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thumbnail ScratchBikes cycle hire scheme rolls out across Newcastle

A fleet of 150 bikes are now available to pick up and drop off in a Paris-style rental programme that was launched across the city in July 2011.

thumbnail Ministerial visit celebrates funding success for ageing research

Visiting the Biomedical Research Centre, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley met the team who have just been awarded £21 million from the National Institute for Health Research.

thumbnail Newcastle tenth in national survey

Newcastle University has once again been rated as one of the top institutions in the country, a government survey has revealed.

thumbnail Share your wisdom with Graduate Connections

Help students make the right career choices and get an insight into your working life by creating a profile on Graduate Connections.

thumbnail Continuing Professional Development for Biology graduates

Biology graduates – are you looking for a course to further your career? Or perhaps you’re looking to develop the skills of your employees? Well, look no further.

thumbnail Rebecca and Ryan’s world cycling tour

In September 2010 Rebecca Holliday (BSc Mathematics 2005) and partner Ryan Davies embarked on an epic adventure – cycling 15,000 miles from England to New Zealand.

thumbnail Academic puts historical inaccuracies to the sword

Newcastle archaeologist, Lindsay Allason-Jones, has helped to ensure a new Roman biopic, set in North East England and Scotland, is true to history.

thumbnail Recycling efforts are not wasted

Newcastle University has increased its recycling rate to almost 93 per cent in just three years – and is no longer sending any general waste to landfill.

thumbnail Converting manure to megawatts

A state-of-the-art Anaerobic Digestion plant capable of producing just under 100kW of electricity from organic farm waste has been officially launched at Newcastle University.

thumbnail Drug shown to improve sight for patients with inherited blindness

A condition which robs patients of their sight has for the first time been reversed with a drug, giving some people legally certified as blind useful vision to improve everyday life.

thumbnail Newcastle scientists uncover free radical clue to dementia

A computer model programmed by scientists at Newcastle University suggests that preventing damage from free radicals could be key to fighting dementia.

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