In the Media - Archive

Six Russell Group universities reject government loans for postgrad study

11 November 2014  Guardian Higher Education Network
A consortium representing six of the country’s top universities, including Newcastle, has urged the government not to adopt a state-backed loan system as a solution to the social mobility crisis in postgraduate education.

published on: 11th November 2014

Stories behind WW1 memorial revealed by Newcastle University

11 November 2014  ITV online
The stories behind the names on a Newcastle University First World War memorial are being researched and published in a digital book. 

published on: 11th November 2014

Shockingly common, the cruel genital birth defect thousands of men have - but never talk about

11 November 2014  Daily Mail
Dr Matthew Jackson, urologist, comments on the condition hypospadias which affects over 100,000 men in the UK.

published on: 11th November 2014

Radical pamphlet back in limelight

11 November 2014  Northern Echo
A revolutionary document that lay undiscovered in a Newcastle library for over 200 years has been published. Thomas Spence's penny pamphlet is one of the founding texts of the English radical tradition, says Professor Alastair Bonnett.

published on: 11th November 2014

Food 'Pops Up' in Newsroom at ACJ

10 November 2014  New Indian Express
The second edition of the Global Popup Newsroom project involving journalism students from four countries started on Saturday. Students from Newcastle University, the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, California State University and the Rafik Hariri University, Lebanon are taking part.

published on: 10th November 2014

Conflict still casts huge shadow

10 November 2014  The Journal, J3
Feature on Remembrance Day and the effect WWI had on the region includes comment from historian Dr Martin Farr.

published on: 10th November 2014

World heritage site or wor heritage site?

10 November 2014  The Journal
Rhiannon Mason, of ICCHS, was one of the speakers at a debate about heritage and identity at the University which explored the North East region's image and how its people see themselves.

published on: 10th November 2014

Living in cities makes you look older

09 November 2014  Mail on Sunday
Professor of Molecular Dermatology, Mark Birch-Machin comments on research from China which shows that pollutants found in city air all over the world destroy proteins called keratins that protect the skin from moisture loss.

published on: 10th November 2014

5 Live Investigates

09 November 2014  BBC Radio 5
Lie detector tests are being introduced for around 1000 sex offenders living in the community. Donald Grubin, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, discusses the functionality of polygraph tests.  (Starts at 53'41") 

published on: 10th November 2014

India offers a solution to our floods

08 November 2014  Daily Telegraph
Building dams in rivers saves Rajasthan from drought and stops the village of Belford in Northumberland being flooded. Mentions the University’s collaboration with the Environment Agency and local landowners to tackle floods in Belford. 

published on: 10th November 2014

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