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Details of news and events relating to our PhD students and doctoral offering.

PhD student Laura Wadkin wins prize at TakeAIM competition

Established in 2011, the Smith Institute's annual TakeAIM competition is an opportunity for university students to showcase their work on the industrial stage. TakeAIM's goal is to highlight the crucial role mathematics plays in solving real-world problems while rewarding the academic exploration of future innovators who undertake pioneering research.

How the changing course of the Coquet could prevent flooding

A 3-D model of how a Northumberland river has changed course over the past 150 years is helping scientists better understand the risk of it flooding in the future.

Artist's research informs new Cold War documentary

Research carried out as part of a PhD has led to a new BBC Four documentary examining Britain's response to the Cold War. A British Guide to the End of the World came about after a TV producer heard Newcastle University researcher Michael Mulvihill speaking about his thesis, which looks at how creative arts can investigate the effects of the nuclear deterrent on society.

University film success

Short films made by staff and students at Newcastle University have recently enjoyed success at international film festivals. Evripidis' Karidis's scooped Best Documentary at the European Film Festival Mainstream and Underground, while James Davoll's Adlais was named Best Experimental Film at the Wales International Film Festival this week.

TV CBBC's "Operation Ouch" comes on board

Our bodies produce an astonishing litre and a half of mucus and slime a day. A grim but fascinating fact, that children TV programme "Operation Ouch" brought to life with slimy fish and our experts.

Newcastle University film student wows festival circuit

PhD student Evripidis Karydis is showing his documentaries all over the world. I am so thrilled that my work is being acknowledged by the filmmaking community all around the world Evripidis Karidis Originally from Thessaloniki in Greece, Evripidis, whose work is informed by his Greek heritage, has had his films screened at a range of prestigious international festivals.