Press Releases in 2014

thumbnail Resurgence in STEM prompts physics re-launch

Newcastle University is re-introducing its pure physics undergraduate degree programmes in response to rising demand from students to study science and engineering at university.

published on: 11th June 2014


thumbnail Lay members needed for University boards

Newcastle University is looking for new lay members to help it achieve its aims and ambitions.

published on: 11th June 2014


thumbnail Latin fever hits Newcastle as ¡VAMOS! Festival begins

Carnival is coming to to campus this weekend as this year’s ¡VAMOS! Festival gets underway.

published on: 6th June 2014


thumbnail New centre to tackle rheumatoid arthritis

Newcastle University and Arthritis UK have announced a major new research centre that aims to find out more about the causes of rheumatoid arthritis.

published on: 6th June 2014


thumbnail Piano prodigy promises exciting start to summer music celebration

A gifted young pianist will launch this year’s ICMuS (International Centre for Music  Studies) Summer Music Festival.

published on: 5th June 2014


thumbnail Maryport Roman temples excavation to start on site

The Maryport Roman Temples project dig is back on site from Monday 9 June for the next six weeks.

published on: 4th June 2014


thumbnail Could spiders be the key to saving our bees?

A novel bio-pesticide created using spider venom and a plant protein has been found to be safe for honeybees - despite being highly toxic to a number of key insect pests.

published on: 4th June 2014


thumbnail Mitochondrial technique safe finds new report

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has found that mitochondrial techniques developed at Newcastle University are safe.

published on: 3rd June 2014


thumbnail Heavier summer downpours with climate change

Extreme summer rainfall may become more frequent in the UK due to climate change, according to new research led by Newcastle University and the Met Office.

published on: 2nd June 2014


thumbnail Free online course explores Hadrian's Wall

Newcastle University is bringing learners around the world to Hadrian’s Wall with its first ever free online course on the FutureLearn social learning platform. 

published on: 2nd June 2014


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