Press Releases in 2015

thumbnail Girl Geeks launches its first UK campus programme to bridge ‘STEM’ skills gender gap

Girl Geeks has announced that Accenture is the first employer to support Girl Geeks Campus, a new national programme to support female students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers.

published on: 6th March 2015


thumbnail Brewing success on tap for enterprising students

The first casks of ale from Europe’s first student-run microbrewery are being rolled out at Newcastle University.

published on: 6th March 2015


thumbnail Leading expert in social renewal recognised with prestigious fellowship

The Carnegie Trust has announced the appointment of Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE as Carnegie Fellow for 2015.

published on: 4th March 2015


thumbnail Trailblazing North East women held up as inspiration for Newcastle law students

North east trailblazers Vera Baird QC and Cris McCurley, Gateshead solicitor and campaigner against domestic violence, are among the women being celebrated as ‘inspirational women of the law’ in a new exhibition opening next month at Newcastle University.

published on: 2nd March 2015


thumbnail Pupils produce new take on Tyneside history

A new take on the history of Tyneside icons including Newcastle United, Fenwick’s store and Souter Lighthouse are part of a special month-long exhibition at the Great North Museum: Hancock, and which has been researched and designed entirely by pupils at a Killingworth school.

published on: 2nd March 2015


thumbnail Funding boost for life and health sciences in the North of England

The Northern Health Science Alliance’s (NHSA) ambitious project of establishing an internationally recognised life science and healthcare economy in the North of England has been given a vital boost following funding from Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE).

published on: 2nd March 2015


thumbnail Special event will showcase pioneering genetic work at Newcastle University

Leading experts are hosting a special event to highlight pioneering genetic work carried out at Newcastle University.

published on: 26th February 2015


thumbnail Science Central officially opened by Minister for Cities

One of the biggest urban regeneration projects of its kind in the UK was officially launched today by Minister for Universities, Science & Cities, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP.

published on: 25th February 2015


thumbnail World first led by Newcastle University

Last night the UK became the first country to approve laws to allow the use of a ground-breaking IVF-based technique to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases.

published on: 25th February 2015


thumbnail SOLE experience encourages 'deeper learning'

Prof Sugata Mitra has shown that groups of eight-year-olds can answer GCSE and A-level questions using the Internet, and also retain this knowledge several months later.

published on: 24th February 2015


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