In the Media

Law firm's role in Science Central project

02 July 2014  The Journal, Business
Article describes the history of Science Central, together with the firms involved in its progress. Includes comment from Fiona Standfield, director of Newcastle Science City.

For British Spy in Iraq, Affection Is Strong but Legacy Is Unfulfilled

01 July 2014  New York Times
Images from the Gertrude Bell archive at the University are used to illustrate this article about her legacy and the current situation in the region.

Are you too good-looking to get sick?

01 July 2014  Daily Mail
A US study has found that the more physically attractive men and women are rated, the healthier they are likely to be. Cites similar research from Newcastle University in 2012.

Degrees in demand

01 July 2014  The Guardian, University Guide
A look at the most popular subjects at university. Mentions new course offered by Newcastle University in digital electronics and micro electronic engineering.

Boys and girls learn language differently

01 July 2014  Indian Express
Further coverage of University research that shows the differences in the way that boys and girls learn.

Appeal to build childhood cancer research centre

01 July 2014  Northern Echo
An ambitious fundraising campaign has been launched by the University, the North of England Children's Cancer Research charity and the Great North Children's Hospital, to create a specialist  children's cancer research facility in the North East.

The courage to face the future

01 July 2014  The Journal
A brand new £5.5m childhood cancer centre would help develop further cutting-edge research into brain tumours in the North East. Charlotte Lee, 20, who survived a brain tumour as a teenager, adds her voice to the campaign. Includes comments from Professor Steve Clifford.

Professors take up top roles on national bodies

01 July 2014  The Journal
Prominent professors in the North East are leading the way in the medical field by taking up top national roles: Professor Sir John Burn has been appointed a non-executive director of NHS England and Professor Chris Day has been elected vice-president (clinical) of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Our story ended well, but…

30 June 2014  The Journal
Research at the proposed £5.5m childhood cancer centre in the North East could help children like Joseph Green who is recovering from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Includes comment from Christine Harrison, professor of childhood cancer cytogenetics.

Does teaching favour girls over young boys?

30 June 2014  The Journal
Newcastle University research suggests that girls could be outperforming boys at school because the way pupils are taught favours them.
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