In the Media

Pond project awarded £1.3m

30 October 2014  The Guardian
The Heritage Lottery Fund is backing schemes which will train thousands of 'citizen scientists' to monitor and protect freshwater wildlife. Includes £1.7m earmarked for a Newcastle University project.

Examining North East identity

30 October 2014  The Journal
The links between heritage and identity will be explored at a fully-booked event at Newcastle University on 5 November. The panel will include Dr Rhiannon Mason, senior lecturer at the University's international centre for cultural and heritage studies. 

Hi-tech jobs arrive at City's Science Central

30 October 2014  The Journal
The first building on Newcastle's Science Central development will open next week, creating or re-locating more than 350 hi-tech jobs to Tyneside. The Core has been 90% let before its opening, attracting small to medium sized businesses in the science and technology sectors.

Still enjoying the rhythm of life

30 October 2014  The Journal
Feature looking at a dance scheme helping older people in the region keep fit and active mentions that the charity involved, Equal Arts, is teaming up with Newcastle University for a research study exploring the impact of visual arts on dementia.  

Newcastle firm lands Gates fund cash for TB test device

30 October 2014  The Journal
Newcastle biotech firm, QuantuMDX,  has received support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for development of a handheld device to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of TB. Includes comments from Professor Sir John Burn.

Venturefest North East results in offers to 14 businesses

30 October 2014  The Journal, Business
Funders and investors made offers to 14 businesses at the recent Venturefest North East event, which attracted over 500 people. The sell-out event was orchestrated by Newcastle Science City and featured innovation experts from Newcastle University and industry partners.

Lecturer’s film on chess for blind up for industry prize

29 October 2014  The Journal
Algorithms, a documentary made by Dr Ian McDonald about young blind chess players in India, has been nominated for a prestigious Grierson: British Documentary Award.

Advances made in links to disease

29 October 2014  Northern Echo
Researchers from Newcastle University have found a genetic link to kidney stones.

Journal Pay Fair campaign gathers momentum as North East businesses sign up to NIBE pledge

29 October 2014  The Journal
As part of the campaign, North East businesses are being encouraged to sign up to the Business Ethics Pledge created by the North East Institute of Business Ethics - an organisation that has the backing of Newcastle University Business School.

Singer songwriter Meghann Clancy has many strings to her tuneful bow

29 October 2014  The Journal
Article about the work and talent of the Newcastle University graduate.

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