In the Media

Marking is resumed at universities before talks on pensions

22 November 2014  The Journal
A marking boycott by lecturers over changes to university staff pensions has been suspended at two North East universities.

Floating our boats with oats

22 November 2014  The Journal
Newcastle University graduate Lucy Wright discusses the success of Cuckoo, the muesli business she set up with a friend just over a year ago. The product is now stocked in Selfridges, Waitrose and Harvey Nichols.

Driverless cars could be hacked by terrorists, warn transport experts

21 November 2014  Daily Telegraph
Driverless cars are likely to be on the road within 15 years, but they are vulnerable to hackers, transport experts have warned. Phil Blythe, Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems, comments on the potential impact of driverless cars.

The Most influential people in the North East 2014

21 November 2014  The Journal, supplement
A number of senior figures from the University, including the Vice-Chancellor, are among those named as the Most Influential People in the North East 2014.

Free school meals 'should be extended'

20 November 2014  The Times
New research by experts at Newcastle University, led by Professor Ashley Adamson, has shown that despite improvement in school lunches,  pre-teens are not benefiting to the same extent because fewer of them eat school lunches than children in primary schools.

Greatest things about cold weather, from losing weight to tacky sweaters

20 November 2014  CNN
Mentions a Newcastle University study of 1.3 million mobile phone user which found that call length increased while the number of people called decreased, when phone calls were made indoors.

Laying our cards on the table builds public trust

20 November 2014  Times Higher
Newcastle University mentioned in article about the pros and cons of FOIs.

Chancellor vows boost for North’s universities

20 November 2014  The Journal
North East universities are set to receive a boost in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on December 3. The Chancellor referred to the University's expertise in life sciences.

I’m 21 and likely to be renting for years. So just what can we do about it?

20 November 2014  The Journal
The future of housing in the North East was among the topics presented by students at an event supported by the University's research scholarships and expeditions programme.

Retire? But I’m only 94

20 November 2014  The Journal, J2
Feature on the Institute for Ageing report How Can we Live Better for Longer holds former head of the medical school Lord Walton who, aged 94, says he "likes to keep busy" as an exemplar.

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