In the Media - Archive

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

Fiction to fact – trained bees are on the way in a mission to save our strawberries

15 March 2015  Sunday Telegraph
Dr Geraldine Wright is working with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to train bees to help them grow difficult to pollinate plants such as strawberries more effectively.

published on: 16th March 2015

No need for Ebola alarm says RVI health chief

14 March 2015  The Journal
Newcastle hospitals chief Sir Len Fenwick said visitors to the Royal Victoria Infirmary had "no need for alarm" after two military workers who came into contact with an Ebola patient were flown there for assessment. Dr Anjam Khan, Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences, also commented.

published on: 16th March 2015

Recognition of a life less ordinary

14 March 2015  The Journal
Newcastle University lecturer Sandra Kerr talks about her life.

published on: 16th March 2015

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