In the Media - Archive

North firm's plans intact despite risk of job losses

19 March 2015  The Journal, Business
Article talks of the relationship between British Engines and Newcastle University on the multi-million pound Neptune Test Centre to be created on the Spillers Tyne Mill site, Newcastle Quayside.

published on: 20th March 2015

Chancellor pumps funds into bid to pinpoint best methods

19 March 2015  The Journal, Budget
Universities and teaching hospitals in the North, including Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, are to receive £20m to help them develop better ways of caring for patients. Professor Chris Day PVC for the Faculty of Medical Sciences is quoted. No url but see press release

published on: 20th March 2015

Dementia App

18 March 2015  Drivetime, BBC Radio Newcastle
Dr Katie Brittain comments on ‘TripAdvisor’-style app she helped create which allows carers to locate and rate dementia-friendly places so they are better able to get out and about with their loved-ones. (Listen from 47:10)

published on: 18th March 2015

As private education rises globally, researchers disagree on whether it's worth it

17 March 2015  The Guardian
Discussion about low-cost private education in developing countries includes comment from Prof James Tooley, who has recently completed a study for publishing and education group Pearson into the merits of this approach.

published on: 17th March 2015

'People being left hungry and cold by bedroom tax'

17 March 2015  Northern Echo
A study conducted by academics at Newcastle University concluded that people were struggling to survive the effects of the 'bedroom tax' policy with many spiralling into debt and rent arrears in order to afford bare essentials.

published on: 17th March 2015

The Lib Dem spring conference: a surprisingly cheerful affair

17 March 2015  The Conversation
Craig Johnson, PhD Candidate in Politics, gives his views on the Liberal Democrat Spring conference.

published on: 17th March 2015

Diplomat's nostalgic return to Newcastle

17 March 2015  The Journal
While on a diplomatic tour of English cities Alexander Downer, who graduated in 1974 and is now the Australian High Commissioner, reminisces about his time as a student here.

published on: 17th March 2015

Isolation, anxiety, depression: study reveals true cost of the bedroom tax

16 March 2015  The Guardian
Dr Suzanne Moffatt's research into the health effects of the bedroom tax in Walker, Newcastle, has shown that people are struggling to survive its impact.

published on: 16th March 2015

Pasta sauce with as much sugar as a Mars bar and soup as sweet as cider: We reveal how much of the white stuff is lurking in your favourite foods

16 March 2015  Daily Mail
Professor Ray Taylor comments on an article about hidden sugars, saying that calories from sugar can 'slip down so easily' they lead to weight gain.

published on: 16th March 2015

Uni team’s hard work earns them UK award

16 March 2015  The Journal
An archaeological dig, led by a team from Newcastle University, has scooped a prestigious award, following its discovery of ‘mystery monuments’ at a site in Maryport, Cumbria. No url but see press release.

published on: 16th March 2015

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