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thumbnail The hidden cost of cannabis

Around £200m of electricity is being stolen every year to run illegal cannabis farms across the UK.

thumbnail Newcastle University part of bid to cure Parkinson's

We are taking part in the biggest in-depth study tracking people with Parkinson's ever mounted anywhere in the world.

thumbnail Big Market: Effective, persuasive copy from James Tennant

James Tennant (Ancient History 2009) gives us his top hints and tips for writing great copy, as well as offering Newcastle graduates up to 50 per cent off his copywriting services.

thumbnail From idea to App Store – a new network for health app innovators

A new network for developers of healthcare-related smartphone apps launches at Newcastle University Business School on 9 May 2012.

thumbnail Keeping older drivers on the road

A unique research car which monitors our concentration, stress levels and driving habits while we’re sat behind the steering wheel is being used to develop new technologies to support older drivers.

thumbnail Newcastle students and staff to carry Olympic flame

The Olympic torch will travel through the North East in June and our students and staff are helping it on its way.

thumbnail World Cup winners to train at Newcastle University

Some of the best football teams in the world are to train at Newcastle University’s Cochrane Park, as they prepare for the Olympic Games this summer.

thumbnail Research challenges idea raising aspirations is key to education success

New research carried out by Newcastle University challenges the idea that raising aspirations is the key to improving the education of children from low-income families.

thumbnail Apps the way to do it

Newcastle University has challenged its students to devise a mobile phone app to improve life on campus.

thumbnail Newcastle University celebrates a decade of folk

It has produced some of the leading artists in the UK folk scene. Now, Newcastle University’s Folk and Traditional Music degree is celebrating its 10th birthday.

thumbnail Investment in Singapore will transform campuses

Newcastle University continues its overseas development with the unveiling of major improvements to its Singapore operations.

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