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Learn about the importance of beekeeping with researchers from the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS) at Convocation Weekend.

thumbnail Everything you need to know about Convocation

AlumNews chats to former Chairman of Convocation, Jack Jeffery, about the importance of this statutory body that lets graduates influence University strategy.

thumbnail Newcastle named third-best UK law school

This Convocation Weekend visit the Law School; ranked third-best in the UK by the Sunday Times University Guide 2011, just behind Oxford and Cambridge.

thumbnail Health Secretary launches review into new technique to prevent inherited diseases

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has asked the Human Fertilisation and Embryology authority to assess a fertility treatment developed by researchers at Newcastle University which could eradicate serious inherited disorders.

thumbnail Creative writing finds new home at Friction

A new online creative writing magazine – publishing fiction, poetry, essays and opinion – has launched at Newcastle University.

thumbnail The King's Speech meets Newcastle University

Newcastle's speech and language experts believe that the global success of smash-hit movie The King's Speech will lead to better understanding of the challenges facing people with communication problems.

thumbnail Ice cool directing: the meteoric rise of Phil Traill

AlumNews chats to LA-based film and TV director, Phil Traill (BA Combined Studies 1995) ahead of the release of his new Brit-flick, Chalet Girl, on 16 March.

thumbnail Junior doctors feel the heat in BBC documentary

Five medical graduates lay bare their lives and careers for a new BBC Three documentary. Frankie Clarke reports.

thumbnail NURL alumni form London-based Rugby League team

Isle of Dogs-based Mudchute Uncles (MURL) seeks Rugby League players of all abilities, sponsors and community contacts as it enters its first season.

thumbnail Natural navigation shows the way

Anne Burton meets writer and navigator Tristan Gooley, the only living person to have flown and sailed solo across the Atlantic, and now the author of a new book.

thumbnail ‘Small Tissue’ founder wins top business award

A former campus Big Issue seller has been named ‘Britain’s most inspirational businessman’ after scooping top prize in the Barclay’s Trading Places Awards.

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