Press Releases in 2012

thumbnail Grand renovation confirmed

The historic Grand Hotel on Barras Bridge is to benefit from a major refurbishment by Newcastle University to improve the accommodation on offer to students.

published on: 10th December 2012


thumbnail Campus life through a lens

The search is on for the next Ridley Scott as three students at Newcastle University launch a competition for fellow students to capture what’s best about life on campus and the city of Newcastle.

published on: 10th December 2012


thumbnail Annual lecture to be held in memory of renowned English Professor

A renowned Newcastle University professor is to be remembered with an annual lecture in his honour.

published on: 10th December 2012


thumbnail Mary Webb: Journeys in Colour

Artist Mary Webb, a graduate of Fine Art at Newcastle University, is back in the region to display her work at Hatton Gallery.

published on: 7th December 2012


thumbnail What we eat affects our jeans...and our genes

New research has shown that molecular changes to our genes, known as epigenetic marks, are driven mainly by ageing but are also affected by what we eat.

published on: 7th December 2012


thumbnail Stem cell scientists help speed up drug discovery

Newcastle University has today announced a consortium with industry to provide stem cells for drug discovery research.

published on: 6th December 2012


thumbnail Picture perfect postcards by top artists to go under the hammer

Postcards designed by Damien Hirst and Turner Prize winner George Shaw are going up for auction at Newcastle University.

published on: 5th December 2012


thumbnail Newcastle University honours inspiring social campaigners

Four of the world’s most eminent social and political figures received honorary degrees from Newcastle University at a Congregation ceremony today (Tuesday, 4 December).

published on: 4th December 2012


thumbnail Stroke patients not receiving emergency treatment fast enough

Failure to recognise the signs of stroke is delaying calls to emergency services and limiting people's chances of getting effective early treatment, a new study has revealed.

published on: 4th December 2012


thumbnail Ideal body size identified

The ideal male and female bodies according to each of the sexes have been identified by researchers at Newcastle University using a special 3D design programme.

published on: 3rd December 2012


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