In the Media - Archive

Long, hard look at China's soft power

25 January 2014  China Daily
International politics lecturer Michael Barr talks about the development of Chinese 'soft power'.

published on: 27th January 2014

North universities could lose more than £15m

25 January 2014  The Journal
Leaked documents suggest the Government is looking to abolish Student Opportunity funding which helps give students from poorer backgrounds a better chance of getting a degree. (Newcastle currently receives £1.1m a year from this fund, says the article).

published on: 27th January 2014

Ebb and flow in student numbers

24 January 2014  The Times
Article paints the picture of the fall in admissions in 2012 when fees trebled, followed by a partial recovery in 2013. Mentions that Newcastle University increased its intake from 3,865 to 4,375 over the two years.

published on: 24th January 2014

Students turning rags into riches

24 January 2014  Evening Chronicle
As part of RAG week students from Newcastle University are helping raise cash for St Oswald's Hospice.

published on: 24th January 2014

HE & me

23 January 2014  Times Higher
Q & A with Professor Nick Wright, pro-vice-chancellor for research and innovation, after he was announced as chair of the executive management group for the N8 Research Partnership of universities in the north of England.

published on: 23rd January 2014

Campus Close-Up

23 January 2014  Times Higher
Researchers have discovered an antioxidant that provides complete protection against sunlight damage to DNA. (please scroll down to this item)

published on: 23rd January 2014

Beauty and the brain

23 January 2014  BBC Radio 4
Professor Anya Hurlbert explains that up to 30% of the brain's volume is concerned with processing visual information. (Clip starts at 04:14)

published on: 23rd January 2014

US ambassador meets students at Durham

23 January 2014  The Journal
The US ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun visited Durham. He talked about Newcastle University giving Martin Luther King an honorary degree in 1967.

published on: 23rd January 2014

No cancer link to fluoride in drinking water

22 January 2014  Northern Echo
Adding fluoride to drinking water does not lead to a greater risk of primary bone cancer a study has found.

published on: 22nd January 2014

Grand housing for Newcastle's students

22 January 2014  The Journal
The 112-year-old Grand Hotel has been transformed with around £100,000 worth of improvements.

published on: 22nd January 2014

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