News from 2015

thumbnail School pupils give their views about research

School pupils should only be asked to take part in research that is relevant to them and be given a say on research topics, a new guide to carrying out research with young people says.

published on: 6th October 2015


thumbnail Newcastle academics collaborate to produce new choral composition

A brand new piece of classical choral music, composed and written by two leading international artists based at Newcastle University, will receive its world premiere in Durham next week.

published on: 6th October 2015


thumbnail Live lunchtime music moves to new city centre venue

The popular series of free lunchtime concerts at Newcastle University moves to a new venue for the autumn.

published on: 2nd October 2015


thumbnail Twins more likely to suffer from congenital heart disease

Identical twins that share a placenta have almost twice the increased risk of being born with congenital heart disease, new research has revealed.

published on: 2nd October 2015


thumbnail New series of Insights public lectures gets underway

The Autumn programme of Insights public lectures at Newcastle University has now begun, with talks on a host of topical issues including the future of capitalism, human trafficking, and our ageing society.

published on: 2nd October 2015


thumbnail Smoking in cars with children banned

Smokers are being given one more reason to quit as new laws come into force which make it illegal for anyone to smoke in vehicles with children present. The new law is designed to help protect children from the dangers of secondhand smoke. 

published on: 1st October 2015


thumbnail Experts discuss how to improve the experience of ageing

Planning your retirement, eating healthily and having meaningful social interactions, could all help us to live healthier for longer.

published on: 30th September 2015


thumbnail £1m project brings interactive experiences to life in Abu Dhabi

A Newcastle University graduate is helping showcase the wonders of engineering to people of all ages across the Emirates through a £1m interactive visitor attraction.

published on: 29th September 2015


thumbnail Chinese scholarship programme will boost northern powerhouse

An expanded scholarship programme for Chinese scholars to attend Northern universities will offer a boost to the Northern Powerhouse’s international research ambitions.

published on: 29th September 2015


thumbnail E3 academy founder named fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

Newcastle University’s Head of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Professor Barrie Mecrow, has been elected a member of the most exclusive fellowship in the engineering profession.

published on: 29th September 2015


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