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Public Event re: Creative Arts & Research Matters

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2016
10:30-14:00 (registration from 10:00 and lunch provided)

Venue: The Core, Bath Lane, NE4 5TF


Join us at this free public event to hear about how researchers in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Institute for Creative Arts Practice have been working together on projects that build bridges between medical sciences and the arts.

You will also hear from artists, filmmakers, and writers based at the University about their work.  


Link to register: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=10631


Date: 6-9 September 2016

Venue: Great North Museum: Hancock


This Exhibition, in collaboration with the Great North Museum: Hancock and Newcastle University, is funded by the Wellcome Trust, in response to research by Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, Professor of Dermatology and Immunology, Newcastle University. 


Dr Hanlifah’s research programme is focused on understanding the functional heterogeneity of human mononuclear phagocytes, a family of white blood cells comprising dendritic cells, monocytes and macrophages, which initiate and regulate immune responses.


That way of expressing the research topic employs an appropriate, highly specialised, scientific language. For the 5 writers and artists involved in this conversation with Professor Muzlifah, this became part of the challenge. Without attempting to ‘explain’ the research in a way which might be reductive and inaccurate, how might they allow an audience to experience different forms of engagement with it in an immersive way? How might they convey the flavour of the conversation itself, with its visits to the Lab, the observation of ways of working across a team, and the embeddedness of the research in the lives of the researchers and patients? How could this be mediated through different forms, and where were the gaps and the difficulties of crossing the boundaries between different ways of understanding, ultimately between different experiences and lives.

Alzheimer's Research UK: Do you want to know more about Dementia?

Lindisfarne Room, Kings Road Centre, NE1 7RU
14.00-17.00, 14 September 2016  

Free Public event with short talks on Alzheimer's and other dementias, current treatments and latest research.

Talk Title


2.00-2.10: Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Prof Raj Kalaria

Network Centre Coordinator, Inst of Neuroscience

2.10-2.30: Funding world class research

Dr Laura Phipps, Alzheimer’s Research UK

2.30-2.50: What happens in a Memory Clinic?

Dr Pat Mynt, NTW, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

2.50-3.10: Can telling the absolute truth be unhelpful for people with dementia?

Dr Roberta Caiazza, NTW, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

3.10-3.30:A memorable cup of tea!

Dr Edward Okello, School of Agriculture, Food & Rural development, Newcastle University

3.30-3.45: Newcastle Dementia Studies: The CogFASTstudy website

Ms Sarah Barnfield

Graduate Student, Newcastle University

3.50pm TeaBreak

Q & A, Newcastle Brain Bank and General Discussion (~30 min)

The event is free but please register as places are limited. Email: Sally.Warburton@ncl.ac.uk Tel: 0191 208 1342





Santander Mobility Awards for 2016/17

Santander Universities has made available a grant to support Newcastle University staff or students (both undergraduates and postgraduates) who wish to undertake a period of research or study in any country within the Banco Santander network as listed: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, UAE, UK, Uruguay, or the USA.
The Mobility Award is provided by Santander to be used as outlined below:
1. a minimum of 10 awards with a maximum value of £1,400
Where the panel believes that a proposal does not represent value for money yet wishes to partially support the activity, funding may be offered at a reduced level. 


The principal criterion for the award of a grant in 2016/17 is that the proposed travel project will make a demonstrable and tangible contribution to the applicant’s studies or research. Applicants must explain how the proposed travel will satisfy this requirement. From 2016/17 onwards the funds will be used to support staff and students across all three faculties. We welcome applications from students for whom travel abroad would facilitate and augment existing extra-curricular learning initiatives or directly benefit their course. Successful applicants will be required to report on their experiences abroad via Blog Posts to http://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/internationalisation. 



  • Newcastle University staff and students studying at all levels are eligible for these awards.
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate that the proposed mobility will benefit their course of study or other extra-curricular learning initiatives being pursued.
  • Travel must be to one of the following countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, UAE, UK, Uruguay, and USA.
  • Awards must be taken up within the 2016/17 academic year and travel must take place by August 31st 2017.
  • The value of the scholarship will be paid directly to the scholarship holder and can be used as a contribution towards the costs of travel, accommodation, subsistence or the attendance at courses. 


How to Apply

Please complete the following online form: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/form.php?id=10237 other applications will not be accepted.
The first round deadline for applications in the 2016/17 academic year is:
14 October 2016 

Selection Panel

The Selection Panel, which reports to University Internationalisation Committee (UIC), meets within one month of each application deadline to review the applications on the basis of the fund criteria. The decision on the application, including any conditions, will be communicated to the proposer by the panel secretary no later than six weeks after the application deadline.
The Selection Panel is comprised of representatives from the following Faculties as well as teams supporting the University’s student scholarship, mobility and international agendas:


  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering
  • International Relations
  • Language Resource Centre
  • NU Advancement
  • Student Mobility & Integration
  • Student Wellbeing Service
  • Santander Universities 


The University reserves the right to vary all or any scholarship awards at its sole discretion.
Scholarship winners will be invited to attend the University’s Scholarship Reception Event in April 2017. 

Transfer of Durham School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health to Newcastle

Following an extensive consultation exercise with school staff and students, Durham University has agreed a transfer of its School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health to Newcastle University. Read more.



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