Electoral register, not electoral fraud, the biggest problem at polling stations
Measures to tackle electoral fraud in the UK should not be introduced if they have a negative impact on the already “chronically” low voter registration and turnout, according to researchers from Newcastle University and the University of East Anglia (UEA).
published on: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:17:00 GMT
Using people power to transform our streets
A Newcastle street was transformed this weekend, trialling some of the ideas proposed by residents to make the area more people friendly.
published on: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:07:00 GMT
Is the way we live now changing too fast?
The Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI) officially launches next week with a public debate to explore ‘The Challenge of Change’ and how the arts and humanities can help us to understand change, and perhaps even make it happen.
published on: Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:22:00 GMT
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: Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:35:00 GMT
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: Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:17:00 GMT
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: Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:14:00 GMT
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: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:01:00 GMT
Celebrating the links between the North East and China
A colourful programme of traditional Chinese opera performances will come to Newcastle later this month, as part of a special celebration.
published on: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:53:00 GMT
High take-up of private tuition by primary school pupils revealed
Nearly half of 11-year-olds among some minority ethnic groups in the UK are receiving private tuition outside of school, research has revealed.
published on: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:01:00 GMT
University spin-out secures six figure investment
The first ever spin-out company from the University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has secured a major investment to enable it to grow.
published on: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:54:00 GMT
Just how exceptional is Jeremy Corbyn's victory?
Dr Martin Farr compares the scale of Jeremy Corbyn's victory with those of earlier Labour Party leaders for The Conversation.
published on: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 17:04:00 GMT
Newcastle academic wins national research award
A research project which uses theatre to explore how local communities interact with the planning process has helped a Newcastle University academic win a national award for Research Excellence.
published on: Wed, 09 Sep 2015 09:32:00 GMT
Teenage sexting is not all the same – criminalise abuse, not sexual exploration
Dr Nikki Godden-Rasul writes for The Conversation about the need for young people to be better informed about the law and its implications for 'sexting'.
published on: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:11:00 GMT
How to get children to want to do maths outside the classroom
There are lots of ways to get children thinking about maths, Steve Humble aka Dr Maths, tells The Conversation.
published on: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:51:00 GMT
Rediscovering First World War heritage in North East communities
The impact of the First World War on communities across the North East will be explored at a special event.
published on: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:07:00 GMT