In the Media - Archive

School’s aim to launch in Africa

3 March 2015 The Journal
A north school has launched a fundraising campaign to start what it hopes will become a chain of schools in Africa.   Emmanuel College in Gateshead has linked up with Professor James Tooley at Newcastle University who has spent 15 years researching and creating educational opportunities in Africa.

published on: 4th March 2015

Top female lawyers get just reward

3 March 2015 Northern Echo
Inspirational female lawyers are being celebrated in a new exhibition which has been organised by academics at Newcastle University.

published on: 4th March 2015

University awards: who is higher education's most inspiring leader?

2 March 2015 The Guardian
The one category in the annual Guardian university awards which is open to a public vote, the award for inspiring leader, sponsored by the Leadership Foundation. One of the nominees is Professor Vicki Bruce.

published on: 2nd March 2015

Scientist wins honour for her research

Scientist wins honour for her research
2 March 2015 The Journal and Northern Echo
Prof Kate Bushby from Newcastle University has received the prestigious EURODIS Scientific Award for her work on rare inherited genetic conditions.

published on: 2nd March 2015

Sorry, But Your Dog Can't Remember That Fun Game Of Fetch

1 March 2015 Huffington Post
A new study suggests that the memory of dogs, and 25 other animal species, from bees and birds to big mammals, is not very good. Their recall of specific events disappears within minutes or even seconds. Features a comment from Dr Gema Martin-Ordas.

published on: 2nd March 2015

Student, 19, has defied medical odds after surviving a brain tumour three times since he was three

1 March 2015 Mail Online
A student is fundraising for children with cancer after he defied medical odds by beating a brain tumour three times. Steve Clifford, Professor of Molecular Paediatric Oncology at Newcastle University is quoted.

published on: 2nd March 2015

Diabetes: Do you know if you're at risk?

1 March 2015 Mirror Online
Diabetes causes more deaths than breast and prostate cancer combined, and 11.5 million people are at risk of developing it. Mentions the Newcastle University study which found that some Type 2 diabetes could be cured by an extreme 600-calorie-a-day diet to reduce body fat.

published on: 2nd March 2015

James gives food for thought on the future of what we can eat

28 February 2015 The Journal
A company based on Newcastle University’s campus has established a new fund for researchers at the University’s Institute of Sustainability  to help with the costs of travel for field research. Also mentioned is the forthcoming Insights lecture on crop protection, to be given by Prof Rob Edwards.

published on: 28th February 2015

The impact of a World-Class Civic University

27 February 2015  Times Higher
A 12-page brochure in the latest issue of the Times Higher Education magazine featured REF case studies and interviews with a number of academics across multiple disciplines.

published on: 27th February 2015

Helping students get best deal on utilities

27 February 2015  The Journal, Business
A Newcastle University backed company set up to give North East students affordable access to broadband and low energy bills is eyeing UK expansion following a successful first month in business.

published on: 27th February 2015

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