in Nature Geoscience this week and is the first to manually verify the rock debris cover on every one of the Earth’s glaciers.

New study to investigate financial hardship and food poverty within the UK’s Armed Forces Community

New study to investigate financial hardship and food poverty within the UK’s Armed Forces Community

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2020 13:08 BST

The UK’s oldest national tri-service charity, in partnership with Northumbria University has announced the launch of a programme of research into financial hardship and food poverty within the Armed Forces Community.

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: one in six British people would refuse a vaccine – here’s how to change their minds

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: one in six British people would refuse a vaccine – here’s how to change their minds

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2020 15:09 BST

In an article originally written for The Conversation, Dr Daniel Jolley, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University, and Darel Cookson, PhD Candidate in Psychology at Staffordshire University, explain why some people might reject vaccines and how we can look to combat the anti-covid vaccine sentiment.

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.

Belief in 5G COVID-19 conspiracy theories linked to violence, reveals Northumbria study

Belief in 5G COVID-19 conspiracy theories linked to violence, reveals Northumbria study

Press releases   •   Jun 22, 2020 07:00 BST

Psychologists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have provided the first scientific evidence of the link between violent behaviour towards the telecommunications sector and 5G COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs.

University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic

University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2020 12:16 BST

Four out of ten university students have reported they are worried that they will run out of food as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The findings have been submitted to the UK Education Select Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services.

Students reimagine food economy at international Biodesign Challenge Summit

Students reimagine food economy at international Biodesign Challenge Summit

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2020 10:53 BST

A team of students selected by the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment, a collaborative initiative between Northumbria and Newcastle universities, will be competing as finalists for their biotech-based design project in the Biodesign Challenge Summit 2020, June 15-19.

Beer festivals are significant for UK local economies, according to Northumbria University research

Beer festivals are significant for UK local economies, according to Northumbria University research

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2020 14:19 BST

​A Northumbria University study has highlighted the positive impact of beer festivals on the UK economy.

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.

Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown

Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown

Press releases   •   Jun 08, 2020 08:30 BST

In a study conducted by Northumbria University around half of the children who received free school meal vouchers are reporting a significant drop in their intake of fruit and vegetables since schools closed due to COVID-19 in March, yet many reported a large increase in consumption of sugary drinks and snacks.

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.

EXPERT COMMENT: Learning loss and implications for Covid-19 and school closures

EXPERT COMMENT: Learning loss and implications for Covid-19 and school closures

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 11:51 BST

The ongoing situation and school closures as result of Covid-19 have a number of different implications for the education sector. Dr Emily Mann and Dr Jackie Shinwell of Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab explored the impact of the coronavirus crisis in terms of learning loss in this blog for Schools North East.

Northumbria University joins national genome sequencing alliance to map spread of COVID-19

Northumbria University joins national genome sequencing alliance to map spread of COVID-19

Press releases   •   May 19, 2020 10:52 BST

Scientists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have joined a research consortium backed by the UK government to help fight COVID-19.

Academics join global study into COVID-19 loss of smell

Academics join global study into COVID-19 loss of smell

Press releases   •   May 15, 2020 14:34 BST

People who have recently experienced loss of smell are being urged to participate in a survey as a new global research group investigates the symptom as a marker of COVID-19.

New app boosts support for armed forces community

New app boosts support for armed forces community

Press releases   •   May 06, 2020 16:15 BST

As the country gears up to commemorate VE Day, academics at Northumbria University are delighted to have played a vital role in the development of a new smartphone app which helps UK military veterans find support services they need; whether that’s health services, jobs or housing.

University to explore social isolation and loneliness among war widows

University to explore social isolation and loneliness among war widows

Press releases   •   Apr 21, 2020 15:27 BST

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £100,000 to Northumbria University to examine the prevalence of social isolation and loneliness among UK war widows.