First university hosting of international volunteering conference highlights value of collaboration
Northumbria University has been confirmed as the first academic institution to host the prestigious International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) conference organised annually by the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, known as Forum, in 2024.
Read the latest issue of Northumbria University News: Autumn 2023 edition
The Autumn 2023 edition of Northumbria University’s newspaper is available to collect on campus or read online now.
EXPERT COMMENT: Building on the greenbelt is central to solving the housing crisis – just look at how the edges of cities have changed
In an article written for The Conversation, Cameron McEwan, Associate Professor in Architecture at Northumbria University and Andreas Lechner, Associate Professor at Graz University of Technology, focus their research on the urban-nature divide, providing a solution of building on the greenbelt to solve the housing crisis.
Humanity for Habitat – saving nature at home
The important role of managing residential gardens and yards to promote biodiversity is the focus of a new study led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and co-authored by an academic from Northumbria University.
EXPERT COMMENT: How community gardening could ease your climate concerns
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Jose Yong explores climate anxiety and how community gardening can be used as a tool to manage this.
EXPERT COMMENT: Fashion industry’s environmental impact is largely unknown – here’s why
Dr Alana James, Assistant Professor in Fashion at Northumbria University, discusses the environmental uncertainty facing the fashion industry.
Clear-out collaboration keeps Newcastle clean
Students in Newcastle have helped divert tonnes of waste from landfill and raised thousands of pounds for charity as part of a city-wide campaign.
Commitment to sustainable development recognised
Northumbria University has been ranked among the world’s top institutions for sustainability and global stewardship in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023.
Northumbria students inspire schools and colleges in national eco challenge
Northumbria University students have joined forces with TV architect George Clarke’s MOBIE charity to support a national challenge to find new ways to make homes more energy efficient.
Psychologists encourage Gateshead households to expand use of innovative heat networks
Experts in consumer behaviour and behaviour change from Northumbria University are working with Gateshead residents to understand how households are using heat networks, in a bid to expand their use across the borough.
“Sustainable” condenser tumble dryers create hundreds of tonnes of waterborne microfiber pollution
A new study has revealed that drying laundry using a condenser tumble dryer leads to hundreds of tonnes of potentially harmful microfibers being released into waterways and oceans across the UK and Europe.
New portable system produces drinking water from just air and sunlight
Scientists at Northumbria University have developed a sustainable solution for clean drinking water, that can be deployed to rural communities and set up easily without scientific know-how.
World tour for model boat inspiring citizen science against environmental pollution
A model sailing boat which represents a key part of a project working to banish single use plastics has embarked on a global tour that will help its message reach thousands more people and communities across the planet.
Polar ice sheet melting records have toppled during the past decade
The seven worst years for polar ice sheets melting and losing ice have occurred during the past decade, according to new research led by IMBIE - part of Northumbria University's Centre for Polar Observations and Modelling - with 2019 being the worst year on record. The findings are published today in the journal Earth System Science Data.
North East universities collaborate to improve support for care-experienced people
The five universities across the North East have become the first regional Higher Education partnership to collaboratively sign up to the Care Leaver Covenant - a national inclusion programme that supports care leavers aged 16-25 to live independently.
Thousands tuned into inspiring programme at Design for Planet Festival
It’s just over a month since festival fever gripped Northumbria after the University partnered with the Design Council for the 2022 Design for Planet Festival. Almost 7,000 participants registered for the online event across two days in November, providing more than 40 virtual events and live broadcasts, to coincide with COP27.
University announces ambitious plans to develop its Centre for Health and Social Equity
Northumbria University is taking forward ambitious plans to develop its Centre for Health and Social Equity after being awarded £5.8 million by the Office for Students.
Eco-friendly start-up gains business boost from Northumbria University students
An eco-friendly phone accessory start-up is making waves in the market, with a quarter of a million turnover in just its second year.
Central Asia identified as a key region for human ancestors
The interior of Central Asia has been identified as a key route for some of the earliest hominin migrations across Asia in a new study published in PLOS ONE today (Friday 21 October).
Registration is now open for the Design for Planet Festival at Northumbria
Biologist and wildlife film maker, Patrick Ayree, who worked for the BBC’s Natural History Unit alongside Sir David Attenborough, will host the Design Council’s Design for Planet Festival, due to take place at Northumbria University in November.